Peer-Review Rules and Regulations

The TRANSFER TECHNOLÓGIÍ bulletin (TTb) is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles intended for publication are submitted to reviewers in compliance with the double-blind policy. Reviewers remain anonymous to the authors. The Editor-in-Chief communicates with both the authors and reviewers. The peer-review proceeds via anonymous comments and notes to an article submitted in rtf. format. Peer-reviewed content is published in a dedicated section in the TTb journal entitled “Peer-reviewed articles”.

As a general rule, the peer-reviewers are experts (in a particular subject area) from universities and technology transfer offices and specialists in patent law and intellectual property rights who are not  members of the Editorial board of the TTb journal. A peer-reviewer is obliged to become acquainted with the Guidelines for Authors of the TTb journal.

The decision on acceptance or rejection of the submitted manuscript is based on the peer-review report.

In reviewing the manuscript, the reviewer must act impartially and responsibly. The reviewer undertakes to review the submitted manuscript in a timely manner and in the quality required. In the event of conflict of interest, insufficiency of time,lack of expertise or inability to review the submitted manuscript, the reviewer is obliged to inform the Editor-in-Chief on this matter within a pre-set time.

The reviewer maintains anonymity and confidentiality and, at the same time, undertakes not to take advantage of the information and ideas presented in the manuscript as submitted. In the event that a plagiarism is detected, the reviewer shall inform the Editor-in-Chief on this issue.

Reports produced in the peer-review process are of considerable importance and value to the TTb journal. The decision on acceptance or rejection of a peer-reviewed manuscript, however, remains the exclusive responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief. At least seven peer-reviewed articles per annum are published in the TTb journal.

Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers are to be found in a publication by COPE.

Publication Ethics

  • The authors of the manuscript are responsible for consistently listing all sources of significant information and data in the manuscript, in particular references to other publications, data or findings.
  • By submitting the manuscript, the authors guarantee that they have prepared the manuscript independently and that the manuscript is not published elsewhere or in another language.
  • By submitting the manuscript, the authors also declare that their manuscript does not infringe the copyrights of a third party or damage the good name of a third party.
  • After publishing the manuscript in the printed and online version of the TTb journal, the author is obliged to inform its Editor-in-Chief about any possibilities for further publication.
  • The manuscript must comply with the rules and regulations set out in the Guidelines for Authors.

Open Access Policy

The TRANSFER TECHNOLÓGIÍ bulletin is an open access journal compliant with the BOAI open access definition. The entire content of the journal is freely available and free of charge. Users of the journal are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or hyperlink the full articles or use them for other legal purposes without the prior consent of the publisher or author(s). The TTb journal does not charge APC fees. The TTb journal publishes under Creative Commons Attribution licence CC BY 4.0.

Archiving Policy

Act No 212/1997 Coll on Required Copies of Periodicals, Non-Periodicals and Audiovisual Copies as amended stipulates mandatory archiving policy and safeguards preservation of copies of periodicals in case of discontinuance of publishing. 

Under the Act, a publisher is obliged to provide print and electronic copies of periodicals to public libraries, particularly the Slovak National LibraryUniversity Library and or, the State Scientific library in Košice.

In addition, the TTb magazine is also registered in the library of the institution (CVTI SR), which also publishes the magazine itself.

Instructions for authors

A web version of the Transfer technológií bulletin journal(hereinafter TTb) is in the process of applying for indexing in the ProQuest and DOAJ databases. This means that authors publishing in the TTb journal will create content in an open access journal with an international impact. In general, authors are not paid a honorarium for their contributions to the TTb journal, unless the manuscript is a topical article commissioned by the journal editor. The licence for the authorship of a manuscript is therefore granted for free.

An electronic manuscript is submitted to the editor’s e-mail address: martin.karlik@cvtisr.sk The submission of the manuscript must be accompanied by an informative e-mail from the author (cover letter to editor). This also includes a clear and concise intention on the part of the author(s) to contribute with his or her article to a specific topic to a respective section of the TTb journal. The authors bear full responsibility for the content of the manuscript. The authors guarantee that the work described has not been published before; that the work is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities.


The editor accepts manuscripts in the Slovak, Czech and English languages. The editor reserves the right to make linguistic and editorial changes to the manuscript, with the consent of the author. Manuscripts in the Slovak and English languages are subject to language proofreading.


Unless stated otherwise, the content of the articles is licensed under creative commons CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Structure of the manuscript in the peer-reviewed articles section:

  • Title of the manuscript (in the original manuscript language as well as in the English language)
  • Author information:
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
    1. The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department, etc.), address of the institution (street, number), zip code and city, country
    2. A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author
    3. If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s) and/or Web of Science Researcher ID and/or Scopus Author ID
  • Keywords. Four to seven keywords are provided in the language of the manuscript as well as in the English language.
  • Abstract. Summary in 150-250 words which does not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The abstract must be written in the language of the manuscript as well as in the English language.
  • Conflicts of interest/Competing interests (include appropriate disclosures)
  • Availability of data and material (data transparency)
  • Ethics approval (include appropriate approvals or waivers if applicable)
  • Consent to participate (include appropriate statements if applicable)
  • Consent for publication (include appropriate statements if applicable)
  • Main body of the manuscript. A manuscript should comprise a minimum of 16 thousand characters and a maximum of approximately 35 thousand characters including spaces.

Main sections of the manuscript:

  1. Introduction

2. Methodology

3. Results and Discussion

4. Conclusion

5. Acknowledgement

6. References


Manuscripts in the MS Word text editor, plain font 12 point-Courier New font, including graphs/figures and tables are submitted to the Editor. If there is a link in the text of the manuscript, list it as hypertext since the online version is interactive. All such links must be underlined. Apart from hypertext linking, do not underline the text in the manuscript.


Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


No footnotes are allowed in the text except for tables (see e. Tables).


  • Use Arabic numerals to number tables.
  • Always cite tables in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Each table must be provided with a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


  • Supply all figures electronically.
  • Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.
  • For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. MS Office files are also acceptable.
  • Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
  • Name your figure files with “Fig” and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.
  • Photo on the cover and content of the TTb journal:
  • Minimum: A4 format, resolution 240 dpi/1,980 * 2,800 px.
  • Graphics, advertisements on the TTb journal cover:
  • Text, logos, graphs etc., i.e. “live graphics” layout must be at least 2 cm from the margin of the whole graphics or advertisement. Graphics and advertisement format: A4, pdf.


Cite references in parentheses () at an appropriate place in the text at the end of a sentence. For citations of works by one author, give the surname of the author followed by comma and the year published. Citations of works by more than one author, the surname of the first author is first followed by et al., and then by the year published. If more works by the same author are cited, insert /and a lower-case letter after the publication year.


Text……text (Kováč, 2021).

Text……text (Kováč et al., 2021).

Text……text (Novák et al., 2021/a).

Text……text (Novák et al., 2021/b).

Text……text (Novák et al., 2021/c).


Acknowledgements of people, grants, funding, etc. should be placed in a separate section at the end of the manuscript before reference list. The names of funding organisations should be written in full.


The list of references only includes works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Unpublished works and personal communications should only be mentioned in the text. The reference list entries should be listed at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order by the last name of the first author of each work according to the recommendation of the international standard STN ISO 690 – Documentation. If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links in your reference list (e.g. “https://doi.org/xyz”).

Personal data protection

The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Centrum vedecko-technických informácií SR, hereinafter CVTI SR) processes the personal data of authors to the extent necessary to comply with contractual and legal obligations and for the purpose of presenting authors in accordance with Act no. 18/2018 Coll. on Personal Data Protection (hereinafter “personal data protection act”) and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”.

The CVTI SR, in the position of a controller, is permitted to process and publish the personal data of the author within the scope of “academic degree, name, surname, e-mail, organisation/workplace” in the print version of the Transfer technológií bulletin journal and on the dedicated website with the explicit consent of the author.

The author confirms his or her consent via email. In particular, he or she is requested to consider and agree to the following:

The person concerned hereby consents to the processing of his or her personal data for the purpose of publishing his or her manuscript of which he or she is the author or co-author in the journal TRANSFER TECHNOLÓGIÍ BULLETIN; the personal data made publicly available include academic degrees, name, surname, organisation/workplace and email address given at the end of the article published in the print and online versions of the TRANSFER TECHNOLÓGIÍ BULLETIN journal. This consent and the processing of such personal data shall be compliant with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, repealing Directive 95/46/EC (“GDPR”). This consent is granted to the controller, the Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of the Slovak Republic, for the purpose of editorial work related to publishing the TRANSFER TECHNOLÓGIÍ BULLETIN journal. Consent to process personal data is granted by the agreement statement of the author in this e-mail message and remains valid until revoked.

More on the CVTI SR privacy policy can be found: privacy_policy.pdf (cvtisr.sk)