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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted to another journal while under review for Croatian Operational Research Review.

    The submission process must be carried out by the corresponding author. The corresponding author will receive all correspondence, including an initial acknowledgment and the decision, by e-mail. If the submission is accepted, the contact person will receive instructions for submitting the final version of accepted paper, as well as all figures in TIF or EPS format (for Latex).

  • All figures must be in TIF or EPS black-and-white format. If the paper is prepared by using Latex program, all fiigures must be sent in EPS format.

  • Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 2 weeks (for minor revisions) or 4 weeks (for major revisions) of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Revisions must still be sent as a .docx file or a single PDF file generated from the revised Latex source file.

    If a submission is accepted, the contact person will receive instructions for submitting the final .docx file or the final Latex source of final version of accepted paper, as well as all figures and graphics,

  • The corresponding author will receive a proof of the paper for checking before it is published. Authors should keep in mind that reading proofs is their responsibility. Corrections should therefore be clear and unambiguous. The main aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production process, and not to modify the content of the paper. Please correct your galley proofs and return them within 5 working days.

Author Guidelines

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

CRORR journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. Before submitting or reviewing the paper for the CRORR journal, read our Publication ethics and malpractice statement.

Manuscript preparation

The inital version of the manuscript should be written by using Microsoft Word (or compatible) program and submitted as a .docx file or prepared by using Latex program and submitted as a single PDF file, with no author names and institutions. After the revieweing process, if the paper is accepted for publishing in this journal, the author will be asked to submit a final .docx version of the manuscript or final .tex file if the paper is prepared by using Latex program with author names and institutions.

Paper Template in Word program

Paper Template in Latex program

Structure of the paper

The initial version of the paper should contain the following elements:

  • Full title (up to 150 characters)
  • Short title (not more than 50 characters including spaces)
  • Abstract. A concise abstract is required. The abstract should state the problem studied and the principal results proven.
  • Keywords (at least two, up to six key words).
  • Main text (containing introduction, description of previous research, methods, results, discussion and / or conclusion)
  • References. References in the text are cited by numbers in square brackets. A full list of references should be given at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. See the paper template above for the appropriate format of references.

IMPORTANT: In order to enable the blind review process, the initial version of the paper should not contain author names and affiliations.

The final version of the paper should contain the following elements:

  • Full title (up to 150 characters)
  • Short title (not more than 50 characters including spaces)
  • Author names and affiliations. (Author names and affiliation should be ommitted in the initial version of the paper. However, the final version of the accepted paper should contain for each author his/her affiliation with the full postal address and the country name. If available, specify the e-mail address of each author. Clearly indicate who is the corresponding author of the paper.
  • Abstract. A concise abstract is required. The abstract should state the problem studied and the principal results proven.
  • Keywords (at least two, up to six key words).
  • Main text (containing introduction, description of previous research, methods, results, discussion and / or conclusion)
  • References. References in the text are cited by numbers in square brackets. A full list of references should be given at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. See the paper template above for the appropriate format of references.


All figures must be included in the paper and also prepared as separate files in TIF or EPS black-and-white format. If the paper is prepared by using Latex program, all figures must be sent in EPS format.

Paper submission

To submit your paper, the first step is to register as a user of our Online submission system. Make sure to check that you want to register as an Author. Manuscripts must be submitted using the online submission form. It is journal policy that the online submission process must be carried out by the corresponding author. The corresponding author will receive all correspondence, including an initial acknowledgment and the decision, by e-mail.

The submission file must be a .docx file or a single PDF for papers prepared by using Latex, not containing the information about the authors' names and affiliations (in order to assure a blind review process). Our policy is that the reviewing process takes no longer than 10 weeks.

After the revision process, revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 2 weeks (for minor revisions) or 4 weeks (for major revisions) of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Revisions must still be sent as a .docx or a single PDF file.

If the submission is accepted, the contact person will receive instructions for submitting the final .docx file or the final Latex source of the final version of accepted paper, as well as all figures in TIF or EPS format (for Latex).

The corresponding author will receive a Proof of the paper for checking before it is published. Authors should keep in mind that reading proofs is their responsibility. Corrections should therefore be clear and unambiguous. The main aim of proofreading is to correct errors that may have occurred during the production process, and not to modify the content of the paper. Please correct your galley proofs and return them within 5 working days.

Reviewing process

Editor-in-Chief assigns a manuscript to one of the  Section Editors who reviews each paper and, if it is judged suitable for publication in CRORR journal, the paper is sent to at least two independent reviewers for a blind peer review process. The final decision is reached by the Editor upon reviewer's recommendations, and the consultation with the members of the Editorial Board. The paper could be accepted as is, accepted with minor revisions, revised and resubmitted or rejected.

Submission fee

There is no submission fee for publishing papers in this journal. The journal has an open access to full text of all papers through our Open Journal System and the Hrcak database.

 

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