Publisher:
“Zadružna štampa” d.d.
Maksimirska cesta 132, Zagreb • P.P. 910

Tel./Fax: ++385 (0)1 231 60 60
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e-mail: meso@meso.hr
www.meso.hr

Graphic editing:
Antonia Dobrota, dipl. ing. graf. teh

Print:
TISKARA ZELINA d.d.
K. Krizmanić 1
10380 Sv. I. Zelina


Director – Editor-in-chief:
Katarina Lučić, mag. economy

Sub-editor:

Prof.dr.sc. Lidija Kozačinski,
Dept. of Hygiene, Technology and Food Safety Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb

Editorial staff:

doc.dr.sc. Pavel Bystrický (Slovačka),
prof.dr.sc. Beniamino Cenci Goga (Italija),
izv.prof.dr.sc. Željka Cvrtila Fleck (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Faruk Čaklovica (BiH),
prof.dr.sc. Branimir Čavlek (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Martin Dobeic (Slovenija),
prof.dr.sc. Ivo Grgić (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Mirza Hadžiosmanović (Hrvatska),
doc.dr.sc. Vlasta Herak (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Kurt Houf (Belgija),
prof.dr.sc. Zlatko Janječić (Hrvatska),
izv.prof.dr.sc. Danijel Karolyi (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Dragan Kovačević (Hrvatska),
dr.sc. Marina Krvavica (Hrvatska), prof. v.š.
izv.prof.dr.sc. Helga Medić (Hrvatska),
doc.dr.sc. Gordan Mršić (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Bela Njari (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Željko Pavičić (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Maja Popović (Hrvatska),
dr.sc. Jernej Prišenk (Slovenija)
prof.dr.sc. Marija Vučemilo (Hrvatska),
prof.dr.sc. Božidar Žlender (Slovenija),

Executive editor:
Ivan Mrkobrad
Language editors:
Zrinka Sabadoš, prof. – Croatian language
Srđan Bohucki, prof. – English language
Jasna Hižar Škrlec (SPES d.o.o.) – German language
Giuseppe Cherchi (SPES d.o.o.) – Italian language
Marija Ercegovac, prof. – Spanish language


Publication ethics and malpractice statement
The First Croatian Meat Journal MESO (ISSN: 1332-0025 (print); 1848-8323 (online) / Zadružna štampa d.d.) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scientific and professional articles, current topics, reviews, news and interest in livestock and meat processing industry. It is written in Croatian and/or English with the aim to inform Croatian and world`s public and scientific community of the latest achievements in science, technology, organization and management, as well as new products (feeding, breeding, meat processing, etc.) in Croatia and abroad.

Commitments of the Editorial Board
The Editor can under the full responsibility and authority decide to publish or not to publish an article after peer-review. The Editor can make such a decision regarding the Journal policies which refer to avoiding plagiarism, copyright infringement and libel. The Editor In Chief can agree with other members of the Editorial Board, but they cannot influence on the reviewers conducting the review of the articles for the Journal in any case.
The Editor evaluates articles for their content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Members of The Editorial Board are obligated to preserve anonymity of the reviewers. Members of the Editorial Board are obligated to not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Commitments of the Authors
The Authors are obligate to participate in peer – review process. Authors are obligate to provide real and authentic data in articles to be published and to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes if necessary.
The Authors are forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal.
The authors should submit entirely original works, and all words and sentences of others in the work should be appropriately cited or quoted.
Authorship is limited to those who have made an important contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
When an author discovers a significant error in his/her own published work, it is his/her obligation to notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Commitments of the Reviewers
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Reviewer s comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will be made anonymous. The names of the reviewers remain strictly confidential.

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor Editor-In-Chief or AssistantEditor-In-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Referees should express their points of view clearly with supporting arguments.

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the the Editor-In-Chief/Assistant Editor-In-Chief attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Publication etics and malpractice statement are determined according to Committee of Publication Etics and all exeptional cases, not listed above, will be dealt with according to COPE. More info on http://publicationethics.org/.