Conference Papers

The Ninth International Conference on Maritime Law will be held from 28 to 31 October 2018 at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel, China hosted by China Maritime Law Association and organized by Shanghai Maritime University. The theme of this Conference is “The Development, Reform and Innovation of the Ideas, Systems and Regimes of Maritime Law in the New Era”. We are now calling for papers for the Conference and we welcome the submissions by colleagues from domestic and foreign maritime law academic circles, maritime judicial circles, shipping industries and relevant governmental institutions.

1.  Requirements of Format

  • The papers shall be written in English.

  • The deadline for submission: 31 August 2018.

  • The papers shall contain:title, author’s name and service organization, abstract, keywords, introduction, text and conclusions.

  • Footnotes shall be used and the reference style shall be “The Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities”, which can be found at the website.

  • Papers shall be edited using MS Word 2003 or above version, using A4 size and “Times New Roman” as font.

  • Please send your paper as an attachment to the following email

2.  Selection of Papers

The Topic Committee of the Conference shall be responsible for reviewing and selecting the submitted papers. All the selected papers shall be collected in the Conference proceedings. Some authors of the selected papers will be chosen as speakers during the Conference. 

3.  Contact information

If you need further information or have any queries, please contact Dr Rui ZHENG of School of Law, Shanghai Maritime University. The contacting email address is: