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Comparative Maritime Law

Journal included in HRČAK

Status in HRČAK: active
ISSN 1331-9914 (Print)
ISSN 1848-8927 (Online)
UDK: 347.79
Contact: Jadranski zavod HAZU, Šenoina 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. Tel/fax +385-(0)1-48-12-703. Email;
Publisher: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11, 10000 Zagreb
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Poredbeno pomorsko pravo (PPP) = Comparative Maritime Law (CML) is a peer-reviewed open access law journal published annually by the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Zagreb, Croatia). The editor in chief is Prof. Davorin Rudolf, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The journal is the key periodical in the field of maritime law and the law of the sea in Croatia, but also in the region. It has an international editorial board and all the articles are peer reviewed by the leading local and foreign experts and academics.
The journal was first published by the Adriatic Institute in 1958 as Uporedno pomorsko pravo i pomorska kupoprodaja (= Comparative Maritime Law and Commerce). In the 1950s the Adriatic Institute was charged with the preparation and drafting of the Yugoslav maritime legislation. The aim of this periodical publication at that time was to offer solutions for the academic, professional and practical problems of maritime law; propose rules of maritime trade and transport law; provide current information on legal instruments in the field of maritime economy and international trade. The journal took its modern shape in 1983 (issue 100). Before the 1990s it was published quarterly, whilst thereafter it became an annual publication.

Today the journal covers all topics of international, domestic and comparative maritime and shipping law, transport law and the international law of the sea. It is focused on publishing academic and professional articles, professional translations of the international legal instruments and documentation, digests of the leading domestic, foreign and international court and arbitral decisions, book reviews, reports from the relevant meetings, conferences, symposia and similar events.

The journal is open for cooperation with the academics, researchers, and professional experts from Croatia and abroad, from universities and other academic or research institutions, judicature, state administration, shipping, transport and insurance sectors.

The materials are published in Croatian or English language.

The journal is supported by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports, the Foundation of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the occasional private sponsors and donators.

The articles published in the Journal are listed and abstracted in Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) ; Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) ; Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) ; Legal Collection (EBSCO) ; Legal Source (EBSCO) ; HeinOnline ; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) ; ERIH Plus ; Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) ; Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL) ; Dizbi.HAZU ; CSA Oceanic Abstracts ; ASFA Database = Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Bibliographic Database ; WZB (Berlin) : Electronic Journals (via Hrcak) ; AAAS Journals (via EBSCO) ; SUDOC (ABES).

The journal is printed in 200-250 copies and is circulated to the academics, professionals and institutions around the world. The electronic version is made available in the open access on the Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia – Hrcak at .

Title changes:
1958-1988: Comparative Maritime Law and Commerce ;
1989-today: Comparative Maritime Law

Peer review: peer review, national peer review, double, only scientific papers, double blind review

First year of publication: 1958

Frequency (annually): 1

Scientific disciplines and subdisciplines: Social Sciences; Law;

Date added to HRČAK: 14 February 2007

Preceding journal: Uporedno pomorsko pravo

Rights: The full text materials can be downloaded and redistributed, paying due regard to attribution by giving appropriate credit to the authors and the publisher and by providing reference according to the customary rules of citation, but they cannot be modified, transformed or build upon.


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