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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Journal Scope

Bosnian Studies aims to reach readers across different social sciences and humanities. Bosnian Studies journal publishes original scientific articles and book reviews across various disciplines such as sociology, economy, political sciences and other fields of social sciences, in addition journal publishes articles in literature studies, cultural studies, anthropology, history and other relevant disciplines within the humanities that focus on the Bosnia and Herzegovina.


­­­­Article type

Original scholarly article

Review article

Book review


Journal Sections

Journal covers social sciences and humanities articles that focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosniaks that could be defined under the broader term known as Bosnian Studies (Bosnistika) that fall within following sections:

Politics/Political Sciences

Language and Literature Studies

Economic Studies

Security and Conflict Studies


Migrations and Diaspora Studies

General Social Sciences

Genocide Studies






Before submission

Authors are requested to prepare the Author Information that contain full names, email addresses of all authors of the manuscript and prepare the manuscript according to the Guidelines.


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Submitted manuscript must contain following sections:


Abstract and keywords


Conclusion and findings

References and bibliography

Author information have to be submitted as separate document containing full author details, email and affiliation.

  • Articles must be in English and should be up to the 25 pages in length and not exceed 9.000 words including footnotes, bibliography, etc.
  • Articles must be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, double-spaced.
  • Citations and references should be made in accordance with the APA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing using in-text citations.
  • Articles must display original thought and ideas. They must make concrete references to existing scholarship in the related area.
  • Articles may feature illustrations and graphics. It is the responsibility of the author of the article to obtain the necessary permissions for the illustrations and/or graphics that they use.
  • Abstract must be written at the beginning of the article (minimum of 150 words and maximum of the 250 words), after which author should provide 4-5 keywords of the article.
  • Articles should be submitted via Journal system at in case of difficulties contact us at
  • Abbreviations used in the text must be properly defined in separate table in appendix.
  • Bibliography/References must be given at the end of the article in alphabetic order by the surname of author.

Articles will undergo rigorous originality and plagiarism detection procedure.


Article Processing Fee

Bosnian Studies does not charge any article processing fee nor publishing fee of the article.



Upon the acceptance of the article authors will be provided with “Article Publishing Agreement”, which has to be filled in, signed and sent back to the Editor. “Article Publishing Agreement” defines Author's rights how to use, reuse and post their own articles published by Bosnian Studies. Bosnian Studies applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) license to the published articles.

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