Manuscript Preparation


Accepted languages are English and French. Authors who are not native speakers are strongly encouraged to have their manuscripts read and corrected by a professional lector before submission. Texts should be grammatically correct and in good literary style.

Article Length

Articles should not exceed 10000 words. Longer papers will be considered for publishing only in exceptional circumstances.


The electronic texts should be submitted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text format - RTF (a PDF may be submitted in addition to the .doc, .docx or .rtf file, not as the only source). Keep the formatting as simple as possible. Do not use tabs. Use space key only to separate words. The text should be in single-column format, typed in Unicode fonts (Times New Roman is preferred). If there are special characters in the text, it is advisable that authors mark them and send the font. Do not use automatic hyphenation.

Cover letter and contribution contents

Contributions attached to the cover letter should contain the following elements: title page, article text with full bibliography, images, captation list.

Contents of title page

  • Article title
  • Author names
  • Authors' affiliation
  • Full postal address of authors’ affiliation and country name
  • E-mail address of each author.
  • Authors whose papers result from projects funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia should specify the title and number of the project.
  • Abstract
  • Key words

Authors should remove all identifying features from the article text to ensure that Authors' identity is not revealed. The Balcanica has adopted a double-blind review policy, where both the referee and author remain anonymous. Authors should cite their own works in a manner that does not make explicit their identity. Remove personal information from MS Word files.


All articles should contain a concise abstract (no more than 300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.  


Immediately after the abstract provide 5-10 keywords.