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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Publication Ethics

Authors are requested to maintain high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement

At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection, please consider the conflict of interest test: Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?

If the manuscript is published, relevant Conflicts of Interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.

 Instructions for Submitting and Preparing Articles

The manuscript should only be written in English. Manuscripts sent in other languages will not be accepted. English text verification before submission is strongly suggested for non-native English authors.

The Editor accepts solely papers submitted via the electronic Editorial System. The paper registration proceeds according to the System guidelines. The management of the editorial stages and contacting the author take place via the Editorial System exclusively. The author’s e-mail address is used to confirm the reception of the paper by the Editor and to provide information about the editorial process stages.

The papers have to be anonymous for the reviewers; therefore, all information identifying the authors of the article within the text, references, footnotes, and bibliography should be removed.

Together with the abstract, figures, and tables, an empirical article should not exceed 20 A4 pages (1800 characters including spaces per page), and a review article – 30 pages.

The paper should be prepared in the Microsoft Word text editor and respect the following standards:

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 points
  • Line spacing:1.15
  • Text alignment: justified
  • Title alignment: centred

Paper Composition:

  1. The title page (separate) should include: the article full title, abbreviated title (up to 60 characters including spaces), the first name and surname of the author/authors, ORCID (Open Research and Contributor ID), the affiliation of the author/authors (university name, city, country), the main author’s correspondence e-mail address);
  2. The article text should include:
  • The article full title;
  • Abstract (up to 250 words), divided into the following sections (in experimental papers): Purpose, Approach/Methodology/Design, Results, Conclusions;
  • 3–6 keywords in English (the keywords must not duplicate the paper title);
  • The main text.

The main text of an experimental paper should include the following sections:

1. Introduction

Here, the author presents the article subject, as well as describes its aims.

2. Literature Review

A section dedicated to the significant literature resources, consulted or employed, that contributed to the study. It surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on the specific topic.

3. Methodology and Procedures

The research method explains the implementation methods employed in the study. The method is described clearly and in detail.

4. Results and Discussion

Results, closely tied with the data included in the tables and figures, should be presented logically and consistently. In this section, the author should discuss the obtained results and refer them to the outcomes described in literature (other than those mentioned in the literature review section), emphasizing new and significant aspects of their paper.

5. Conclusion and Suggestion

It is important to bear in mind the original aim of the paper and the formulated hypotheses. Vague statements and those unsupported by the research results should be avoided. Putting forward new hypotheses must be clearly emphasized.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Here, the author enumerates the people and institutions that contributed to the preparation of the paper, served as consultants, or provided financial or technical support.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The authors should declare any conflict of interest.

FUNDING:

Mention the parties (institutions or individuals) that funded carrying out the study.

REFERENCES
Use APA Sixth Edition Referencing Style 

Prior to printing, the author will receive their paper for acceptance in a PDF file format. The author is obliged to immediately inform the Editor accepting the paper for print. At this stage, only minor corrections will be accepted.

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