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Revija Javno zdravje

Focus and Scope

Javno zdravje is a peer-reviewed journal that covers a wide range of public health topics. Our goal is to enhance and network the scientific expertise in the field of public health. We provide a platform for exchanging scientific discoveries, professional experience, and opinions on important public health issues. Our content is targeted towards researchers and professionals in public health, policy makers at various levels, and project leaders who deal with population health. Our editorial board is dedicated to creating a high-quality publication that enhances the interdisciplinary field of public health in Slovenia and beyond.

We accept original manuscripts from experts in various fields, including public health, clinical medicine, pharmacy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, and other related sciences. Manuscripts should directly or indirectly address population health, and the main criteria for publication are the contributions to understanding, maintaining, and improving population health.


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ISSN 2591-0906

Editorial Board

Editor in chief

Matej Vinko, National Institute of Public Health

Technical editors

Erna Bric, National Institute of Public Health

Neža Prešiček, National Institute of Public Health

Tadeja Horvat, National Institute of Public Health

Editorial board

Mario Fafangel, National Institute of Public Health

Matjaž Krošel

Andreja Kukec, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine

Uršula Lipovec Čebron, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

Igor Locatelli, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy

Ana Mihor, Institute of Oncology

Barbara Mihevc Ponikvar, National Institute of Public Health

Bojan Musil, University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts

Denis Opresnik, National Institute of Public Health

Mircha Poldrugovac, National Institute of Public Health

Andreja Rafaelič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work

Å pela Selak, National Institute of Public Health

Dalibor Stanimirović, National Institute of Public Health

Sonja Tomšič, National Institute of Public Health

Nataša Verk, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mitja Vrdelja, National Institute of Public Health

Vesna Zadnik, Institute of Oncology

Peer-Review Procedure

Our peer-review procedure is guided by high professional and ethical standards. We ensure the independence of our evaluations by utilizing a double-blind review process, where the identity of the author is not disclosed to the reviewer, and vice versa. Reviewers are invited to evaluate the manuscript by the managing editor. Upon receiving a positive evaluation, the manuscript is accepted for publication. We guarantee the confidentiality of the contribution content during the editorial process, and all articles undergo language editing.

Authors also receive the first print for their consideration, but only corrigenda (printing errors) will be accepted at this stage. Proofreading should be returned within three days, otherwise, we will assume that the author has no further remarks.

At Javno zdravje, we strive for a rapid editorial process to ensure timely publication of our contributors' work.

Publication Frequency

The journal Javno zdravje publishes articles according to the continuous publishing model. Contributions are published as soon as they have successfully passed the review process.

Open Access Policy

Javno zdravje is an open access journal, which means that all content is available to users free of charge, without any restrictions. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose without prior permission from the publisher or the author. Our open access policy is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Authors share the copyright of their articles with the publisher and grant us the right of first publication under the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY license). We do not charge any article processing fees or associated costs for authors to submit articles to our journal.


Publishing and Research Ethics

Journal Javno zdravje strictly adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Conduct of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Our policies on Research Involving Human Participants and Conflict of Interest are also available below.

By submitting a manuscript to Javno zdravje, all authors must confirm that they have read and agreed to the manuscript's content.

For all research involving human subjects, the authors must ensure that the study has been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975, as revised in 2000, and approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement must be included at the end of all manuscripts reporting research on human subjects, detailing the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate. If a study has been exempted from requiring ethics approval, this should also be explained. The authors must provide a rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body has approved any doubtful aspects of the study. Additional information and documentation to support this should be provided to the editors on request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editors consider that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework. In rare cases, the editors may contact the ethics committee for further information.

For all research involving human subjects, the authors must obtain informed consent to participate in the study from the participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children), and a statement to this effect must be included in the manuscript.

For all articles that include information or images relating to individual participants, the authors must obtain written informed consent for the publication of these images from the participant (or their parent or guardian in the case of children), and a statement to this effect must be included in the manuscript. These documents must be made available to editors on request and will be treated confidentially.

For research carried out on animals, authors are encouraged to comply with the “Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments” (ARRIVE) guidelines and must comply with local or institutional ethics approval requirements on the care and use of animals for research. A statement detailing such ethics approval and/or guidelines must be included in the manuscript. Relevant information should be included in the article as outlined in the guidelines.

Authors who have done the project with the support of a company must indicate this in the statement at the end of the manuscript.

Javno zdravje requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interests in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared must be listed at the end of the manuscript.

The following statements must be included at the end of the manuscript:

Conflicts of Interest (The authors declare that no conflicts of interest exist.)

Funding (The study was financed by...)

Ethical Approval (Received from...)


If the editors determine that a manuscript is plagiarized, the manuscript is immediately removed from the editorial process.

All authors must read the submitted manuscript and agree with its content. An author is a person who has made a significant contribution to the article and assumes responsibility for the content's validity. Authorship criteria can be found on the website of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( Any changes in the authorship of the manuscript after its submission must be confirmed by the signature of all the authors of the originally submitted manuscript.

Javno zdravje allows the use of protected names of drugs and products, as well as manufacturer names, only in the method chapter of contributions published in the journal. If the manuscript does not include a method chapter, a single mention of the protected name or manufacturer's name is permitted at the beginning of the paper. Throughout the remainder of the manuscript, authors should use a substitute term that accurately corresponds to the content instead of the protected name or manufacturer's name.