Submission of manuscript
Authors willing to submit an article to the Ekonomika preduzeća journal should first carefully read the Instructions for authors on the journal’s webpage before making a submission. The manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.
Authors listed on the manuscript should have met the requirements for authorship specified below.
All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript prior to submission. Once a manuscript is submitted, it is therefore assumed that all authors have read and given their approval for the submission of the manuscript.
Manuscripts that have been rejected by the Ekonomika preduzeća journal are not eligible for further consideration by the same journal and thus should not be resubmitted. If a revision is allowed, it will be explicitly stated in the Editor in Chief’s decision. Other revisions of previously rejected manuscripts will be promptly returned to the authors without review.
Consent for publication
For all manuscripts that include details, images, or videos relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 18) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the participant. Documentation showing consent for publication must be made available to the Editor in Chief upon request, and will be treated confidentially. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is required lies with the Editor in Chief.
Availability of data and materials
Submission of a manuscript to Ekonomika preduzeća journal implies that materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes, without breaching participant confidentiality. We strongly encourage that all datasets on which the conclusions of the paper rely be presented in the main manuscript or additional supporting files, in machine-readable format (such as spreadsheets rather than PDFs) whenever possible.
Authors should include full information on the statistical methods and measures used in their research, including justification of the appropriateness of the statistical test used. Reviewers will be asked to check the statistical methods, and the manuscript may be sent for specialist statistical review, if considered necessary.
Authorship and changes in authorship
To give appropriate credit to each author, the individual contributions of authors should be specified in the separate document added to manuscript.
An 'author' is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. To qualify as an author one should have:
• made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
• been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
• given final approval of the version to be published.
Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not usually justify authorship.
Please see Instructions for authors for information on the format for listing author contributions.
Authors wishing to make changes to authorship will be asked to complete our change of authorship form. Please note that changes to authorship cannot be made after acceptance of a manuscript.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help or writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.
In cases when the content of an article is considered to infringe certain rights or is defamatory, we may have no option but to remove that material from our site and those sites on which we have deposited the article in question.
We therefore reserve the right to cease to make available publications that are advised to be potentially defamatory or that infringe any intellectual property right, or are otherwise unlawful.
Where this occurs the publication will remain indexed. However, in place of the content or header the following will appear:
"The Publisher regrets that this article/book is no longer available to avoid threatened legal claims".
All articles (scientific and professional) must cite appropriate and relevant literature in support of the claims made. Excessive and inappropriate self-citation or coordinated efforts among several authors to collectively self-cite is strongly discouraged.
Authors should consider the following guidelines when preparing their manuscript:
• Any statement in the manuscript that relies on external sources of information (i.e., not the authors' own new ideas or findings or general knowledge) should use a citation;
• Authors should avoid citing derivations of original work. For example, they should cite the original work rather than a review of the article that cites an original work;
• Authors should ensure that their citations are accurate (i.e., they should ensure the citation supports the statement made in their manuscript and should not misrepresent another work by citing it if it does not support the point the authors wish to make);
• Authors should not cite sources that they have not read;
• Authors should not preferentially cite their own or their friends’, peers’, or institution’s publications;
• Authors should avoid citing work solely from one country;
• Authors should not use an excessive number of citations to support one point;
• Authors should cite sources that have undergone peer review where possible;
• Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial material.
Any manuscript submitted to the Ekonomika preduzeća journal must be original and the manuscript, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal. In any case, where there is the potential for overlap or duplication, we require that authors are transparent. Authors should declare any potentially overlapping publications on submission. Any overlapping publications should be cited. We reserve the right to judge potential overlapping or redundant publications on a case-by-case basis. We strongly oppose to any form of plagiarism and take seriously all cases of publication misconduct.
All submitted manuscripts to Ekonomika preduzeća journal will be treated in confidence. The submitted manuscript shall not be disclosed to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. We will not share manuscripts with any other third parties except in cases of suspected misconduct. See our Misconduct policy for further information.
Conflicts of interest
Conflicts of interest may arise in a variety of situations, and therefore it is required to inform the Editor in Chief of such a conflict. A conflict of interest may exist when a manuscript under review puts forth a position contrary to the reviewer's published work or when a manuscript author or reviewer has a substantial direct or indirect financial interest in the subject matter of the manuscript. Since it is the policy of the Ekonomika preduzeća journal to engage in a double-blind review process, a conflict of interest may also exist when a reviewer knows the author of a manuscript. The reviewer should consult the journal's Editor in Chief in such situations to decide whether to review the manuscript. A conflict of interest does not exist when an author disagrees with a reviewer's assessment that a problem is unimportant or disagrees with an editorial outcome.
We take seriously all allegations of potential misconduct. In cases of suspected research or publication misconduct, it may be necessary for the Editor in Chief to contact and share manuscripts with third parties, for example, author(s), institution(s) and ethics committee(s).
In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, or where the scientific integrity of the article is significantly undermined, articles may be retracted. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.
PEER REVIEW POLICY
All articles published in Ekonomika preduzeća journal undergo thorough peer review. This usually involves review by two independent peer reviewers. For now we operate a closed peer review system. Reviewers will be treated anonymously and the pre-publication history of each article will not be made available online.
All submissions are assessed by the Editor in Chief, who decides whether they are suitable for peer review. In case the Editor in Chief is on the author list or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume the responsibility for overseeing the peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by appropriate independent experts. The Editor in Chief makes a decision based on the reviewers’ reports, and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected.