The Proceedings of the Faculty of Economics in East Sarajevo (Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Istočnom Sarajevu) is an economic journal with a general orientation and it is published yearly. We publish original scientific papers, scientific reviews, preliminary reports, conference papers, professional papers and book reviews. Only original papers not previously published or simultaneously submitted for publishing elsewhere, should be submitted. Submitted papers need to be prepared according to the Proceedings of the Faculty of Economics in East Sarajevo Instructions for Authors.

Papers should be submitted electronically, as an open document (Word and PDF format), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , in due time. Submissions that do not reach the scheduled date or do not meet the recommendations in the Instructions will not be submitted for review and will not be published in the Proceedings.

Authors should strictly adhere to the submission instructions for authors. Papers that do not adhere to the instructions will not enter the reviewing process.

A paper must be written in text processor Microsoft Word, using font Times New Roman (size 12), in the Cyrillic alphabet, spacing (1). Page setup: A4, Margins: top 2 cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2,5 cm; right 2,5 cm. Paper needs to have the length of up to 30,000 characters (16 pages). The exception from this are reviews which may be up to 50,000 characters long. A paper needs to be proof read.

Paper title. In the upper left corner there should be the family name, title and author's name (Times New Roman, 12). Example: Last name PhD (MA.) name or last name and name, BSc in Economics. The footnote on the first page shows scientific title of the author, name and address of the institution the author is employed with as well as the e-mail address of the author. The precise title of the paper (TNR, 14, bold) is three spaces below, in the middle of the page, written in capital letters.

Summary. Summary, with the length of 50-150 words, should be at the beginning of the paper, under the title, two spaces below (TNR, 11, italic).  Key words are at the end of the summary, a single line below (up to five key words). At least one classification code of the Classification System for the Journal Articles, as used by the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL Classification -, should be included, also a single line below.

Headings and subheadings.

a) INTRODUCTION (TNR, 12, bold), text TNR 12, two spaces after keywords.

b) The main headings in the paper should be TNR 12, in capital letters, bold, aligned to the left margin. Among the titles in the paper there should be a single blank line. Main headlines are marked by ordinal number 1.; 2., etc..

c) Subtitles, the second level, TNR 12, bold, aligned to the left margin.

d) Subtitles, third level, TNR 12, aligned to the left margin.

e) CONCLUSION (TNR, 12, bold), text TNR 12.

Language of the paper. Papers shall be submitted in English and Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian) language.

Summary in English. In the top left corner is the name and surname of the author (TNR, 12). Three spaces below is the TITLE OF THE PAPER in English (TNR, 14, bold). Then, two spaces below follows the Summary (TNR 12, bold), followed by text (TNR 11, italic). After the text, a single line below are Key words (TNR 12, bold): Key word 1, key word 2, ... key word 5 (TNR 11, italic) and a single space below JEL classification (TNR 12, bold): E04, B12 (TNR 11, italic).

The Proceedings of the Faculty of Economics in East Sarajevo uses THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (AUTHOR – DATE SYSTEM).

Reference to individuals, articles and book in the text – Basic structure of an in-text citation. Citation in the text usually appears in parentheses and includes only the first two elements in a reference list—the author and the year of publication (hence the name of the system), with no intervening punctuation. In addition, a page number or other locator may be added, following a comma. Terms such as editor or translator, abbreviated in a reference list, are not included in a text citation.

Quotations. Any quotation, regardless of its length, needs to be followed by reference including page number. For any quotation longer than 350 characters, an author must have written approval by copy rights owner that needs to be enclosed.

Tables, charts, and pictures. Tables and graphs need to be made in Word or some oth­er Word compatible format. Tables and graphs from statistical programs should be trans­ferred into Word format. Same data may not be presented both in tables and charts. Every table, chart, or picture should be marked with number and adequate name, e.g.: Table 2: The Reliability of the Variables. The name of the table, graphic or image is placed above, TNR 11, normal, two lines between the table and the text. Pictures need to be sent in electronic form with the resolu­tion of at least 300 dpi. If illustration from printing source is used, written authorization by copy rights owner is necessary. Source should be placed below tables, charts, and pic­tures. Quotations in the given Source are used in the same way as in the text. If the tables, charts, and figures are author'(s') calculations, reviews or estimations, that should also be emphasized.

Statistics. The results of statistical tests need to be provided in the following form: F (1.9) =25.35; p<001 or similar. Lower numbers of conventional P levels should also be stated (e.g.: .05, .01, .001).

References. The Proceedings of the Faculty of Economics in East Sarajevo uses The Chicago Manual of Style for references. Reference section must be single-spaced, beginning on a new page following the text, giving full information. Use full names of authors or editors using initials only if that is the usage of the particular au­thor/editor. List all author/editors up to/ including 10 names. Authors of articles and books and material without specific authors or editors, such as government documents, bulletins, or newspapers, are to be listed alphabetically. Most references in the Reference section should be referenced (included) in the text.

Appendix. In the appendix, only those descriptions of material that would be useful for readers to understand, evaluate, or revise research should be provided.

Footnotes and abbreviations. Footnotes should be avoided. If necessary, references in the footnotes should be used in the same way as in the text. Abbreviations should also be avoided, except from exceptionally usual ones. The abbreviations stated in tables and pictures should be explained.

Reviews and publishing. All papers are anonymously reviewed by two anonymous re­viewers. On the basis of reviews, the editorial staff makes decision on paper publishing and informs the author.



The examples that follow are intended to provide an overview of the author-date system, featuring books and journal articles as models. Each example includes a reference list entry and a corresponding text citation.


One author

In references:

Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin.

In text:

(Pollan 2006, 99–100)

Two or more authors

In references:

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf.

In text:

(Ward and Burns 2007, 52)

For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the reference list; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):

In text:

(Barnes et al. 2010)

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

In references:

Lattimore, Richmond, trans. 1951. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

In text:

(Lattimore 1951, 91–92)

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

In references:

García Márquez, Gabriel. 1988. Love in the Time of Cholera. Translated by Edith Grossman. London: Cape.

In text:

(García Márquez 1988, 242–55)

Chapter or other part of a book

In references:

Kelly, John D. 2010. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

In text:

(Kelly 2010, 77)

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)

In references:

Cicero, Quintus Tullius. 1986. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

In text:

(Cicero 1986, 35)

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book

In references:

Rieger, James. 1982. Introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, xi–xxxvii. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

In text:

(Rieger 1982, xx–xxi)

Book published electronically

If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.

In references:

Austen, Jane. 2007. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle edition.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

In text:

(Austen 2007)

(Kurland and Lerner, chap. 10, doc. 19)

Journal articles

Article in a print journal

In the text, list the specific page numbers consulted, if any. In the reference list entry, list the page range for the whole article.

In references:

Weinstein, Joshua I. 2009. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104:439–58.

In text:

(Weinstein 2009, 440)

Article in an online journal


Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline.

In references:

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

In text:

(Kossinets and Watts 2009, 411)

Articles in a newspaper or popular magazine

Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text (“As Sheryl Stolberg and Robert Pear noted in a New York Times article on February 27, 2010, . . .”), and they are commonly omitted from a reference list. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations. If you consulted the article online, include a URL; include an access date only if your publisher or discipline requires one. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.

In references:

Mendelsohn, Daniel. 2010. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27. Accessed February 28, 2010.

In text:

(Mendelsohn 2010, 68)

(Stolberg and Pear 2010)

Organization as author in author-date references

If a publication issued by an organization, association, or corporation carries no personal author’s name on the title page, the organization may be listed as author in the reference list, even if it is also given as publisher. To facilitate shorter parenthetical text citations, the organization may be listed under an abbreviation, in which case the entry must be alphabetized under that abbreviation (rather than the spelled-out name) in the reference list.

In references:

BSI (British Standards Institution). 1985. Specification for Abbreviation of Title Words and Titles of Publications. London: BSI.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization). 1997. Information and Documentation—Bibliographic References. Part 2, Electronic Documents or Parts Thereof. ISO 690-2. New York: American National Standards Institute.

In text:

(BSI 1985)

(ISO 1997)

Book review

In references:

Kamp, David. 2006. “Deconstructing Dinner.” Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, Sunday Book Review.

In text:

(Kamp 2006)

Thesis or dissertation

In references:

Choi, Mihwa. 2008. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago.

In text:

(Choi 2008)

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

In references:

Adelman, Rachel. 2009. “ ‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24.

In text:

(Adelman 2009)


A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“As of July 19, 2008, the McDonald’s Corporation listed on its website . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last up-dated. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation.

In references:

Google. 2009. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11.

McDonald’s Corporation. 2008. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19.

In text:

(Google 2009)

(McDonald’s 2008)

Blog entry or comment

Blog entries or comments may be cited in running text (“In a comment posted to The BECKER-Posner Blog on February 23, 2010, . . .”), and they are commonly omitted from a reference list. If a reference list entry is needed, cite the blog post there but mention comments in the text only. (If an access date is required, add it before the URL; see examples elsewhere in this guide.)

In references:

Posner, Richard. 2010. “Double Exports in Five Years?” The Becker-Posner Blog, February 21.

In text:

(Posner 2010)

E-mail or text message

E-mail and text messages may be cited in running text (“In a text message to the author on March 1, 2010, John Doe revealed . . .”), and they are rarely listed in a reference list. In parenthetical citations, the term personal communication (or pers. comm.) can be used.

In text:

(John Doe, e-mail message to author, February 28, 2010) or (John Doe, pers. comm.)

Item in a commercial database

For items retrieved from a commercial database, add the name of the database and an accession number following the facts of publication. In this example, the dissertation cited below is shown as it would be cited if it were retrieved from ProQuest’s database for dissertations and theses.

In references:

Choi, Mihwa. 2008. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago. ProQuest (AAT 3300426).


The author receives a copy of the Proceedings in which his/her paper was published. Only those papers that are written in accordance with the above guidelines will be sent for review. For reviewers, the papers are anonymous.

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