On behalf of the editorial board of the journal Istorija / Journal of History, I am pleased to invite you to send your submissions for the 56th volume of the Journal, which is expected to be published at the end of 2021.
Feel free to consult the Submission Guidelines and the Style Sheet given below.
Please be kind to send your submissions no later than October 15, 2021 either to Vojislav Sarakinski, the current Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Lidija Gjurkovska, the current Secretary of the Board, at email@example.com. Should you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Scope. Историја / Journal of history publishes papers that make an original contribution to the historiography of Macedonia, as well as to our knowledge of Balkan history in general. We especially encourage works focused on the history and archaeology of the region, as well as on the ethnology and anthropology, mythology and religion, art, architecture and culture of its population(s), from ancient times until today.
Finally, we publish archaeological, epigraphical, numismatical and culturological studies with a notable impact on the historical research of the space and time to which Историја / Journal of history is dedicated.
Length & language. The standard length of an article is up to 11,000 words, including notes. Articles longer than 16,000 words are usually not accepted for publication; all exceptions are left to the discretion of the Board of Editors. An abstract of up to 300 words should be included at the beginning of your submission.
In principle, Историја / Journal of history publishes papers in all languages of global communication among scholars. Papers in south Slavic languages are also accepted – however, if the paper is written in a south Slavic language, an extensive summary in English (500-1000 words) should be included on the last page.
All text in the manuscript must be in Unicode.
Images. Except within the manuscript, drawings and grayscale photographs should also be included as separate electronic files. The image files should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Wherever possible, please include sources and usage policies for the image files.
Submission & review. Submissions should be sent in both .doc(x) and .pdf format to one of the e-mail addresses listed, preferably to the Editor-in-chief or the Secretary of the Board of Editors.
Once accepted for the review process by the Editors, manuscripts are sent to external peer review; the reviewers are requested to submit their evaluation within 30 days. If accepted for publication, the authors receive proofs and are requested to check the final version of their articles and provide the Editors with their comments within a week. In the absence of a response, the article is published in its current state.
Authors are kindly requested to consult and follow our house style, as described in the Style sheet below. Articles that do not follow the style sheet will not be taken into consideration for publication.
1. Form and Length
a. As stated in the Submission guidelines, Историја / Journal of history publishes papers in all languages of global communication among scholars. Papers in south Slavic languages are also accepted.
b. An abstract of up to 300 words should be included at the beginning of your submission.
c. The standard length of an article is up to 11,000 words, including notes.
d. A bibliography should be supplied at the end of the article, containing the full bibliographic information concerning the works cited.
e. If the paper is written in a south Slavic language, an extensive summary in English (500-1000 words) should be included on the last page..
2. Referencing and citation style
a. Preferably, all referencing and citation should be included in the footnotes. In-text referencing that disrupts the text flow must be avoided.
b. Referencing and citation should follow the traditional MLA Style Sheet, predominantly used in the liberal arts and humanities. E.g.,
– books and monographs:
Chadwick, John. Linear B and Related Scripts. Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press, 1997.
Илиевски, Петар Х. Појава и развој на писмото, со посебен осврт кон почетоците на словенската писменост. МАНУ, Скопје, 2001.
Papazoglou, F. “Stèles anthropomorphes et amorphes de Pélagonie”. Živa Antika 27.1 (1977), 135–150.
Петрушевски, М. Д. „Дефиницијата на трагедијата кај Аристотела и катарсата“. Годишен зборник на Филозофскиот факултет 1.1 (1948), 1–17.
– archival funds:
Државен Архив на Република Северна Македонија (понатаму: ДАРСМ), ф. ЦК КПМ/СКМ, кут. 24, а.е. 56.
– newspapers and magazines:
„Духовден е роденден на црквата“, Нова Македонија, LVI / 24.056, 2.07.2017, 4.
3. Other peculiarities
a. Footnotes begin with capital letters. Eventual aknowledgments are mentioned in an unnumbered note, marked by an asterisk, before the first footnote.
b. Numeral spans are usually not abbreviated (e.g., 217–255), unless consisting of 4 digits or more (e.g., 2142-68).
c. Footnote numbers come after, not before puncuation (e.g. “... found in Herodotus.24”, not “... found in Herodotus24.”