Authors guidelines

Author Guidelines 

Ethical policy

The ethics statements for the Proceedings of the International Conference Vallis Aurea are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Ethical Aspects of Conference Proceedings.

Submission of a manuscript implies that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institution where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any compensation claims.

Types of papers

The Proceeding of International Conference publishes reviewed papers (scholarly articles), research reports, academic debates and reviews. Within the peer review process, papers published are categorised into one of the following categories: original scientific papers, preliminary communications, review papers and professional papers. Articles can be written in English or Croatian language.


Submissions should be published on time or be considered for publication elsewhere. The papers should be submitted electronically to the Open Monograph System. 

When submitting a paper, it is mandatory to upload two documents:

1. Full paper

2. Authors data form

Articles submitted to the Proceedings of International Conference Vallis Aurea should be written in English or Croatian  using the

paper template -  

The authors are responsible for language editing. The author must ensure it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. The paper should have between 1500 and 6500 words(including references).

The title of the paper should be concise and informative.

The abstract, comprising up to 200 words, should briefly describe the methodology of the work, the aim of the work and the results of the work, as well as concluding considerations. The abstract should contain 4-6 keywords pertinent to the paper’s main topics, suitable for indexing and online search purposes.

References to other publications must be made in the Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. In the text, references must be included using the Harvard “author-date” system of citation, e.g. (Kotler, 2004: 176) or (Bovee and Thill, 2005: 26). A reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied at the end of the paper.

The Authors are invited to cite articles from the journal Vallis Aurea (Journal of Sustainable Development and Innovation)   or past Conference Proceedings ( ).

Examples for citations:

  • Book: Surname, Initials (year) Title of Book. Place of publication:  Publisher.

e.g. Sosic, I. (2001) Statistics. 2nd ed. Zagreb: Skolska knjiga.

More than 4 authors, you wrote Surename, Inicials of the first author and then et al.

  • Journal article: Surname, Initials (year) Title of article. Journal Name, volume, number, pages. DOI number

e.g. Capizzi, M.T.; Ferguson, R. (2005) Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century. Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 72-80. DOI: