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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 submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The manuscript contains 'CRediT contribution statement'.
  • The manuscript contains a 'Declaration of competing interests' (even if authors have no interests to declare).
  • The manuscript is written in English and has been checked for language issues (spelling, grammer, vocabulary use).
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points (rather than at the end of the manuscript).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Formatting template

The initial submission can use any format and reference system as long as it is readable and understandable for the editor and reviewers.

Once accepted, however, the manuscript must be formatted according to the journal article template for publication (in MS Word format, .docx). A good time saver thus is to start writing in the template from the very beginning.


The journal uses referencing system based on the Harward style (author+year). A detailed description of the reference format can be found, for example, here.

If you use EndNote, you can download and use TSR journal's reference style file.

Scientific transparency

The authors must be very clear in description of how their results have been obtained. The data origins, definitions, calculation procedures, analysis methods, etc. must be describe to such a degree that it would be possible for a peer researcher to repeat the study.

The authors are encouraged to share their raw data when it is permitted by the data protection laws.

Authorship and CRediT contribution statement

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript.

CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) is a high-level taxonomy that includes 14 roles typically played by the authors of a scientific paper. These include:

  • Conceptualization
  • Data curation
  • Formal Analysis
  • Funding acquisition
  • Investigation
  • Methodology
  • Project administration
  • Resources
  • Software
  • Supervision
  • Validation
  • Visualization
  • Writing – original draft
  • Writing – review & editing

All authors of a submitted manuscript must state their contribution in the ‘CRediT contribution statement’ (see the journal article template).

Competing interests

A competing interest (also known as a conflict of interest) occurs when there is a risk that your research was influenced by other people or organisations affected by the publication contents. Competing interests can be of financial (e.g. employment, collaboration, receiving of grants, patents hold or pending) or non-financial (e.g. political, legal or other involvements) nature.

Existence of competing interest does not mean that the paper cannot be published.

Competing interest does not mean that objectivity of your work is affected, but rather than it can be perceived as affected. As a rule of thumb, the authors should disclose any relations that, if discovered at a later stage, may cause them embarrassment.

An undisclosed competing interest identified later by the editor, reviewers or readers may lead to delays in the reviewing process and a potential rejection. If the article is already published, the authors will be required to issue an Erratum or the article may even be retracted from the journal.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors must ensure that all parts of their work are original. If the work and/or words of others have been used, it must be appropriately cited or quoted.

All manuscripts are checked by the editing team using Ourigonal plagiarism detection software.

Redundant or concurrent publication

In general, the authors should not publish more than one manuscript describing essentially the same research.

It might be still acceptable that the research has been made public earlier in a form of an abstract, a poster, a conference presentation, a project report or an academic thesis.

In such cases, the editor must be informed during the submission and a proper note is made in the ‘Acknowledgement’ section of the manuscript.

Fundamental error in published work

If the authors discover a significant error in their published work, they must notify the journal editor and promptly retract or correct the paper.

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