Instruction to authors


Submission of Papers


The papers should be submitted to the editorial office in electronic form (a diskette or e-mail) to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a note ’’for the journal’’ or through the online system of electronic editing ASEESTANT, who is developed by the Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEES) directly to the link Only papers that have not been previously published or offered for publication elsewhere can be accepted, as well as those which meet the scientific criteria of the Editors.


Writing the Paper


The first page should indicate the title, academic degree, the first name, initial(s), and surname of each author followed by his or her department, institution, city with postcode, and country. The fax, telephone number and Email address of the corresponding author should also be provided. (Font 10); the left block. If the paper has more than one author, each author should be given all the information contained herein.

The title should include the main idea of the paper. It is written in the middle, upper case letters (font size 12) and in bold- face. Abbreviations should not be used in the title. Subtitles are written in the middle, lower-case letters, in bold-face and numbered in Arabic numerals.

The abstract should contain from 100 to 250 words (font 10) and should include concisely specified facts, and summarize the illustrated procedures and methods of work performance. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Citing references in the abstract is to be avoided.

Keywords should specify up to 10 (font 10) in italics, and should indicate the main research problem.


Text Formatting


The text should be submitted in MS Word formatted in two columns. All pages of the main text should be numbered. The work should not be less than 5 and more than 10 pages of basic text on page A4.

Papers should be submitted in Serbian and/or English.

Citation should be given in the text, in parentheses. It should not be formatted as footnotes. Footnotes should be used, if necessary, for comment and additional text.

Author's surname in brackets, when using Harvard style citation , should also be written in the original language and script.  Certain words and phrases can be, for scientific and professional needs, written in the original language and script. The names of foreign authors in the text are listed in the transcription of the first reference to the author or the source stating the name of the original author in parentheses. In the next reference to the same author, only a transcription should be mentioned. Citation within an article should state the author's name and the year of publication of the source, for example (Trajkovic, 2010). Specifying more than one author in brackets should be arranged alphabetically, not chronologically. If there are two authors, both are cited in brackets. If there are more than two authors, only the surname of the first author and the abbreviation et al are used in brackets.




All tables should be on separate pages and accompanied by a title and footnotes where necessary. They should only illustrate data that are directly relevant to the thesis of the paper. The tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. For each table, the title should be indicated. The title should reflect the essence of the data in the table indicating the given variables or the most significant relations among the data. If it illustrates the published material , its original source should be given in the form of a reference at the end of the table. Avoid overcrowding the tables and the excessive use of words. Titles, page numbers should be placed above the table so that the space under the table for the legend remains. Notes are placed under the table, and the words legend or notes are written in italics. APA follows the rule that vertical lines should be removed from the tables and only the most necessary of the horizontal ones should be retained.


Figures and illustrations


Figures and illustrations should have legend captions that accompany the illustration. They should uphold rather than duplicate the text, they should be easy to read, easy to understand and they should denote only the essential facts. The lines should be clean and simple. The curve and line graphs and outside edges of columns should be thicker than the lines of the coordinate system. The material should be scanned to record at least 300 dpi resolutions, and it is desirable to be of 600-1200 dpi. They should be stored in the Text Box in Word because it is lighter in page layout when printing. Figures and illustrations are numbered consecutively by category to which they belong.


Citing references in the text


According to APA standards, the basic principle of citation in the plain text is ''one author, one word''. If there is more than one author, it is enough to mention the first one and point out that the author worked with associates, and then add the date of publication. With the author's name it is enough to mention only a year, and not the page, if the text is not directly quoted or does not include information which should be linked to the page. When a paper has two authors, always cite both names and years of birth, and surnames with a conjunction between them. If there are three, four or five authors, always first list all the names, and then just write the name of the first and add ''et al''. When a paper has six or more authors, cite only the first author in the plain text and then add text and'' associates''.




List of references (font 10) should only contain works that are cited in the text, which have been published or accepted for publication. The list of references should not contain any source that is not used in the paper. Headlines of foreign publications should be given with an initial capital letter while the rest is in lowercase letters. If the paper has a subtitle, it is separated from the title by two points, and begins with a capital letter.

The list of references at the end of the paper is to be given in alphabetical order according to APA standards and follow the principle '' author - publication year '':

The bibliographic unit should contain the last name and initials, the year of publication, the title of the book (in italics), the place of publication and the publisher, for example:

Trajkovic, P. (2010): Management, Vranje, Mapro

An article in a journal should include the last name and initials ot the author, the year of publication in parentheses, the title of the paper, full name of the journal (in italics), volume (in italics) and the page.

The names of journals in English are written with initial capital letters of the words, except for conjunctions.

When it comes to the web document, we should write the author's name, year, document title (in italics), the date the site was visited and the Internet address of the website, for example:

If one author is stated several times, the year of reference is to be followed. If several papers by the same author in the same year are stated, they should be marked with letters a, b, c: (1997a, 1997b).




This section includes appreciation, recognition of a number of people who contributed to the realization of the paper or the organization that provided financial support for the project.


Evaluation of submitted papers


All the papers having been reviewed and ranked, the editorial staff makes a decision whether they will be published or not. Based on the review, the editor decides on the acceptance and publication of the paper, and then informs the author. Attachments, floppy disks or CDs will not be returned or paid for. Papers that are not submitted in accordance with these propositions will not be considered for publication.



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