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Vol 27 No 223 (2018): CMU Annals

Following the goal to promote and enlarge the voices and ideas of the research community, the Annals will put the work of its audience at the heart of the naval and scientific community.
The publication process will be ensured by a leading panel of experts from distinct fields of maritime expertise. The Annals board is interdisciplinary and multinational and reflects the present structure of the research community which our journal will support. In addition, all articles are published under a Copyright Notice which transfers the right to publish the accepted paper in the ownership of Constanta Maritime University. The open access of our journal means that once the processing charge of an accepted paper is accepted, articles will be freely available to the public. 

Published: 2019-03-21

Section VII - Maritime CyberSecurity and Emergent Technology

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Starting March 20th 2019 Constanta Maritime University is pleased to announce the launch of our new version of CMU Annals, as an open access journal covering research activity in the broad area of navigation and maritime industry. The journal represents a positive stage toward providing authors with a more efficient process of communicating their research results to the maritime community.

Following the goal to promote and enlarge the voices and ideas of the research community, CMU Annals will put the work of its audience at the heart of the naval and scientific community.
The publication process will be ensured by a leading panel of experts from distinct fields of maritime expertise. The CMU Annals board is interdisciplinary and multinational and reflects the present structure of the research community which our journal will support. In addition, all articles are published under a Copyright Notice which transfers the right to publish the accepted paper in the ownership of Constanta Maritime University. The open access status of our journal means that once the processing charge of an accepted paper is accepted, articles will be freely available to the public. The archived version of the CMU Annals can be found here.

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Details about publishing conditions could be found in Authors Section

In order to facilitate the editorial process, the necessary textbooks for authors, reviewers and publishers were published: CMU Annals manuals

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The first issue of Annals of Constanta Maritime University was published in 2000. As recommended by the Editorial Board, the journal was mainly supposed to feature the original scientific works of the teaching staff. Since its first issue, the journal has covered the maritime field, as well as several connected technical fields: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Later on, two other sections were added: English for Specific Purposes and Transport & Economics. Starting with 2018, two new sections were added: Maritime Cyber Security and Emergent Technologies and Future Trends and Maritime Sustainable Growth.

The articles featured in the journal throughout the years were signed by academics from Constanta Maritime University and from partner universities from Romania and abroad, as well as by student authors who had presented their papers in the Students’ International Scientific Workshop, a yearly event hosted by our university. Starting with 2009, as students’ workshop was gaining international visibility, a decision was made to publish their papers in the Scientific Bulletin of CMU Students.

Over the years, the scientific level of the journal has been improved by the contribution of reputable experts from national universities and leading international maritime institutions. The journal quickly gained international recognition and entered exchange protocols with universities, academies, publishing houses, libraries and other interested parties.

In line with its tradition, the journal has constantly improved its content and scientific level, thus adding to the prestige of the university.

The Annals of Constanta Maritime University have become our university’s business card and are being disseminated among national and international academic communities, in order to share the research outcomes of our staff and partners. The journal is published once a year. Each submitted article is assessed by two reviewers. A paper needs two positive reviews in order to be published. The Editorial Board of each section includes academics from Constanta Maritime University, other national technical universities and international institutions.

The main sections are the following:

1. Navigation and Maritime Transport
2. Mechanical Engineering and Environment
3. Electronics and Electrical Engineering
4. Natural and Formal Sciences
5. English for Specific Purposes
6. Maritime Economics, Logistics and Social Sciences
7. Maritime Cyber Security and Emergent Technologies
8. Future Trends and Maritime Sustainable Growth