It is my great pleasure to present to our readers the most recent issue 61(133) of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University in Szczecin. This time, the Scientific Journals contains the results of nineteen research endeavors that are categorized into seven thematic groups: Automation, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Transport, Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Management and Quality Studies, Mechanical Engineering, and Miscellaneous.
It is my great pleasure to present to you the latest issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University in Szczecin in a new graphical layout which will be used in the forthcoming 10 issues. This issue, No. 60 (132), is the last one of this year, so I would like to use my position as Editor-in-Chief to briefly summarise the current year. In 2019, the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University in Szczecin published 69 scientific papers prepared by 129 authors (in total, without republishing). Among them, 19.37% of authors had a foreign affiliation, and the greatest contribution came from Nigerian researchers, with 6 authors. We also received contributions from 5 Ukrainian authors, 4 Croatian authors, and 4 scientists from Iran
At the beginning of this issue 59(131), I would like to pass on an important message to all of our readers. On 31 July 2019, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education published a communiqué concerning the list of scientific journals and peer-reviewed materials from international conferences with a number of points assigned. The Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin were submitted for evaluation by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in three disciplines: 1) civil engineering and transport, 2) mechanical engineering, 3) environmental engineering, mining and energy, and received 20 points based on the opinion of the advisory panels.
In the opening words of this edition 58(130) I would like to thank all the readers for their growing interest in our journal. As editor-in-chief, I am pleased that there are new authors who want to publish their research in the pages of our quarterly, which includes articles in three major thematic categories: Navigation & Maritime Transport, Transportation Engineering, and Marine Technology & Innovation. The subject matter of the published papers will likely be expanded in the future, especially considering that the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin were submitted for evaluation by advisory teams appointed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in three disciplines: civil engineering and transport; mechanical engineering; environmental engineering, mining, and power engineering. Expanding the subject matter of the papers published in the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin will further improve the position of our journal at the national and international levels.
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.