Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Facta Universitatis, Series: Physics, Chemistry and Technology (FU Phys Chem Tech) is an international, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes (one issue per year) research articles on all aspects of physics, chemistry and technology. The Journal has been published annually since 1994 by the University of Niš, Serbia.

 

This series of FU publishes both field-specific and interdisciplinary contributions on all aspects of research in Physics, Chemistry and Technology in the form of full-length original papers, short communications, (invited) reviews and commentaries. The Journal serves as a high-quality publishing forum covering a wide range of topics for a truly international audience. The journal covers all research fields straddling the border between the chemical and physical sciences, with the ultimate goal of broadening our understanding of how nature works at a molecular/atomic level.

 

Authors are not charged any publication fee when submitting an article and all accepted articles are available online upon publication (free of charge - no user registration is required) and in printed version. This makes FU Phys Chem Tech free for both, authors and readers.  The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. The journal does not allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

 

Facta Universitatis, Series: Physics, Chemistry and Technology (FU Phys Chem Tech) is published by the University of Niš, Serbia and co-funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Editor-in-chief is Niko S. Radulović, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia. He is supported by Section Editor and members of Editorial Board who are responsible for a particular subject area within the scope of the journal.

 

Section Policies

Chemistry

Editors
  • Polina Blagojevic
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Physics

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Technology

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Peer Review Process

The main criteria for acceptance of an article for publication in FU Phys Chem Tech are high quality, originality, novelty and importance. The journal publishes full-length original papers, short communications, and reviews extended versions of already published conference/journal papers. Papers for publication are selected through peer review to ensure originality, relevance and readability. Typescripts submitted to the journal are analysed by ad hoc referees. The aim of FU Phys Chem Tech is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles, in order to provide researchers worldwide free online access to high-quality articles of outstanding scientific significance.

Editors reserve the right to modify accepted manuscripts that do not conform to scientific, technical, stylistic or grammatical standards, and alterations of this nature may not be seen by authors until the final publication.

Statement of Publication Ethics

The editors of FU Phys Chem Tech Journal are seriously concerned about the increase of plagiarism and other forms of fraud and misconduct in academic publishing.

We consider it an essential part of our ethical responsibilities as editors to be aware of and to meet these challenges and to develop strategies for coping with them. We expect the same awareness of our journal's peer reviewers.

Likewise, FU Phys Chem Tech Journal is committed to ethical standards in its own editorial policy. The editors of the Journal do their best to ensure fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review processes and editorial decisions.

Any detected cases of misconduct, whether on the part of authors, reviewers or editors, will be vigorously pursued.

To support and promote integrity in research publication, we fully endorse the position statements for editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010 (International Standards for Editors and International Standards for Authors).

 

The Editors


* Both position statements were published under a Creative Commons licence. Source: COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors (last accessed 3 May 2013).

 

Publication Frequency

The PDF version of articles are posted in the form of an early electronic version of as-received manuscript that has been accepted for publication in the Journal but has not yet been subjected to the editing process and publishing procedure applied by the Editorial Office. These articles are citable through their doi number as follows:

Name(s) of Author(s), FU Phys Chem Technol (YEAR), doi:  10.2298/FUPCTXXXXXXXXXY (X and Y should be replaced with numbers and letter of exact doi)

This “raw” version of the manuscript is being provided to the authors and readers for their technical service. It must be stressed that the manuscript still has to be subjected to copyediting, typesetting, English grammar and syntax corrections, professional editing and authors’ review of the galley proof before it is published in its final form. Please note that during these publishing processes, many errors may emerge which could affect the final content of the manuscript and all legal disclaimers applied according to the policies of the Journal.

 

Open Access Policy

FACTA UNIVERSITATIS, Series Physics, Chemistry and Technology is an Open Access Journal in accordance with the Berlin Declaration. All articles can be downloaded free of charge for personal, educational and scientific purposes (Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND).

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.