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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.
  • Originality of work

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

  • Manuscript tempelate

    The text is submitted on journal template available at http://hrcak.srce.hr/rgn-zbornik . Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided.

  • 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

    If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions about time limits for corrections according reviews will be strictly respected.

    (a) Generally, it is expected that not late than 3 weeks after receiveing reviews authors send back imporved manuscript. For longer terms, authors are obligated first contact section editor;

    (b) The final corrections after paper is accepted (formal check is template completely respected) last 3 days;

    (c) The first review, as well as author correction, round is generally planned to last 3 weeks, but also another rounds last 1 week. Holidays are not counted.

  • Potential reviewers and Universal Decimal Classification (DO NOT skip)

    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 - http://www.udcsummary.info/php/index.php) of manuscript (in header of template, UDC field).

  • Manuscript metadata

    Each manuscript started with submission process.Fill all metadata completely, especially title, author (list) data and abstract. During review process such data (mostly abstract, but also author's list and title) can be changed.Keep it (continuously) due to review results. The online issue publishes paper information from such paper metadata.



  • Letter to editor and/or reviewers (DO NOT skip)

    When author(s) upload any kind of file (manuscript, supplementary files), in any stage of process, there may not be visible any corrections (track and changes traces, comments). After each review round, author(s) need to also submit "letter to section editor" where they report what they improved, corrected, changed or why not.

  • 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(s) contribution note


    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.

Author Guidelines

The manuscript need to be formatted according exact template file available as DOC onto journal Hrčak archive (http://hrcak.srce.hr/rgn-zbornik?lang=en) under “Guideline for authors”.

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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