Guidelines

European Perspectives is an international scientific journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed manuscripts that provide scientific articles focusing on relevant political, sociological, social, security, economic and legal as well as ethnic, cross-cultural, minority and cross-ethnical issues related to European and Euro-Atlantic integrations and South-Eastern Europe.

Before the submission please note:

  • All texts submitted to the journal must be original works of the author(s). By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) warrant(s) to the journal that it does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of third parties.
  • The journal reviews received manuscripts on the assumption of an exclusive submission: by submitting a manuscript for consideration, the author(s) warrant(s) that it is not simultaneously being considered by any other publication and that it shall not be sent to another publication until a response is received from the journal.
  • All issues of the journal and all articles are published on the journal webpage europeanperspectives.org
  • Article should be submitted in electronic version in text format (doc., docx.) to e-mail address: office@europeanperspectives.org.

Peer review

European Perspectives reserves the right to reject any manuscript as being unsuitable in topic, style or form without requesting an external review. 

All manuscripts are checked by referees by means of a double-blind peer review. Two external referees review each manuscript.


Articles

While preparing the manuscript take in the account the following:

  • Manuscripts should be written in English.
  • The normal length is between 000 and 9.000 words (including footnotes).
  • Every article should contain title, abstract, keywords, introduction, and additional titles in the body, conclusion, and references.
  • A brief biographical note about author, including previous and current institutional affiliation should be attached with full postal and e-mail address, as well as telephone and fax numbers of the author. If the manuscript is co-authored, then please provide the requested information about all the authors.

The following format and style guidelines should be applied:

  • Article should be divided with titles (introduction, additional titles in the body, conclusion). Format of the titles in the text should be: letters only, caps lock & bold.
  • An abstract should have 150 - 200 words, in English, stating precisely the topic under consideration, the method of argument used in addressing the topic, and the conclusions reached. An abstract should be translated in Slovene.
  • An abstract is followed by a list of up to six keywords suitable for indexing and abstracting purposes.
  • The text of the manuscript should be in 12 point normal Times New Roman with single line spacing.

For in-text citations, notes, and references, please follow the guidelines below:

  • In the text please use the Harvard system of referencing available at http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm.
  • Here are some examples:
    • When making reference to an author's whole work in your text, it is sufficient to give the name followed by the year of publication of their work: When writing for a professional publication, it is good practice to make reference to other relevant published work. This view has been supported by Cormack (1994).
    • However, where you are mentioning a particular part of the work, and making direct or indirect reference to this, a page reference should be included: Cormack (1994, pp.32-33) states that "when writing for a professional readership, writers invariably make reference to already published works".
    • If you make reference to a work or piece of research without mentioning the author in the text then both the author's name and publication year are placed at the relevant point in the sentence or at the end of the sentence in brackets: Making reference to published work appears to be characteristic of writing for a professional audience (Cormack, 1994).
    • Including the page numbers of a reference will help readers trace your sources. This is particularly important for quotations and for paraphrasing specific paragraphs in the texts: Lawrence (1966, p.124) states "we should expect ..." or indirectly: This is to be expected (Lawrence, 1966, p.124)... Please note page numbers: preceded with p. for a single page and pp. for a range of pages.
    • References list - The purpose of a reference list is to enable sources to be easily traced by another reader. All items should be listed alphabetically by author or authorship, regardless of the format, whether books, websites or journal articles etc.
    • The required elements for a book reference are: Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher: Baron, D. P., 2008. Business and the organisation. Chester: Pearson.
    • For chapters of edited books the required elements for a reference are:
      Chapter author(s) surname(s) and initials., Year of chapter. Title of chapter followed by In: Book editor(s) initials first followed by surnames with ed. or eds. after the last name. Year of book. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. Chapter number or first and last page numbers followed by full-stop: Samson, C., 1970. Problems of information studies in history. In: S. Stone, ed. 1980. Humanities information research. Sheffield: CRUS. pp.44-68.
    • Articles from web based magazines or journals, including Open Access articles found in institutional repositories - Authors, Initials., Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal or Magazine, [online] Available at: web address (quote the exact URL for the article) [Accessed date]. - Kipper, D., 2008. Japan's new dawn. Popular Science and Technology, [online] Available at: <http://www.popsci.com/popsci37b144110vgn/html> [Accessed 22 June 2009].

Book reviews

European Perspectives welcomes reviews of recently published books (i.e. those published in the year in which the current issue of European Perspectives was published or in the previous year). Authors should submit reviews of works relating to political science and other social sciences with the themes focused on (East) Central European issues.

European Perspectives encourages authors to submit either of two types of reviews: a book review or a review essay.

For submitting a book review, authors should follow the requirements:

  • A book review should not exceed 1.500 words.
  • State clearly the name of the author(s), the title of the book (the subtitle, if any, should also be included), the place of publication, the publishing house, the year of publication and the number of pages.
  • If the reviewed book is the result of a particular event (a conference, workshop, etc.), then this should be mentioned in the introductory part of the review.
  • Review authors should describe the topic of the book under consideration, but not at the expense of providing an evaluation of the book and its potential contribution to the relevant field of research. In other words, the review should provide a balance between description and critical evaluation. The potential audience of the reviewed work should also be identified.
  • An exact page reference should be provided for all direct quotations used in reviewing the book.

Book reviews should be submitted in electronic version in text format (doc., docx.) to e-mail address: office@europeanperspectives.org.