Before you begin the process of submitting your manuscript, you should ensure that:
- your research is relevant to the scope and aims of our Journal;
- you have understood that there is ACP which must be paid before publication only if your submission is accepted for publication:
- you have understood the implications for copyright and Creative Commons;
- you have read and understood our editorial and publishing policies;
- you have prepared your manuscript in line with this submission guidelines.
Only submissions that follow these guidelines will be peer-reviewed:
- The manuscript has not been published before and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. The volume of the article is limited to 12 pages (A4 format), and the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines.
- Tables inside the manuscript must be editable and not pasted as images.
- Figures should be designed such that all information, including text, is readable.
- The title is adequate for the content of the manuscript and is concise and clear.
- The manuscript includes an abstract of no more than 200 words and a list of 3 to 6 keywords that represent the manuscript’s content.
- The introduction accurately describes current knowledge related to the research question. The aims of the research are clearly defined and consistent with the rest of the manuscript.
- The abstract of a maximum of 200 words effectively summarizes the manuscript. The critical and essential information of the article is included in the abstract.
- All references cited in the text must be present in the reference list (and vice versa). References are numbered in order of appearance in the text and listed at the end of the manuscript. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- At least three international reviewers have been suggested.
The Journal publishes:
- Original scientific papers - present the results of original research that were not previously published in either full or preliminary form. It should be complete and authoritative accounts of work that have a special significance and should be presented clearly and concisely.
- Preliminary communications - contain at least one new scientific fact or result that requires immediate publication. Still, it does not have enough details to test the described results, as is the case with original scientific articles.
- Review papers - contain an overall review of recent and current research in a specific area. Papers in this category are surveys in nature that should contain critical references and evaluations. The references must be complete enough to permit a good insight into the subject matter.
- Professional papers - do not have to be based on original research, but they should contribute to the application of well-known research results and present theoretical conceptions.
- Case studies - an in-depth, detailed examination of a particular case (or cases) within a real-world context in the field of science and/or technology.
The manuscripts submitted for consideration must be unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Only new, previously unpublished results given in concise form will be accepted. Known facts should only be mentioned briefly, with appropriate literature citations.
Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically to the journal's online submission system. It is the author's responsibility to fill metadata during the upload by entering the names of each author in the correct order and entering the title and abstract. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.
Accepted File Formats
The total amount of data for all files must not exceed 120 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the Editorial Office. The only accepted file format is Microsoft Word: Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.
A cover letter should be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work. It should explain why the manuscript fits the scope of the journal.
Any prior submissions of the manuscript to any journal must be acknowledged.
The names of proposed and excluded reviewers should be provided in the submission system, not in the cover letter.
All cover letters are required to include the following statements:
We confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal.
All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to Nauka i tehnologija.
Content and technical editing:
Authors should pay special attention to the appropriate structuring of the text and its appropriate length. At the top of the first page, it is necessary to indicate the title of the paper, the author's first and last name and title, the name and address of the institution where the author is employed, the contact number and e-mail address (if there are several co-authors for each individual). The paper must contain a summary of 150 to 200 words in b/h/si English language (or only in English if the entire paper is in English), keywords (must reflect the essence of the content of the paper, and three to five such words are indicated ), introduction, main part of the work, conclusion and list of literature. Below the summary is the JEL classification of the work. The JEL classification is listed according to: https://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php.
- Submission of Original scientific papers should comprise:
- Front matter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords.
- Manuscript sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (optional).
- Back matter: Supplementary Materials, Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.
- Submission of Review papers and remaining submission types should comprise the front matter, literature review sections and the back matter. It is not necessary to follow the remaining structure. Structured reviews and meta-analyses should use the same structure as research articles and ensure they conform to the PRISMA guidelines.
- Acronyms/Abbreviations/Initialisms should be defined the first time they appear in each of three sections: the abstract; the main text; the first figure or table. When defined for the first time, the acronym/abbreviation/initialism should be added in parentheses after the written-out form.
- SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible.
- Equations: If you are using Word, please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
- Research Data and Supplementary Materials: Note that publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all materials, data, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information. Read the information about Supplementary Materials and Data Deposit for additional guidelines.
These sections should appear in all submission types
- Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant.
- Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. After acceptance, updates to author names or affiliations may not be permitted.
- Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 200 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: 1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; 2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied. Include any relevant preregistration numbers, and species and strains of any animals used; 3) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and 4) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results which are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.
- Keywords: Three to ten pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
Research Manuscript Sections
- Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions. Keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper.
- Materials and Methods: They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether computer code used is available. Include any pre-registration codes.
- Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
- Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
- Conclusions: This section is not mandatory but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.
- Patents: This section is not mandatory but may be added if there are patents resulting from the work reported in this manuscript.
- Supplementary Materials: Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure S1: title, Table S1: title, etc.
- Please turn to the CRediT taxonomy for the term explanation and for more background on CRediT.
- Funding: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs. Note that some funders will not refund article processing charges (APC) if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper. Funding information can be entered separately into the submission system by the authors during submission of their manuscript.
Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by [name of funder] grant number [xxx]” and “The APC was funded by [XXX]” in this section. Check carefully that the details given are accurate and use the standard spelling of funding agency names at https://search.crossref.org/funding, any errors may affect your future funding.
- Data Availability Statement: In this section, please provide details regarding where data supporting reported results can be found, including links to publicly archived datasets analyzed or generated during the study.
- Acknowledgments: In this section you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments).
- Conflicts of Interest: Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Any role of the funding sponsors in the choice of research project; design of the study; in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section.
- References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript.
- Citations and References in Supplementary files are permitted provided that they also appear in the main text and in the reference list.
During the submission process, please suggest three potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last three years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. You may identify appropriate Editorial Board members of the journal as potential reviewers. You may suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper.
Authors should ensure that where the material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained.