Privacy Statement

Slovak Journal of Animal Science (SJAS) is an open access international peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the National Agricultural and Food Centre – Research Institute for Animal Production Nitra.

Publishing Ethics and Publishing Malpractice Statement

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, peer reviewers, publisher). SJAS’s ethic 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.

Open Access (OA) Policy

Slovak Journal of Animal Science and the articles published within are freely available for anyone to access and view under an Open Access (Green Open Access) publishing model. All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.

Care of Use Animals

If the work involves the use of animals, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in according with the ARRIVE Guidelines, which were developed in consultation with the scientific community as part of an NC3Rs initiative to improve the standard of reporting of research using animals.


The author is responsible for originality of the paper, subject-matter and formal attributes of the paper. Authors submitting manuscript declare  that the submitted  manuscript is original and has not previously been previously published, is not being currently considered for publication in another journal and that all other work used in the preparation of the manuscript is properly cited.

Privacy Statement

Slovak Journal of Animal Science and the journal's editorial process seek to be compliant with the industry standards for data privacy and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for "data subject rights" that include:

  • right to a “breach notification” when data is compromised
  • “right to access” to the information about the processing of a subject’s data
  • “right to be forgotten” in balance with public interest in the availability of the data 
  • “data portability”
  • “privacy by design”

Data collected from users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard fuctioning of a peer-reviewed journal. It includes information necessary for communication during the editorial process, information used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content, as well as for tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

The data is used by the editorial team to the extent necessary for publishing and improving this journal and to help maintain the integrity and public record of scholarly publishing. In its anonymized and aggregated form, the collected data may be shared with the journal’s publishing platform's developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP), in cases where it may assist with the publishing platform's development. The data will not be sold by this journal, its publisher or PKP and it will not be used for purposes other than those provided in this Privacy Statement. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research.


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Licencing and Rights

All papers accepted to publishing in the SJAS are are published under a CC-BY-NC licence (CC-BY 4.0). Published content can be shared (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapted (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose) with exclude commercial use with specifying the author(s).

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial  4.0 International License

Authors have rights to reuse its work in compliance to ethical principles