The Editorial Committee of »Acta medico-biotechnica« reserves the right to decide whether a paper is acceptable for publication, to obtain peer reviews by an international Editorial Board for submitted papers, and if necessary, to require changes in the content, length or language.
A cover letter with the name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the corresponding authors must accompany each manuscript. This letter must include a statement that affirms that publication has been approved by all co-authors, that the work has not been published previously and that is not under consideration by another publication. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements.
Each manuscript is initially reviewed by the Editor-In-Chief, followed by peer review by at least two experts form a specific field (editorial members can be chosen to conduct the peer review), chosen by the Editor-In-Chief. The Editor-In-Chief makes the final verdict about the publication based on the suggestions received by the reviewers.
The aim of the peer review process is to establish the technical soundness of a submission and its suitability to be published by AMB.
After the finished peer review, all accepted articles are subject to professional English editing.
Obligations of reviewers
Reviewers must treat the contributions received as confidential and shall not provide their content in any way to others. They may not use unpublished data from a paper for their own research work without the explicit consent of the author.
The review must be carried out objectively. The findings must be made clearly and in line with the findings.
If the reviewer considers that he is not qualified enough to perform the review, he or she must report it to the editorial board and withdraw from the review.
Manuscript submitted for publication must contain a statement that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It must be clear that all persons gave informed consent before their inclusion in the study.
All manuscripts that report the use of laboratory animals have to include the statement that all studies were conducted in accordance with the EU Directive 20201/63/EU and according to review of appropriate ethical committees for tetsing the animals.
Conflict of Interest
A competing interest's statement is required for all papers submitted to AMB. If there is no conflict of interest, a statement declaring this must still be included in the paper.
The statement included in the article file must be explicit and unambiguous, describing any potential competing interest (or lack thereof) for EACH contributing author.
In case of no competing interests, the authors are required to include the following statement:
Conflict of Interests
The author(s) declare no competing interests.
The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and not of the publisher and the Editors. Neither the publisher nor the Editors can accept any legal responsibility for any errors that may be made.
All submitted manuscripts are screened using the software Detector of Similar Content of the producer University of Maribor, Faculty of Computer and Information Science and iThenticate to check for instances of overlapping or similar text in previously published articles.