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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 (Upper case, Bold, 14 pt, Alignment Centered, maximum 3 lines)

TITLE IN ENGLISH (Upper case, Bold, 12 pt, Alignment Centered, maximum 3 lines)

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

Institution, City (12 pt)

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

Institution, City, (12 pt)

Abstract: These instructions present a template for preparing a paper that will be included in the Journal. We suggest that your papers be prepared according to the form of this template.

Key words: up to five                                                                                                  


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:

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.


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.


Titles and subtitles should be typed in Times New Roman, Bold, Upper case, 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.


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.


References are cited at the end of the text and shall be in the language in which they were published (at least 10 references). The list of References shall only include works that are cited in the text They should be cited using the Harvard citation style.

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, Weiss and Coatie, 2010). If the citation is direct, it is necessary to cite the page as well, e.g. (Lawrence, 1966, p.124).

  1. A book by one author

Baron, D. P., 2008. Business and the organisation. Chester: Pearson

The author’s last name, Initials., the year of publication. The name of the book. Edition. (only if it is not the first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.

  1. A book by more than one authors

Adams, R. J.,Weiss, T.D. and Coatie, J.J., 2010. The World Health Organisation, its history and impact. London: Perseus.

  1. A book with an editor

Keene, E. ed., 1988. Natural language. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

  1. Electronic books

Fishman, R., 2005. The rise and fall of suburbia. [e-book] Chester: Castle Press. Available through: Anglia Ruskin University Library website <> [Accessed 5 June 2005].

  1. PDF documents

Bank of England, 2008. Inflation Report [pdf] Bank of England Available at: <> [Accessed 20 April 200

  1. A paper in a journal, a printed version

Cox, C., 2002. What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing today. Spring Issue, pp.647-685

  1. A paper in a journal, an electronic version

Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an in depth look. Political Science Quarterly, [e-journal] 42(6). Available through: Anglia Ruskin University Library website <> [Accessed 12 June 2005].

  1. Paper in a journal available on the Internet

Kipper, D., 2008. Japan's new dawn, Popular Science and Tehnology, [online] Available at:

<> [Accessed 22 June 2009].

  1. Conferences

Brown, J., 2005. Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In: UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), 6th Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations.

  1. Laws

Higher Education Act 2004. (c.8). London: HMSO.

  1. Dissertations and theses

Richmond, J., 2005. Customer expectations in the world of electronic banking: a case study of the Bank of Britain. Ph. D. Anglia Ruskin University.

  1. Web pages

NHS Evidence, 2003. National Library of Guidelines. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 10 October 2009 ].

For more information on the Harvard citation system refer to:

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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