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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.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics (where required), rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Tables are placed at the end of the paper; List of tables is also given at the end of the manuscript; references are written in a separate section at the end of the paper.
  • During initial submission all figures should be given on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. List of figures should be given at the end of the manuscript.

  • If the paper was written within a project financed by the Serbian Ministry of Science, both the title and ID of the project is stated in the paper under Acknowledgements.

Author Guidelines

Submission of contributions

Only electronic submission of papers is possible. Regular papers, prepared according to instructions to authors should be sent using our on-line submission system available at:


Preparation of manuscripts

* language: Papers will be published only in English.

* estimation of length:

- for original research works: less than 15 pages together with tables and figures;

- for review articles: up to 20 pages;

- for short notices and letters: 2 to 5 pages;

- for book reviews: up to 5 pages;

- for special issues: up to 10 pages.

* keywords: a maximum of six words should be indicated below the abstract.

* text composition: research papers should be organized into following sections: Abstract (100 - 200 words), Introduction, Experimental (or Research), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References. The title of the paper together with names of authors and their addresses should be given at the first page. Corresponding author must be indicated with an asterisk with full address given (including the post and the e-mail address). Please indicate the position of each figure and the table in the text of the paper (for example using the text: <Place Figure 1 here> or <Place Table 1 here>).

*Figures: During initial submission, all figures should be given on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. All figures should be numbered, using Arabic numerals, in order of their appearance in the text. After acceptance of the paper, authors will be asked to send all figures in TIFF or JPG form as separate files (with resolution min 300 dpi).

*A separate list of figure and/or scheme captions, which makes the figures and/or schemes comprehensible without reference to the text, should be provided in numerical order on a separate page, at the end of the manuscript.

*Tables: Tables must be given on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. The tables should be numbered consequently in Arabic numerals. Quantities should be separated from units by a slash (/). In tables, as well as in entire text of the manuscript, use the dot (.) as the decimal separator. Footnotes to tables (if any), in size 12 font, are to be indicated consequently (line-by-line) in superscript letters. Tables should be prepared with the aid of the WORD table function, without vertical lines. The minimum size of the font in the tables should be 10 pt. Table columns must not be formatted using multiple spaces. Table rows must not be formatted using Carriage returns (enter key). Tables should not be incorporated as graphical objects.

*A separate list of table captions, which makes the tables comprehensible without reference to the text, should be provided in numerical order on a separate page, at the end of the manuscript.


* References should be arranged as follows:

In text: Put parentheses around the citation(s), use author's last name and correct date (Spender, 1995) or (Spender & Kessler, 1995). If the authors have more than one publication in a year, use the following notation (Spender, 1995, 1995a). When a work is in press, please use (Ford, in press). If the name of the author or the date appear as part of the narrative, cite only missing information in parentheses. For example: Spender (1995) concluded that ....

When a work has three, four, or five authors include only the surname of the first author followed by "et al." (Latin for "and others") and year of publication. For example: Kahneman et al. (1991) found ....

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For articles:

Dewar, R.D., & Dutton, J.E. (1986). The adoption of radical and incremental innovations: An empirical analysis. Management Science, 32, 1422-1433.

Dougherty, D. (1990). Understanding new markets for products. Strategic Management Journal, 11, 59-78. 

For articles when cited journal does not publish sequential page numbers throughout a year:

Foker, L.B. (1991). Quality: American, Japanese, and Soviet perspectives. Academy of Management Executive, 5(4), 63-74.
Gupta, A.K., & Wilemon, D.L. (1990). Accelerating development of technology-based new products. California Management Review, 32(2), 24-44.

For Books:

Hall, E.T. (1983). The dance of life: The other dimension of time. Garden City, NY, USA: Anchor Press.
Jones, J.W. (1993). High-speed management. San Francisco, CA, USA: Jossey-Bass.

For articles in books:

Katz, R. (1980). Time and Work: Toward an integrated perspective. Pp. 81-127 in L.L. Cummings & B.M. Staw (Eds.), Research in organizational behaviour, Vol. 3. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
References in not-English languages should be presented in original language and also translated in English, and the original language has to be mentioned in brackets (in Serbian), for example.

Preparation of compuscripts
The article should be prepared by word processor MSWord 2007 or higher, using simple fonts Times New Roman size 12 with double line spacing. TIFF files are preferred for the figures.

All papers will be double blind peer reviewed by the appropriate members of the Editorial Board and leading international experts from adequate management science disciplines. All accepted manuscripts will also be checked for plagiarism using the IThenticate platform. Authors of finally accepted manuscripts will be asked to make the revision of proofs before printing. Manuscripts and compuscripts of papers submitted in Serbian Journal of Мanagement will not be sent back to the authors.

Editor- in - Chief has the last word concerning the issue for publication of each accepted paper in SJM.

Publishing manuscripts in SJM is free of charge. There are no article processing or article submission charges.

All authors will have to sign a copyright agreement before their paper appears online. This agreement contains the statement that the manuscript is presenting original work conducted by author(s) and is not published or considered for publication in any other journal.

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