Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Facta Universitatis, Series Visual Arts and Music (FU Vis Art Mus) is a peer reviewed journal in the field of visual arts and music. The journal is published 3 issues per year by the University of Niš. All papers will be blind reviewed. Accepted papers will be available on line (free access) and in printed version. No publication fee.

 

Section Policies

 

Peer Review Process

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process in order to select for publishing the articles meeting the high standards of this journal on visual arts and music. The reviewers’ identities are not disclosed to the authors, nor are the authors' identities disclosed to the reviewers.

When a manuscript is submitted to FU Vis Art Mus, it undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.

In the main reviewing phase, the assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to two experts in the field, by using the on-line web management system. The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help referees to cover all aspects that can decide the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.

All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently before, during and after the evaluation process. They have different affiliation, are usually located in different countries, and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the paper is sent to a third reviewer.

The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-chief based on the scrutiny of reviewers and the scope of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, and the authors are always responsible for the content of each article.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published three times a year. The first issue is published in April, the second issue in August, and the third issue in December, approximately.

 

Open Access Policy

FACTA UNIVERSITATIS, Series Visual Arts and Music 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.

 

Publication Fee

No page charges for publications in this journal.

Free Electronic Version (PDF): The authors may download the papers from the journal website, or will be provided with the PDF version of the article via e-mail.

Printed Copy: Each first author will be entitled to one free reprint of his/her paper. All shipping charges are covered by the publisher.