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Author Guidelines

By submitting a manuscript authors guarantee that their contribution to the Journal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and implicitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the research was carried out.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authors must make sure that only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.

The address for manuscript submission is: (by registration procedure).

Manuscripts are pre-evaluated at the Editorial Office in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism.

Upon receiving the submission, authors will be notified by email. Only those contributions that conform to the following instructions can be accepted for peer-review. Otherwise, the manuscripts will be returned to the authors with observations, comments and annotations.

Authors must strictly follow the instructions for authors. Manuscripts that fail to meet the instructions will be rejected without review.

Authors from abroad (if they wish so) can submit papers in English only, while other authors  must submit in Serbian and English language. 

A manuscript should be written in MS Word (format .doc, .docx). Page format is 17.6×25.0 cm (В5), all margins are 2.5 cm. Font is Times New Roman, size 11, single spacing. 

A manuscript should contain a title, an abstract, keywords, text of the manuscript, acknowledgments, references, a list of tables and a list of illustrations. Mark the position of figures and tables in the text. Please, do not include tables and figures in the manuscript. They should be submitted as separate files.

Names of authors (font 11, bold) and their affiliations should be submitted on a separate page. The affiliation(s) (name and address of the institution where the author is employed), font 10, italic, should be written below authors’ names. When there is more than one author, each name should be marked with an asterisk at the end. The number of stars indicates different institutions. The corresponding author should be marked with the number 1 in the exponent at the end of the last name. The full name and email address of the corresponding author should be written below the affiliation (on a separate page that is attached to the text).

Title should be clear, concise and explanatory (no more than 8 words, font 12, capital letters, bold).

Abstract (150 to 250 words, font 10) should contain a short review of the method and the most important results of the work, so that its original text can be used in referential periodicals and databases. Do not include citations in the Abstract.

Keywords (font 10) 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 correct indexing of the paper in referential periodicals and databases. The number of key words is from 4 to 8.

The text of the manuscript should be divided into sections. Section titles (font 12, bold, lowercase letters).


Introduction defines the goals and gives a brief overview of the previous research and sets out the main scientific contribution of the author. Introduction contains a precise definition of the problem and gives a concise overview of the essence and character of the discussed topics.

Material and methods

This section begins by stating the starting assumptions, conditions and limitations. In this way, we gain insight into the generality of the proposed solutions and the possibility of its wider application in practice before the presentation of results and their analysis.


Research results constitute the main part of the paper. These results are usually presented in the form of graphs and tables. They should provide comments on the results of only those experiments or calculations that confirm or deny the scientific argument. They should be an important, objective interpretation and analysis of the results, and if possible they should correlate with the results of other researchers.


This section is used to explain and generalize the obtained results described in the previous section. The results need to be commented in chronological order, seeking inner connection between them. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to assess realistically the value and significance of one’s own and results of others or contribution to resolving the corresponding problem. Special significance should be given to new problems and ways for their research on the basis of the results obtained.


Conclusion should be formulated in such a way that it contains the answer to the question asked in the introduction. Conclusions are written in the form of short sentences that state the main contribution of the paper and further ways of development in a given field. Conclusions should be concise and clear because they provide impression of the quality of the paper.

Subtitles are size 11, bold, italic, small letters. Footnotes should be avoided in the manuscript.

For formulas and equations use equation editor (mathtype, equation editor). Avoid abbreviations. Acronyms should be explained in parenthesis after the first appearance in the text.

When writing papers in English, both British and American variants are accepted.

Tables should not be wider than the text format. Font size in table is 10. Legend for the table is located above the table, font size 10, centered, italic. Sources of data are written below the table, font size 9, left alignment.

Photos, drawings and other illustrations should be of good quality and preferably in color. If the paper is accepted for publication, the editor decides which contributions will be in color, which in black and white. The acceptable image formats include (TIFF, JPEG, EPS), with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum dimension of the text size. The legend, font size 10, centered, italic is below the illustration All illustrations are marked as Fig.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the text.

Acknowledgements should be included in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

References should be cited in the language in which they were published. The list of References should only include papers that are cited in the text. Font size is 10.

For citing in the text use APA Style Citation.


One author

… in Rakobarski Basin (Petrović, 2005).

Petrović (2005) stated that in Rakobarski Basin ...

… tufa formation took place through several phases (Petrović, 2007a; Petrović 2007b)

… which is confirmed by numerous authors (Petrović, 2005; Nikolić, 2008; Antonijević, 2012)

Two authors

… this process has not yet been sufficiently explored (Petrović & Nikolić, 2012)

Petrović and Nikolić (2012) point out that this is only the beginning ...

Three and more authors

... so that there was a divergence of attitudes (Petrović et al., 2015).

Petrović et al. (2015) deny the existence of the glacial period ...

Same last names

... share of RMM has become the dominant (Manojlović P, 2001; Manojlović S, 2016)

Names of organizations are quoted in full the first time they appear, and each subsequent time as acronyms (US Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2002)

References (referred to as the subtitle). The font size is 10, the first line starts from the margins, while the rest were intended 1 cm. The entries are in alphabetical order.

Examples of printing references


Gavrilović, D. (1975). Karst of Carpatho-baklanian mountains in Yugoslavia. Bulletin of the  Serbian Geographical Society, 55 (2), 28-43

Nađ, I., Todorović, M. & Tošić, B. (2005). Geographic basis of  Euroregion "Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisza". Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society, 85 (2), 97-110


Stanković, S. (2009). Spas of Serbia. Belgrade: Textbook bureau

Jovičić, D., Jovičić, Ž & Ivanović, V. (2005). Basics of tourism. Beograd: Tourist printing

Article or book chapter

Veljković, N. & Jovičić, M. (2015). Quality of the water resources of Serbia. In Veljkovic, N. (Eds.), Waters of Serbia - In a time of adaptation to climate change (pp. 54-84). Belgrade: Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Agency for Environmental Protection

Publisher as author

Republic Institute for Statistics (2016). Population - Monthly Statistical Bulletin, February 2016. Belgrade: Republic Institute for Statistics


Molotkov, S. (2005). Akatist. In: Encyclopedia of the Orthodox spiritual life by the works of the Saint Ignatius (Brjančaninov) (translated from Russian) (p. 3-4), Belgrade Temple of St. Alexander Nevski


Dželebdžić, O. (2013). Theoretical and methodological basis of defining criteria and indicators of spatial development of Serbia (Doctoral dissertation). 10.2298/ BG20130612Dzelebdzic

Petronijevic, S. (2000). Anthropogeographical study of Krajiste settlements. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Belgrade

Proceedings of Conferences and Symposiums

Ristić, R., Marković, A., Malosević, D. & Đeković, V. (2000). Torrential floods - permanent threats on ecosystem stability, 75th Anniversary of Forestry faculty, Proceedings, Sofia

Web edition

Nešić, D. (2015). The results of speleological exploration on Pester. Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society, 95 (4), 1-30. DOI: 10.2298 / GSGD1504001N

Djurić, N. & Langović, M. (2014). What after the geography? Belgrade geographical journal, 1. Retrieved from

It is recommended to the authors to use some citation manager during text writing (EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors shall transfer the copyright to the Publisher. If the submitted manuscript is not accepted for publication by the journal, all rights shall be retained by the author(s).

Authors grant to the Publisher the following rights to the manuscript, including any supplemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements thereof:

  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript in printed form, including print-on-demand;
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  • the right to store the Manuscript in databases, including online databases, and the right of transmission of the Manuscript in all technical systems and modes;
  • the right to make the Manuscript available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.

Views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and Editorial Board. Authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in their articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of claims for damages. 


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