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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

Radovi Filozofskog fakulteta u Sarajevu publishes scholarly and other papers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Only previously unpublished papers, written in Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian, in one of the officially recognized and used alphabets in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or in one of the world’s languages, are accepted. The manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board electronically, and will not be returned. If the paper is accepted for publication, the author is obliged not to publish the same paper in another publication without prior consent of the Editorial Board. Radovi Filozofskog fakulteta u Sarajevu is published in print and electronic form.

Preparing the manuscript

Length requirements

It is recommended that the manuscript is not longer than 20 pages (1 page = 1,800 characters with spaces). A maximum length of 8 standard pages is allowed for book reviews, scholarly reflections and critical reviews. Book reviews will include the name of the author(s), the title of the book, the publisher, the place and year of publication and the number of pages. A journal review, aside from the journal title, will include the year the journal was launched, as well as the year, place and the journal volume number.


The title of the paper should be as concise as possible (ten words maximum) and, as such, reflect the importance and content of the paper. The title provided in Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian, or one of the world’s languages, should be accompanied by the equivalent in the English language.


Full name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) should be provided. The author’s name or authors’ names should be placed above the title of the paper  and followed by the author’s or authors’ e-mail address(es). No academic titles should be included. If there is more than one author, their names and e-mail addresses should start on a new line. A footnote is inserted by the author’s name containing the author’s affiliation. Radovi may contain only one paper by an author, regardless if another may be authored or co-authored.  


The length of the summary should be between 200 and 250 words. The summary should be written in Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian, or in one of the world’s languages and accompanied by a translation into English. The aim of the summary should be to give an insight into the relevance of the topic, the hypothesis, the aim of the research, the methodology used and the results obtained. It is in the interest of the author(s) to include in the summary the terms (descriptors) often used for citation indexing.

Key words

A maximum of 10 key words, important for shortcut identification and classification of the content, should be listed below the summary. The equivalent key words in English should also be provided.

Citation style

The Harvard citation style is the preferred referencing style. 

Author’s responsibilities

The author is fully responsible for the content of the paper and citing the information published earlier. By submitting the manuscript, the author confirms that the paper accepted for publication in Radovi has not been submitted to any other journal, or has not been published earlier, and has been accepted for publication by co-authors (if any). The author will state in the introduction (or footnotes) if the paper is part of another publication (doctoral dissertation, research study, etc.). With the author’s consent, the Editorial Board may intervene in the original text upon the reviewers’ request or in case that such modifications are necessary in order for the paper to adhere to professional, lexical or technical requirements of Radovi. While acknowledging the rights of the authors and the publisher, the contributions published in Radovi and its e-editions may be used without special permission for personal or educational purposes. The author(s) are required to sign the author’s declaration, confirming the originality of the submitted manuscript.

Editorial Board and proofreading

The Editorial Board will send all papers to be proofread and, as a rule, inform the author(s) regarding the necessary corrections.




Surname, author initial(s), year. Title of the book: subtitle. Issue (only in case of a first-time issue). Place of publishing: publisher. 

Single author

Blair, D. C., 1990. Language and Representation in Information Retrieval. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers.

Two authors

Blažević, D., Hodak, V., 2001. Upute za katalogizaciju omeđenih publikacija i nizova publikacija. 2. dop. izd. Zagreb: Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica.

More than four authors

Levine, D. M. et al., 2004. Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.

Edited book

Surname, initial(s) ed., year. Title of the book: subtitle. Issue (only in case the book has previously been published). Place of publishing: publisher.

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

Scientific and professional papers in proceedings and collections of papers

Surname, initial(s), year. Title of the paper: subtitle. In: Surname, initial(s) ed. Title of the proceedings: subtitle. Place of publishing: publisher, pp. from – to.

Afrić, V., 2002. “Informacijske tehnologije i društvo”. U:. Tkalac, S., Lasić-Lazić, J. ur. Zbornik radova Težakovi dani. Zagreb: Filozofski fakultet, Zavod za informacijske studije Odsjeka za informacijske znanosti, pp. 7–21.

Electronic book

Surname, initial(s) of the author(s), year. Title: subtitle. [medium]. Edition. Place of publishing: publisher. Available at: webpage: [date of access].

Fishman, R., 2005. The rise and fall of suburbia. [e-book]. Chester: Castle Press. Available at: / E-books: [3. 3. 2007].

Article in a journal

Surname, initial(s) of the author(s), year. Title of the article: subtitle. Journal title. Volume (number), pages.  

Milas-Bracović, M., Barany, I. and Boras, D., 1986. “Zastupljenost ključnih riječi iz naslova i teksta članka u njegovom autorskom sažetku”. Informatologia Yugoslavica, 17 (3-4), pp. 243–265.

Article in an electronic journal

Surname, initial(s) of the author(s), year. Title of the article. Journal title. [medium]. Volume (number), pages. Available at: webpage: [access date].

Baker, T., 2002. “A Grammar of Dublin Core”. D-Lib Magazine. [online], 6 (10). Available at: <> [21. 11. 2011].

Newspaper article

Surname, initial(s) of the author(s), year. Article title: subtitle. Name of the newspapers. Date. Pages.

Slapper, G., 2005. “Corporate manslaughter, new issues for lawyers”. The Times, 3 Sep. pp. 4–5.

Conference paper

Surname, initial(s) of the author(s), year. Full title of the conference paper. In: Surname, initial(s) of the editor(s), ed. or organization name, Full name of the conference. Place of the conference, date. Place of publishing: publisher.

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.

Bachelor and master’s thesis, doctoral dissertations

Surname, initial(s) of the author(s), year. Title: subtitle. Master’s thesis. Place of publishing: publisher.

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


Surname, initial(s) of the author(s). (year of publishing). Title: subtitle [online]. Place of publishing: publisher (publisher in the traditional sense, or an organization responsible for webpage maintenance). Available at: URL [date of access].

Holland, M., 1996. Harvard System [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University. Available at: <> [6. 12. 1996]

Online discussion list or discussion forum examples and social media posts

Surname, initials, Year. “Title of message/post”. Date added. Discussion list/forum title [online]. Available at: URL [date of access].

Bloo, 2005. “Oko za oko, zub za zub”. 18. 8. 2005. Forum Klix [online]. Available at: [15. 11. 2023].


For in-text citations, use the following elements:

  • author(s)/editor(s) surname(s)
  • year of publishing
  • page number (in case of a direct in-text citation)


Single author/editor

(Blair, 1990, p. 2)

Two authors/editors

(Blažević and Hodak, 2001)

Three authors/editors

(Dizdar, Hajdarpašić and Mešić, 2013)

Four or more authors/editors

(Pašalić-Kreso et al., 2014)

No author(s)/editor(s): italicize the title

(Vremeplov, 1990)

No author(s)/editor(s) and year of publishing: use the abbreviation of the Latin expression sine anno

(Upute za citiranje, s. a.)

Several editions of the same author in a single year

(Dizdar, 2014a)


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