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Maritime Faculty Journal signed  Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/list_signatures). According to BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative); By “open access” to peer-reviewed research literature, its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free access to articles. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
Maritime Faculty Journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.