Journal BRODOGRADNJA was launched in 1950 as an expression of growing enthusiasm and ambition for the promotion of the shipping and shipbuilding tradition of Croatia.
Its primary focus was on research and development serving the fast developing shipbuilding industry.
The permanently growing shipbuilding industry took over the publishing of BRODOGRADNJA in 1981.
In 1982 BRODOGRADNJA became a bilingual international journal, i.e. contributions were written either in Croatian or English.
The Croatian shipbuilding research institute ─ Brodarski Institute became the publisher of BRODOGRADNJA in 1992.
During this successful period of growth, BRODOGRADNJA covered the following regularly scheduled sections: peer reviewed scientific and professional papers, current topics and news from the shipbuilding industry, reviews, and worldwide maritime news.
Since the beginning of the year 2014, BRODOGRADNJA has been edited and published by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Zagreb.
BRODOGRADNJA is an international scientific peer reviewed open-access journal with a focus on the theory and practice of naval architecture, marine engineering and ocean engineering serving the shipbuilding, shipping, and offshore industry and related topics.


BRODOGRADNJA has adopted the GUIDE FOR THE PREPARATION OF SCIENTIFIC PAPERS FOR PUBLICATIONS PGI-83/WE/10, Second Edition, Paris 1983, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), General InformationProgamme and UNISIST.
BRODOGRADNJA(SHIPBUILDING) is an open access journal since 2006.
Papers are available free of charge to everyone following the Budapest Open Access Initiative from 2002 and the Croatian declaration on open access to scientific information from 2012.
Open and fully free access is particularly supported after the inclusion of BRODOGRADNJA into the Central Portal of Croatian Scientific Journals called Hrčak (Hamster) in 2006 and following the launching of the Web edition of BRODOGRADNJA in 2007.


The journal Brodogradnja is funded by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.

Copyright and archiving

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (green policies) information is available here http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/2294/ and is searchable in searching the RoMEO database – http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.
Copyright policy of BRODOGRADNJA – authors are permitted to retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions.
Manuscripts are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 Unported Licence.

BRODOGRADNJA(SHIPBUILDING) is in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) since 2015.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Zagreb is a member of Publisher International Liniking Associstion (PILA) using CROSSREF services Digital Object Identifiers DOI:10.21278/brod.
Journal Brodogradnja is a member of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) since 2017.
Journal Brodogradnja applies the CrossRef iThenticate system for similarity checking for prevention of plagiarism since 2017.

Peer review:peer review, equally national and international peer review, scientific and professional papers, single blind review

First year of publication: 1950

Frequency (annually): 4

Scientific disciplines and subdisciplines: Shipbuilding 

Date added to HRČAK: 7 February 2006


Brodogradnja is an Open access journal.
Archiving policy Sherpa/ROMEO green route since 2015
All published manuscripts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 Unported License 
Authors are allowed to archive their submitted paper in an open access repository.
Authors are allowed to archive their accepted paper in an open access repository.
Authors are allowed to archive the final published paper, often a pdf file, in an open access repository.
There are not any other requirements for archiving in an open access repository.
If the authors are subject to a pre-existing mandate from their institution, funder or government to make their paper open access, we grant the author an automatic exemption from any restrictions in our policies which would otherwise prohibit their publication in Brodogradnja
The single policy applies to authors of all of journal titles.

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