Ethics and Responsibilities of Authors
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Suggested maximum number of authors
Journal articles 8-9 authors
Letters 4-5 authors
Reviews 3-4 authors
It is the best to limit authorship to colleagues who make a true academic contribution.
Responsibilities of Corresponding Author
-Once manuscript has been submitted to the journal we will consider that the Corresponding Author has already get approval from the co-authors to send their paper to the journal.
-Before accepting, the final version of the paper for publication is also necessary that Corresponding author get final approval from the co-authors for the final version of their paper.
Changes in authorship
Privacy change in authorship relates to the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in accepted version of the paper. An amendment to the data on the authors or co-authors is not possible after acceptance and publication in the online version.
If there is a need to amend the information on the authors, it is necessary to state the following:
- The reason for the addition or deletion of author,
- A written confirmation (send it scanned by e-mail) where all the authors agree that the notified operation is a named person is added or removed from the list of authors.
- The editor will notify the author that needs to be added or removed from the list and will ask for his consent.
Requirements that are not sent by the respective author (corresponding author) will not be considered.
Originality and plagiarism
Before stating the review process, all the papers will be checked by iThenticated software.
Authors are required to submit original written article. If other work necessary to work properly quote according to the instructions on the citation of work. If you use ideas of other authors require their written consent and using the same.
Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behavior and will be severely punished, and as such is unacceptable. The author or authors are required before reporting to work in the journal checking their work through some of the programs for testing against plagiarism. The Editorial Board reserves the right to verify each work through the test of plagiarism and if the same occurs to notify the author.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Disclosure and conflicts of interest can be multiple. If the author or institution where the author has a financial assistance in project design or research is needed to adequately cover letter to inform the editorial and the public. Publication in journal person or institution that is financially supported by the making of the work or project is the best way to protect against conflicts of interest.
At the end of the text, under a subheading '' Conflicts of interest '', all authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial (direct of indirect), personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years from the commencement of any work.
Fundamental errors in published work
If the author detects an error in the published paper is obliged to instantly inform journal editors or publishers and that as soon as possible the same document. The author shall, in the event of an error, to cooperate with the editorial board to remove the same.
Language (usage and editing services)
Please write in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). For non-native English speakers, and perhaps even for some native English speakers, the grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation of the text are very important for an effective presentation. Hence, manuscripts are expected to be written in a clear, cogent, and readily understandable by an international readership. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.
Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from EDANZ -
Articles submitted to the Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal. The manuscript will be subjected to blind review by up to two referees. Revisions may be required before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper. Please ensure your manuscript is as complete and up to date as possible prior to submission.
- All authors must have significantly contributed to the research.
- All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, in case of detection.
- Information on financial support should be provided by authors.
- It is forbidden to submit same research simultaneously in more than one journal.