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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.

    The submission included supplement file (DOC or e-mail to section editor) with proposal of two potential reviewers that editor(s) could or not accept. Proposal need to have names, degrees, scientific fields, affiliations and e-mails.

    Author(s) need to propose also UDC classification (available, e.g., here - of manuscript (in header of template, UDC field).

  • Originality of work

    The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (statement given in Letter to editor or has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • Manuscript template

    The text is submitted on journal template available at . Respect all rues ,especially citation style, bolding, caption style, equation formatting and author(s) contribution information.

    Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided. Enter the proposal of the manuscript Universal Decimal Classification (header of template front page).
  • Manuscript metadata

    Each manuscript started with submission process.Fill all metadata completely, i.e. title, author (list) and affiliation(s), abstract and key words. Keep it (continuously) up to date. The online issues contain metadata.

  • Author Guidelines

    The text adheres also to other stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  • Time limits during review rounds

    The instructions about time limits for corrections according reviews will be strictly respected.

    (a) Generally, the 1st review and correction rounds last 3 weeks each; (b) 2nd and later rounds last 1 week each. For longer terms, reviewers/authors are obligated contact section editor; (c) The final corrections of galley proofs last 2-3 days;


    is OBLIGATORY part of each subsequent author upload of corrected manuscript. Such manuscript has to have 2 uploaded version - with and without track and changes visible. Letter to reviewers has strict form available in template and need to have point-by-point replies on all reviewer's comments.

  • Withdraw/retraction/publication date

    1. When manuscript had been submitted author(s) cannot withdraw it (exception is given in point 5), but can suggest Editor-in-Chief to do it due to strong reasons.

    2. The same is valid for accepted paper (exception is given in point 6).

    3. The author’s list cannot be changed, but main author can propose it during review process when some existing or new, but only one, author made large contribution in improvements. The Editor-in-Chief makes final decisions.

    4. In the case of any authorship in dispute, the authors need to give common reports and arguments, and Editor-in-Chief will make final decision about authorship, publication or rejection. The Editor-in-Chief is free to consult some or all authors or listed institution(s), during process.

    5. If review process lasts more than 6 months after submission author(s) can withdraw manuscript.

    6. If paper, after acceptance, is not published in the next 12 months, author(s) can retract the paper.


Author Guidelines

1. The manuscript need to be formatted according exact template file available as DOC onto journal Hrčak archive ( under “Guideline for authors”. This template also include form of letter to editor / letter to reviewers.

2. Each submission is check on palgiarism using the Plagscan and/or iThenticate software. Also, we are not interested to publish papers with high similarity level regardings other sources or to publish translation of non-English papers already published elsewhere.

3. Letter to editor / letter to reviewers are obligaroty, see p. 5 of template for content of such letters are strictly respect.

4. Submission metadata - need to be always UP TO DATE, especially after review initiated corrections.


General: Abstract cannot exceed 250 words and need to be followed with key words. Entire manuscript should not exceed 25 formatted pages if previously editor-in-chief did not approve it. Text needs to be formatted as DOC file type (Microsoft Word). The main or corresponding author need to ask editor for, fill and send back copyright form where transferring relevant rights to publisher. Such statement is valid for all authors.

Submission and manuscript construction: Manuscript need to be submitted via OJS system (alternatively at the Editor-in-Chief e-mail address). Author(s) are invited to recommend two reviewers, but editors will decide about acceptance. Recommended main parts of paper are: (1) Introduction, (2) Methods, techniques, material studied and area description, (3) Results and discussions, (4) Conclusions, (5) References. The use of SI metric units is obligatory. Footnotes should be used if absolutely essential.

For manuscript exclusively in English: The manuscript in English need to have also both abstract and key words in Croatian. Croatian abstract can be written also in extended form up to 1 A4 page. If authors are not Croatian speakers, they can ask editors for help in translation.

Author(s) contribution: At the end of paper, after references and before (possible) acknowledgment, the author(s) are obligate to present main contribution of each listed co-authors, using 1-2 sentences.

Final note: These instructions are intended to aid you in preparing your manuscript to be considered for publication in The Mining-Geology-Petroleum Engineering Bulletin. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in your manuscript being returned to you for further revision.


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