Annals of Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Fascicle XI - Shipbuilding (UDJG-Shipbuilding) is an open-access journal, which means that all content is freely available to users without any subscription charges or access fees. Authors and the wider public have free electronic access to the full text of all journal articles in PDF format.
The journal's open access policy is in line with the Declaration of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002) and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (2003).
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