Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University (SJ GMU) is an interdisciplinary journal published continuously for more than 40 years and it is a continuation of „Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Gdyni”. The Journal presents the genuine results of empirical and theoretical research and belongs to a group of magazines covering the area of research in science, nature and engineering.
The first issue of the Journal was published in October 1975 under the name of Scientific Book of the Gdynia Maritime Academy and was given the ISSN number 0324-8887. Since 2002, after the university has been renamed to the Gdynia Maritime University, the journal is published under the name of Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Gdyni with ISSN number 1644-1818. In 2016, the online ISSN number 2451-2486 was also given. Since 2019 the journal is published under the new name "Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University".
The Scientific Journal of GMU is regularly published quarterly both on-line and on paper. Each edition includes different scientific topics referring to such areas and disciplines as:
- navigation and maritime transport (maritime navigation, ship operation, maritime safety, geodesy and cartography, transport and logistics, mathematics),
- electrical engineering and electronics (marine electronics, electrical engineering, ship power engineering, maritime telecommunication, marine automatics),
- mechanics (mechanics, construction and operation of machines, material engineering, ship engineering, repair technology, physics),
- commodity science and economics (commodity science and quality management, industrial commodity and chemistry, environment, information technology, logistics, service economics, economics and economic policy).
The journal presents original scientific papers that has not been previously published elsewhere. Scientific Journal of GMU may also contain scientific publications as the result of GMU's cooperation with the Hochschule Bremerhaven (Germany).
The articles in SJ GMU are published in English. The Scientific Board consists of international members which ensures a high scientific level of the published articles.
All articles submitted for publication in SJ GMU are subject to scientific editorial review by at least 2 independent reviewers appointed from different unit than the author is affiliated at. The review has a form of a "double-blind review process", i.e. author and reviewers do not know their identity.
Authors retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0) which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.