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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points and do not exceed the size of B5 format, rather than at the end; references are written in a separate section at the end of the paper (even when they are written in footnotes).

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  • If the preparation of paper was (co)financed by an EU or national founding agency/Ministry, both the title and ID of the project is stated in the paper under Acknowledgements.

  • Abstracts and keywords are written in two languages (a) Serbian, (b) English.

Author Guidelines

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Technical instruction for Original Papers

Original scientific papers (previously unpublished research results based on scientific methodology) including all tables and figures, excluding abstracts and references should not exceed 30.000 characters.

Manuscript Structure Requirements

All submissions are required to be in proper English (automatic translations are not accepted). Words and phrases in other languages should be avoided, except for ones in common usage. Authors should use Standard English or American grammar, but not the mix of these two.

All submitted papers for journal INDUSTRIJA should contain, but not be limited to, the following sections:

  • Title (max 12 words) in English and Serbian should precisely describe the content of the manuscript. If the paper is a result of a research project, it is necessary to state the project tiltle, code and financing institution in the footnote.
  • Authors names,  affiliations and email addresses need  to be included in a footnote for every author separately. If author is from an accademic institution it is necessary to state the names of both the faculty and the university. Titles need not to be icluded. Corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk.
  • Abstract (100-200 words) in English and Serbian language should be placed at the beginning of the manuscript. Abstract should provide summary of the paper and state the principal results and conclusions. The abstract should not contain any concepts or conclusions beyond those discussed in the paper.
  • Key words (up to 7) are terms which best describe manuscript's contents and they will be used for indexing purposes. Key words are listed in English and Serbian language below corresponding abstracts. Key words are given in accordance to Web of Science.
  • Introduction should provide the overview of previously published work related to the study. In this section the purpose or reason for the research should be reported, and its significance, originality, or contribution to new knowledge in the field, should be clearly and concisely stated.
  • Literature review alternatively may be included as a separate section for better understanding presented research results.
  • Research methodology should unambiguously describe the process of collection and processing (including statistical methods) of data used in the research with all necessary information needed for repeated investigation.
  • Results and discussion section(s) should contain clear and concise presentation of obtained data and their comparison to other relevant published data. This section can alternatively be divided in two sections. The first, Results needs to provide presentation of obtained results and the second, Discussion in which there needs to be presented analysis of data, comparison and contrast to other published results.
  • Conclusions section should provide brief summarisation of the main findings of presented research without general comments which are not directly related to presented research.
  • References (minimum 15) should be provided with the necessary information. Each reference should be referred to as in-text citation in accordance to APA reference style (e.g. Haas, 2005). List of References should be placed at end of the manuscripts, sorted in alphabetical order. References should have margins that are both left and right- justified. For providing references use EndNote, Mandalay, or Insert Citation tool in Word processing program. For more details look at the end of this guide.

Instructions for correcting paper after review

All requested changes by reviewers (reviewer A and B) are to be written in manuscript using RED color font.

If author believes that it is not necessary to comply with any of reviewers' comments and suggestions, author needs to write explanation in additional word document.

Corrected version of the manuscrpt author uploads on Aseestant web page (not by email).

Manuscript Layout Requirements

  • Authors are obligated to use the following TEMPLATE for manuscript formating. Manuscripts with any discrepancies from the template will be returned to authors for correction.
  • Manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., has to be submitted as a single Word file (MS word 2007 and later versions).
  • Do not use any styles in text formatting.
  • Paper size - A4 with the following margins: left 4,4 cm, right 4,4 cm, top 5,5 cm and bottom 5,1 cm, header 4,3 footer 2,5.
  • Your title page should include a running head, article title (no more than 12 words in length), author(s) name, title, affiliation.
  • Corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk
  • First page should start with a Manuscript Title (Arial 16 bold), centred.
  • The acknowledgements should be provided as the footnote to the title.
  • Beginning with the next line, write an Abstract (Arial 10, italic), Do not indent
  • JEL Classification code(s) should follow the abstract (Arial 10, bold)
  • Headers should be centred (Arial 12 points bold)
  • Sub headers are flushed left (Arial 11 points bold)
  • Tables and figures have to be placed in text on their position
  • Tables must not exceed width of 12 cm. Authors should avoid inserting tables that are larger than one page. Table titles should be above table (Arial, size 10, centred, Italic)
  • Figures must be in dimensions that can fit page (maximum size 12x18 cm) and in 300 dpi resolution. Figure title should be above  figure (Arial, size 10, centred, italic )
  • All illustrations (tables and figures) should be referred to in the text. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, the abbreviation "Fig." is used. When referring to a table in the text, no abbreviation is used and "Table" is capitalized. Figures and Tables should be numbered in the order they appearance in the text.
  • The font colour has to be black; figures, tables, maps, etc., have to be in black & white.
  • Submitted manuscripts should be single spaced (Arial 10), in one single column format, both left and right margins justified.
  • Paragraphs should not be intended. No extra spaces between paragraphs of text should be inserted with the exception of long quotations, theorems, propositions, special remarks, etc.
  • Short mathematical expressions should be typed inline. Longer expressions should appear as display math using Equation tool in Word processor. Equations should be numbered sequentially with numbers in the brackets (12) at the right side of the page. Equations should be referred to in the text in brackets.
  • The references should follow the APA reference style. The APA reference style uses the Author-Date format. Refer to thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) for more information.
  • When quoting directly or indirectly from a source, the source must be acknowledged in the text by author name and year of publication. If quoting directly, a location reference such as page number(s) or paragraph number is also required.
    1. Direct quotation – use quotation marks around the quote and include page numbers: Samovar and Porter (1997) point out that "language involves attaching meaning to symbols" (p.188).
    2. Indirect quotation/paraphrasing – no quotation marks:Attaching meaning to symbols is considered to be the origin of written language (Samovar & Porter, 1997).
    3. Citations from a secondary source: As Hall (1977) asserts, “culture also defines boundaries of different groups” (as cited in Samovar & Porter, 1997, p. 14).
  • The examples of correct citation follow:

In a reference list

In-text citation

1. Book with one author

King, M. (2000). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.

N.B. The first letter of the first word of the main title, subtitle and all proper nouns have capital letters.

(King, 2000) or

King (2000) compares Frame ...

2. Book with two to five authors

Krause, K.-L., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Thomson.

N.B. Use & between authors’ names, except when paraphrasing in text. When a work has three, four or five authors, cite all authors the first time, and in subsequent citations include only the first author followed by et al.


(Krause, Bochner, & Duchesne, 2006)


(Krause et al., 2006)

3. Book or report by a corporate author e.g. organisation, association, government department

University of Waikato. (1967). First hall of residence (Information series No. 3). Hamilton, New Zealand: Author.

N.B. When the author and the publisher are the same, use Author in the publisher field.

(University of Waikato, 1967)

4. Book chapter in edited book

Helber, L. E. (1995). Redeveloping mature resorts for new markets. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Island tourism: Management principles and practice (pp. 105-113). Chichester, England: John Wiley.

N.B. Include the page numbers of the chapter after the book title.

(Helber, 1995) or

Helber (1995) compares luxury resorts ...

5. Conference paper online

Bochner, S. (1996, November). Mentoring in higher education: Issues to be addressed in developing a mentoring program. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/96pap/bochs96018.txt

(Bochner, 1996) or

According to Bochner (1996) ...

6. Journal article – academic/scholarly (print and electronic version) with DOI

Hohepa, M., Schofield, G., & Kolt, G. S. (2006). Physical activity: What do high school students think? Journal of Adolescent Health, 39(3), 328-336. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2005.12.024

N.B. A capital letter is used for key words in the journal title. The journal title and volume number are italicised, followed by the issue number in brackets (not italicised).

(Hohepa, Schofield, & Kolt, 2006)

then subsequently, if 3-5 authors

(Hohepa et al., 2006)

7. Journal article – academic/scholarly (print and electronic version) with no DOI

Harrison, B., & Papa, R. (2005). The development of an indigenous knowledge program in a New Zealand Maori-language immersion school. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36(1), 57-72. Retrieved from ProQuest Education Journals database.

N.B. Give the URL of the journal homepage. e.g. Retrieved from http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.asp?j=aeq

(Harrison & Papa, 2005) or

Harrison and Papa (2005) recommend ...

8. Journal article - academic/scholarly (print version)

Gibbs, M. (2005). The right to development and indigenous peoples: Lessons from New Zealand. World Development, 33(8), 1365-1378.

(Gibbs, 2005) or

Gibbs (2005) contradicts ...

9. Journal article - academic/scholarly (Internet only – no print version)

Snell, D., & Hodgetts, D. (n.d.). The psychology of heavy metal communities and white supremacy. Te Kura Kete Aronui1. Retrieved from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/tkka

N.B. (n.d.) = no date. For html version only, cite the paragraph number in text

(Snell & Hodgetts, n.d.)


Snell and Hodgetts (n.d.) suggest “...” (para. 3)

10. Personal Communication (letters, telephone conversations, emails, interviews)

N.B. No reference list entry as the information is not recoverable.

(H. Clarke, personal communication, March 19, 2004)

11. Thesis – print version

Dewstow, R. A. (2006). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

(Dewstow, 2006) or

Dewstow (2006) identified ...

12. Thesis – Institutional or personal webpage

Dewstow, R. A. (2006). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato (Master’s thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/2241

(Dewstow, 2006)

13. Webpages (When multiple webpages are referenced, reference the homepage)

Statistics New Zealand. (2007). New Zealand in profile 2007.Retrieved from http://www.stats.govt.nz

N.B. Author (could be organisation), date (either date of publication or latest update), document title, date retrieved if contents are likely to change, URL

(Statistics New Zealand, 2007)


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