Peer Review Process
All submissions to Hacquetia are peer reviewed by an international team of reviewers. Each submission will be reviewed by a minumum of 2 reviewers.
Step 1: Technical and quality check
Papers submitted to Hacquetia are first checked against the journal’s author guidelines to make sure they are composed according to the required sections and stylizations. In the next step Editor in Chief checks whether the submitted paper falls within the scope of the journal and if it is original and interesting. If this is not the case, the paper can be rejected without being sent to review.
Step 2: Review
Papers submitted to Hacquetia are single-blind peer-reviewed. Editor in Chief selects usually two independent reviewers that are experts in the corresponding field. Reviewers perform a review with detailed comments and recommendations and make a recommendation whether the manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. In the case of contradicting reviews manuscript is sent to a third reviewer or a member of the Editorial Board, an expert in the field.
Step 3: Decision
According to the reviewers' opinions, Editor-in-Chief makes an overall decision and communicates this to the author(s). If the paper is accepted it is sent to production, on the other hand, if it is rejected or sent to revision authors receive reviewers' comments to improve the manuscript. The revised version is handled by the Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board and in case of a major revision, a new round of review is possible.
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.
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 Hacquetia 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-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (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 license. 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.