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Important Documents for Authors and Reviewers:

Article Template (to be used when writing an article) 

Article Template - Simplified Version (to be used when writing an article)

License to Publish (to be uploaded with an article during the submission)

The Review Checklist for Reviewers

Instructions for Authors

A guide to writing a scientific paper

Journal Policy

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

We charge the publication fee after the successful review process and acceptance for publishing.

What is included in the price?

Regular price

Initial assessment of the manuscript


Processing of the manuscript


Article review

Assignment of the DOI number

Checking and linking references to the primary literature sources (DOI assigned references)

Layout edition

Correction of the manuscript (eg. Formatting the SI units, marks, numbers, technical terms, etc.)


Examination of the manuscript with anti-plagiarism software and uploading the article to the database in order to actively protect the author's rights


Proofreading of the manuscript before publication


Publication of the article on the website of the journal


Long-term archiving of the article on the website of the journal


XML metadata file creation for indexation in DOAJ database and CROSSREF database


Article conversion to XML JATS and HTML version preparation


Registration of the article to international databases


Long-term archiving of the article by the library


Work of the editor and journal employees


Fee for OPEN ACCESS (immediate public disclosure of the article)


Fee for publication of title and project number from which article was funded (APVV, VEGA, KEGA, etc.)


250 EUR / article

Prices are valid since the 1st of May 2020. The journal provides significant discounts on the occasion of conferences organized at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, SUA in Nitra.

Price does not include ENGLISH GRAMMAR PROOFREADING and CORRECTION! Each author should do it before submission or publication at his own expense.

The corresponding author has to fulfill the billing information immediately after the submission. The corresponding author will receive an email confirming that the article has been uploaded to our information system. This email will contain the link for fulfilling the billing information. The further processing of the article will not begin until this billing information is fulfilled by the authors. We will need:  

Organization / Person,

Address (street, number, ZIP, city, country),

ID number of the organization,

VAT number of the organization,

Internal order number issued by your organization, 

Article title,

First author-name,

Payment method  (PAY PAL, BANK TRANSFER),

Article ID (the four-digit number assigned by our information system during the submission of your article).


Order: Please send us an order issued by you, your department, or grant coordinator (to E-mail:, or postal mail), and provide:

  • Title of manuscript,
  • price from pricelist

Upon receipt of the order, we will send you an invoice and you can carry out the payment.

Payment:  Payment can be made:

  • by bank transfer to our bank account,
  • by PayPal, only on request.

Information for Bank Transfer Payment: 
Ing. Peter Zajac, HACCP Consulting, Slivkova 12, 951 01 Nitrianske Hrnciarovce,
VAT no: 41 062 191, 
ID number of the organization: 107 111 81 80, 
Bank name: Vseobecna uverova banka, Mlynske nivy 1, 829 90 Bratislava 25, Slovakia,
Bank code: 0200,
Account no.: IBAN: SK3502000000001794485058,
We are not a VAT payer.

Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences is published only in electronic version (PDF, HTML, XML JATS). Articles are published continuously in one volume per year.

Manuscript procedure and publication time

An initial review: 14 days

Review: 60 days

Publication: 90 - 120 days

Clarity of English Language

We are accepting only articles with an English proofreading certificate, confirmation, or declaration.

  • The author must upload a statement of English language proofreading while inserting the article into our publishing system. We accept this proofreading only by a professional company ( or an English language professional (teacher, translator) and authors must provide a certificate from the person who has performed English proofreading before inserting the article into our system.
  • Each article is consequently checked again in the copyediting process by Editor using the Grammarly premium software ( to identify typos and errors that may have occurred due to corrections in the article after the review process.
  • Finally, each article is checked by our English editor (certified professional) before publication.

Submission of Manuscripts for Review:

  • The authors should submit their manuscripts by our electronic system. To submit your manuscript use this link.


  • The author is not entitled to recover the submission fee for returned and not published articles.
  • The manuscript should be in DOCX format. We recommend using our Article template or Article template - a simplified version that contains the preformatted text.
  • All authors of the manuscript have to sign the License. The License must be scanned and sent to the editor ( by E-mail.
  • Each author must be registered in the database of our journal. To register, click on this link.
  • The manuscript can be written only in English. The article should have up to 15 typewritten pages.
  • The corresponding author will receive instructions for correcting the manuscript from the editor.
  • The editor is the trustee of the manuscript until the review process is completed. The editor ensures that the review process is fair, thorough, and confidential. Communication with authors should only be through the editor.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Authors guarantee that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holder(s), that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Instructions for authors.
  • Editorial Board has the right to disapprove of the manuscript.
  • Authors and advertisers are legally responsible for the information published in articles or advertisements. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, Editor, and Editorial Board are not responsible for any third parties' damages or claims for compensation arising out of or in connection with published articles or advertisements in Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences.
  • It is the journal policy that there are no page charges for published articles.

Open Access:

We are providing free online access to all published articles in our journal under the CC BY 4.0 license. Articles published in our journal can be :

  • downloaded,
  • shared,
  • used for scholar purposes,
  • used for commercial or no commercial purposes.

If you decide to use articles published in our journal you have to:

  • make a statement (citation), that article was published the first time in our journal.

Copyright Notice:

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. The author has to sign a license CC BY 4.0Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences has the right to the first publication of the manuscript.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Review: We are using a single-blind peer-review model. The author does not know who is the reviewer. The author can track the process, see files, reviews, revise, and resubmit, at the editor's request. Upon submission to Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, a manuscript is assigned to an editor, who enlists reviewers to assist in the evaluation of the manuscript. The review process is confidential, which infers a bond of trust among the authors, editor, and reviewers. The editor is a trustee of the manuscript until the review process is completed. The editor ensures that the review process is fair, thorough, and confidential. Reviewers are asked not to share the contents of the manuscript with anyone, except that they may ask a colleague to assist with the review with the approval of the editor. Communication with authors should only be through the editor. Reviewers should notify the editor of conflicts of interest that may compromise their ability to render a fair and unbiased review. Authors must recognize their responsibility in maintaining the confidential nature of the review. Authors should suggest the names of appropriate reviewers when submitting the manuscript and may list reviewers whom they consider unacceptable because of potential bias. These recommendations will be considered by the editor when assigning reviewers. A reviewed paper returned to authors for revision must be returned to the editor within 4 weeks. If not, the paper may be treated as a new submission. Under unusual circumstances, editors may extend the revision deadline beyond 4 weeks. Editor will:

  • Check submission (The editor check suitability, scope, and formal aspects of the submission).
  • Conduct peer review (The editor invites reviewers from the journal database or editors suggested by the author with interests in the article topic. At least two independent reviewers must perform a peer review. The reviewer submits a review and recommendation which may be rated by the editor. The editor informs the author about a review by an e-mail).
  • Reach editorial decision (The editor can make the following decision: accept a submission, require revision, resubmit for review, and decline submission. A decision must be made by at least three members of the editorial board in the case of two different reviews. After accepting, the following steps of the editorial process have to be completed: Copyediting, Layout Editing, and Proofreading).

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement: The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential model for the Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher. Our ethic statements are based on

 COPEs Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and can be downloaded from this link: Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The research article should contain ethical statements. Examples of these statements are provided in the article template. Authors should make a statement regarding research involving human subjects, the use of animals in research, cell lines, plants used, and conflict of interest.

Research Involving Human Subjects: At a minimum, a statement including the project identification code, date of approval, and name of the ethics committee or institutional review board should be cited in the Ethical statement section of the article.

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research: Manuscripts containing original research on animal subjects must have been approved by an ethical review committee. The project identification code, date of approval, and name of the ethics committee or institutional review board must be cited in the Ethical statement section of the article. 

Research Involving Cell Lines: The origin of any cell lines should be provided. 

Research Involving Plants: Experimental research on plants (either cultivated or wild) including a collection of plant material, must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines. For each submitted manuscript, supporting genetic information and origin must be provided. 

Conflict of Interests: Authors should avoid entering into agreements with study sponsors, both for-profit and non-profit, that interfere with authors’ access to all of the study’s data or that interfere with their ability to analyze and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently when and where they choose.

Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of the reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state, "The authors declare no conflict of interest". Any role of the funding sponsors in the design of the study, in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section. If there is no role, please state, “The founding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results”.

Plagiarism Policy: Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences does not allow any form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered to be a serious breach of scientific ethics by the Journal. Incidents of plagiarism in a manuscript or published paper whether detected or reported will be dealt with severely in accordance with our Plagiarism Policy, which can be downloaded from this link: Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Privacy Policy: The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.