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Basic information

Acta Innovations accepts articles continuously. Within two weeks after article submission Editors should inform Authors about the preliminary acceptance of their articles for review. The text can be sent only through the system of registration of articles.

The article should include an abstract in English which fully describes the research presented within (1000 to 1500 characters), with keywords in English (up to 6).

The article should have between 20 000 and 25 000 characters. Oversized texts require prior arrangements with the Editors.

Bibliographic references should be placed within the main text in the form of sequentially numbered sources, such as [1]. References should be placed at the end of the text. An example of a bibliography are presented below:

  • Quoting articles from scientific journals:
    [1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R. A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2010) 51-59.
  • Quoting books or monographs:
    [2] W. Strunk Jr., E. B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.
  • Quoting book chapters or monographs:
    [3] G.R. Metta, L. B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: BS Jones, age Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281-304.

The procedure for review of articles submitted to Acta Innovations is available here.

In the first stage, the text is evaluated by the Editorial Board. Subsequently, two external reviewers are appointed.

Ghostwriting firewall

Integrity in science is one of the foundations of quality. Readers should be assured that the authors of publications present the results of their work in a transparent, fair and honest way, regardless of whether they are the direct authors, or using the support of a specialized entity (natural or legal). The highest editorial standards are proved by transparency of information on entities that contribute to the creation of publications (technical input, material, financial, etc.). This is a manifestation of not only good manners, but also social responsibility.

On contrary, "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" are examples of breach of ethical standards in science. "Ghostwriting" is a situation when someone has made a substantial contribution to this publication, without revealing his or her participation as one of the authors or without mention of his or her role in the acknowledgments in the publication. "Guest authorship" ("honorary authorship") is a situation when the author's share is negligible or even inexistent, and yet iher or she is the author / co-author of the publication.

To prevent cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" the authors are required to disclose and notify the Editor of the contribution of individual authors in the creation of publications (with their affiliations and information on contributions from each author, i.e. who is the author of the concept, principles, methods used in the preparation of the paper). The corresponding author holds the main responsibility for providing correct information in this respect.

Authors are required to disclose information about the sources of funding of their articles as well as about the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities ("financial disclosure").

The Editorial Board stresses that "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" are examples of scientific misconduct. Any detected cases will be revealed, including notification of the relevant bodies (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies and associations).

The Editorial Board will document all forms of scientific misconduct, especially violations of the aforementioned rules of ethics.

Criteria for article acceptance

  1. The paper should be in line with the general profile of Acta Innovations.
  2. The title of the article should accurately reflect its contents.
  3. The article should contain:
    a) the title in English
    b) abstract and key words in English
    c) appropriate captions of figures and tables
    d) the correct citation and references in accordance with the rules of Acta Innovations
    e) properly compiled a bibliography.
  4. The article should be written stylistically correct language.
  5. The article should present the results of original research of an empirical, theoretical, technical or analytical character.
  6. The article should present the current state of knowledge, research methodology and research process.
  7. Interpretation of results and conclusions should be logical and reasonable.