About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The target audience of the journal are researchers and academics involved in language research, language teaching, and in the development of tools for language and speech processing. The main research focus is on empirical studies of Slovene as well as interdisciplinary and applied studies employing poststructuralist approaches. Especially for the latter two research categories (but not limited to), the journal is open to publishing research that is not connected to Slovene. Papers can be submitted in Slovene or English.
Peer Review Process
Slovenščina 2.0 journal relies on the double-blind peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles.
The journal Editor-in-Chief (or the Guest Editor in case of special issues) performs an initial appraisal of each submitted manuscript based on required formal conditions (e.g. length. structure), as well as timeliness, the interest and importance of the topic, the use of the scientific method, the clarity of the presentation (including the standard of language of the manuscript), and the relevance to readers. All manuscripts submitted to the journal as scientific articles are also checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software Turnitin.
If it is felt that the article meets the formal and other abovementioned criteria, it is sent to peer review. All articles are reviewed by two members of the journal’s international Editorial Board and/or other specialists of equal repute, if that is required due to the topic of the article. Reviewers are required to disclose potential conflicts of interests that may affect their ability to provide an unbiased review of an article. If there is a significant difference between the two reviews, the Editor-in-Chief will obtain the third blind review.
Reviewers will be looking at a paper with regard to its originality, significance for the field, scientific and methodological soundness (including consideration of other relevant research in the field), presentation of the argument, and language. Reviews of contributions in Slovene are written in Slovene, reviews of contributions in English are written in English.
Peer Reviewers complete a referee report form, providing the title of the article, the final grade, the review, and any comments for the author(s) and/or the Editor-in-Chief.
There are five possible outcomes:
- Accept: the paper will be published as is.
- Minor revision: the author will be required to revise the paper as per the reviewers’ comments. The revised paper should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. The paper will be accepted at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion.
- Major revision: the author will be required to significantly revise the paper as per the reviewers’ comments. The revised paper should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, along with a separate file detailing the changes and the replies to the reviewers’ comments. The paper will then undergo another, final round of refereeing; the referees send their comments to the Editor.
- Reject: the paper will not be published.
Constructive comments that might help the authors improve their work are passed on anonymously (even if we do not accept the paper). Reviews are sent to authors within two months of the submission of a manuscript.
Authors should implement comments of the reviewers and send the corrected version of the paper by the deadline given by the Editor-in-Chief.
Authors are notified of the acceptance/rejection of their manuscript for publication. If accepted, authors are informed of the section in which the paper will be published. Before the publication, authors are sent their contributions for a final proof. Final corrections must be provided by authors within 5 working days or by the deadline set by the Editor-in-Chief or Technical Editor. Authors are responsible for any corrections (excluding typographical corrections and changes in formatting), so they should thoroughly check their paper before making the submission of the final version.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Slovenščina 2.0 follows COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Slovenščina 2.0 strives to meet the needs of readers and authors and will constantly improve the journal, ensure the quality of the published material, champion freedom of expression, maintain the integrity of the academic record, preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards, and is willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is expected of all parties involved in the publication of Slovenščina 2.0: authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher. All authors submitting their works to Slovenščina 2.0 for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works of other authors or from their own already published works. Any signs indicating that these rules are not applied should be reported directly to both main editors.
Editors are committed to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the review personnel and the reviewed material. Editors also take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material we publish, recognising that Slovenščina 2.0 and sections within the journal have different aims and standards. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication are based solely on the paper’s significance, originality, clarity, and on the study’s pertinence to the scope of the journal. Editors of Slovenščina 2.0encourage debate and respond promptly to complaints. They also ensure the research material published in Slovenščina 2.0 conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
Peer reviewers’ identities are protected. All material submitted to Slovenščina 2.0 remains confidential while under review.
Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct and will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it will be retracted. The retraction will be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems.
Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is not tolerated by the journal. If an editor-in-chief, a reviewer or any of the editorial board members detects a suspicion of plagiarism in any stage before the publication, the author is alerted and asked to provide the appropriate source or sources and resubmit the manuscript.
All manuscripts submitted to the journal as scientific articles are also checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software Turnitin. The check-up is performed after submission and before the reviewing process starts. The software’s calculation is always reviewed manually.
If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized, the article may be rejected. In this case, the manuscript in not submitted to the reviewing process. The author is notified of the finding and advised to resubmit the manuscript as a fresh one.
If plagiarism is found after the publication, the author and his/her institution will be notified and a mark “PLAGIAT/PLAGIARISM” will be places on each page of the paper. If an investigation shows a more extensive plagiarism, a formal retraction of the paper will take place.
Open Access Policy
The journal Slovenščina 2.0 is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Abstracting and Indexing
The articles of Slovenščina 2.0 are indexed/reviewed in the following databases/resources:
- Linguistic Bibliography
Sources of Support
The Slovenščina 2.0 online journal is published twice yearly since 2013. Its target audience are researchers and academics involved in language research, language teaching, and in the development of tools for language and speech processing. The main research focus is on empirical studies of Slovene as well as interdisciplinary and applied studies employing poststructuralist approaches. Especially for the latter two research categories, the journal is open to publishing research that is not connected to Slovene.