The ethical principles for the International Journal Vallis Aurea are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Editorial Board is committed to following these internationally accepted principles.The adopted ethical principles are binding for the Editorial Board, reviewers and authors.
The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision whether a paper will be accepted and published. The criterion for publication is quality and scientific significance of papers regardless of race, gender, nationality, religious or political beliefs of the authors. The Editorial Board must not disclose any information on submissions, nor use them for other purposes.
All the authors of a single paper should have made significant intellectual contribution to the research, i.e. to writing the paper. Submission of a manuscript implies that its publication has been tacitly or explicitly approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Submissions should not be published earlier or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submissions undergo a double blind review process, in which identities of author(s) and reviewer(s) are not disclosed. Reviewers should decline a review request if they lack sufficient expertise, or if they are unable to complete the review within six weeks. Reviewers must inform the editor of any possible conflict of interest or irregularities connected to the paper under review. Any paper received for review must be treated as a confidential document.
International Journal Vallis Aurea adhere to the standards for editing practice and the Code of Conduct of Editors which have been published on the website of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.