GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Copyright

After the paper is accepted, authors automatically transfer their copyright to the journal. The journal reserves the copyright of all papers published in it. Transfer of author right means:

  • The article has not been published before in the form of submitted to the International Journal Vallis Aurea
  • It is not under consideration for publication in any other journal, nor will not be submitted for publication elsewhere before being accepted/rejected by the journal
  • Copyright to the above-cited manuscript is transferred in full from the author(s) to the publisher’s journal after it has been accepted for publication.
  • The author(s) shall request the permission of the journal’s Executive editor if they wish to publish the article in another journal or elsewhere.
  • Autor charge for correspondence transfers the exclusive copyright interests (also on behalf of all co-authors, if any) to the publisher of this journal and certifies that the submitted manuscript is their original work and that all co-authors, if any, own the copyright and take responsibility for publishing this material in their name, as well as on behalf of all co-authors, if any.

The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to publish, reproduce, and disseminate the paper under the Creative Common Licence.( CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ethical policy

The ethics statements for International Journal Vallis Aurea are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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 journal publishes reviewed papers (scholarly articles), research reports, academic debates and reviews. Within the peer review process, papers published in the journal are categorized into one of the following categories: original scientific papers, preliminary communications, review papers and professional papers. Articles must be in English.

Submission

Submissions should not be published earlier or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The papers should be submitted electronically to the e-mail address: vallisaurea@vup.hr

Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal Vallis Aurea should be written in English using the Paper template.

The authors are responsible for language editing. The author must ensure that it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. The paper should have between 4500 and 6500 words(including references).

The title of the paper should be concise and informative.

The abstract comprising between 200 and 250 words, should be set out under six sub-headings: purpose, design, methodology, approach, findings, and originality of the research. The abstract should be accompanied by 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 reference in another language must be translated to English (only titles).

Examples:

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

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

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1108/07363760510589235

  • E-Book: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book,[e-book] Place of publication: Publisher

e.g. Wheeler, J. C. (2007), Cosmic catastrophes: exploding stars, black holes and mapping the universe. 2nd ed.[e-book]. New York: Cambridge University Press. URL:

  • Book chapter: Surname, Initials (year) Chapter title. Editor’s Surname, Initials. Title of Book. Place of publication: pages.

e.g. Smith, J. (1980) The instruments of Hungarian folk dance music. In : Jones, R.; Green, D. (Eds.) Folk music of Eastern Europe., London: Edward Arnold,  pp. 15-20.

Please include DOIs in your references where it is possible, the DOI number should appear as a link.

Figures, graphs, and tables are to be inserted in their proper location in the text. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and given a suitable caption located in the upper left corner of the figure, graph or table.

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