Submit thrives by the contributions of the research community working on piracy and maritime security. There are several ways how you can contribute to We welcome submissions of commentaries on research or developments, comments on our posts and suggestions for the piracy studies bibliography.

Submit a commentary is a blog specialized in the study of piracy and maritime security. We publish commentaries for a wide audience that includes policy makers, naval officers, and capacity building professionals, journalists and academics interested in maritime security. Historically our focus has been on the developments around East African and West African piracy. Since 2013 we have broadened this focus to issues concerning maritime security more broadly. We publish commentaries on recent developments and discussions of recently published research (such as policy studies, articles, or books). Commentaries are usually in the length of 500-1000 words, but we are also open to longer texts. We maintain a high standard of quality and contributions need to be evidence based and refer to the literature. To submit a text, pitch an idea or for further inquiries please contact the current editor in chief Jan Stockbruegger (

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To respond to the growing demands for more cooperation and cross-fertilization between scholars and analysts working on maritime security related issues, has launched a new mailing list. The list can be used to

  • Inform about recent studies, articles and books in the field of maritime security (including promoting their own).
  • Circulate call for papers and advertise events, workshops and conferences. These should be directed at or of interested for analysts and scholars in the field of maritime security and should be not-for-profit.
  • Raise questions on distinct research topics in the field of maritime security or invite to comment on a piece of work, such as a draft paper.
  • Point to major new policy documents and developments which are of general interest to the group (such as a new maritime security strategy).

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Join our online community on is a social networking platform tailored for academics and is at its heart a full scale bibliography program (with similar features such as Endnote). Through joining the Piracy and Maritime Security Studies Group you become a member of a growing community of scholars working on piracy. Through the network, questions can be asked to the community and literature shared. You can download the piracy studies bibliography as well as contribute to its growth. You can join our community here

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