The web platform of Stanovništvo will not be available from August 8 to 11. In the meantime, you can access all published articles via the journal's page on the doiSerbia website.
Two Word files have to be uploaded during the submission procedure:
1) A file (e.g. Main-text.docx) that contains the manuscript with no information about authors and supporting agencies should be uploaded as 'Article text' by choosing this option from the drop-down menu of article components in the 'Upload submission file' section.
2) A file (e.g. Authors.docx) that contains information about all authors of the article (including their full names and affiliations – academic titles, research/scientific positions, emails, and optionally ORCID numbers) and acknowledgments (if they exist) should be uploaded as 'Affiliation' by choosing this option from the drop-down menu of article components in the 'Upload submission file' section. Information about all authors and possibly acknowledgments must also be entered through the web form when submitting the manuscript. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author. Please note that no change to the authors’ affiliations can be made after your paper is accepted.
The manuscript should be divided into the following ordered sections: title, abstract, keywords, the text of the manuscript (introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion), list of references, list of tables and illustrations (if any), and extended summary. Figures should also be submitted as separate files.
The title describes the manuscript and/or the main relations among variables; it should be clear, not too long, but explanatory (no more than 10 words). Abbreviations should be avoided in the title if possible.
The abstract should be between 150 and 200 words long, concisely reflecting the structure of the manuscript (background, objective and aims, methods, results, conclusions and comments) so that its original text can be used in referential periodicals and databases. Do not include citations in the abstract. The abstract should be provided in the same language as the manuscript.
Keywords (concepts, locations, results) are listed in a separate line at the end of the abstract. Keywords should be relevant to the topic and content of the paper. An accurate list of keywords will ensure the correct indexing of the paper in referential periodicals and databases. There should be five keywords provided in the same language as the manuscript.
The text of the manuscript should consist of the following sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions (not necessarily under these names). Depending on the type of the manuscript, it might be possible to omit some of the sections. For example, in a review article, it is possible to omit sections on methods and results, while scientific criticism or polemics may include only sections on the motives of the work, specific research problems, and discussion.
References shall be cited in Roman script to allow rapid, accurate indexing, and easy comprehension by the journal users. The list of references shall only include papers that are cited in the text. Place them in alphabetical order, and do not number them. Include all names of authors. When there are eight or more authors, include the first six authors’ names and then use ellipsis points (...) before concluding with the last author’s name. Most of the references should be published recently, thus demonstrating the current scientific importance of the presented research. In case more than one reference by the same author is cited, the most recent work is listed first. If an article is submitted to a journal and publicly available as a pre-print, the pre-print may be cited. Authors should limit the number of cited references by referring to the most relevant papers. Cyrillic references must be transliterated into Latin. Where available, indicate at the end of a reference its DOI or URL. Stanovništvo follows the APA style for listing references.
Examples of different types of references:
Tables should not exceed one page and should not be overloaded with auxiliary lines; 9-point font should be used for letters and numbers presented in tables. Tables should have a clear, self-explanatory title. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Editorial staff need to have full control over the tables, that is, to be able to click inside the tables to edit the font of the words written inside the tables to match the journal style and correct the spelling. All tables should be incorporated in the text of the manuscript.
Figures, cartograms, pictures, drawings, and other illustrations should also be submitted as separate files of high resolution (jpg or tiff, min 300dpi). Authors are encouraged to submit colour versions of their figures/cartograms/illustrations for the electronic issue. However, it should not be forgotten that the printed issue is black and white. All illustrations should be labelled as ‘Figure’ and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order in which they are placed in the text (e.g. Figure-1.jpg).
The data and/or calculation used for producing graphical charts and tables should also be separately submitted. For example, if charts/figures are generated in MS Excel, access should be granted to the original data used for their production.
The title of a table should be placed above the table, and the title of a figure below the figure. The table/figure legends should provide information on the applied statistical procedures. The legend of a table/figure including data source(s) should be placed beneath the table/figure, while notes, if they exist, should follow in the next line. Referencing to the figures/tables in the text of the manuscript should follow the numbering of the graphs/tables (for example, in Table 1) instead of their position in the text (for example, in the above table).
Please do not:
The extended summary in English should follow the structure of the manuscript, but it must be longer than the abstract (350-400 words), representing a short version of the paper; it should be placed after the list of references or the list of tables and figures (where applicable). The editorial staff will, then, translate the title, extended abstract and keywords into Serbian. This short version of the paper is intended for broader academic audience and media in the region of former Yugoslavia. An important note for authors who are native speakers of Serbian (including all standard variants of the former Serbian-Croatian language): the title, extended abstract and keywords should be provided in your native language.
The manuscript could be long up to 8,000 words not including the list of references and the extended summary. In specific cases, the Editorial Board could accept longer papers. In determining the length of the text, tables and illustrations (figures, cartograms, etc.) are counted as 400 words (whole page) or 200 words (half page).
We publish the following categories of papers:
The manuscript should be divided into the following ordered sections: title, abstract, keywords, the text of the manuscript, list of references, list of tables andillustrations (if any), and extended summary. Figures should also be submitted as separate files.
A separate file (e.g. Authors.docx) that contains information about all authors of the article (including their full names and affiliations – academic titles, research/scientific positions, emails, and optionally ORCID numbers) and acknowledgments (if they exist) should be uploaded as 'Affiliation' by choosing this option from the drop-down menu of article components in the 'Upload submission file' section. Information about all authors and possibly acknowledgments must also be entered through the web form when submitting the manuscript. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author. Please note that no change to the authors’ affiliations can be made after your paper is accepted.
For more details, please refer to the Author guidelines.
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