About the Journal
Our vision: For researchers, with researchers
Our mission: To provide an education publishing platform for early-career researchers
ST-OPEN is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on promoting research by early-career researchers from different research disciplines. The journal grew from a university overlay journal to a fully international journal promoting high-quality research, and aims to transcend the traditional boundaries between research fields by bringing together experienced and novice researchers to an educational publishing platform.
ST-OPEN publishes original articles, editorials and other publication items. Editorials are commissioned but we will consider external suggestions.
ST-OPEN welcomes contributions from the global scientific community. To achieve its educational role, ST-OPEN continues its function as an overlay journal for the University of Split academic repository, DABAR. ST-OPEN Editors and its Student Editorial Board actively work on selecting high-quality graduation and doctoral theses and then work directly with students and their supervisors in all phases of scientific writing, including translation services for articles originally written in Croatian.
ST-OPEN applies the highest standards of peer review criteria and publication ethics and aims to preserve the integrity of the published record. All research articles are submitted to external peer review and reviewed by at least two reviewers. Editorials are internally reviewed by our Editorial team or researchers from the University of Split. More information on editorial policies is also available here. Articles coming from the University repository are first reviewed by local external reviewers, and sent for international review once the articles are translated into English. The involvement of large Faculty Editorial Boards ensures that the submitted works are always assessed by experts in the relevant research field.
The journal operates under a continuous publication schedule where articles are published online immediately after the production process in a fully citable form with a universal digital object identifier (DOI). Published articles are free to view and download for all.
Open access and licenses
The full text of all articles published in the ST-OPEN is immediately published in open access and available to the public. We are committed to keeping articles freely available, licensed under a Creative Commons licence CC BY 4.0. ST-OPEN permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in this journal. ST-OPEN articles can be shared, copied and redistributed in any medium or format, adapted, remixed and built up for any purpose, provided that the full reference to the authors and the journal is given. Authors or their employers retain the copyright.
ST-OPEN open access policy is available in Sherpa Romeo.
ST-OPEN published the articles in diamond open access, i.e., does not charge fees for publishing an article.
Electronic backup and preservation of the journal content
All content of ST-OPEN is uploaded to the central portal of Croatian scientific journals Hrčak, which offers access to the Croatian journals following the Open Access Initiative. ST-OPEN is also using the PKP PN plugin to deposit our published content into the PKP Preservation Network for preservation.
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