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Družboslovne razprave is a peer reviewed journal which publishes papers and book reviews. Contributions are invited in fields of sociology, media studies, political science, cultural studies and other studies which are close to these fields. The published contributions should display high level of research originality and address the themes which seem relevant to the scientific communities in which the journal is grounded. Both in theoretical and methodological respects the journal stands for pluralism.


  1. Submissions for Scientific Papers should be sent to the following e-mail address: tanja.oblak@fdv.uni-lj.si and natalija.majsova@fdv.uni-lj.si; submissions for Reviews should be sent to: klemen.plostajner@fdv.uni-lj.si. Papers can be written in the Slovenian or English languages.
  2. Papers should be double spaced with Times New Roman letter font size 12 and be aligned to the left-hand margin. The pages should be numbered consecutively.
  3. Articles can range in length from 5,000 to 8,000 words including notes, a list of references and a list of graphic images; the length of book reviews/presentations should range between 1,000 to 1,200 words. Graphic images should also be included in the word count – see instruction 12 below.
  4. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to commence the review procedure of papers which fail to meet the standards of formal written language. British English is requested.
  5. An author will be informed about the results of the reviewing procedure within two months of submitting a paper. Unpublished papers will not be returned to the authors. Book reviews and revisions will not be reviewed.
  6. Any past or simultaneous publication of a submitted paper in another journal should be explicitly noted.
  7. The author’s name and surname, academic title and/or professional title, e-mail address and phone number, along with the title of the scientific paper should appear on a separate sheet. Authors should suggest the classification of their paper into one of three categories: original scientific article, review scientific article, short scientific contribution.
  8. The first page of the paper should only contain the title or a possible subtitle of the paper without any designation of authorship.
  9. Subtitles should not exceed two levels of numbers, should have decimal numbering and be aligned to the left-hand side. The introduction should be numbered as the first chapter.
  10. Papers should include an abstract, written in both Slovenian and English, and should include the following elements: aim of the article, methods, findings and conclusions of the paper. The abstract should not include comments and proposals, and should appear on a separate page. The total length of both versions of the abstract should not exceed 250 words. Five key words should be added in Slovenian as well as English. The English title of the article must be added to the English abstract. Where an article is written in English, the Slovenian title of the article should be added to the Slovenian abstract. Authors who do not speak Slovenian may ask the journal editors for assistance in preparing an abstract and a title in Slovenian.
  11. Papers written in Slovenian should also have an English summary attached, ranging from 600 to 800 words. The summary should include a description of the aim of the article, the methods and summarise the analysis or interpretation of the results. It should only contain information that is included in the article. An author himself/herself must take care of the linguistic appropriateness of the summary.Papers written in Slovenian should also have an English summary attached, ranging from 600 to 800 words. The summary should include a description of the aim of the article, the methods and summarise the analysis or interpretation of the results. It should only contain information that is included in the article. An author himself/herself must take care of the linguistic appropriateness of the summary. British English is requested.
  12. An author should mark the most convenient spaces for graphic images (tables, figures, diagrams etc.) following this example: [Table 1 approx. here]. The final form of the manuscript should have graphic images added at the end of the text. The titles of tables should be written above the tables, while the titles of graphs should be written below the graph. Titles of tables should end with a full-stop. The space occupied by graphic images in the article should be added to the length of the paper, either equal to 250 words (half a page) or 500 words (full page). The Editorial Board reserves the right to place graphic images in the text according to the most appropriate page break of the text. An article should not include more than 8 graphic images.
  13. The number and length of notes should be kept to a minimum. They should be written in the text as footnotes and listed consecutively. A short acknowledgement can be added to the final version of the paper, which will be published at the end of the paper before the Notes or Bibliography.
  14. References to sources in the text should follow this example: (Sztompka 1993). The page of the cited text should be stated after the colon: (Wallace 1988: 577). If there are two authors, they should both be stated: (Adorno and Horkheimer 1990), if there are more than two authors, give the surname of the first author followed by et al.: (Stankovič et al. 1999). If two or more references by the same author published in the same year are cited, distinguish them by adding lower case letters consecutively (a, b, c etc.) and directly after the year of publication: (Bourdieu 1996a). Cite works from different authors referring to the same content alphabetically and separate them with a semi-colon: (D’Andrade 1995; DiMaggio 1997; Zerubavel 1997).
  15. References in the paper should be listed alphabetically at the end under the heading Bibliography. Authors should explicitly state if their paper is based on research or archival data. The research, research report or database should be stated as a source. If sources are used in the paper, the list of sources should be added separately under the heading Sources. If an article refers to several websites, they can also be included in a separate list with their web addresses. When providing the web page, write the date of access in brackets. Each unit in these lists should end with a full-stop. Present the Bibliography/Sources/Web pages as follows:
    – Rus, Veljko (1999): Vrednote zaposlenih do dela in do družbe. Družboslovne razprave, XV (30–31): 113–133.
    – D’Andrade, Roy (1995): A Folk Model of the Mind. In D. Holland and N. Quinn (eds.): Cultural Models in Language and Thought: 112–151. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    – Lamont, Michele, and Fournier, Marcel (eds.) (1992): Cultivating Differences: Symbolic Boundaries and the Making of Inequality. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press.
    – Le Goff, Jacques (1999): Medieval Civilization. Oxford, Cambridge: Blackwell.
    – Garton, Luis, et al. (1997): Studying Online Social Networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 3 (1). Available from: http://jcmc.huji.ac.il/vol3/issue1/ (Accessed 20.5.2001).
    – Laurenti, Jeffery (1998): The New U. N. Assessment Scale and Analysis of the Rate Revisions Adopted by the 52nd United Nations General Assembly. Available from: http://www.unausa.org/newindex.asp?place=http://www.unausa.org/programs/scale.asp (Accessed 9.12.2004).
    – United Nations peacekeeping. Available from: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/index.asp (Accessed 28.2.2006).
  16. Longer quotations (more than 40 words) should be written in a separate indented paragraph in a smaller size font and without quotation marks.
  17. The author should obtain permission to use any copyright materials in the article. The permission should be properly acknowledged in the article.
  18. Published papers become the material copyright of the Journal’s publisher.
  19. The author does not have to pay for publishing accepted articles. Upon publishing each author and each reviewer receive one copy of the Družboslovne razprave Journal. No fee is paid for papers; a fee for translations and reviews is paid if previously agreed.

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