Guidelines for contributors

Sociological Review

Revija za sociologiju (Sociological Review) publishes theoretical, empirical, and methodological articles in sociology and related disciplines. The journal also publishes translations, book reviews, review essays, brief polemical contributions for the “Forum” section, and other contributions of scientific and professional interest.

The editorial board accepts for consideration only those articles that have not been published previously or that are not under consideration at another journal. Articles are accepted for publication after two positive blind peer reviews. The authors reserve copyright for articles published in the journal but, by giving consent for publication, they delegate the right of first publication in print and in electronic format to the journal.

Articles are published in Croatian or English. Under certain circumstances, the editors can decide to publish articles in other languages. Contributions published in the “Forum” section are published in both Croatian and English; thus, they need to be submitted in both languages.

Articles should be submitted by e-mail to The texts need to be single spaced using the 12-point Times New Roman font.

1. The preferred length of the articles (including the abstract, notes, references, and graphs and tables) is below 8000 words, while the length of book reviews and other shorter contributions should not exceed 1200 words.

2. The first page of the article has to contain the name(s) of the author(s), name and address of the institution they are related to (or their home address), as well as the e-mail address.

3. Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of a maximum 250 words in both the Croatian and English languages which should contain a general presentation of the subject, the methods implemented, the main results and the conclusion(s). Up to seven key words have to be included as well.

4. Illustrations (tables, graphs, figures, etc.) have to be in black and white technique in one of the standard computer software programs (where possible, tables should be created as Word Tables and graphs created and saved in Excel; desired figure resolution is 300 dpi), and they need to be placed within the body of the text. If such material is taken from other sources, the author is obliged to secure copyright permission.

5. Other authors’ phrases, ideas, data and similar pieces should be referenced in the text, not in the footnotes. The source is placed in the parenthesis that contains the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and, in cases of direct citations, the page number; e.g. (Bourdieu, 1979), and (Berger and Luckmann, 1966: 119). In works with up to three authors, all three last names should be written; e.g. (Beck, Giddens and Lash, 1994). References to works with four or more authors should use the “et al.” form; e.g. (Parsons et al., 1955). Notations such as “ibid.”, “op. cit.” and other such similar forms should not be used.

6. For additional clarification and comments, footnotes are to be used instead of endnotes.

7. The reference list should contain all the works referred to in the text listed in alphabetical order according to the last names of the authors and in chronological order for works from the same author(s). References to more than one work by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished by letters (a, b, c, etc.) following the year of publication. Co-authored works should be referenced in full form with the last and first names of all authors. In addition to the standard bibliographical information, works that are available online should also include the Internet source (http://) and date of download. The DOI should be added after those bibliographic units that have one.

8. The style for the references is as follows:

– for books

Bourdieu, Pierre, Passeron, Jean-Claude and Chamboredon, Jean-Claude (1973). Le métier de sociologue. Paris: Mouton and Bordas.

– for articles in books

Lalić, Dražen and Bulat, Nenad (1992). “Rat i mladi: prema novoj generacijskoj kulturi”, in: Ognjen Čaldarović, Milan Mesić and Aleksandar Štulhofer (eds). Sociologija i rat. Zagreb: Hrvatsko sociološko društvo, pp. 83–91.

– for articles in journals

Konecki, Krzysztof Tomasz (2011). “Visual Grounded Theory: A Methodological Outline and Examples from Empirical Work”, Revija za sociologiju, 41 (2): 131–160. doi: 10.5613/rzs.41.2.1