Publication ethics and malpractice statement
CRORR journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. Before submitting or reviewing the paper for the CRORR journal, read our Publication ethics and malpractice statement.
The inital version of the manuscript (without author names and affiliations) should be submitted either as Word file (.doc/.docx) or LaTeX file (.tex) as a single PDF.
The final version of accepted manuscript should be submitted in LaTeX form only.
Submitted manuscripts are blindly review by two independent reviewers and checked for plagiarism to detect instances of overlapping and similar text. After the reviewing process and similarity check, if the paper is accepted for publishing in this journal, the author will be kindly asked to submit a proofreading confirmation along with signed copyright form.
Paper Template in LaTeX
CRORR LaTeX template for accepted final version (.zip) – compressed archive contains tex file as template, class file crorr and one figure as an example. The initial version of the paper can be prepared using the same template without changing arbitrarily given author names, affiliations, etc.
The initial version (with no author names and affiliations) of the paper should contain the following elements:
- Title of the paper (up to 150 characters). It should be concise, clear and straightforward.
- Abstract (up to 200 words). Objectives of the research as well as methodology should be understandable. Contribution of the paper along with the main findings should be emphasized.
- Keywords (up to five, but at least two lowercase keywords ordered
- Main text. Should include brief introduction, description of previous studies with critical review, methodology appropriately used with argumentation of its applicability or superiority against other approaches, results with discussion, conclusion with limitations and direction for further research, if any)
- References. All references should be cited in the text. References in the text are cited by numbers in square brackets. A full list of references should be given at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Number of references is limited to 30.
- Length of the paper should be from 10 to 12 pages (including bibliography)
- Contribution of the research should be emphasized as we publish original scientific papers only
- Papers with application in practice are welcome
- Footnotes are not permitted
- Avoid Appendix if not necessary
- All figures must be placed in the manuscript and also prepared as a separate files in TIF, EPS, JPG or PNG formats
Content of the paper
The authors should organize their paper such that it follows the IMRAD structure, i.e. consists of the following parts:
- Methodology and Data
- Results & Discussion
- List of references
List of references
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters a, b, c, etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a printed journal article:
 Greenwald, B. and Stiglitz, J. E. (1993). Financial market imperfections and business cycles. Quaterly Journals of Economics, 108(1), 77–114.
Reference to an electronic journal article with a DOI number:
 Santi, E. Aloise, D., Blanchard, S.J. (2016). A model for clustering data from heterogeneous dissimilarities. European Journal of Operational Research, 253(3), 659-672. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.03.033.
Reference to a book:
 Klein, E. (1973). Mathematical Methods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 Embrects, P., Klueppelberg, C., and Mikosch, T. (1997). Modelling Extremal Events for Insurance and Finance. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
 Mettam, G. R., and Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In Jones, B. S. and Smith, R. Z. (Eds.). Introduction to the Electronic Age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a working paper:
 Li, G. and Smith, P. A. (2009). New Evidence on 401(k) Borrowing and household balance sheets. Federal Reserve Board. Working Paper No. 19, Washington.
Reference to an Internet source:
Web references should be included in the reference list, not listed separately. Information such as author names, title, dates, reference to a source publication, DOI, etc. should be given if known.
 The National Bureau of Economic Research. (2012). US business cycle expansions and contractions. http://www.nber.org/cycles.html [Accessed 13/07/13].
Every manuscript is peer reviewed, according to the following procedures.
1. Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. In many cases, the Editors will return a paper promptly to its author(s) at this stage because it clearly does not match the journal’s stated interests, scope or level of quality. Submissions that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for review. In rare cases, however, an exceptionally strong manuscript might be accepted after the initial reading.
2. Type and duration of peer review
The Croatian Operational Research Review employs double-blind reviewing, in which the reviewer is unknown to the author, and the identity of the author is unknown to the reviewer. Upon acceptance to review the manuscript, the reviewer is asked to submit its review within 5 weeks (in some cases, extensions to this period could be approved by the editor).
3. Reviewers’ report
Referees advise the Editors. The Editors’ decision to accept or to reject a manuscript will be sent promptly to the author, with suitably detailed explanations. The paper could be accepted as is, accepted with minor revisions, revised and resubmitted or declined.
4. The Editors’ decision
The Editors are responsible for the final decision to accept or to reject a given manuscript, and there the process ends.
5. Proofreading and copyright agreement
After acceptance of the manuscript, and before publishing in this journal, the corresponding author is required to deliver proofreading confirmation along with signed copyright form. Copyright form should be signed by all authors. Consent to publish and copyright agreement are available here.
According to the agreement, the author(s) retain the copyright of the paper published in this journal, they are entitled to publish the preprint of the paper by acknowledging the journal in which the paper is/will be published. The author(s) transfer the publishing rights to this journal.
There is no submission fee for manuscripts in this journal.
There is no publishing fee for papers in this journal.
The authors will not be charged any fees for submitting or publishing their paper in this journal. This is enabled because the journal is financially supported by its publisher (Croatian Operational Research Society), and co-publishers (educational institutions from Croatia): Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Department of Mathematics of the University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics Split, and Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb.
Complimentary hard copy of the journal issue
Upon publishing a new journal issue, corresponding authors of the papers published in that issue will receive a complimentary hard copy of the journal issue by post. Electronic version of the journal issues is freely available online at our Open Journal System and the Hrcak database.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The journal has an open access to full text of all papers through our Open Journal System and the Hrcak database.