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Instructions for Authors

Proposals shall be sent by e-mail to one of the editors:

Luka Burazin:
Andrej Kristan:
Matija Žgur:

Style guide

First page

The first page of all proposals shall include the following information:

1. Author’s Name and Surname (including, in a footnote marked with an asterisk, the author's academic title, affiliation and a contact e-mail address)

2. Title (Subtitle in a separate line)
* Convey not only the topic of your contribution but also your main point.

3. Short Abstract (150-200 words)
* Clearly convey important aspects of your research, leaving out the non-essential. Limit descriptions of the intellectual background and do not rehearse known facts or information given in the title. Exclude personal opinions on the value of the work being addressed. Focus on what’s new. Clearly state the main conclusion(s). The abstract should include sufficient information for researchers and practitioners to decide whether the article is useful for them.

4. Keywords (from 4 to 7 key words)
* If the paper is not in English, it will also include an English translation of the title (and subtitle), abstract and keywords.

5. Acknowledgments (if applicable)


6. It is recommended not to exceed 45.000 characters with spaces.

  • font type & size: Preferably Times New Roman, 12 pt. Italics for emphases. (Bold is reserved for subtitles!)

  • subtitles: All subtitles and sub-subtitles shall be numbered gradually with Arab numbers to the following pattern: 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2, 2, 3 and so on. (Subtitles shall be separated from numbers for one space or one tab. They shall not be written in all capital letters.)

  • long quotations: Quotations that are longer than 3 lines shall form a separate, indented paragraph. Quotation marks are not needed in this case. Font size: 10 pt. The source shall be indicated in brackets at the end of the quoted text, like this: xxxx. (Ross 2019: x-xx)

  • short quotations: Quotations that are shorter than 3 lines shall have double citation marks: “Like this!”

  • citations: References to cited works shall normally be put in footnotes.

  • footnotes: Footnotes shall end with a full stop. Whereas footnote references to legal documents shall use the usual abbreviation such references have in the originating legal order, references to authored works shall follow this pattern:
    Surname #year#: #page(s)#. Example: Guastini 2004: 11–15. If the reference is used in a sentence, the year and the page numbers shall be put in brackets like this: As is show by Guastini (2004: 11–15), it is problematic to...


All publications must include an English list of References at the end. The references must be put in alphabetic order and they must comply with the American Psychological Association's reference style (APA Publication Manual, 7th edition). The most common categories and examples are presented in these two images (you can also download them from the Attachment section at the bottom of this page):

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Further examples are presented on this website:


All publications will be accompanied with a short synopsis which will include:

  1. Author's name and surname

  2. English title (and subtitle)

  3. English abstract and keywords

  4. English Summary of the subtitles following this pattern: 1. First subtitle (Roman, with a full stop). – 2. Second subtitle (Roman, with a full stop). – 2.1. First sub-subtitle under the Second subtitle (Roman, italic, with a full stop). – 2.2. Second sub-subtitle under the Second subtitle (Roman, italic, with a full stop). – 3. Third subtitle (Roman, with a full stop). – …

  5. Author's academic title, affiliation (including a correspondence address) and a contact e-mail address.


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