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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.
  • Is there a title, an abstract, and key words all written in English?
  • Does the paper have a cover page according to the instructions to the authors?
  • If the paper is written as a result of a project, is it indicated on the cover page?
  • Is the paper viewed by all its authors before submission, and is there the authors’
    consent for sending the paper to be published in the Journal?
  • If the parts of the results have already been presented to a public, is it indicated on the
    cover page?
  • Is the paper written according to the ethical standards?
  • If the same sample has already been used for the purposes of another paper or
    presentation to a public, is it indicated on the cover page?
  • Are the secondary sources quoted only if necessary?
  • Does at least one author have a license for the used instruments and software?
  • If the paper contains charts and images, are they presented in a required resolution
  • Are the authors’ affiliations translated into English within the abstract in English?

Author Guidelines

Submission of Papers 

Philologia comes out annually, usually at the end of the current calendar year. Call for papers is open all year round. Papers are submitted via OJS platform. More detailed information may be obtained from the Editorial Board at the e-mail address:

Criteria for the Acceptance of Papers 

Philologia will publish any contribution which, previously approved by reviewers, conforms to the journal's policy and satisfies the technical requirements stated under Submission GuidelinesCitation of Sources and References.

Editorial Board may request the author to make alterations to the paper so that it conforms to the journal's guidelines.  The Board is obliged to provide reasons for rejection as well as for the required  alterations. 

All papers are read in a double-blind fashion by at least two reviewers who are experts in the relevant field. The Editorial Board guarantees the anonymity of the authors/ contributors in the reviewing process. Only papers recommended for publication by reviewers will be published in the journal.  

The authors are notified about the outcome of the reviewing process via OJS Platform. They are required to accept the reviewers' recommendations and to modify their papers accordingly, within the period determined by the Editor-in-Chief. 

Editorial Board may enter necessary changes into the paper in order to make it conform to Submission Guidelines without asking for prior author's approval.  

Language and Alphabet 

Philologia accepts papers written in Serbian or any of the global languages (English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish etc.).

Philologia is published in Roman (Latin) alphabet.

Authors are kindly asked to use quotation marks according to the orthographic rules of the language of the paper (e.g. in Serbian „ ……”). 

Submission Guidelines 

Papers are submitted via OJS Platform. Use MS Word, Times New Roman (Unicode) font, size 12! Use 2.54cm upper and lower margin, 3.17cm left and right margin, and 1.5 line spacing.

Contributions for Language Science, Language Teaching Methodology & Didactics, and Literary Studies may have between 4000-8000 words and must include the following: author's first and last name (small capitals, bold, right alignment) and affiliation (normal, right alignment), title (normal, capitals, centred), references, summary in a global language (under captions REFERENCES and SUMMARY), and  KEYWORDS (up to 10).

Below the caption SUMMARY, title of the paper must be given in English and optionally in another language (normal capitals, left alignment). Summary may include up to 200 words. Authors who can speak Serbian should also provide a brief summary in Serbian. The Editorial Board will assist in translating summaries into Serbian if necessary.

References must follow the alphabetical order and should not be numbered. They must respect the alphabet of the original language of the referenced paper/ item. Second and every following line of the same reference is indented 7 characters compared to the first line. Only those references which are actually cited in the paper are included in the REFERENCES section.

Contributions in the form of Reports and Reviews should not be longer than 4 pages.

If the author uses sub-headings to break up the paper into smaller sections, those should be marked by Arabic numerals. The first sub-heading or section is always marked with the cipher '1'. Zero, '0', is never used. More than three levels of heading should be avoided.


All direct or indirect reference to other paper should be made in the form of in-text parenthetical citations. Please follow these guidelines: 

Any quotation, paraphrase or summary should be cited within parentheses, indicating the name of the author, the year of publication and the relevant page (Chomsky 1957: 75), or, in case of books with two authors, (Chomsky/Halle 1968: 35–43). If the book has more than two authors, only the first author's name should be given, followed by et al. (Quirk et al.). Et al. should be italicized. Page numbers should always be specified in full form, e.g. 240–241, not 240–1 or 240f.

If the in-text reference is located at the end of the sentence, it is placed before the full stop unless the reference points to the source of the whole sentence when it is located after full stop. Such a reference requires no additional full stop. 

For citations referring to multi-volume sources, indicate the volume, e.g. (1968, 1: 56).

If more than one work by the same author(s) are cited, specify the year of publication for each paper (Johnson 1935, 1990; Kiparsky 1987; Stockwell 1989, 1992).

Longer quotations (5–10 lines) should be given without quotation marks, separated from the preceding and following text by a single line, and indented on both sides by 10 character spaces. Use the same font size as in the rest of the paper.


    Authors are kindly requested to keep to the following guidelines when citing sources and references, since editing, proofreading and preparations for print are thereby remarkably streamlined. If a paper fails to conform to the provided guidelines, it will need to be subsequently corrected. Papers will only be published after appropriate corrections have been made in accordance with the rules below by the author himself/herself.

Authors who encounter a problem regarding citing that is not considereed below may address the Editorial for advice.

I Printed monographs:

  • 1 author: Bloomfield, L. 1984. Language, third edition. Beograd: Philologia.
  • 2 authors: Hatim, B. and J. Munday. 2019. Translation - an advanced resource book for students. London/New York: Routledge.
  • 3 authors: Popović, S, D. Milanović and C. Janković. 1988. ...
  • More than 3 authors: Akmajian, A. et al. 1997. Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

     If more than one work by the same author(s) are cited, the surname and the initial must be repeated for each work.

        Depending on the language of publication, the conjunction and (English: &) used for more than one author is changed into:  i (Serbian), und (German) etc.

II Edited works: 

            Shakespeare, W. 1995. Hamlet (ed. S. Wells). London: Longman.

III Anthologies and Collections, Articles in Collections of Papers:

  • Feldman, P. R. (ed). 1997. British Women Poets of the Romantic Era. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP.
  • Diensberg, B. 1986. The Phonology of Modern French Loanwords in Present-Day English. In D. Kastovsky (ed.) Linguistics across Historical and Geographical Boundaries: In Honour of Jacek Fisiak on the Occasion of His Fiftieth Birthday. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 267–275.

IV Articles in Journals: 

  • Ferguson, M. 2003. Canadian English. Philologia 1, 7–12.

V Internet sources

  • Smith, J. 2020. General Linguistics. [Internet]. Available at: [10.7.2020].

(The date in brackets at the end of reference refers to the date of information retrieval on the Internet.)

VI CD-ROM or DVD publications

  • The American Heritage Dictionary. 1994. Third Edition. CD-ROM. San Jose, California: Houghton Mifflin Company.

VII Translations:

  • Homer. 1996. The Odyssey (trans. R. Fagles). New York: Viking.

VIII Multi-volume works:

  •  Doyle, A. C. 1993. The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (ed. O. D. Edwards). 9 vols. New York, Oxford UP.

The overall number of volumes should be given in the references list, whereas the number of the volume consulted in the writing of the paper is given in the appropriate citational parenthesis.

IX Books from a Series: 

  • Neruda, P. 1991. Canto General (trans. J. Schmitt). Latin American Literature and Culture 7. Berkeley: University of California Press.

X Unpublished theses:

  • Boyle, A. T. 1983. The Epistemological Evolution of Rennaissance Utopian Literature. New York University. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.

XI Published theses

Bibliographic reference for published dissertations is cited in the same way as the bibliographic reference for other published monographs.

All references in the list of REFERENCES must be listed in alphabetical order.

References must not be numbered.


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