Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

Acta fytotechnica et zootechnica is a peer-reviewed, open access journal covering a wide range of subjects in biological sciences. The journal  published  original papers, review articles, and short communications.

Papers are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Publishing articles in the Acta fytotechnica et zootechnica is free. Articles are freely available and all articles published on journal website will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
Topics/related subjects:
  • Plant Sciences,
  • Animal Sciences,

Since 2013 the journal is published 4 times per year in electronic version only.

Editorial process

  • Manuscript registration
  • Checking compliance with the requirements
  • Peer-reviewing of manuscript
  • Communication with author(s), manuscript corrections — if are required
  • Information about final status of submitted paper — acceptance

Online publishing


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Plant Science

Original papers, Short Communications, Reviews in all branches of Plant, Crop, Soil, Genetics and Biotechnology

  • Vladimír Šimanský
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Animal Science

Original papers, Short Communications and Reviews in all branches of Animal genetics, husdbandry, ethology, biotechnology and breeding.

  • Radovan Kasarda
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The Acta fytotechnica et zootechnica policies and statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (http://publicationethics.org/).
Submitted manuscripts for publication are single-blind peer-reviewed: reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers.

Author(s) Duties:

  • Author declare that paper is their own, original and unpublished work, an author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Author declare that the manuscript it has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, …) must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content and all those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors.
  • All sources of support (financial and technical) and details thereof should be named in the acknowledgements section. These include grants, honoraria, industrial, academic and editing support.
  • 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 editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • Editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
  • Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
  • Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an own research.

Reviewer(s) Duties:
  • Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively and all suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.
Review/Reviewing Process
All manuscripts must be submitted to the Journal's submission system (Acta fytotechnica et zootechnica web site).
The first review of the submission should make sure it fits both the journal's subject-matter focus, editorial platform, content and formal requirements.
Each submitted manuscript/article is reviewed by 2 independent (on editorial board) reviewers from the academic institutions (Slovakia and/or foreign country). Reviewing process in anonymous.
Reviewers are contacted paper/manuscript submission. The final responsibility for decisions of acceptance or rejection of a submitted manuscript lies with the editor. The final responsibility for decisions of acceptance or rejection of a submitted manuscript lies with the scientific editor and executive editors.


Open Access Policy

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.