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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts marked "For POF" should be submitted in printed and electronic form to the address of the editorial office:

Oriental Institute in Sarajevo, street: Zmaja od Bosne 8b, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (for the Secretariat of the Editorial Board) and e-mail address:

Along with the paper, additional data should be submitted:

  • Author’s name and surname
  • Institution name (if exists)
  • Author’s address and e-mail address
  • Title, abstract and keywords in the language of the article and in English
  • References
  • Short biography

The Oriental Institute in Sarajevo will publish the accepted contributions in electronic form, and has the right to use summaries of papers or excerpts from submitted papers.

The editors of the POF journal will inform the author if the text is accepted within two months of the arrival of the paper, but reserves the discretion to evaluate the works and not to publish them if it finds that they do not meet the content and formal criteria. Model of citation “In-text-citation” is used in the texts, as guidance method of the first element, date and page.

At the end of the paper, cite references alphabetically by author’s last name using the syntax of The Chicago Manual of Style.

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All published articles are subject to a CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution license that allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of those articles in any medium or format. Submission of manuscripts, processing and publication of articles is free of charge, and all copyrights to the manuscript are transferred to the journal.

The publisher (University of Sarajevo – Oriental Institute) has the right to reproduce and distribute the article in printed and electronic form.

The recommendation to the authors is to use the IMRaD (Introduction – Method – Results – and – Discussion) format in the structure of the article

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