The journal Temida is academic journal on victimization, gender and
human rights, which has been regularly published by the Victimology
Society of Serbia since 1998.
Temida is an Open Access journal.
Temida publishes original, previously unpublished articles:
original scientific articles, review articles, professional articles,
conference, book and project reviews that have not been published before,
neither are, in whole or in parts, under consideration for publication in
The journal publishes scientific and professional articles and reviews of
domestic and foreign authors devoted to problems of victims of crime, war,
human rights’ violation and other forms of suffering (particularly
focusing on problems of women, children, minorities, disabled persons and
other categories of vulnerable victims), fear of crime, violation of human
rights in prison and during criminal procedure, prevention of
victimization, etc. Special emphasis is on all forms of gender based
violence, as well as on other aspects of gender equality. Every issue is
thematic, but the journal publishes articles not specifically dedicated to
specified themes as well.
Temida is published three times a year. Each issue of the
journal Temida contains the following sections: “Theme of
the issue” in which scientific, review and professional articles dedicated
to the theme of the issue are published; “Other themes” in which articles
not specifically dedicated to the theme of the issue are published;
“Conference reviews”, “Project reviews” and “Book reviews”.
Теmidа publishes articles in Serbian or English,
with summaries in Serbian and English.
Теmidа is a peer reviewed journal, which uses
double blind (anonymous) review.
Temida is indexed in the DOAJ (Directory of Open
Access Journals), EBSCO research database and has been accepted for
coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new
edition of journals that extend the content of the Web of Science and
makes it possible searching, finding and quotation of journals that are
included in this edition.
Guidelines for the editorial policy of the journal Теmidа are
established by the Advisory Board of the journal, while publishing
activities are conducted by the Editorial Board.
Members of the Advisory Board are prominent scientists and professionals
from Serbia and abroad. The number of the Advisory Board members is not
limited. Editorial Board has nine members, who are assigned by the
Executive Board of the Victimology Society of Serbia for a period of two
According to Article 9 of the Rulebook on Publishing of the Victimology
Society of Serbia, activities related to the journal editing are conducted
by the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy editor-in-chief, who are assisted by the
Secretary of the Editorial Board and the Technical Editor.
The Editor-in-Chief of the journal Temida selects manuscripts for
publishing, gives and obtains professional opinion, and is responsible for
published publication. For each original scientific, review and
professional article Editor-in-Chief is required to obtain professional
opinion of two competent experts from Serbia or abroad.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which manuscripts will be
published. The Editor-in-Chief is guided by the Editorial Policy and
constrained by legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright
infringement and plagiarism.
The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to decide not to publish submitted
manuscripts in case it is found that they do not meet relevant standards
concerning the content and formal aspects. In regular circumstances, the
Editorial Board informs the author whether the manuscript is accepted for
publication within three months from the date of the manuscript
The Editor-in-Chief must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the
manuscripts he/she considers for publication. If an Editor-in-Chief feels
that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in
relation to his/her handling of a submission, the selection of reviewers
and all decisions on the manuscript shall be made by the members of the
Editorial Board. In case one or more members of the Editorial Board hold a
conflict of interest regarding a submitted manuscript, these members shall
withdraw from the selection of reviewers and all decisions related to the
manuscript. Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members are obligated to
promptly report existance of a conflict of interest.
The Editor-in-Chief shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual
content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or
Editors and the Editorial Board members must not use unpublished materials
disclosed in submitted manuscripts without the express written consent of
the authors, and information and ideas presented in submitted manuscripts
shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.
Editors and members of the Editorial Board shall take all reasonable
measures to ensure that the reviewers remain anonymous to the authors
before, during and after the evaluation process and the authors remain
anonymous to reviewers until the end of the review procedure.
Authors warrant that their manuscript is their original work, that it has
not been published before and is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal
constitutes misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from further
consideration by Temida.
Authors completely transfer rights to the publisher. Every
duplication or reprinting without permission of the publisher is
forbidden. The authors also warrant that, after the publication in the
journal Temida, the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in
any language without the consent of the publisher of the academic journal
In case a submitted manuscript is a result of a research project, or its
previous version has been presented at a conference in the form of an oral
presentation (under the same or similar title), detailed information about
the project, the conference, etc., shall be provided in the footnote, at
the first page of the manuscript, right after the title. A paper that has
already been published in another journal cannot be reprinted in the
It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that manuscripts
submitted to Temida are written with ethical standards in mind.
Authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful
statements and does not violate the rights of the third parties. The
Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims
Content of the manuscript
A submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to
permit reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented
in it. The deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of
ethical standards. Reviews and professional papers should be accurate and
they should present an objective perspective.
Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of the submitted
manuscripts and must make sure that, if it is necessary, before
publishing, to have permission from all involved parties or institutions
directly involved in the research presented in the manuscript.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables or other materials that have
already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from
the copyright holder(s). Any material received without such evidence will
be assumed to originate from the authors. In case of any dispute later
(e.g. objection of the copyright holders that some material has been
published without their permission), the journal publishes a correction or
withdrawal of the manuscript and makes it clear that author(s) are
responsible for mistake.
Authors must make sure that only contributors who have significantly
contributed to the manuscript are listed as authors and, conversely, that
all contributors who have significantly contributed to the content of the
manuscript are listed as authors. If persons other than authors were
involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation
of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a footnote
or the Acknowledgments section.
Acknowledgment of sources
Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly
influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a
private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing
project applications, manuscripts and similar materials must not be used
without the express written consent of the information source.
Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words, or other
creative expression as one’s own, is a clear violation of scientific
ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law,
punishable by legal action.
Plagiarism includes the following:
Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing
portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or
marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without
properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original
author or the copyright holder.
Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism.
Any manuscript which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be
automatically rejected and authors will be permanently or temporary
forbidden to publish in the journal Temida.
In case plagiarism is discovered in the manuscript that has already been
published by the journal, it will be retracted in accordance with the
procedure described below under Retraction policy, and authors will be
permanently or temporary forbidden to publish in the journal.
Conflict of interest
Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other
substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented
results or their interpretation.
Fundamental errors in published articles
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own
published article, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify
Editor-in-Chief or publisher of the journal and cooperate with them to
retract or correct the paper.
By submitting a manuscript to the Editorial Board the authors agree to
abide by the journal Temida’s Editorial Policies.
Reviewers are required to provide written, competent and unbiased feedback
in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the
The reviewers assess manuscript for the compliance with the profile of the
journal, the relevance of the investigated topic and applied methods, the
originality and scientific relevance of information presented in the
manuscript, the presentation style and scholarly apparatus.
Reviewer should alert the Editor-in-Chief to any well-founded suspicions
or the knowledge of possible violations of ethical standards by the
authors. Reviewer should recognize relevant published works that have not
been cited by the authors. He/she should alert the Editor-in-Chief to
substantial similarities between a reviewed manuscript and any manuscript
published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, in the event
they are aware of such. Reviewers should also alert the Editor-in-Chief to
a parallel submission of the same paper to another journal, in the event
they are aware of such.
Reviewer must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research,
the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts
exist, the reviewer must report them to the Editor-in-Chief without delay.
Reviewer who feels unqualified for the topic or scientific field of the
manuscript should notify the Editor-in-Chief without delay.
Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is
inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential
documents. Reviewers must not use unpublished materials disclosed in
submitted manuscripts without the express written consent of the authors.
The information and ideas presented in submitted manuscripts shall be kept
confidential and must not be used for personal gain.
The submitted manuscripts are subject to a peer review process. The
purpose of the peer review is to assist the Editor-in-Chief in making
editorial decisions whether to accept or refuse the manuscript, and
throughout the editorial communications with the authors it may also
assist the author in improving the manuscript. Теmidа uses double blind (аnоnymous)
review. Reviewers have 20 days to review the manuscript. Only in special
occasions the time framework may be extended, and the author of the
manuscript shall be informed. Reviewers are not paid for the review
Selection of reviewers is at the Editor-in-Chiefs’ discretion.
Editor-in-Chief may entrust some editorial tasks (the selection of
articles and reviewers) to the editor of a journals’ single (thematic)
issue. The reviewers must be knowledgeable about the subject area of the
manuscript; they must not be from the authors’ own institution and they
should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors (as
In the main review phase, the Editor-in-Chief, throughout the Secretary of
the Editorial Board, sends submitted manuscripts to two experts in the
field. The Review form contains a checklist in order to help reviewers to
cover all aspects that can decide the fate of the manuscript. In the final
section of the Review form, the reviewers must include observations and
suggestions aimed at improving the submitted manuscript. All of the
reviewers of a manuscript remain anonymous to the authors before, during
and after the evaluation process. Authors are suggested that, during the
process of manuscript writing, avoid any formulations that may uncover
their identity. Editor-in-Chief guaranties that all authors’ personal
information (name and affiliation) will be removed from the manuscript
before sending to the reviewers, and that he/she will perform all
reasonable measures that the identity of the author remains unknown to
reviewers till the end of the review process.
All of the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware
of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not
the same (accept/reject), the Editor-in-Chief asks for the opinion of the
During the review process Editor-in-Chief may require authors to provide
additional information (including raw data) if they are necessary for the
evaluation of the scholarly merit of the manuscript. These materials shall
be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.
The Editorial Board shall ensure reasonable quality control for the
reviews. With respect to reviewers whose reviews are convincingly
questioned by authors, special attention will be paid to ensure that the
reviews are objective and high in academic standard. When there is any
doubt with regard to the objectivity of the reviews or quality of the
review, additional reviewers will be assigned.
PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR
Anyone (individual or institution) may inform the Editor-in-Chief and/or
Editorial Board at any time of suspected unethical behaviour or any type
of misconduct by giving necessary information/evidence to start an
Editor-in-Chief will consult with the Editorial Board on decisions
regarding the initiation of an investigation.
During investigation, any evidence should be treated as strictly
confidential and only made available to those strictly involved in
The accused will always be given the chance to respond to any charges made
If it is judged at the end of the investigation that misconduct has
occurred, then it will be classified as either minor or serious violation
of ethical standards.
Minor misconduct will be dealt directly with those involved without
involving third parties:
Communicating to authors/reviewers that a minor issue involving
misunderstanding or misapplication of academic standards has occurred and
warning of an author or reviewer on unlawfulness of that kind of behaviour.
The Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the Editorial Board, and, when
appropriate, further consultation with a small group of experts should
make any decision regarding major misconduct.
In the case of major misconduct, one or more of the following measures
will be applied:
Publication of a formal announcement describing the misconduct.
Informing the author’s (or reviewer’s) head of department or employer of
any misconduct by means of a formal letter.
The formal, announced retraction of the published article in accordance
with the Retraction Policy (see below).
A ban on submissions from the authors for a defined period.
Referring a case to a professional organization or legal authority for
further investigation and action.
When dealing with unethical behaviour, the Editorial Board will rely on
the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on
Publication Ethics (COPE):
Legal limitations of the publisher, copyright holder or author(s),
infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions
at the same time, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use
of data or any major misconduct require retraction of a manuscript
Occasionally already published manuscript may be withdrawn in order to
correct errors in submission or publication.
Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of
library and scholarly bodies, and this practice has been adopted for
article retraction by the journal Temida: in the electronic version of the
original article (the one that is withdrawn) a link (HTML link) is made to
the retraction note where it is clearly stated that the article has been
retracted. The withdrawn article is saved in original form; with a
watermark on the PDF, on each page that indicates the article has been
withdrawn (RETRACTED). In printed version a retraction note is published
in the first following issue, as an article (paginated and assigned a DOI).
ОPEN ACCESS POLICY
Temida is an Open Access Journal. All articles can be downloaded
free of charge from from the website of the Victimology Society of Serbia
(http://www.vds.org.rs/TemidaMenuEng.htm) and used in accordance with the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Serbia (CC
BY-NC-ND 3.0 RS) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/rs/).
The journal Temida does not charge APCs (Article Processing
Charges) and submission, reviewing, and publication of articles are free
The journal Temida allows authors to deposit the final, published
PDF version of the manuscript in an institutional repository and
non-commercial subject-based repositories, or to publish it on Author’s
personal website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate,
Academia.edu, etc.) or on the website of the institution where the Author
works, at any time after publication. Basic bibliographic information
regarding published article must be given (аuthors, title of the article,
title of the journal, volume, number, pagination), as well as the
identification of digital object – DOI of published article in a form of
Authors transfer copyright to the journal. Once the manuscript is
accepted for publication, authors shall transfer the copyright to the
Authors grant to the publisher the following rights to the manuscript,
including any supplemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements
the right to reproduce and distribute the manuscript in printed form,
the right to produce prepublications, reprints, and special editions of
the right to translate the manuscript into other languages;
the right to reproduce the manuscript using photomechanical or similar
means including, but not limited to photocopy, and the right to distribute
the right to reproduce and distribute the manuscript electronically or
optically on any and all data carriers or storage media – especially in
machine readable/digitalized form on data carriers such as hard drive,
CD-Rom, DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), Mini-Disk, data tape – and the right to
reproduce and distribute the manuscript via these data carriers;
the right to store the manuscript in databases, including online
databases, and the right of transmission of the manuscript in all
technical systems and modes;
the right to make the manuscript available to the public or to closed user
groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers
(including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the
internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.
The views expressed in the published manuscripts do not express the views
of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of Temida. The
authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the
manuscripts. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should
there be any claims for compensation.