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Author Guidelines

As an author, you are kindly advised to use the instructions for authors available for downloading below. This way you have nothing to change in terms of paper and text format. Simply applying the styles defined in the document will be sufficient.
Paper submitted for publication must be written in English and Serbian and submitted in the final camera-ready form. It is mandatory to submit your original work in Microsoft Word format by using our online manuscript submission system. You have to make “New Submission” and upload your paper by using the online interface. All subsequent versions should be uploaded by using the same paper ID and your defined password. We are unable to process files sent by E-mail. We will do the final formatting and all necessary format conversions of your paper.


  • Paper title in Serbian 
  • Abstract in Serbian 100 to 250 words, followed by 5 key words. The title and the abstract of the paper should be directly linked to the paper content, with no information that would identify the author(s) of the paper. 
  • Paper title in English 
  • Abstract in English, with key words (the same instructions as for the abstract in Serbian).
  • The paper should follow the IMRAD structure (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion), when it presents an empirical study.
  • Paper body should not contain more than three levels of sub-division into sections and sub-sections. Level one sections should be introduced by headings printed in Italic and in CAPITAL LETTERS, formatted as centred. Level two sections should be introduced by headings in Italic, with the initial capital letter, formatted as centred. Level-one and level-two headings should be separated from the previous text by one line. Level three sections should be introduced by a heading printed in Italic, but placed as a regular paragraph, separated by a full-stop from the text that follows. 

Each paragraph should have the first line indented (1 cm).
In-text citations: Whenever referring to a source (monograph, article, statistical source), the author should cite the source in the text, using the author-date system (Surname, year of publication, pages referred to, all in brackets) – Please, refer to the table at the end of these Instructions.
The original spelling of the author's name should be provided in brackets when the author is mentioned for the first time, especially in texts using the Cyrillic alphabet: e.g. „Вебер (Weber)...“
Direct quotations can be included in the text if not longer than 20 words. Longer quotations should be given as separate paragraphs, spaced-out from the previous and following text, and with the following formatting: Format, Paragraph, Indents and Spacing, Left 1 cm, Right 1 cm, Line spacing – Single; for instance:

Letters, figures, and symbols should be clearly denoted so that no doubts about their meaning can arise. Symbols which may lead to confusion (e.g. letter I and figure 1, figure 0 and letter O) should be distinguished by marks which are explained in “Remarks for the typesetter”.

  • Literature (References). A complete list of references should be provided as a separate section at the end of the paper. The references should be listed in accordance with the APA Style. The references should be listed alphabetically, by the authors’ last (family) names. For publication titles in Serbian, the English translation should also be provided in brackets. The works by the same author should be listed chronologically (from the most to the least recent ones). Wherever possible, provide the DOI number, too, in addition to other reference data. 
  • Summary in English and Serbian. Please provide a summary at the end of the paper, after the References section. The summary should not be longer than 1/10 of the paper (i.e. 2,000 to 3,700 characters). The summary should be formatted as Italic, with single line spacing.
An TEME Authors Statement Form will have to accompany your submission. The signed Authors Statement Form has to be scanned and uploaded by using the corresponding Supplementary files upload interface on the website.


Privacy Statement

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process in order to select for publishing the articles meeting the high standards of this journal. The reviewers’ identities are not disclosed to the authors, nor are the authors' identities disclosed to the reviewers.

When a manuscript is submitted to Teme, it undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.

In the main reviewing phase, the assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to two experts in the field, by using the on-line web management system. The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help referees to cover all aspects that can decide the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.

All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently before, during and after the evaluation process. They have different affiliation, are usually located in different countries, and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the paper is sent to a third reviewer.

The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-chief based on the scrutiny of reviewers and the scope of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, and the authors are always responsible for the content of each article.