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Author Guidelines

Papers submitted for publication must be written in EnglishIf the authors wish to increase the visibility of their papers, they are supposed to submit Serbian version of the article as well (as Supplementary file - Word format, using the Cyrillic alphabet).

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.
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 English. 

  • Abstract in English (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 Serbian 

  • Abstract in Serbian (100 to 250 words), followed by 5 key words. 

  • 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.
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 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.


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.

  1. 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
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. An TEME copyright and warranty form will have to accompany your submission. Authors are responsible for obtaining any security clearances. All authors have to sign the copyright transfer form. The signed copyright form has to be scanned and uploaded by using the corresponding Supplementary files upload interface on the website.

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The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors.

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Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published.