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ISSN 1733-8670 (Printed)

ISSN 2392-0378 (Online)

DOI PREFIX 10.17402

Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin was included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Since July 2017  our quarterly’s papers have started to be indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database currently owned by Clarivate Analytics. The Web of Science platform counts citations for each article, what directly affects the bibliometric indicators of other articles indexed before by that database as well as citation intensity of each researcher. For our authors it is then a great opportunity to present their research on the international forum and improve their quantitative scientific indicators. And for our quarterly it is a possibility to increase the number of citations and get closer to the ISI Master Journal List.

       
Dear Readers,

  It is my great pleasure to present to the new issue 50 (122) of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime Academy in Szczecin. This publication contains the most recent research results on marine engineering, energy, navigation and transport engineering.

   The introductory article in this issue has been prepared by Dr Floris Goerlandt, a researcher from Aalto University, Helsinki. It focusses on modelling oil spill scenarios from tanker collision accidents in the Northern Baltic Sea. This publication has been financed from the funds for activities of promoting science: grant No. 790/P-DUN/2016 of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It is my expectation that this material will be attractive to all readers interested in the issues of security in marine transport and minimising the results of ecological disasters.
  The Marine Technology and Innovation section contains papers on infrared cameras used in detecting sources of fire on ships, estimating oil consumption based on ship service parameters in real weather conditions, and on the effect of the angle of attack on the generated water wave propagation.

   The Navigation oriented section includes papers on the concepts of route prediction for a person drifting in water, analyses of vessels traffic flow on a waterway bend as well as radiocommunication and detection of spoofing using differential GNSS. The Transportation Engineering section contains articles addressing inland transport, operation of a sea port and vehicle safety.
  To access the electronic version of the current issue or archival volumes, please visit our website http://scientific-journals.eu/. You will also be able to access all papers published by the Scientific Journals from 1973. The digitalisation and sharing of archival issues has been financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education from the fund (above) for activities associated with the promotion of science.

  I strongly encourage and invite authors to submit their work and readers to forward their comments to the journal.

                                                                                                                          Leszek Chybowski, DSc PhD CRP
                                                                                                                          Editor-in-Chief
                                                                                                                          Szczecin, 15.06.2017
Dear Readers,

    It is my great pleasure to present to you the 49th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. This issue contains the most current research findings from the fields of marine engineering, sea navigation and transport engineering. We have also included papers discussing the issue of mining safety, the use of new communication techniques as well as data mining models to predict ocean wave energy flux in the absence of wave recordings. 

   The introductory article for this issue has been prepared by Professor Oliver Mayer, Senior Principal Engineer at General Electric Global Research. The article is devoted to the concept of using TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problems Solving) tools, especially the innovative application of trimming for rationalising electrical networks. Its publication has been financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education from a fund dedicated to the promotion of science. It is our expectation that this resource will be both interesting and useful for those searching for state-of-the-art methods of developing technical systems.

    The Marine Technology and Innovation section features articles on marine hydromechanics, dual-fuel engines, and selected aspects of vessel automation. 
 
    The Navigation section contains articles on a mobile navigation system, concepts related to the intact stability of a bulk carrier, and control procedures for merchant vessel course indicators.

    The Transportation Engineering section contains articles on inland transportation, and experimental verification of the concept of using controlled pyrotechnic reactions as a source of energy as a part of the transport system from the seabed.

    We strongly encourage authors to submit their articles, and readers are more than welcome to forward their remarks. To access an online version of the current issue as well as archival volumes, please visit our website http://scientific-journals.eu/.
 
                                                                                                                          Leszek Chybowski, DSc PhD CRP
                                                                                                                          Editor-in-Chief
                                                                                                                          Szczecin, 17.03.2017
Dear Readers,

  

   It is my great pleasure to present the 48th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. This issue features recent findings from the fields of marine engineering, sea navigation as well as waterborne and land transportation.
 
   The Marine Technology and Innovation studies address fire safety, modelling the work of marine systems such as steam boilers and dynamic positioning systems, the use of liquid fuels and selected methods for constructing an ontology for automatic communication at sea.
 
   The Navigation and Marine Transport section contains articles focussed on the use of integrated marine navigation systems, optimising sea routes, analysing vessel domains and stochastic simulations for the course of search and rescue missions at sea.
 
   The Transportation Engineering section contains studies examining inland waterway shipping, road infrastructure in the European Union as well as optimising parameters of port areas. The article discussing a theoretical framework for controlled pyrotechnical reactions as an energy source constituting a component for transportation from the sea bed deserves particular attention.
 
      I am also very pleased to announce that that our quarterly has been indexed by Global Impact Factor (GIF), an international database of scientific journals. The quality of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin has been assessed using an in-depth analysis method to provide a Global Impact and Quality Factor. The journal’s scores for the last for years are as follows: 2012 – 0.415; 2013 – 0.528; 2014 – 0.780; 2015 – 0.854. This clearly reflects the increasing quality and standard of the work published by the journal, indeed our scores have increased by 61.7% over the last 2 years. 
 
   I strongly invite authors to submit their articles and encourage readers to provide feedback. Access to the online version of this issue and previous issues is available at http://scientific-journals. eu/.

 

                                                      Leszek Chybowski, DSc PhD CRP
                    Editor-in-Chief
                               Szczecin, 25.12.2016

It is our great pleasure to inform you that our quarterly increased Index Copernicus Value (ICV 2015) by 10%. The current value is 87,49.

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We are pleased to inform you that our quarterly has been indexed in the Global Impact Factor (GIF) database.  Specialists from GIF evaluated our magazine by means of the Global Impact and Quality Factor, whose values for the last four years were: 2012 – 0.415; 2013 – 0.528; 2014 – 0.780; 2015 – 0.854. The factor shows an upward trend in terms of the publishing quality – in the last two years of our activity its value has grown by 61,7%.
 

Dear Readers,

   
   It is our great pleasure to present the 47th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. This edition features the latest findings and research in the area of transport engineering, maritime navigation and marine engineering.

   Articles in the Marine Technology and Innovation section include studies on the influence of marine power plant damage on the environment, fire safety, diagnostics of technical structures, using simulations to analyse the functioning of ship boilers as well as numerical analyses of the hydrodynamic characteristics of ducted propellers.

   The Navigation and Maritime Transport section includes articles addressing the use of satellite navigation systems, dynamic optimisation of safe ship trajectory, state-of-the-art techniques and tools for processing navigation data as well as navigation in emission control area zones.

   The section entitled Transportation Engineering includes studies addressing inland transport, benefits of using liquefied natural gas fuel in the urban transport, concepts on the protection of the internal market in road transport in European Union countries.

   I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin has been listed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in the Web of Science™ Core Collection, which was launched in 2015. This demonstrates that our activity in the arena of scientific publishing have been recognised by Thomson Reuters specialists. This is a great honour and an important mark of quality reflecting the efforts we have made to upgrade our quarterly journal. I wish to express my gratitude to the university authorities for their support as well as appreciation for the engagement of my colleagues, members of the scientific board and reviewers.

   We strongly encourage authors to submit their articles and readers to provide feedback. In order to access the online version of this issue along with archived editions please visit our website http://scientific-journals. eu/.

                                                   Leszek Chybowski, DSc PhD CRP
                    Editor-in-Chief
                               Szczecin, 20.09.2016

Dear Readers,

I am pleased to inform that our quarterly has been indexed in a new database lunched in the year 2015 Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in the Web of Science™ Core Collection of Thomson Reuters. We want to thank very much for this award and recognition of our commitment to continuous quality improvement of our quarterly.
 

We are confident that our presence in the ESCI will increase the international visibility and readership of the journal.


Leszek Chybowski DSc, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

Thomson Reuters ESCI

     We hereby inform, that the quarterly Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie, Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin following Decision No. 790/P-DUN /2016 of 17 June 2016 received funding for the years from 2016 to 2017 from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland for the activities of promoting science.

 
     The project includes the following tasks:
  1. Digitalization of 72 volumes of the Scientific Journals published between 1973-2003 and their distribution on the Open Access basis (task type: digitalization of publications and scientific monographs to provide and maintain access to them through the Internet).
  2. Translations and proofreading by a native speaker (task type: creating the English version of publications);
  3. Publications of foreign, distinguished scientists and their participation in the scientific  board  (task type: participation of foreign, distinguished scientists in the scientific board of the journal);
  4. Development of web-based editorial module for exchange of articles in the editor – author – reviewer system (task type: participation of foreign, distinguished scientists in the scientific board of the journal).

    The tasks will be carried out in the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.



    

Dear Readers,
 
      I am pleased to present the 46th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. In this issue, the Journal focusses on the latest findings from the fields of transport engineering, marine navigation and marine technology.
 

       This issue includes articles related to the problems of transportation safety (chemical cargo carriers, LNG transportation), the latest research in the field of design and operation of marine machinery (including condition assessment of mud pumps for drillships, design of submersible autonomous vehicles and advances in maritime measuring techniques), as well as state-of-the-art solutions for maritime communication, navigation data processing and maritime positioning systems for vessels (Automatic Identification Systems, radar systems, and the Global Navigation Satellite System). We have also included a particularly interesting article entitled “On navigation as a scientific discipline” which summarizes the existing achievements in the field of navigation and describes the potential to classify navigation as an independent scientific discipline.


      I warmly invite authors to submit articles for consideration by the Journal and readers to send us their comments. In order to access an electronic version of the current issue and archived issues please visit http://scientific-journals.eu/.    
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                            Leszek Chybowski, PhD CRP
                                                                                                            Editor-in-Chief
                                                                                                            Szczecin, 27.06.2016