We hereby inform, that the quarterly Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie, Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin following Decision No. 583/P-DUN /2019 of 21 May 2019 received funding for the years from 2019 to 2020 from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland for the activities of promoting science. he project includes the tasks: translations and proofreading.
With issue 57 (129), I have to say goodbye to you and my role as the Editor-In-Chief of the journal. On the 1st of February 2019, the Rector entrusted me with a new mission and asked me to oversee the entire publishing house of the University as its Head and Editor-In-Chief. I would like to express my gratitude for the trust placed in me by the University’s authorities [...]
Assoc. Prof. Leszek Chybowski Director
and Editor-In-Chief of MUS Press
I would like to start by thanking the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin for the trust that has been placed in me and for appointing me to the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Scientific Journals of MUS on the 1st of February 2019. It is a personal honour and has provided motivation to engage in the development of the journal that is now under my care [...]
Robert Jasionowski, PhD
It is my great honour to introduce the latest 56 (128) issue of Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. The current issues contains the latest research in the field of marine technology, transport and logistics.
The introductory paper entitled “Practical approach to calculating the hydrodynamic oscillating loads of a ship propeller under non-uniform wake field” has been written by the world-class expert in fluid mechanics, Prof. Hassan Ghassemi, professor of marine engineering at the Amirkabir University of Technology. The article presents selected issues related to hydrodynamic modelling of screw propellers. The publication was prepared in connection with our implementation of the project funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland from the fund for science-popularising activities (grant No. 790/P-DUN/2016). The author’s remuneration and costs of publication were covered by the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin from funds for international cooperation. I hope that the relevance of the publication will contribute to its attractiveness to all readers interested in optimising the vessel power systems.
I am pleased to present the latest 55(127) issue of the Scientific Journal of the Maritime University in Szczecin. In the current issue, we publish the results of the latest research from the fields of marine engineering, transport and logistics, navigation, and career development within the maritime industry. The introductory article is entitled “TRIZ: Theory of Solving Inventive Problems to support engineering innovation in maritime industry”.
It is written by a world-class specialist in innovation development – Valeri Souchkov, lecturer at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) and lecturer in the TIAS Business School (Tilburg, the Netherlands). He is a Founding Member and of ETRIA (the European TRIZ Association), and head of ICG Training & Consulting (Enschede, the Netherlands). The paper presents selected issues relating to the utilisation of TRIZ methodology in solving novel problems in the marine industry. The publication was funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, from funds for science-promoting activities: grant no 790/P-DUN/2016. I hope that the interdisciplinary nature of this material will make it attractive to all our readers.
In the Marine Technology and Innovation section we have included articles devoted to the analysis of hydrodynamic performance of Horizontal Axis Tidal Stream Turbines, a comparative analysis on class inspections of ship mechanisms, and the experience in the operation of marine engines running on gas.
The Navigation and Maritime Transport section contains articles regarding the navigation safety in the entry area of the Świnoujście port, and the accuracy of bathymetric data in the electronic navigational charts. Papers regarding urban transport and optimisation of logistics processes are presented in the Transport Engineering section.
In Miscellaneous section, the decision-making process concerning a career path in the maritime industry is given. To solve this decision, a model based on a hierarchical decision-making process (AHP) and fuzzy logic was applied.
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage authors from around the world to publish their research results in the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. All readers are invited to visit our new website, with its new visual form. This link http://scientific-journals.eu/ will grant you access to electronic versions of the current and archival issues of this journal.
Assoc. Prof. Leszek Chybowski
On September 25, we received a message from the Scientific Journals Evaluation Team of the Index Copernicus International, that based on the information submitted in our journal’s questionnaire Index Copernicus experts calculated Index Copernicus Value (ICV) for 2017: ICV 1017 = 100.00.
We are very pleased to announce that following the decision of 3rd July 2018 of the SJIF index evaluation team, the publishing quality of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin has been evaluated by means of SJIF Journal Rank which is equal to 2014 - 2.683, 2015 - 3.834, 2016 - 6.415, 2017 - 6.449, 2018 - 6.739. Thus, in the period mentioned, the index has increased by 151%.It must be emphasised here that the constant improvement of our magazine’s publishing quality is a result of hard work of the editorial team, members of the scientific board, reviewers, and university authorities through their policy supporting the development of our quarterly.
I am very pleased to introduce the new 53(125) issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. Another year of activity on the publishing market is behind us. In 2017, the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin published as many as 61 scientific papers: 15 in issue 49(121), 13 in issue 50(122), 14 in issue 51(123) and 19 in issue 52(124). The scientific articles published in 2017 were prepared by 105 authors (in total, without repetitions). The percentage of Polish researchers in this group was 77.1% out of 61 publications. Internationally, the greatest contribution was from academics affiliated to Croatian institutes – 6 authors (5.7% of the total number of authors) and Iranian institutes – 7 authors (6.6% of the total number of authors), followed by Germany – 4 authors, Australia – 3 authors, Sweden – 2 authors and Finland and the Netherlands – 1 author each.
The current issue of the journal includes recent findings on shipbuilding, water transport, navigation and marine traffic engineering. The introductory paper for this issue entitled “Predicting the shipping market by spreads of timecharter rates” has been prepared by Prof. Tsz Leung Yip – Deputy Director at the C.Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies, lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a world-class specialist in logistics and marine transport. This article explores the predictability of spreads between long-term and short-term timecharter rates on spot freight rates. This publication has been financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland from the funds devoted to science-popularising activity: grant No. 790/P-DUN/2016. I hope that this material will prove informative to all readers interested in the issues of marine transport.
The Marine Technology and Innovation section includes papers on remote and unmanned navigation of vessels, equipment facilitating SAR actions as well as using state-of-the-art models in reliability analysis and ship design.
The section devoted to Navigation and Maritime Transport includes articles on exploitation aspects of using magnetic compasses, ship steering Nomoto model and ship traffic models application.
The Transport Engineering section is devoted to inland transportation and marine traffic engineering. Moreover, it discusses the quantitative analysis of the impact of fishing ships’ traffic streams on traffic streams of merchant vessels in the Polish maritime areas.
The section entitled Miscellaneous includes articles investigating the analysis of parameters influencing the suitability of the surface unit for search and rescue operation at sea as well as impact of Liquefied Natural Gas terminal on gas distribution and bunkering network in Poland.
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage authors from all over the world to publish their research in the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. All readers are invited to visit our website, which now has a more intuitive layout. Under the http://scientific-journals.eu/ address it is possible to access the online version of the current issue as well as archival ones.
Assoc. Prof. Leszek Chybowski
Szczecin, 16 March 2018
In 2017 the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University in Szczecin published the total of 61 scientific articles, including:
- 15 in issue 49 (121),
- 13 in issue 50 (122),
- 14 in issue 51 (123),
- and 19 in 52 (124).
The articles published in 2017 were prepared in total by 105 authors (without repetitions). The share of Polish authors/co-authors in the above-mentioned group of papers is 77.1%, with 61 publications. The largest number of foreign publications were prepared by authors affiliating research centres from Croatia - 6 authors (5.7% share in the total number of authors) and Iran - 7 authors (6.6% share in the total number of authors). The distribution of the number of authors publishing in the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin in 2017, divided into an affiliated country, is presented in the chart below.
The editorial team encourages authors from all over the world to publish the results of their research on the pages of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin.