Call for papers

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS MT'22 (9th edition)


Organization and submissions

The Conference is managed through an OJS platform. You need to register in advance in order to send your abstracts and final communications. Submissions will undergo blind peer review by the scientific committee through the platform. Submissions that do not strictly comply with the guidelines for authors will not be considered. The official language of MT’22 is English, so abstracts and papers must be in English.
You have to attach your file in the “Communications” area. 



Abstracts online submission

Abstracts should clearly state the objective of the paper. Abstracts of the proposed papers should have a maximum length of 300 words, emphasizing the topic, originality of the work, main results and possible applications. Authors must avoid the use of specialized jargon and abbreviations/acronyms.
The submission of abstracts should consider the following issues:
1. Title of paper
2. Topic area from suggested topics
3. For each Author please provide
1. Name(s) of author(s) in the following way: First name to be followed by Surname (Family name)
2. Institution/Company
3. Complete postal address
4.  e-mail address
5. Keywords: No more than 4
Only electronic submissions of Abstracts will be considered. Allowed formats are Microsoft Word Formats. The maximum size of the attachment is 4 MB.



Authors must prepare their papers using following Microsoft Word template

Paper Layout Guidelines

General settings

  1. Use a normal, plain font (10-point Times Roman) for text.
  2. Use italics for emphasis.
  3. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  4. Do not use field functions.
  5. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  6. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  7. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  8. Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

 Head of the paper

1. The title should be concise and informative (16-point type Times Roman).  No subtitle allowed: consider division of the title line(s) in two parts linked by a slash or a hyphen instead.

2. Authors: For each Author: First name to be followed by Surname (Family name), Institution/Company, e-mail address and Orchid number. In the case of a multiple author paper, indicate correspondent author and presenter (use diacritics - Roman numerals preferred

3. Acknowledgements, if included, should be no longer than 100 words. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

4. Abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified reference

5. Keywords: Between 4 and 6.

 Body of the paper


Papers should have a maximum length of approximately 7000 words including abstract, references and appendices. Authors must avoid the use of specialized jargon and abbreviations/acronyms.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Subdivisions – Numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels

Thematic development – Tables – Methods – Conclusions – References

The main part of the paper argumentation should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the ‘Introduction’ and lay the foundation for further work.

Tables should be inserted in the appropriate point in the text. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Material and methods: provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

The results, if explicit, should be clear and concise, and perhaps located in a ‘Results’ section.

A ‘Discussion’ should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined ‘Results and Discussion’ section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short ‘Conclusions’ section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a ‘Discussion’ or ‘Results and Discussion’ section.

Images & Illustrations

Images and photographs should be embedded in the text and may be in color or in black and white, with a quality of at least 300 ppp. All images (graphs, diagrams, sketches, illustrations, photographs, etc.) will be denominated generically ‘Figures’ and are to be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals with title and caption centered at the top, as the graphic template shows.


Here you will find how to cite the different types of documents according to the UNE-ISO 690,

  • The reference must allow to identify the cited material. The examples show the minimum elements that must be included. Optional items have been omitted (for example, collection).
  • If the document has ISBN, ISSN o DOI, it must be indicated in the reference. 
  • The main source to obtain the data to prepare the reference is the same document that is cited.
  • If there is information that does not appear (for example, the site of editing a website), it is not necessary to put it.
  • You can complete a reference with data from other sources of information, adding it in square brackets.

When citing an electronic document, the expression [online] should appear after the title of the document. To cite electronic documents you need to follow the same guidelines as print materials, however, including the URL and the date of access (the day you viewed the site) is mandatory.


CALENDAR (Dates and deadlines)

19  DECEMBER 2021 Abstract submission, Extended
20 DECEMBER 2021 Provisional acceptance
25 FEBRUARY 2022 Final paper submission

27-29 JUNE 2022 Conference onsite at Barcelona School of Nautical Studies