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  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The author respects the code of conduct and follows International standards for authors. 
  • Authors confirm that they are the authors of the submitting article, which is under consideration to be published (print and online) in journal Traditiones by Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU.
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  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the journal's guidelines and submit them in electronic format (DOC, DOCX, ODT, or RTF) via the Open Journal System (OJS) interface. Authors are requested to include their ORCID number, contact details, and affiliation when registering.

Scientific articles are limited to a maximum of 60,000 characters (with spaces), including an abstract (up to 500 characters with spaces), keywords (five), a summary in English or Slovenian (up to 4,000 characters with spaces), and a list of references.

The text of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman 12-point font, with 1.5 line spacing. The text should be aligned throughout the entire document and be free of special formatting or added styles. Authors using a two-level heading layout should employ the following model: level 1 = center alignment, 16-point font; level 2 = left alignment, 14-point font. Authors should not insert additional line breaks between paragraphs. Longer direct quotations (three lines or more) should be separated from the paragraph above and below by a line break, concluding with a short reference in brackets after the closing quotation mark. Graphic material should be submitted as separate files or with an online file-sharing service (minimum resolution 350 dpi, recommended width 12,5 cm). Illustrative material or appendices should be numbered consecutively and captioned with the necessary information, including the appropriate license and copyright indications. Authors should designate where such material is to appear in the text.

Articles are published in Slovenian or English; other languages may be agreed upon in certain instances. Authors are responsible for ensuring language quality and translations. If authors use complex or rare characters in the text (phonetic transcription, transcription of older scripts, etc.), they must choose them from the ZRCola character set.

Citation Guide

Each citation in Traditiones consists of an in-text citation and a corresponding bibliographic entry in the reference list (titled References). For items with a DOI, the author must add the DOI at the end of the item's bibliographic entry (in the form DOI:; the DOI code must contain a hyperlink to the corresponding website).

1) In-text Citations

In-text citations should consist of the author's surname followed by a comma and the year of publication of the cited source.

Single author

(Nairn, 1997)

(Babič, 2020; Stavělová, 2023)

Multiple authors

(Geis, Bunn, 1997)

(Podjed, Peternel, 2020; Kunej, Pisk, 2023)

Group or enterprise

(Global Environment Coordination, 1994)

Citing multiple sources

References should be arranged in ascending order according to the year of publication, from the oldest to the most recent published source. Alternatively, references may also be arranged in alphabetical order of the authors' surnames if this corresponds to the context of the article's content. The author should ensure that references are arranged consistently throughout the article.

(Geis, 1997; Denn, 2003)

Anonymised citation of articles (magazines, newspapers, etc.)

(Washington Post, 1995)

Direct citations

(Nairn, 1997: 73)

Direct citations should include a page number. If the source is unpaginated, citations should include the subtitle, chapter number, paragraph number, or another way of breaking the source down into its constituent parts.

(Yetman, under the title “Slave Narratives during Slavery and After”)

References to secondary sources

References to secondary sources should be avoided if possible. If the primary source is unavailable, authors should cite both the primary and secondary sources in the text, with only the secondary source included in the list of references.

(Sedgwick, 1844 in Rathbun, 2001)

2) Bibliographic Entries

Bibliographic entries in the reference list are arranged alphabetically by author surname. All information on editors (ed./eds.), translators (trans.), and other contributors to the publication – including the propositions and hyphens introducing particular elements of each bibliographical entry – should be written in the language of the article regardless of the language of the cited publication.


Single author

Nairn, Tom. 1997. Faces of Nationalism: Janus Revisited. London: Verso.

Multiple authors

Geis, Gilbert and Ivan Bunn. 1997. A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution. London: Routledge.


Kozorog, Miha and Rajko Muršič, eds. 2017. Sounds of Attraction. Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Popular Music. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani. DOI:

Group or organization

Global Environment Coordination. 1994. Facing the Global Environment Challenge: A Progress Report on World Bank Global Environmental Operations. Washington, DC: Global Environment Coordination Division, Environment Dept., The World Bank.

Chapter or section in a book

Roell, Craig H. 1994. The Piano in the American Home. In The Arts and the American Home, 1890-1930, eds. Jessica H. Foy and Karal Ann Marling, 193–204. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.


Journal article (single author)

Gustavsson, Anders. 2022. Faith, Death, and the Internet in Norway and Sweden. Traditiones 50 (3): 99–111. DOI:

Journal article (multiple authors)

Rogelja Caf, Nataša, Alenka Janko Spreizer, and Martina Bofulin. 2020. Morje mnogih rib: odbiranja preteklosti v severovzhodnem Jadranu. Traditiones 49 (3): 17–34. DOI:

Article in a popular magazine or daily newspaper

Birnbaum, Jeffrey H. 1998. How to Succeed at Damage Control. Fortune, 30 March, 173–176.

Other frequent references

Music score

Johnson, Charles L. 1997. Crazy Bone Rag. In Ragtime Jubilee: 42 Piano Gems, 1911-21, ed. David A. Jasen, 41–45. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications.

Audio recording (interview)

Kovačič, Mojca (interviewer). 2022. Interview with Jasmina Imširović Durić, 16.6.2022 (audio recording). Audio Archive of the Institute of Ethnomusicology, ZRC SAZU. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU.

Online video

@drustvoslon1762. 2021. Vojarinka. YouTube, 14 June, duration 1:37. URL: (accessed 3.4.2022).


ZRC SAZU, Založba ZRC. URL: (accessed 29.3.2023).

Blog or social media post

Woodring, Susan. 2010. How Do You Revise? Ward Six (blog), 16 September. URL: (accessed 29.3.2023).

Digital database

Babič, Saša, Piret Voolaid, and Kristina Muhu. 2018. Slovenian Riddles. Tartu: Estonian Literary Museum. URL: (accessed 29.3.2023).

Legal documents

National Assembly. Wales. 2018. Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018. URL: (accessed 29.3.2023).


Kranjec, Janez. 2000. Berlin, 24.8.2000 (fieldnotes). Field notebook “JK 1”: 79–90. Ljubljana: private archive.

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