Studia universitatis hereditati: Guide for Authors

Manuscripts for consideration in Studia universitatis hereditati should be submitted as e-mail attachment to the Editor in Chief at For detailed instructions please see Manuscript Formatting.

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement
By submitting a manuscript authors certify that their manuscripts are their original work, that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, and that they have identified all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using specific software.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper, others, who have participated in the research, should be listed as contributors.

Sources of funding should be acknowledged at the end of the article; the authors should also disclose any conflict of interest.

Data Sharing. Authors are encouraged to share the data and other artefacts supporting the results in the paper by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. A data availability statement should be provided, including a link to the repository they have used.

All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis; they are obligated to disclose to Editor any conflicts of interest, to keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential and to evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content. Reviewers should argue their statements and personal criticism is not permitted.

The final decision for the publication of a submitted manuscript is the responsibility of the Editors. The Editors should confer with the members of the Editorial Board in making this decision. All submissions will receive an answer from the editors, either if the manuscript is rejected or accepted for publication. Manuscripts should be processed in less than 6 months from the date of submission. Authors, Editors and Reviewers should follow guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Complaints and Appeals. Anybody wishing to raise a concern or make a complaint about any aspect of being published in a University of Primorska Press journal, may email  The investigation will be carried out according to COPE guidelines.

Proofs. Page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author; proofs should be corrected and returned within five days. Proofs should be used only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the paper. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication are not permitted.

Copyright  for all articles published in Studia universitatis hereditati is held by individual authors without restrictions, they also retain publishing rights without restrictions.  Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete the Publication Agreement and Copyright Licence. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.

Ethical Oversight. In dealing with unethical practices, the journal will follow COPE guidelines. In case of misconduct, steps will be taken to correct the scholarly record.

Correction and Retraction. Errors in an article that affect the content of the article will be corrected through a correction notice. Retractions will be considered in cases of evidence of unreliable data, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research. Retractions will be issued where required in accordance with COPE guidelines.

Author Fees. No article submission or article processing fees are charged.

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