Author Guidelines

Humanities Journal publishes original scientific papers, review papers and short or preliminary reports in the field of social and humanistic sciences. In addition, Humanstika publishes actual professional papers, informative appendices, reviews, scientific critiques and polemics that are relevant for the development of the scientific thought and its implementation in practice.

Since it covers a wide range of social and humanistic sciences, the journal is organized through special sections covering certain areas and is edited by reference editors with scientific and / or teaching titles. The journal promotes and advocates the affirmation of academic youth and international academic and scientific cooperation and exchange, especially in the Western Balkans countries, as a culturally, linguistically and demographically related environment.

All manuscripts are reviewed by two independent reviewers with necessary references in the given scientific fields. The reviewers are anonymous to the authors, and the authors are also anonymous to the reviewers (Double Blind Peer Preview). All manuscripts are subject to verification on Ephorus and iThenticate platforms in order to verify authenticity and prevent plagiarism.

The language of the manuscript can be Serbian, English, Russian or some of the world’s languages that are in widespread use in international communication in a given field of science. It is mandatory for the title and abstract to be in English.


Technical Characteristics of the Manuscript

The editorial staff of Humanities Journal accepts only those papers that are written in accordance with the rules and instructions given herein. We note that it is especially important that the authors comply with the given rules in all, because this, in addition to methodological and formal norms, is an important determinant of the scientific papers.

Author’s Name and Surname: Author’s name and surname should be written in lowercase Times New Roman, 12, Bold left alignment. The affiliation is written under the name of the author, lowercase – Italic (font 12). If the author is employed at the faculty, after providing the faculty name, it is necessary to provide the name of the university and its head office location (e.g. Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade). If the author is employed at a scientific institute, it is necessary to provide the name of the city in which the institute is located (eg, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade).

Paper Title: Title is written in lowercase Times New Roman, 16, Bold left alignment. If necessary, a footnote may be placed next to the title for the purpose of citing the name, number, and other details of the project within which the article is written.

Summary (Abstract): Abstract is written in lowercase Times New Roman, 12, regular, double-sided, spacing 1.5. Summary (Abstract) is a brief informative overview of the article contents that allows the reader to quickly and accurately assess its relevance. It is in the interest of the journal and the authors that summaries contain terms that are often used to index and search articles. The constituent parts of the Summary are the aim of the research, the methods, the results and the conclusion. The Summary can be in Serbian, English, or some of the world’s languages ​​or in the Slovene language in the scientific field of language and literature. If the language of the paper is Serbian, Slovene or some of the world’s languages, which is not English, the title preceding the abstract and the abstract must be in English. Abstract should be within 200-250 word range and is located below the title of the paper, while the Summary (abstract), along with the key words and the title in English, is located at the end of the paper.

Key words: Key words should be written in lowercase Times New Roman, 12, regular, left alignment, spacing 1.5. Keywords are terms or syntagms that best describe the content of the article for indexing and search purposes. They should be assigned with a reference to an international source (list, dictionary or thesaurus) that is most widely accepted either within a given scientific field or in science in general (for example, the list of key words Web of Science). The number of keywords cannot be less than five (5) nor greater than ten (10), and it is in the interest of the editors and the authors that the frequency of their use in the text of the paper is as high as possible. Keywords are given immediately following the Summary.

Basic Text of the Paper: Basic text should be written in lowercase Times New Roman, 12, regular, double-sided, spacing 1.5. New line is indented. The scope of the paper should not exceed 36,000 characters with spaces, including a Summary in Serbian and English, key words, a list of literature, footnotes and attachments. The papers should be written in a clear and understandable scientific style, respecting the logical order of the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) criteria. In that sense, it is necessary to determine the subject, problem and the goal of the paper in the introductory part, then present the applied methodology of the paper and present the obtained results, while in the discussion part, the results should be related to the conclusions.

Subtitles / Second Line Titles: Should be written in the middle of the page in lowercase – Bold (font 12).


Format of Citations and References

References in the text of the paper and in the literature list are cited according to the citing APA style, edition 6 ( We recommend authors to find more information, as well as the answers to other questions regarding APA standards, on the official website If some of the papers have been produced in the research that requires some other way and style of citation (MLA, Chicago, Harvard, etc.),  Humanistika editorial will accept such papers for publication, provided that the applied citation standard is fully consistent.

When citing a reference within the text, the following model must be used: (author’s surname, year of publication). If authors from different references have the same surname, the initials of the author’s name in a quote, e.g. (Armstrong, G. M., 1994) is used. If two or more authors are quoted in the same place, they should be listed in an alphabetical order within the same quote, separated by a point-of-phrase, e.g. (Gidens, 2001; Hajdeman, 2004).

The foreign names in the text should be transcribed into the Serbian language, and in the first mention behind the name, the original name should be given, followed by the year of publication of the paper, for example, Bodrijar (Baudrillard, 1985) or Pjer Burdije (Pierre Bourdieu). In case of two authors of the paper, the surnames of both are given, while in the case of a larger number of authors, only the surname of the first author is given, followed by “et al.”. Citations are written in the designated space in the text of the paper, always after the end of the quotation, after the quotation mark. Any citation, regardless of its length, should be accompanied by a reference to the page number with mandatory quotation marks at the beginning and at the end of the citation.

Example: (Foucault, 1989: 59) or (Fuko, 1990)

The list of literature used in the paper is stated at the end of the paper and the list should not include papers not listed in the references. References are listed in alphabetical (Cyrillic and Latin, respectively) order according to the author’s surname, first for the sources in the Cyrillic alphabet, which are followed by the sources in the Latin alphabet. When the source has no author, the title of the paper is given and sorted according to the first word in the title. All papers are typed with an indentation in the second and the subsequent lines, in the manner shown in the examples, in order to emphasize the alphabetical order. When it comes to the paper of several authors, in the case of two to five authors of the paper, the surnames and initials of all are cited, while in the case of six or more authors, the surname and the initials of the first author are given, followed by the abbreviations, “i sar.” or “et al.”. When the paper of an author is cited several times in the references, the sequence of publishing years of the paper is respected. For articles from the journal, papers from the proceedings, as well as book chapters, it is necessary to indicate a page range of an article, or a chapter in the proceedings/book.

Examples of citing individual sources in the references are as follows:

Book /monograph:

Bibliographic data should contain: Surname, author’s fist name initials. (year of publication).

Title of paper. Place of publication: Publisher.


Chandler, D, & Munday R. (2011). Dictionary of Media and Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hačion, L. (1996a). Poetika postmodernizma. Novi Sad: Svetovi.

Hutcheon, L. (1996b). Narcistička naracija. Zagreb: Znanje.


Chapter in the Proceedings:

Rocco, S. (2015). Creative Design Thinking as a Managerial Approach. In D. Jugo, D. Verčić i L. Ciboci (eds.), Proceedings of Communication and management Forum (pp. 175–214). Zagreb: Visoka škola za komunikacijski menadžment Edvard Bernajz.

Adorno, T. (1990.). Teze za sociologiju umetnosti. U: S. Petrović (Ed.), Sociologija književnosti (pp. 164–186). Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva.

Paper from the Scientific Journal:

Surname, author’s fist name initials. (year of publication). Article title. Journal title, issue/volume number: page range.


Aracki, Z. (2015). Tehnologija kao prednost i izazov komuniciranja. CM Časopis za komunikaciju i medije, 34/X: pp. 121-128.

Article From Newspapers and Magazines:

Surname, author’s fist name initials. (year of publication).Article Title. Journal title, place and date of publication, issue number: page range.


Šimić, A. (2016). Suzbiti  govor mržnje na svakom mjestu. Oslobođenje, Sarajevo 09.12.2016. Broj: 25159: p. 11.

Laws and Regulations:

Full title of law or regulation, Gazette Title, number and year of publication.


Zakon o naučnoistraživačkoj delatnosti, Službeni glasnik RS, No. 112/2015.


Web platform:

For all information from electronic platforms, indicate the date of access to information, database name or exact web address (URL): Surname, author’s fist name initials (year). Document title (Italic). The date the site was visited, the website address.


Adair, J. & Vohra, N. (2003). The Explosion of Knowledge, References and Citations. Date Accessed 03. 01. 2017. URL:



Different types of illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphic charts, tables, maps, charts, schematics, etc.) can be included in the text of the paper, but they must be prepared in a quality resolution and in an appropriate electronic form. All illustrations must be in the appropriate places in the text and their contents must inform the paper itself. Each illustration must have its own ordinal number, title and, if necessary, a legend (explanations of characters, etc.). The ordinal number and the title of the illustration are written below the illustration, in lower case Times New Roman, 11, regular, central alignment, spacing 1.0.


Submission of Papers

The papers submitted by authors should be written in compliance with all the rules of academic writing and with respect for intellectual property rights. When submitting the papers, the authors are obliged to submit signed statements that guarantee that their papers represent the results of original and independent scientific paper. Papers are submitted in an electronic format, on a CD, or by e-mail.

Deadlines for submission of papers are:

January 1st, for the issue that is published in March of the given year.

July 1st,  for the issue that is published in September of the given year.

Texts should be sent in an electronic format to the following e-mail address:

Authors’ statement should be printed, filled in, signed, and the original copy sent by regular mail to the Editorial office, while the scanned version should be sent to the email address of the Editorial office.  The author’s declaration form can be downloaded from the Journal’s website.