Publication Policy

Authorship credit is to be based on:
  1. substantial contributions to the conception and design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation;
  2. drafting an article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. final approval of the version to be published.
Authors should meet all three requirements. If research has been carried out by multiple authors, individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript should be identified. When submitting a co-authored manuscript, the corresponding author should clearly indicate the preferred citation order of authors and clearly identify all individual authors as well as the name of any authoring team(s). The authorship order on the byline should be a joint decision of the co-authors. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should contribute sufficiently to the work and take public responsibility for respective fragments of the study, the content and any conflict of interests. All contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the acknowledgments section. All persons must give their written consent to be acknowledged.
The authors must disclose all conflicts of interest to the Editor and describe them on a separate page enclosed with the manuscript:
  1. financial relationships (employment, consultation, stock ownership, remuneration, paid expertise),
  2. personal relationships,
  3. academic competition and others which could affect, according to the Editor or Readers, the content of the study,
  4. sponsorship of the whole or part of the study – draft, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, report writing and decision on submitting for publication.
The reviewers and editors are also obliged to disclose in a letter to Editor-in-Chief all connections which could be suspected as conflict of interests with the Author. The letter should contain all links with commercial companies dealing with products described in the manuscript.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, the Authors should indicate whether the procedures were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration principles, which should be noted in the description of Methods. For such investigations the Authors must obtain permission from a respective Regional Supervising Committee for Research on Human Subjects (Ethical Committee). Studies on animals must also be approved by an appropriate committee and the approval indicated in a letter to the Editor.
Authors are obliged to state their contribution to the article in a short cover letter. Ghost authorship exists when someone has made substantial contributions to writing a manuscript and this role is not mentioned in the manuscript itself. Ghost authorship is not permitted in any form and under any circumstances. All persons involved in the preparation of the manuscript submitted to TSS must be declared as authors or identified in an acknowledgments section. No persons whose contribution to the submitted work was insignificant may be included among the authors.

The Editor is responsible for the content of the manuscript; however, full responsibility for the content of the article lies with the Author, and for the advertisements with the sponsoring company or marketing company. The Editorial Board and the Publisher do not take responsibility for any possible unreliability of presented research results.
Unless otherwise specified, when submitting the manuscript to the Editor the Authors transfer copyright (including printing, electronic publishing and on-line publishing) to the Editor. 
The authors are permitted and encouraged to post published articles on their personal or institutional website, with a clear indication of that the paper was published in this journal and with a link to the journal's site.