Publication types

The TSR journal publishes the following types of manuscripts.

Research article

This is the most classical format of a scientific publication. It requires a clearly stated research problem, transparent description of the methods used to address it, presentation of the data and analysis results, discussion and conclusions sections. Research articles are always sent to external reviewers (peer scientists with the competence in the related areas).

Short communication

Short communication is a professional narrative presenting an innovative hypothesis, early findings or an interesting case when the available data does not allow to develop it into a full-scale research article.

Short communication is peer-reviewed similarly to research articles, however the reviewers are informed about the paper format and that the expectations are slightly different.

Response letter

Response letter is a format meant to facilitate high-quality post-publication discussion. It may contain critique (or praise) of the work done by the authors or point out aspects that are relevant yet not addressed in the original article. The points raised must be substantive, appropriate (legally, ethically, with regards to language, etc.) and of interest to other readers. The response letter is published as a stand-alone article. The authors are encouraged (though not obliged) to provide a response which is also published as a response letter.

A response letter is expected to be relatively short (few pages). It may contain figures, tables, etc. used to illustrate the point. The author must provide his/her name, affiliation, and contact details, as well as a statement regarding any conflicting interests (or their absence). It must be clear from the text which TSR publication the letter responds to; similarly, the text must describe in sufficient detail how the original article treats a particular point before criticizing it.

Please, get in contact with the TSR to initiate the discussion. The entire process is moderated by an assigned journal editor who also has the final decision power in how the letter is treated. In general, the editor's function is to let through only substantial and constructive discussion, free from personal accusations, unsupported opinions or questionable arguments.


An addendum provides additions to a published article written by the same authors. The new information should neither contradict the original publication (rather built further on it) nor be used for fixing errors (read more about corrections here).

An addendum may be peer reviewed, but in most cases the editor is capable of taking own decision.

Please, get in contact with the TSR to initiate the discussion.

Correction/Retraction/Removal notice and Expression of concern

These article types are generated by the journal in order to inform the readers about any updates done to the published articles.

Read more about post-publications updates here.