Ethics

Publication ethics, disclosure policy and malpractice statement


Publication and authorship
  • All submitted articles are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  • The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
  • The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • For published articles, information on relevant potential conflicts of interest will be made available to the public.



Authors' responsibilities

  • Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  • In case a submitted manuscript is a result of a research project, or its previous version has been presented at a conference in the form of an oral presentation (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the project, the conference, etc. shall be provided navesti gde se navode.  A paper that has already been published in another journal cannot be reprinted in this journal.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  • It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted in this journal are written with ethical standards in mind.



Reviewers' responsibilities

  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
  • Reviewers are required to provide written, competent and unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should keep all information regarding articles confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  • Reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay.
  • Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor without delay.



Editors' responsibilities

  • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  • Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  • Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  • Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
  • Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  • Editors should not reject articles based on suspicions.