Studia Maritima

ISSN: 0137-3587     eISSN: 2353-303X    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/sm


"Studia Maritima", published once a year, is an interdisciplinary journal, which presents results of a wide range of research into marine problems. The pages of the Journal are open for specialists in many fields: history and archeology, as well as related humanities disciplines, and social sciences, relevant to the journal's profile.

The range of topics is also broad: research into seas and oceans, seaside or coastal regions and areas of influence between the two

The Journal welcomes articles of various character: analytical and comparative, as well as case studies, which present the latest achievements in diverse fields such as marine archaeology, the history of naval armaments, maritime policy, present-day global problems concerning local coastal communities, etc. We also accept reviews.

The publisher of "Studia Maritima" is the Szczecin University. The Journal is included in List B of journals without Impact Factor and has 100 points, which results from the parameterisation carried out by Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

In 2019–2020 "studia Maritima" was funded under the Ministry of Education and Science program "Support for Scientific Journals".

In 2022–24, the scientific journal "Studia Maritima" has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higehr Education as part of the "Development of Scientific Journals" program.

The Journal "Studia Maritima" is indexed in the following bases:

- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

- European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH Plus)

- The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH),

- Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL),

- BazHum,



ISSN: 0137-3587     

eISSN: 2353-303X


"Studia Maritima" is an open access, peer-reviewed journal, publishing in English and German.

"Studia Maritima" is archived by the National Library of Poland, and its publishing policy is deposited in Sherpa/Romeo (CC-BY-SA).

Issues of "Studia Maritima" are freely transferred to the digital repository of the National Library for public access to published scientific articles within the framework of the Digital National Library Polona and the Digital Library of Scientific Publications Academica.

All archival issues of the journal are freely accessible at Świat Morskich Publikacji.



We are pleased to announce that in order to meet the demand and interest, we are expanding the profile of our journal and beginning with the next issue we will also receive reviews of scientific publications that were published no earlier than two years before the date of the next issue of "Studia Maritima". Reviews should meet formal requirements and be critical discussion of another scientific work. reporting or polemical in nature, and should meet editorial requirements and guidelines. 


The latest issue of "Studia Maritima" (Volume 36, 2023) is available for the purchase in the

Headquarters of the Scientific Publishing House of the Szczecin University

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 Dariusz Stawiński


The Editorial Office accepts articles (written according to the principles available in Bookmark "For authors") for publication in Volume 37, 2024.

History of the Journal

In 1978 the Committee of Historical Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) decided to create a new foreign-language scientific journal dealing with broadly conceived marine problems. Professor Maria Bogucka was appointed the first editor-in-chief of the Journal (published in English, German and French) and the Editorial Staff was composed of representatives of several Polish academic centres, including Szczecin and Gdańsk. 

Thanks to the development of the last two centres mentioned above in the mid-1990s their involvement in the Journal grew significantly and they became its co-publishers. At that time professor Edward Włodarczyk was appointed the editor-in-chief and he held the post until the end of 2016, when he was replaced by professor Adam Makowski. On some ocassions the Pedagogical Academy of Słupsk co-operated with the Journal, too. Since that time the Journal has been concentrated on research into maritime economy, marine culture and the history related somehow to marine problems. The dominant group of authors have become scholars from Baltic academic centres, mainly Polish, German and Swedish. In 2011-2016 the Journal «Studia Maritima» was published by the Committee of Historical Science and Szczecin University. Since 2017 Szczecin University has been the only publisher. 


Prof. dr hab. Maria Bogucka (1978–1984)

Prof. dr hab. Edmund Cieślak (1985–1996)

Prof. dr hab. Edward Włodarczyk (1997–2015)

Prof. dr hab. Adam Makowski (2016–)

Revenue sources, marketing and advertising

The publishing activity of the journal Studia Maritima is financed by the University of Szczecin and the journal does not require of the authors any publishing fees. The authors of the articles published in journal receive one free printed author’s copy of the issue in which their article was published. At the same time all published articles are available on the journal’s website, which is run by the University of Szczecin Press (Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, WNUS), free of charge and without any technological barriers or paywalls in the online version of the journal.

The journal Studia Maritima does not use advertising and any forms of direct marketing activities are well targeted, unobtrusive and generally aimed at promoting scientific content published in the journal.

Open Access statement

Full versions of articles published in the journal are available at without grace period or any technological barriers.
Articles are published on CC-BY-SA license and journal have not any article processing charges (APCs). Authors hold the copyright to their articles without restrictions.