Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Društvena istraživanja is a journal for general social issues that fosters thematic and disciplinary openness. It publishes works in different social and humanistic disciplines (sociology, psychology, political science, psychiatry, history, law, economics, demography, linguistics, etc.), and also considers works that are interdisciplinary. The journal is published four times a year.

The Editorial board only accepts manuscripts that are written in Croatian or English, which have not been previously published.

Manuscripts should be submitted only in electronic form online via the Open Journal System: http://www.pilar.hr/drustvena-istrazivanja.

The Editorial board uses the iThenticate software Similarity Check to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. By submitting your manuscript to this journal, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. To find out more about Similarity Check visit http://www.crossref.org/similaritycheck.html.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Book Reviews

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Editorial

Uz temu

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Peer Review Process

Review procedure

All the papers that pass the first editorial control are subject to the so-called double-blind review process which does not reveal the identity of the authors or reviewers. Therefore, the authors are asked to remove from the text and list of references, as well as from the properties of the electronic document, all the information that can reveal their identity (name, project information).

After receiving the reviews, the authors, in addition to the new version of the manuscript, submit to the Editorial board a cover letter stating which reviewers’ proposals were accepted and in what way, and which were not (with explanation and argumentation). Authors can write an appeal letter regarding the review process or the decision on the manuscript to the Editor in chief. In case of repeated appeal, the Editor decides on the basis of a discussion at a meeting of the Editorial board.

The Editorial board reserves the right to revise the manuscript to the journal’s standards in terms of editing and language. 

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published four times a year. 

 

Open Access Policy

The journal supports an open access, which means that all of its contents are freely available without charging users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, upload, copy, distribute, print out, search, and share links to the full text of the articles or use them in any other legal way without requesting explicit permission from the author or publisher.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Abstracting and Indexing Information

Published papers are indexed in:

Social Sciences Citation Index, Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters);

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO);

Scopus (Elsevier);

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences - IBSS, Social Services Abstract, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest-CSA);

Gale - Cengage Learning databases;

ERIH PLUS Norwegian Centre for Research Data

Hrčak - Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia

 

Publication Ethics

Research Ethics

Research should be in accordance with the applicable ethical rules and codes of conduct of research, wherein the description of the research procedure should contain all information relevant to the evaluation of the ethics of conducting the research. The Editorial board may request confirmation from the authors that the research was approved by the ethics committee of the relevant institution.

Authorship

In accordance with the instructions for authors of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) 2016 (http://ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines), the journal recommends that the list of authors include a list of all people who have significantly contributed to the planning of the study, data collection and interpretation of the results and have also written or edited the manuscript and approved its final version accepting responsibility for all aspects of the paper. Any person who meets the first criterion should be allowed to participate in the writing of the manuscript and approval of its final version (ICMJE 2015).

Review Confidentiality

Reviewers are required to treat each received manuscript as confidential. 

Scientific Misconduct

In case of suspicion of unethical scientific conduct (plagiarism, self-plagiarism, manipulation of data, changes in authorship etc.) the Editorial board will act in accordance with the guidelines of the international association - "Committee on Publication Ethics" (COPE), the contents of which can be seen here: http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts.

 

Revenue Sources

The journal is funded by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, by subscription to the print edition and funds from the publisher Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar.

 

Publishing Fee

The authors are not charged by the journal for the cost of receiving, reviewing and publishing papers. 

 

Plagiarism Check

The Editorial board uses the iThenticate software Similarity Check to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. By submitting your manuscript to this journal, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. To find out more about Similarity Check visit http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html