Author Guidelines

See submission pages for the details.

Peer Review Process

All submissions are subjected to peer-review by two independent reviewers.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • the originality of its contribution to the field;
  • the soundness of its theory and methodology given the topic;
  • the coherence of the analysis;
  • the ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style),

Authors are welcome to suggest two to three possible reviewers which is a help, but not an obligation to the editor.

If the reviewers reports differ substantially, a third reviewer may be invited. The reviewers are asked to complete the reviews within four weeks time.  Reviews are in principle single-blind.

Open Access and Archiving Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to the full-text of articles at no cost on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no Article Processing Fee charged to authors.

Digital copies of the journal are stored by the repository of ZRC SAZU and the digital department of Slovenian national library NUK, dLib.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors confirm that they are the authors of the submitting article, which will be published (print and online) in journal Acta Carsologica by Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU. Author’s name will be evident in the article in journal. All decisions regarding layout and distribution of the work are in hands of ZRC SAZU.

Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.

Authors retain all copyright to the work published in this publication. The author licences to ZRC SAZU the right to publish, reproduce and distribute the article in ZRC SAZU's journal. Authors consent that ZRC SAZU is accorded the credit  of the original publisher in case of reuse of the article, and to make the article available to the public under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Articles from Volume 49 No. 1. (2020) to Volume 51 No. 2 (2022) are licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Users can access and use all journal archives and individual articles published in them under the terms and conditions of this licenses. This does not apply to third-party materials published in the articles.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), providing they acknowledge the initial publication was made in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.