International Journal Vallis Aurea  is a completely open access journal, all content is freely available on the website of the journal. The journal does not charge any fees to the authors when receiving or publishing articles.

International Journal Vallis Aurea allows users to take work and to share it with others on condition that cite the author, but work may not modify or use it for commercial purposes. Complete legal background of license is available at:

Authors of papers for publishing in the journal agree under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


The International Journal Vallis Aurea journal does not charge article submission, processing or publication fees.

Copyright Policy

The International Journal Vallis Aurea journal uses the Creative Commons copyright license policy CC BY-NC-ND 4.

Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or significantly similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. Authors must obtain all permissions from copyright owners for 3rd party material (e.g. quotations, illustrations, tables, etc.). For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher of the journal International Journal Vallis Aurea.

In order to ensure the protection of papers published in the journal, authors assigns to the Faculty of Tourism and Rural Development Pozega the copyright in the specified manuscript and any accompanying tables, illustrations, data and any other supplementary information intended for publication in all forms and all media throughout the world, in all languages, for the full term of copyright, to take effect if and when the article is accepted for publication.

International Journal Vallis Aurea journal fully support and encourage authors self- archiving of all content. It is a RoMEO journal.


By submitting the manuscript, the authors declare that the text is their original work, does not contain any plagiarism and has not been published in or submitted to any other journal. 

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors declare that the manuscript is their original work and does not contain any plagiarism. They need to ensure that all of the authors contributed to the scientific results and findings in the sufficient extent to be regarded for co-authorship. Guest authorship without the actual involvement of the co-author and Ghost authorship without listing of the real author are considered as unethical behaviour.

In order to detect plagiarism, all submitted papers are checked using Turnitin softwer. If plagiarism is detected, the paper is rejected for publication.

Ethical complaints

The editors should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publishers’ code of ethics. Such measures will generally include contacting the authors of the manuscript or published paper and giving due consideration to the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be considered, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Retraction Policy

If errors are found that are so significant that the article cannot remain in the journal, the article will be removed and replaced with a note stating the reason of the retraction. 
If plagiarism is found, a whole article will be removed from the journal and replaced with a note indicating the authors´ names and description of the plagiarism. Authors and their institutions will be notified.

Digital Preservation

The International Journal Vallis Aurea journal is digitally preserved in Croatian web Archive.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

For the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement please click here.

Journal policies will be revised if required, considering the new findings in the field of journal editing and publishing and the effects of journal policies on authors’ and reviewers’ behaviour.

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