Information For Authors

Accuracy and Reliability

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Considering Reviewer's Remarks and Comments

The editor-in-chief should inform the author in written form about peer reviews by passing on the peer review form with any remarks and comments that must be taken into account in order for article to be published.

Principal of Originality and Plagiarism

Authors are responsible for submitting entirely original work. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they must ensure that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical, unacceptable and criminal behavior and shall be treated seriously by Slavia Centralis editors.

Multiple and Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation as the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

An author may publish again an article that has been primarily published in journal Slavia Centralis (in printed or electronic version) only when the primary reference is cited in the secondary publication. Authors may add published articles to their personal home page, a departmental home page, or an institutional repository.

Acknowledgement of Sources

The author should always cite sources that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services (such as refereeing manuscripts) must not be used.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication in journal Slavia Centralis.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be clearly disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in (published) Articles)

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own manuscript or published work, it is the author's obligation to notify promptly the journal editor-in-chief and cooperate with him/her to retract or correct the paper, i.e., publish the appropriate statement.