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ISSN 1733-8670 (Printed)

ISSN 2392-0378 (Online)

DOI PREFIX 10.17402

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

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    
                                                                                                            Leszek Chybowski, PhD CRP
                                                                                                            Szczecin, 27.06.2016     
An article about our journals has been published in Akademickie Aktualności Morskie (AAM No 1/2016, pp. 8-9, in Polish).

Marine News
Dear Readers,
      It is with great pleasure that I announce publication of the 45th issue of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. The Journal has been published in the new format for over a year now. During this time, we have developed new publishing procedures, suitable for a modern journal, and directed towards providing open access to facilitate the sharing of peer-reviewed scientific results. We have also succeeded in improving the Journal’s score in the official ranking published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, and our score in the Index Copernicus list. Further, the Journal has been indexed in InfoBase and the prestigious Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). All these activities have brought about an increasing interest in the Journal which is attributed to the joint effort of several individuals, including the staff of the Publishing House at the Maritime University of Szczecin, members of the Journal’s Scientific Board, reviewers, and consultants. As Editor-in-Chief, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and thanks to all for their invaluable contribution.
     I hope that the continued improvement in the quality and content of the manuscripts published in our quarterly will contribute to the Journal’s accreditation by the most renowned science information exchange institutions. Our key objective is to be indexed by Scopus and the Web of Science databases, but we are aware that this requires considerable effort. Therefore, we kindly ask our readers to submit any suggestions that might help further enhance the quality of our publication.

     The latest issue of the Journal features articles that should attract the attention of readers interested in a broad range of maritime-related topics. This includes articles devoted to ship hydrodynamics, the theory of control, legal issues associated with marine traffic, advanced communication tools, localisation and marine safety technologies as well as operation of port basins and coastal areas. This issue contains research findings on marine engineering, navigation and transportation engineering that utilise state-of-the-art tools such as advanced mathematical models, decision support systems and augmented reality. I consider that the interdisciplinary content and broad thematic scope will make this issue particularly attractive to our readership.

   Finally, I strongly encourage authors to submit their manuscripts for consideration by the Journal. In order to access the electronic version of the latest issue and the archive of earlier issues please visit our website:    
                                                                                                            Leszek Chybowski, PhD CRP
                                                                                                            Szczecin, 23.03.2016     

In 2015 we published issues 41 - 44. Totally we published 74 papers, i.e. in issue no. 41 - 12 papers, no. 42 - 18 papers, no. 43 - 15 papers and in no. 44 - 29 papers. The number of the authors in each issue (excluding authors repeated in a given issue) was 166, inc. 85 from countries other than Poland. Below you can see the number of papers in given sections and the total number of authors divided into the country of affiliation. 




We are pleased to inform that on 08 January 2016 quarterly Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie was indexed by a prestigious DOAJ database (Directory of Open Access Journals), which lists magazines publishig in the open access system. We would like to remind that all papers published by our quarterly are distributed on the Internet on the open access basis according to Creative Commons attribution license (CC BY 4.0). More information at DOAJ database website.


We would like to inform that quartely Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie obtained 8 points in the scientific magazines ranking for 2015 of the Polish Ministry of Science. List of 23 December 2015 (database B, pos. 2105).

Dear Readers

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the latest, 44th issue of the quarterly Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. In this issue we have published articles related to the naval industry and transport engineering. I am convinced that you will find this issue both informative and enjoyable to read. 

    The section on marine engineering contains original manuscripts on the analysis of modern vessel propulsion systems, research on single polymer polyester composites, new marine machinery solutions (improved accuracy of heeling angle measurement and steering gear performance) and selected topics within the field of ship design and thermal diagnostics. 

   The navigation section contains articles on global navigations satellite systems and radar technology on merchant ships, optimization of sea routes, approximating container ship resistance characteristics, navigational equipment in the Northern Sea Route and safety issues on passenger vessels in the Baltic Sea. 

   The transportation engineering section contains articles on improving the effectiveness and safety during transport, at ports and supply systems. Additionally, this issue also features articles examining the cause and effect analysis of ship fires, new radar systems on the Polish coast, crisis situation management and aspects of quality assessment. 

   I warmly encourage all the readers to send us their thoughts and opinions on this issue. I also invite researchers to submit papers to be considered for publication by the Journal. In order to access the electronic version of this and previous issues please visit


                                                                                                  Leszek Chybowski, PhD, CRP
                                                                                                  Szczecin, 07.12.2015