Acta logistica
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International Scientific Journal about Logistics
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Instructions for Authors

Manuscript: Responsibility for the content of a manuscript rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. The manuscript and the possible cover letter must be written in correct English. The manuscript and the possible cover letter must be prepared electronically by templates of the Acta logistica. Submission of the manuscript for the journal Acta logistica is free of charge. The manuscript and the possible cover letter should be submitted by journal e-mail:
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or should be sent by e-mail to Editor-in-Chief:

        Assoc. Prof. MSc. PhD. Martin STRAKA
        Technical University of Košice
        Park Komenskeho 14, 043 84 Košice
        Slovak Republic, EU
        

The template for the manuscript preparation for the journal Acta logistica (AL) is available here: .
The template for the cover letter preparation for the journal Acta logistica (AL) is available here: .

Sample of articles: The reference and sample of articles are available in the archive section of the journal website.

Peer review process: After submission of a manuscript authors will receive of information about receipt of manuscript. All submitted manuscripts for Acta logistica journal are sent out to peer review process. The peer review process takes place in several rounds. In the first round, the manuscripts are reviewed by the editor of the journal with regard to the quality and focus of the manuscripts. Manuscripts are checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts which are out of the aim and scope or do not comply the plagiarism check of the journal or are of an unacceptably low standard and quality will rejected directly without the second round peer review process. From 2018 is new numbering of the articles by volume numbering system. Each manuscript will be single-blind reviewed at least two reviewers. The reviewers will fill out a review form and evaluate the submitted manuscripts. Reviewers will evaluate the following points:
  1. Manuscript is relevant for the Acta logistica journal.
  2. Manuscript is new, interesting, original and high quality.
  3. Manuscript is prepared clearly, logically and correctly.
  4. Language of manuscript is clear and understandable.
  5. Figures, diagrams, charts and tables of manuscript are readable, clear and high quality.
  6. References of manuscript are used correctly.
The review process continues of notification for authors if manuscript is possible accept without modification, accept after modification or reject. The review process ends with a checking of final pdf article version and confirming the article for publishing in the journal by the authors (if manuscript was accepted by editor and reviewers for publishing). The editor of the journal has the right to manage and, in certain circumstances, change the peer review process at his own discretion.

Publishing fee: For accepted regular pages, one regular manuscript (to 12 pages) publisher requires the payment of a publishing fee of 190 EUR for year 2019. For extra pages (over 12) an amount of 20 EUR per page must be paid. The publishing fee includes full editorial activity including manuscript publishing in one of the future issues of the journal.

Waiver policy: The publishing process consists of several activities that require costs, such as copy editing, article conversion in different formats, uploading articles, archiving, DOI, indexing, data storage management and journal maintenance. The journal Acta logistica operates in an Open Access system. Authors are asked to pay an article processing fee for their article to be published open access under a Creative Commons licence. For authors publishing in the journal Acta logistica, publisher offers waivers and discounts. The provision for complete or partial fee waiver depends on the case-by-case basis for the authors. The request for a waiver must be sent to the journal before submission of the manuscript. The request for a waiver must be sent by email to: . The authors desirous of requesting waiver should furnish following information along with the request for waiver: Title of the manuscript; Manuscript Type (Research - Scientific, Professional - Practical, Review - Analytical, Educational); Name of corresponding author; Affiliations of corresponding author; Type of waiver requested (Partial / Full); Explanatory reasons for waiver request; Explanation about how the research is funded.

Submission preparation checklist: As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submission of a manuscript may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs and available DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The manuscript is prepared in accordance with the instructions for authors.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the author guidelines, which is found in "For Authors" folder.
  • Author/authors agree with the terms and conditions defined by the journal Acta logistica by sending of manuscript for publishing in the journal Acta logistica.

Ethical rules: Manuscripts may be rejected by the editorial office if it is felt that the work was not carried out within an ethical framework. Plagiarism in any form constitutes a serious violation of the most basic principles of education, research and scholarship and cannot be tolerated. This policy details the responsibilities of all authors, editors and reviewers working with and for Acta logistica journal as well as our own ethical responsibilities. This includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, data falsification, misuse of third party material, fabrication of results and fraudulent authorship.

Manuscript preparation: The original manuscript should be submitted electronically in single column format and single line spacing. Font type of manuscript is Times New Roman size 10 pt. Page form A4 is page size of the manuscripts with standard margines 2.5 cm at top, bottom, left and right. The manuscript should have been in the range from 4(minimum) to 12(maximum) pages including figures, tables, charts, and all attachments. A final manuscript which would exceed more than 12 pages may be returned for abridgement. All manuscripts must be written in correct English. The manuscript must adhere to the scientific structure of the preparation of contribution - Introduction, Main text containing the Methodological basis, Experimental part, Results and its Discussion and Conclusions.
The text of the manuscript should include the following:
  • Title: as short as possible, with no abbreviations or acronyms.
  • Address: position, department, name of institution, full postal address of each author.
  • e-mail: e-mail address of each author.
  • Keywords: the limit is min. 3 and max. 5 words or phrases. Keywords are important for online searching.
  • Abstract: the maximum limit is no more than 250 words.
  • Main text: contains information about new knowledge, which have been obtained from research, study, or the proposal of solution to project tasks.
  • Acknowledgements and notice: this section contains information about the source documents from which the manuscript is made.
  • Figures and figure captions: all illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures. All figures have a description below the figure. All figures can be made in colours. Figures must be prepared in high quality must be computer-drafted or digitalized with resolution at least 300 dpi. Figures must be numbered sequentially. Please prepare all figures, especially line diagrams, to the highest possible standards.
  • Tables and table´s captions: all tables have a description above of table. All tables can be made in colours. Tables must be numbered sequentially. Please prepare all tables to the highest possible standards.
  • Units of measurement: Acta logistica - International Scientific Journal follows the International System (SI) of units.
  • References: Full references should include all author names and initials, the date of publication, the title of the article or book, the title of publication (italics), the volume and issue number (of a journal), the publisher and form (books, conference proceedings) and page numbers.

    Examples of references.

    Books:
    [1] HEIZER, J., RENDER, B.: Principles of Operations Management, 7th edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2007.
    [2] MURRAY, R.: Creating Wealth from Waste, Demos, London, 1999.

    Journals:
    [3] KOVÁCS, G.: Logistics and production processes today and tomorrow, Acta logistica, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 1-5, 2016. doi:10.22306/al.v3i4.71
    [4] NIKAKHTAR, A., HOSSEINI, A.A., WONG, K.Y., ZAVICHI, A.: Application of lean construction principles to reduce construction process waste using computer simulation: a case study, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 461-480, 2015. doi:10.1504/IJSOM.2015.068528

    WWW pages:
    [5] YOUNG, C.: English Heritage position statement on the Valletta Convention, [Online], Available: http://www.archaeol.freeuk.com/EHPostionStatement.htm [24 Aug 2001], 2001.
    [6] Acta logistica, www.actalogistica.eu: Instructions for authors, [Online], Available: http://www.actalogistica.eu/index.php?stranka=forauthors [06 Feb 2018], 2014.

    Proceedings:
    [7] BREM, G., GORT, R., VAN KESSEL, L.B.M.: Theoretical and Experimental Modelling of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration, 7th International Recycling Congress, 28-30 October, Berlin, pp. 201-213, 1992.
    [8] CAO, S., ZHANG, K.: Optimization of the flow distribution of e-waste reverse logistics network based on NSGA II and TOPSIS, International Conference on E-Business and E-Government (ICEE 2011), 6-8 May, Shanghai, pp. 1-5, 2011. doi:10.1109/ICEBEG.2011.5881817

Copyright notice: The publisher has the right for if and when the submitted and accepted manuscript will be published in the journal as article. The publisher is a copyright owner of the published articles. The publisher may grant license rights of published articles and their content to third parties without the consent of the authors. Any uses and/or copies of published articles and any parts of the journal Acta logistica must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, article title, journal title, date, URL and DOI number. The journal license is CC BY-NC.

Privacy statement: The names, addresses and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal.

Digital archiving and preservation policy: Digital preservation of the journal Acta logistica is the set of processes and activities that ensure information which now exists in digital forms and is backed up and distributed to guarantee continued access for the long term. Electronic content of the journal Acta logistica is stored on several different sources. Content of the journal Acta logistica is online and accessible for the readers from main server. The copy of the same content is keeping as a backup on server of the University Library in Bratislava. At least one of our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services archive the full electronic versions of the articles, as well. If, due to some rare, unfortunate circumstances, we are forced to stop publishing the journal, articles published in the journal Acta logistica will remain online and accessible to the readers, still.

Complaints policy: This procedure applies to complaints about the policies or procedures of the Acta logistica activities. Please write your complaint with identification of the journal title, volume, issue, DOI paper number, paper title, page number. The complainant defines expression of unhappiness as a complaint. The complaint must be about something that is within the responsibility of the journal Acta logistica content or process. If the journal Acta logistica receives a complaint that any contribution to the journal infringes intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libellous materials or otherwise unlawful materials, the journal Acta logistica will investigate the complaint. The journal Acta logistica will make a good faith determination whether to remove the allegedly wrongful material. We strive to ensure that Acta logistica is of the highest quality and is free from errors as possible. However, we accept that occasionally mistakes might happen. Complaints about editorial content of the journal Acta logistica should be made and send as soon as possible after publication by email to: .

 
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