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Author Guidelines

The text should be plain and unformatted, with single line spacing, only bold and italic formatting can be used. The entire text should be written in lowercase (except for uppercase initial letters, of course) without unnecessary abbreviations and contractions. Please use no other formatting, such as chapter or page numbering. Footnotes should be used rather than endnotes. Articles can be submitted in English, Italian, German, Russian and Slovene languages. 

Article components

The articles published in the scientific journal Studia mythologica Slavica must contain the following elements:

− article’s main title in both English and in the language of the article;

− author’s first and last names;

− author’s education (for example, Ph. D., M. Sc.) and title (for example: Associate professor, Research Advisor);

− author’s mail address (for example: Department of geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva cesta 2, SI–1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia);

− author’s e-mail address;

− abstract in English (up to 800 characters including spaces);

− up to eight key words;

− article should not be longer than 45.000 characters including spaces;

− summary in English language; or in case the article is written in English: in Italian, German, Russian or Slovene languages (up to 5.000 characters including spaces).


When quoting from source material, authors should state the author’s last name, the year, and the page, for example (Kuret 1989: 7–8). If the source material has more than three authors only the first one should be listed (Kumer et al. 1970). Longer quotations should be separated from the main text and in italics without quotation marks. Shorter quotations should not be separated, but set within the quotation marks.

The references' units should be listed according to the alphabetical order of the authors' second names. The non-Roman references should be converted into Roman script and added to the Summary. If there are more units from the same author in the same year, letters should be added to the citation (for example 1999a and 1999b). The Digital object identifier (DOI) has to be included to the quotes if available. For more details please visit webpage of the Crossref company (;;

Few examples:

1.) for the monographs:

Minnich, Robert Gary, 1998: Homesteaders and citizens. Collective identity formation on the Austro-Italian-Slovene frontier. Bergen: Norse Publication (Bergen studies in social anthropology 52).

Pascolini, Mauro; Tessarin, Nicoletta, 1985: Lavoro in montagna. Bascaioli e malghesi della regione alpina friulana. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Bernard, Alan; Spencer, Jonathan (eds.), 1996: Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology. London – New York: Routledge.

Slavec Gradišnik, Ingrid; Ložar-Podlogar, Helena (eds.), 2008: Čar izročila. Zapuščina Nika Kureta (1906-1995). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC.

2) for articles in journals:

Fridl, Jerneja; Urbanc, Mimi; Pipan, Primož. 2009: The importance of teachers' perception of space in education. Acta geographica Slovenica 49/2, Ljubljana, 64–78. DOI: 10.3986/AGS49205

Kajkowski, Kamil, 2012: The Boar in the symbolic and religious system of Baltic Slavs in Early Middle Ages. Studia mythologica Slavica 15, Ljubljana, 201–215.

3) for chapters in monographs or articles in proceedings:

Matičetov, Milko, 1993: Resia I. Dimensione linguistica. Fornasir, Giuseppe; Gri, Gian Paolo (eds.), La cultura popoloare in Friuli “Lo sguardo da fuori”. Atti del Convegno di studio. Udine: Academia di Scienze Lettere e Arti, 57–94.

Weiss, Sarah, 2013: Perspectives on Balinese Authenticities: Sanggar Çudamani’s Odalan Bali. Stepputat, Kendra (ed.), Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali – Changing Interpretations, Founding Traditions. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 279–307.

4) for internet sources:

Vilhar, U. 2010: Fenološka opazovanja v okviru Intenzivnega spremljanja stanja gozdnih ekosistemov. Internet: (19. 2. 2012).

Illustrative material

The maximum size of the illustrative material is 12.5 x 19 cm. Authors should submit photographs and other graphic materials in digital raster form with a resolution of 300 dpi in TIF or JPG format in the printing size. Tables and illustrative material in the article should be numbered uniformly (for example: Fig. 1, Fig. 2), and have their own titles. Their appropriate place in the article should be marked.


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

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors confirm that they are the authors of the submitting article, which will be published (print and online) in journal Studia Mythologica Slavica by Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU. Author’s name will be evident in the article in journal. All decisions regarding layout and distribution of the work are in hands of ZRC SAZU.

Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.

Rightholders of moral rights vested in the contributions published in this publication are authors, rightholders of economic rights are authors and ZRC SAZU (Založba ZRC) as publisher. Authors consent to publication of their works under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Users can access and use all journal archives and individual articles published in them under the terms and conditions of this license. This does not apply to third-party materials published in the  articles.


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