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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for manuscript submission

Title of the paper on Serbian or English (Bold, 14 pt, Alignment Centered, maximum 3 lines)

Title of the paper on Serbian (only for Serbian authors, Bold, 12 pt, Alignment Centered, maximum 3 lines)

The author’s name (no titles),  (12 pt, Centered)

Institution, City, Country (12 pt)

(The co-author’s name (no titles)),  (12 pt, Centered)

Institution, City, Country (12 pt)

Abstract: The abstract briefly summarizes the article, at the same time enabling a reader to assess its relevance. The author(s) should elaborate the goal(s) of their research or state the reason(s) for writing the paper. They are additionally required to describe the methods used during the research and give a brief description of the results and conclusions of the research. The abstract should be between 100 and 150 words long.

Key words: up to five                                                                                                  

  1. Manuscript submission 

By submitting a manuscript authors warrant that their contribution to the Journal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authors must make sure that all only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.

The papers should be written in Serbian (cyrillic, or, if necessary, latin letters) or in English. The manuscript should contain about 10-15 pages and it should be submitted via e-mail to the following address: redakcija@vpskp.edu.rs.

Manuscripts are be pre-evaluated at the Editorial Office in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism.

Authors will be notified by email upon receiving their submission. Only those contributions which conform to the following instructions can be accepted for peer-review. Otherwise, the manuscripts shall be returned to the authors with observations, comments and annotations.

  1. Manuscript preparation 

Authors must follow the instructions for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review.

After a blank line the title of the paper in Serbian should be typed centered. The title in English should follow it underneath. Times New Roman, Bold, 14 pt. should be used. The names of the authors and institutions should also be centered and in Times New Roman, 12 pt.

The top and bottom margin should be 2 centimeters while the left and right margin should be 2.5 centimeters. Under the title and name(s) of the author(s) an abstract of up to 150 words should be provided in Serbian, and after that in English using Times New Roman, Italic, 12 pt, as well as up to five key words.

  1. Title and subtitle 

Titles and subtitles should be typed in Times New Roman, Bold,  12 pt, as shown in this instruction.

The paper should be typed using regular spacing, but double-spaced between passages, while the left and righ margins should be justified. Times New Roman, 12 pt, exclusively should be used, as used in this instruction.

  1. Table, chart and image 

Images, drawings and other illustrations should be of good quality. The acceptable image formats include: JPEG or EPS.

Table must not use color. They should be marked by Arabic numerals according to a logical sequence and they should have an appropriate name. The reference under the chart or image is obligatory (10 pt, Centered).

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Short mathematical expressions should be an integral part of the text, while longer expressions are inserted using Equation tool in Word in a separate line. Equations are marked by numerals in parentheses justified on the right (e.g. 12). The equations from the text ate referred to by the number in parentheses.

  1. References 

References are cited at the end of the text and shall be in the language in which they were published. The list of References shall only include works that are cited in the text They should be cited using the APA citation style (Source: American Psychological Assosiation https://apastyle.apa.org/)

References in the text:

If you use direct or indirect citations in the text, the reference must be cited by the author’s last name and the year of publication, for example: (Baron, 2008), or, if there are more than one authors (Adams et al., 2010). If the citation is direct, it is necessary to cite the page as well, e.g. (Lawrence, 1966, p.124).

  1. Whole authored book

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

  • Provide the author, year of publication, title, and publisher of the book. 
  • Include any edition information in parentheses after the title, without italics. 
  • If the book includes a DOI, include the DOI in the reference after the publisher name. 
  • Do not include the publisher location. 
  • If the book does not have a DOI and is an ebook from an academic research database, end the book reference after the publisher name. Do not include database information in the reference. The reference in this case is the same as for a print book.
  1. Whole edited book

Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.

Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119466642

  • Use the abbreviation “(Ed.)” for one editor and the abbreviation “(Eds.)” for multiple editors after the editor names, followed by a period. In the case of multiple editors, include the role once, after all the names.
  • Include any edition information in parentheses after the title, without italics. 
  • If the book includes a DOI, include the DOI in the reference after the publisher name. 
  • Do not include the publisher location. 
  • If the book does not have a DOI and is an ebook from an academic research database, end the book reference after the publisher name. Do not include database information in the reference. The reference in this case is the same as for a print book.
  1. Journal article 

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185

  • If a journal article has a DOI, include the DOI in the reference. 
  • Always include the issue number for a journal article. 
  • If the journal article does not have a DOI and is from an academic research database, end the reference after the page range (for an explanation of why, see the database information page). The reference in this case is the same as for a print journal article. 
  • Do not include database information in the reference unless the journal article comes from a database that publishes works of limited circulation or original, proprietary content, such as UpToDate
  • If the journal article does not have a DOI but does have a URL that will resolve for readers (e.g., it is from an online journal that is not part of a database), include the URL of the article at the end of the reference.
  1. Journal article with missing information 

Missing volume number

Stegmeir, M. (2016). Climate change: New discipline practices promote college access. The Journal of College Admission, (231), 44–47. https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NACAC/nacac_jca_spring2016/#/46 

Missing issue number

Sanchiz, M., Chevalier, A., & Amadieu, F. (2017). How do older and young adults start searching for information? Impact of age, domain knowledge and problem complexity on the different steps of information searching. Computers in Human Behavior72, 67–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.02.038 

Missing page or article number

Butler, J. (2017). Where access meets multimodality: The case of ASL music videos. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy21(1). http://technorhetoric.net/21.1/topoi/butler/index.html

  1. Newspaper article references

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/health/memory-forgetting-psychology.html 

Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The Washington Post, A1, A4. 

Stobbe, M. (2020, January 8). Cancer death rate in U.S. sees largest one-year drop ever. Chicago Tribune.

  1. Blog post

Ouellette, J. (2019, November 15). Physicists capture first footage of quantum knots unraveling in superfluid. Ars Technicahttps://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/study-you-can-tie-a-quantum-knot-in-a-superfluid-but-it-will-soon-untie-itself/

  1. Report by Government Agency references

National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/takingtime.pdf

  • The specific agency responsible for the report appears as the author. The names of parent agencies not present in the group author name appear in the source element as the publisher. This creates concise in-text citations and complete reference list entries.
  1. Report with individual authors references

Baral, P., Larsen, M., & Archer, M. (2019). Does money grow on trees? Restoration financing in Southeast Asia. Atlantic Council. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/report/does-money-grow-on-trees-restoring-financing-in-southeast-asia/ 

Stuster, J., Adolf, J., Byrne, V., & Greene, M. (2018). Human exploration of Mars: Preliminary lists of crew tasks (Report No. NASA/CR-2018-220043). National Aeronautics and Space Administration. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20190001401.pdf

  • If the report has a report number, include it in parentheses without italics after the report title. 
  • Provide the publisher of the report and its URL in the source element of the reference
  1. Conferences proceedings published as a whole book

Kushilevitz, E., & Malkin, T. (Eds.). (2016). Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 9562. Theory of cryptography. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49096-9

  1. Conferences proceedings published as a whole book chapter

Bedenel, A.-L., Jourdan, L., & Biernacki, C. (2019). Probability estimation by an adapted genetic algorithm in web insurance. In R. Battiti, M. Brunato, I. Kotsireas, & P. Pardalos (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 11353. Learning and intelligent optimization (pp. 225–240). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05348-2_21

  1. Unpublished dissertations or theses references 

Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

  • When a dissertation or thesis is unpublished, include the description “[Unpublished doctoral dissertation]” or “[Unpublished master’s thesis]” in square brackets after the dissertation or thesis title.
  • In the source element of the reference, provide the name of the institution that awarded the degree.
  • The same format can be adapted for other unpublished theses, including undergraduate theses, by changing the wording of the bracketed description as appropriate. 
  • If you find the dissertation or thesis in a database or in a repository or archive, follow the published dissertation or thesis reference examples.
  1. Webpage 

Webpage on a news website

Bologna, C. (2019, October 31). Why some people with anxiety love watching horror movies. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anxiety-love-watching-horror-movies_l_5d277587e4b02a5a5d57b59e 

Woodyatt, A. (2019, September 10). Daytime naps once or twice a week may be linked to a healthy heart, researchers say. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/health/nap-heart-health-wellness-intl-scli/index.html

  • Use this format for articles from news websites. Common examples are BBC News, Bloomberg, CNN, HuffPost, MSNBC, Reuters, Salon, and Vox. These sites do not have associated daily or weekly newspapers. 
  • Use the newspaper article category for articles from newspaper websites such as The New York Times or The Washington Post.
  • Provide the writer as the author. 
  • Provide the specific date the story was published. 
  • Provide the title of the news story in italic sentence case. 
  • List the name of the news website in the source element of the reference.
  • End the reference with the URL.

Webpage on website with government agency group author

National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, July). Anxiety disorders. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

  • For a page on a government website without individual authors, use the specific agency responsible for the webpage as the author.
  • The names of parent agencies not present in the author element appear in the source element (in the example, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health). This creates concise in-text citations and complete reference list entries. 
  • Provide as specific a date as possible for the webpage. 
  • Some online works note when the work was last updated. If this date is clearly attributable to the specific content you are citing rather than the overall website, use the updated date in the reference.
  • Do not include a date of last review in a reference because content that has been reviewed has not necessarily been changed. If a date of last review is noted on a work, ignore it for the purposes of the reference.
  • Italicize the title of the webpage. 
  • End the reference with the URL.

Webpage on website with organizational government agency group author

World Health Organization. (2018, May 24). The top 10 causes of death. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death

  • For a page from an organization’s website without individual authors, use the name of the organization as the author. 
  • Provide as specific a date as possible for the webpage. 
  • Some online works note when the work was last updated. If this date is clearly attributable to the specific content you are citing rather than the overall website, use the updated date in the reference. 
  • Do not include a date of last review in a reference because content that has been reviewed has not necessarily been changed. If a date of last review is noted on a work, ignore it for the purposes of the reference. 
  • Italicize the title of the webpage. 
  • Because the author of the webpage and the site name are the same, omit the site name from the source element to avoid repetition. 
  • End the reference with the URL.

Webpage on website with an individual author

Giovanetti, F. (2019, November 16). Why we are so obsessed with personality types. Medium. https://medium.com/the-business-of-wellness/why-we-are-so-obsessed-with-personality-types-577450f9aee9

  • When individual author(s) are credited on the webpage, list them as the author in the reference.
  • Provide as specific a date as possible for the webpage. 
  • Some online works note when the work was last updated. If this date is clearly attributable to the specific content you are citing rather than the overall website, use the updated date in the reference.
  • Do not include a date of last review in a reference because content that has been reviewed has not necessarily been changed. If a date of last review is noted on a work, ignore it for the purposes of the reference.
  • Italicize the title of the webpage.
  • Provide the site name in the source element of the reference.
  • End the reference with the URL.

Webpage on a website with a retrieval date

U.S. Census Bureau. (n.d.). U.S. and world population clock. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved January 9, 2020, from https://www.census.gov/popclock/

  • When contents of a page are designed to change over time but are not archived, include a retrieval date in the reference.

 

For more information on the APA style refer to: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples

NOTE: At the end of the manuscript the name(s) and year of birth of the author and co-author(s) should be induced.

 

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