Information For Authors

Scientific Journal “SECURITY SCIENCE


Manuscript language, script, and format

The submitted papers should be written in English (preferably) or another widely used foreign language (such as French or German). The contributions shall be submitted in a Microsoft Word (version 2003-2010, .doc or .docx), or RTF document file format, paper size A4. The entire material shall be paginated.

Paper structure and length

The submitted paper shall have a minimum of 12 pages and shall not exceed 16 pages (28 lines per page, 66 characters per line). In case the submitted material has been published elsewhere, the content of the paper submitted for publication in this Journal may not exceed 40% of the material originally published elsewhere.

After specifying the full paper title, the author(s) shall include the full name/surname(s) and the academic title. In the footnote, the author(s) shall include the name of the institution of affiliation, the complete address of the institution, the official title in the institution, and an e-mail address.

The body of the scientific research paper shall be preceded by an abstract (10-15 lines) followed by a list of up to 6 keywords in English.

The citations should be included in the text, in line with the guidelines provided below. Footnotes shall be used only for additional explanation or commentary and for referring to the specific normative act, official journals, and court decisions.

At the end of the submitted paper, the author(s) shall provide a complete list of References.

After the list of References, the author(s) shall include an abstract and keywords in Serbian.

Font and font size

Author(s) shall use font Times New Roman for the whole paper.

TITLES: The title of the scientific paper shall be centrally aligned and printed in capital letters (Uppercase), Bold formatting style (font size 14, line spacing: 1.5). The author's name shall be centrally aligned (font size 14, line spacing: 1.5).

Subtitles shall be centrally aligned, printed in capital letters (font size 12), and enumerated in Arabic numerals. In case a subtitle comprises a number of subheadings, each subheading shall be enumerated in Arabic numerals as follows: 1.1. - in lowercase using regular formatting style (font size 12); 1.1.1. - in lowercase using Italic formatting style (font size 12), etc.

ABSTRACTS: The abstract followed by a list of up to 6 keywords in English should be formatted in Italic formatting style (font size 11, single line spacing). The abstract and keywords in Serbian should be formatted as Italic formatting style (font size 11, single line spacing).

BODY: Author(s) shall use font Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing: 1.5, and alignment: justify.

For in-text references, the authors shall use font size 10 (single spacing).


In-text citations and reference entries shall fully comply with the list of bibliographic units in the References, provided at the end of the paper. Each in-text citation and reference entry shall be clearly cross-referenced in the list of bibliographic units and, vice versa, each bibliographic unit shall be entered in the text of the submitted paper.

The bibliographic entries shall be listed in alphabetical order and the referential sources shall be cited in the language of the original work, including the English translation of the original work in brackets (where necessary). Each reference shall contain the author's name, the source, and the year of publication. Each in-text citation shall clearly refer to the relevant source listed in the References at the end of the paper.

Type of work


In-text citation


(a single author)

Goldstein, A., (1994). The ecology of aggression, Plenum Press, New York.

(Goldstein, 1994:80)


(a number of authors)

Konstantinovic-Vilic,S.,Nikolic-Ristanovic, V.,

Kostic, M., (2009). Kriminologija (Criminology), Nis, Pelikan print.

First in-text citation:

(Konstantinovic-Vilic, Nikolic-Ristanovic, Kostic, 2009: 35). A subsequent in-text citation: (Konstantinovic-Vilic, et all., 2009: 77)

Joint authorship (a group of authors)

Oxford Essential World Atlas (7th ed). (2012). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

(Oxford, 1996: 100)

An article or a chapter in a book with an editor

Kostic, M., Miric, F., (2009).Ustanove za izvrsenje krivicnih sankcija-pozitivno zakonodavstvo i strana regulativa-stanje i perspektive,(Facilities for execution of criminal sanctions -positive legislation and international regulations, state and perspectives) / In Djukanovic, P. (ed),Proceedings of penology /. - Banja Luka, Penological organization of KPZ, 2009, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 10-32.

(Kostic, Miric, 2009: 295)

Journal article

Papageorgiou,V., Vostanis, P., (2000).Psychosocial

(Papageorgiou et all, 2000: 397)



characteristics of Greek young offenders, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Vol.11., No.2., 2000, pp.390-400



(2009). The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

(Oxford, 2009:33)

Institution (as an author)

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, Monthly statistical bulletin, No. 12 (2013)

(Statistical Office RS, 2013)

Legal documents and regulations

Execution of non-custodial sanctions and measures Act, Official Gazette RS, No. 55 (2014)

Footnote: Article 1. Execution of non-custodial sanctions and measures Act, Official Gazette RS, 55/2014

Court decisions

Case Ap.23037/04 Matijasevic v. Serbia

Footnote: Case Ap.23037/04 Matijasevic v. Serbia

Online sources

Ocobock, P., Beier, A.L., (2008). History of Vagrancy and Homeless in Global Perspective, Ohio University Press, Swallow Press, Retrieved 31 November, 2015, from

In-text citation:

(Ocobock, Beier, 2008)



Authors warrant that their manuscript is their original work, that it has not been published before, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal constitutes misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from consideration by the Politics and Religion Journal. In case a submitted manuscript is a result of a research project, or its previous version has been presented at a conference in the form of an oral presentation under the same, detailed information about the project, the conference, etc. shall be provided in the footnote. A paper that has already been published in another journal cannot be reprinted in Security Science Journal.

Politics and Religion Journal are written with ethical standards in mind. The authors affirm that the manuscript contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Reporting standards

A submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented in it. The deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of ethical standards.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or other materials that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s). Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.


Authors must make sure that all only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a footnote or in the Acknowledgments section.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts, and similar materials, must not be used without the written consent of the information source.


Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or another creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.

Plagiarism includes the following:

  • The word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
  • Copying equations, figures, or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder;
  • Any manuscripts which show obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and author’s submissions will no longer be accepted by Security Science Journal.

In case plagiarism is discovered in a paper that has already been published by the journal, it will be retracted in accordance with the procedure described below under Retraction policy, and the author’s submissions will no longer be accepted by Security Science Journal.

Conflict of interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

By submitting a manuscript the authors agree to abide by the Politics and Religion Journal’s Editorial Policies.