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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

By signing the Author's Declaration, the author guarantees that his/her contribution is his/her own original manuscript, that it does not violate ethical rights or copyrights, and that it strictly abides by the methodology of research paper citation.

Ethical Principles

The ethical principles for the eClio Journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Editorial Board is committed to following these internationally accepted principles.The adopted ethical principles are binding for the Editorial Board, reviewers and authors. If plagiarism is detected, the Journal will impose sanctions according to the ethical principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Authors retain the copyright on the papers published in the Journal, but grant the right of first publication to the Journal. Papers accepted for publication or already published in eClio Journal may be published by the author(s) in other publications only with proper notice of its previous publication in eClio Journal.


The papers should be submitted electronically through this Open Journal Systems.

Obligatory elements

The following must be included in the paper: the title of the paper, author’s name and surname, academic or professional status, as well as the name and address of the author’s place of work or home address, including e-mail address. The paper should also include two summaries (100-250 words each, stating the aims, objectives and research methods used) listing a max. of 6 keywords. The first summary and key words under the title of the paper in the source language of the paper, and the second summary and key words in English language at the end of the paper after the reference section).

The main text and footnotes should be written in the same font, with the main text in size 12 and footnotes in 10. The following format of “double quotation marks”, and 'single quotes' should be used. Giving emphasis should be avoided (italic, bold, underlined, lowercase capitals), particularly in combination with double quotation marks (i.e. never “double quotation marks”). Latin terms and abbreviations should always be written in italic lowercase (op.cit., ibid.). Numbers denoting footnotes are never italicised (²), and if they are located at the end of the sentence, they are placed after the period (.²).

Review process

All contributions are subject to review (except book reviews, commentaries, research and professional reviews of current publications, scientific conference reports etc.). All anonymous contributions are sent at least two reviews (anonymous double-peer review).

Positively assessed papers are categorised as follows:

1) Original scientific paper – a paper characterised by originality of conclusions, or which presents previously unpublished original results of scientific research in accordance with the highest criteria of scientific methodology;

2) Preliminary communication – a paper which presents primary findings of research in progress, which due to current interest require immediate publication, but without the level of deep and thorough study required for a scientific paper,

3) Review article – the article contains a detailed and comprehensive critical review of a certain problem area, but with no significant originality of results, and includes a detailed reference list relevant for a particular topic; and

4) Professional paper – a paper not necessarily related to original research, rather contains information and experience relevant for a certain profession, albeit without scientific features.

The Editorial Board makes the final decision on the categorisation of the paper, based primarily on the assessment of the reviewers.

Citation Formats

When citing the first time, a full bibliographic reference must be provided containing the following information: author(s) name(s), title, publisher, place and date of publication, and the page number(s) to which they refer. All publications should include the surname followed by the initials of the author’s first name(s) (the names of different authors are to be separated by a semicolon); the title of the work should be italicised (book and article titles), whereas different data are to be separated only by commas and always in the same order.

Font 10pt is used for writing footnotes. 


First citation:

[3] Barić, N., Dukić, I., Erdelja K...[et al.].., Drugi svjetski rat : čitanka priručnik za učitelje povijesti u osnovnim školama i nastavnike povijesti u srednjim školama, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2016

In terms of subsequent citation, use ibid. If ibid with a page number or loc. cit. cannot be used, the text must give reference to the footnote from the first citation. Similarly, only the author's surname is to be written; if a cited publication has more than three authors, the surname of the first author is to be provided, followed by et al.

[8] Barić et al., op. cit. note 3, p. 95.


First citation:

[4] Hajdarović, M., Vrjednovanje internet stranica povijesne tematike. Historijski zbornik, 2/2010, pp. 117 – 135.

Subsequent citations:

[10] Hajdarović, op. cit. note 4, p. 125.

If the same footnote refers to first citations of different parts of the publication by the same author, then the following citation format is used:

[12] Rešetar Čulo, Zaštita…, op. cit. note 4, p. 125.

Website References

The same citation format applies to website references: author’s name(s), title of document, website title, web address, and date accessed. The website address should be marked in black (Times New Roman) and not underlined.

[7] Hajdarovic, M., Facebook and Fakebook. December 8, 2015, URL: http://labs.historiana.eu/2015/12/facebook-and-fakebook/. Accessed July 25, 2017

Legal Acts

The titles of legal acts are not italicised. The titles of official journals must be written in full and not abbreviated.

[9] Art. 52 and 53 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, Official Gazette No. 85/2010.


A full reference list is to be provided at the end of the paper. The entries are to be listed alphabetically by authors' surnames.

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