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Information for Authors


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Information for Librarians


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Instructions to Authors


Style guide

Papers should be written in standard format A4 (1.5-spaced in Times New Roman, size 12). Notes and footnotes should be at the bottom of the page rather than at the end of the text and written without the spacing (i.e. the spacing is 1). The papers should not exceed more than 15 pages. The papers should be proofread by author.

The manuscript should contain the following parts:

Title page: name and surname, institution where the author works, address, e-mail address, title, subtitle, the author’s proposal on the category of work (original scientific work, a preliminary statement, review article, professional article, book review).

First page and further: title; (subtitle); summary; key words; main text and conclusion in the same language; title, abstract and keywords in English; list of cited sources and literature.

The paper, if appropriate, should be classified on the individual chapters and sections, because of integrity and transparency. The title should be written in uppercase and chapters and sections in small bold letters. The font size of the title is 14, and of the other chapters and sections 12.

Data sources in the work consist of author’s surname, year of publication and page number. Sometimes the number of pages can be omitted, if it is irrelevant. All data sources should be in parentheses, for example (Bourdieu 1992) or (Bourdieu 1992: 158). If the surname is an integrated part of the text, then it should be written in the following way: … Bourdieu (1992: 158). Short quotations (up to four lines) should be set out within the quotation marks, and if the quote is longer than four lines, then it should be formed as a separate section, separated by a line from the rest of the text, indented and in italic, without quotation marks, because of visibility. Footnotes should be left for subsequent additional information, not for bibliographic purposes.

List of sources and literature should be written on a new page, alphabetically, each unit in the new line. Author’s name can be given with a full form or with an initial – it is important to be consistent. If more works are published by the same author in one year, then the small letters (a, b, c…) should be written right after the year, for example (2001, 2001a). If the quote is from a journal, or there is more than one author, then a specific principle of citations is used for bibliographic data. Titles of books and magazines are written in italic and cited journal articles are written in quotation marks, for example:

Bourdieu, Pierre (1992): Što znači govoriti, Biblioteka Psiha, Zagreb.

Beaugrande, R. de, Dressler, W. (1981): Introduction to Text Linguistics, Longman, London.

Šator, Muhamed (2004): „Transmutacija srednjovjekovnog jezika u Kamenom spavaču”, Književni jezik, 22/1–2, 110–122.

For other details, follow the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators, freely available in many languages at Adherence should increase the chances of acceptance of submitted manuscripts.


Quality control process

All manuscripts submitted to Književni jezik undergo a “double-blind” peer review process, i.e. the reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are.



After publication of an article, the Language Institute become the holder of copyright, with author(s). It means that if the author or Language Institute wants to re-publish that article must inform the other part about it and make notice in re-published text that the text is published with the permission of author or Language Institute. Third part must ask the permission from both Language Institute and author.


Plagiarism policy

Submitting manuscript to the journal Književni jezik implies that the paper is original, not published elsewhere, or submitted for publishing in some other journal or publication. Disrespect of this policy will result by rejecting paper and editorial board’s special attention for every next paper submitted by this author.


Submitting manuscript

You can submit your manuscript to our mail address: from 1st January to 1st June every year, and if the Editorial board accept it after reviewing process, it will be published in December in the same year.