RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTHOR(S)

By submitting the manuscript to the editorial team of International Problems/Međunarodni problemi, the author(s) warrant that the entire manuscript is their original work, that it has not been published before and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Multiple submission of the same manuscript constitutes ethical misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from consideration by International Problems.

By submitting the manuscript to the editorial team of International Problems/Međunarodni problemi, the author(s) warrant that the entire manuscript is their original work, that it has not been published before and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Multiple submission of the same manuscript constitutes ethical misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from consideration by International Problems.

In the case a submitted manuscript is the result of a research project, or its previous version has been presented at a conference (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the project, the conference, etc. shall be provided in a footnote attached to the manuscript title.

It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that manuscripts submitted to International Problems comply with ethical standards in scientific research. Authors warrant that the manuscript contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Content of the manuscript

Submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented by authors. The deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of ethical standards. Book reviews should be accurate and unbiased.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions and must make sure that, if necessary, they have permission from all parties involved in the presented research to make the data public.

The authors wishing to include figures, tables or other materials that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s), and provide it with the submission, not later. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authorship

The authors must make sure that only contributors who have contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have contributed to the submission are listed as authors. A manuscript with more than two authors shall not be considered for publishing unless it undoubtedly presents the results of a large-scale empirical study.

If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the presented research study and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a footnote.

Acknowledgment of sources

The authors are required to properly acknowledge all sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts and similar materials must not be used without the written consent of the information source.

Text recycling

Text recycling occurs when an author uses the identical sections of her/his text in two or more published articles, and it is considered a scientific misconduct and breach of publishing ethics.

Editor-in-Chief considers how much of text is recycled in a submitted manuscript, the significance of places in which the text recycling occurs in the manuscript (e.g. whether are they part of the introduction, section on applied methodology, discussion or conclusion), whether the source of the recycled text has been acknowledged, and whether there is a breach of copyright.

If detected overlap is considered minor, action may not be necessary or the authors may be asked to re-write overlapping sections and cite their previous article(s), if they have not done so. The authors cannot justify the text recycling only on the ground that she/he cited the source. More significant overlap constitutes a basis for rejection of the manuscript. When handling the cases of text recycling, the Editorial Board will follow guidelines and recommendations issued by the (Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE).

Conflict of interests

The authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Fundamental errors in published works

When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify Editor-in-Chief or the publisher and cooperate to retract or correct the paper.

By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree to abide by International Problems’ editorial policies.