Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

Slovenski jezik/Slovene Linguistic Studies is committed to the highest standards of publication ethics and to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of work submitted for publication and is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. We take all possible measures against any publication malpractice. All authors submitting their works to Sj/SLS 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. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Sj/SLS is committed to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the editor, who will seek to provide swift resolutions to any such problems.


Any manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential documents. They are only be share and discussed with reviewers, potential reviewers and other editorial advisors as authorized by the editors of Sj/SLS.

Publication decisions

The editors of Sj/SLS are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. They may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. They may also confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. The editors are assisted in making these decisions by double-blind peer reviews.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews will be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly, with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. Authors may not republish material or data in the same form in which it appeared in another journal. Authors should disclose funding sources of research.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. If authors have used the work and/or words of others, these must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Reporting standards

Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editors and to cooperate with the editors to retract or correct the paper.