Peer Review Process

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by one of the Editors. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough quality or not relevant to the journal. Manuscripts that are not initially rejected are sent out for peer review (anonymous double-peer review). Positively assessed papers are categorised in accordance with the Guidelines for Editing and Formatting Journals issued by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, as follows:

1) Original scientific paper – a paper characterised by originality of conclusions, or which presents previously unpublished original results of scientific research in accordance with the highest criteria of scientific methodology;

2) Preliminary communication – a paper which presents primary findings of research in progress, which due to current interest require immediate publication, but without the level of deep and thorough study required for a scientific paper,

3) Review article – the article contains a detailed and comprehensive critical review of a certain problem area, but with no significant originality of results, and includes a detailed reference list relevant for a particular topic; and

4) Professional paper – a paper not necessarily related to original research, rather contains information and experience relevant for a certain profession, albeit without scientific features.

The Editorial Board makes the final decision on the categorisation of the paper, based primarily on the assessment of the reviewers.

Reviewers should pay attention to the following: structure, research contribution, references, research methods, conclusions, scientific hypotheses, recommendations for further research, etc.

If there is a conflict of interest, autor/reviewer  is obliged to notify the editorial board before beginning of peer review process.