Instructions for publication in the Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography of the SASA


By submitting a manuscript authors warrant that their contribution to the јournal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authors must make sure that 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.

The deadline for submission of papers for all volumes is December 31st. Papers are submitted by e-mail to the secretary of the editorial board, and are to be sent as a Microsoft Word document to:

Manuscripts are pre-evaluated at the Editorial Board in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism.

Authors will be notified by email upon receiving their submission. Only those contributions which conform to the following instructions can be accepted for peer-review. Otherwise, the manuscripts shall be returned to the authors with observations, comments and annotations.

Publication and reviewing of papers is free of charge. The authors will receive the PDF file with their published paper by email. The printed version of the journal volume containing author’s paper will be sent free of charge to the author (or to the main, corresponding author if the paper is co-authored). The electronic version of the paper can be accessed on the journal’s internet pages (, and can be used in accordance with the license Creative Commons Autorstvo-Nekomercijalno-Bez prerada3.0 Srbija  (


Manuscript preparation


Authors must follow the instructions for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review.

All papers are to be submitted as word documents. Manuscripts should be sent as .doc or .dox documents. Manuscripts should be sent in A4 format, normal font Times New Roman 12, with line spacing 1,5. Footnotes should be written in normal font Times New Roman 10, with line spacing 1.

Text files should not be specifically formatted, the authors are encouraged to use the default formatting provided by their computers. Titles and subtitles are to be typed in lower case. All additional material (photographs, tables…) should be submitted along with the paper in their default format. A list of illustrations, captions which accompany them and the full names of their authors are to be supplied separately.       

In case the author has need of scripts/alphabets which utilize specific glyphs, the fonts which were used must also be supplied.

In the categories of original research paper and scientific review paper the text must not exceed 30 000 characters including spaces, including footnotes and other additional material. Scientific critiques, debates and reviews should not exceed 10 000 characters. The type and extent of scientific bibliographies are determined in accordance with the editorial board and the librarians of the library of the Institute of Ethnography of the SASA, respectively. The   editorial board retains the right to show flexibility regarding these criteria in certain cases.

The manuscript should contain the title, authors’ names and affiliations, e-mails, abstract, keywords, acknowledgments, references, a list of tables and a list of illustrations. Mark the position of figures and tables in the text. Please, do not include tables and figures in the manuscript. They should be submitted as separate files.

Abstract, not exceeding 200 words, should contain a short review of the method and the most important results of work, so that its original text can be used in referential periodicals and       databases. Do not include citations in the abstract.  

Keywords (concepts, locations, results), max. five, are listed in a separate line at the end of the abstract. Keywords should be relevant to the topic and content of the paper. An accurate list of keywords will ensure correct indexing of the paper in referential periodicals and databases.

Photos, drawings and other illustrations should be of good quality. Additional graphics are to be submitted as follows: drawings in the format of Line art, with a resolution of 600 dpi, and photos with a resolution of 300 dpi. If the author chooses to incorporate graphics into their word document, the same graphics must also be submitted separately as .tif, .pdf. or .jpg files.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.




The editorial board of the publishing department of the Institute of Ethnography SASA has chosen to utilize the Chicago bibliographic format of references which has two variants: notes and bibliography and author – date. The Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA requires the use of the author – date variant.
The following examples illustrate citations using the author-date system. Each example of a reference list entry (Ref) is accompanied by an example of a corresponding parenthetical citation in the text (T). For more details and more examples one can consult the printed or online edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. References in the list should be in Latin script, and if the original references are written in Cyrillic script, it is recommended to use the ISO 09 standard for transliteration.


One author
(Ref): Prošić-Dvornić, Mirjana. 2006. Odevanje u Beogradu u XIX i početkom XX veka.           Beograd: Stubovi kulture.
                       (Т): (Prošić-Dvornić 2006, 101-103)
Two or three authors
(Ref): Kulišić, Špiro, Petar Petrović and Nikola Pantelić. 1998. Srpski mitološki rečnik.Drugo dopunjeno izdanje. Beograd: Etnografski institut SANU - Interprint.
                       (T): (Kulišić, Petrović and Pantelić 1998, 78)
Four or more authors
(Ref): List all of the authors in the reference list (Last name Name, Name Last name, Name Last name and Name Last name).
In the text, list only the first author, followed by et al.
                       (T): (Anđelka Milić et al. 2004)
Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author
(Ref): Papić, Žarana and Lydia Sklevicky, ed. 1983. Antropologija žene. Beograd: Prosveta.
                        (Т):  (Papić and Sklevicky 1983, 183-186)

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author (Ref):
Abeles, Mark. 2001. Antropologija države. Transl. Ana A. Jovanović. Zemun –      Beograd: Biblioteka XX vek – Čigoja štampa.
                       (Т): (Abeles 2001, 322)
Chapter or other part of a book
(Ref): Rubin, Gejl. 1983. „Trgovina ženama – beleške o ’političkoj ekonomiji’ polnosti“. In Antropologija žene, ed. Žarana Papić and Lydia Sklevicky, 91-151. Beograd: Prosveta.
                       (Т): (Rubin 1983, 101)

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)(Ref): Filipović, Milenko S. 1991. „Eksoprik, miraščija ili priorac kroz vekove: prilog poznavanja života na selu kod Južnih Slovena.“ In Čovek među ljudima, edited by Đurđica Petrović, 241-255. Beograd: Srpska književna zadruga.  Originally published in Radovi Naučnog društva SR BiH, XX (Sarajevo 1963).
                       (T): (Filipović 1991, 251)

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book
(Ref): Petrović, Đurđica. 1991. Introduction to Čovek među ljudima, Milenko S. Filipović, vii-xxiv. Beograd: Srpska književna zadruga.
                       (T): (Petrović 1991, ix-x)

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 (also include an access date). If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.
(Ref): Trifunović, Vesna. 2009. Likovi domaćih viceva: socijalni tipovi lude u savremenim vicevima. Beograd: Srpski genealoški centar.             (accessed November 21 2011)
                       (Т): (Trifunović 2009, 43)


Article in a print journal
(Ref): Miloradović, Sofija. 2009. „Muzički žargon mladih (I) – Ledilo svirka u Beogradu i gnat veseluhu u Moskvi.“ Glasnik Etnografskog instituta SANU 57 (1): 27-50.
                       (T): (Miloradović 2009, 31-32)

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.
(Ref): Pospišilova, Jana. 2010. „Ethnological research of the city Brno: Stability and metamorphosis of Moravian metropolis.“ Glasnik Etnografskog instituta SANU 58 (2): 83-90.   Accessed November 21, 2011. DOI:10.2298/GEI1002080P.
                       (Т): (Pospišilova 2010, 85) 

Article in a newspaper or popular magazine (print or online)
Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text, and they are commonly omitted from a reference list (e.g. "As S. Dimitrijević noted in a Politika article 'Istraživači na rubu egzistencije', on June 3rd 2002..."). If you want to cite the article in the reference list, you can do that in the following manner:
(Ref): Dimitrijević, Sandra. 2002. „Istraživači na rubu egzistencije.“ Politika, June 3.

(T): (Dimitrijević 2002, 9)
If you consulted the article online, include a URL:
(Ref): Đorđević, M. 2011. „Srpska umetnost u Regensburgu.“ Politika, November 1. Accessed November 21, 2011.  
                       (T): (Đorđević 2011)
If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title:
(Ref): „Italijanski film u Kinoteci.“ 2011. Politika, November 23. Accessed November 24, 2011.
                       (T):  („Italijanski film u Kinoteci.“ 2011)

Book review
(Ref): Еrdei, Ildiko. 2008. "Fashion, Difference, and Identity in Serbian Socialism." Review of the Aleksandar Joksimović. Moda i identitet, by Danijela Velimirović. Etnoantropološki problemi, 3 (3), 253-256.
                        (T):  (Erdei 2008, 253-254)

Thesis or dissertation
(Ref): Bogdanović, Bojana B. 2011. „Politika upotrebe prostora u socijalističkom periodu na primeru Titovog Užica.“ PhD diss., Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.
                       (T): (Bogdanović 2011, 64)

Paper presented at a meeting or a conference
(Ref): Slavec Gradišnik, Ingrid. 2011. „Kultura i granice: zastareli, korisni ili suštinski koncepti?“ Paper presented at the conference Kulture i granice, Vršac, October 6 – 8. 
                       (T): (Slavec Gradišnik 2011)

Citing several sources at the same time
When you cite several sources in the same parenthesis use semicolon for separation. The order of references can be either chronological, or by importance. 
                       (Т): (Đorđević 1997, 129; Prošić-Dvornić 2006, 101-103)

Consecutive citation from the same source
If the same source is cited several times consecutively in the text, the reference is cited after each citation.
           (T): Pojam nasilja često se vezuje za pojam agresivnosti, ali se autori ne slažu oko toga kakva je priroda njihove veze (Nedeljković 2011a, 68). Moguće je napraviti više tipologija agresivnosti (Nedeljković 2011a, 69). Erih From, na primer, u funkcionalnom smislu razlikuje dva tipa agresije svojstvene gotovo svim životinjskim vrstama: odbrambenu i grabežljivu agresiju (Nedeljković 2011a, 78).  

Web site
A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“As of July 19, 2011, the British Museum 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 modified. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation.
(Ref): British Museum. 2011. „Lord Elgin and the Parthenon Sculptures.“ Accessed November 21.            the_parthenon.aspx
                       (T): (British Museum 2011)

Blog entry or comment
Blog entries or comments may be cited in running text (“In a comment posted by Nebojša Milenković on Blog B92 on November 18 2011 . . .”), 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. Add the access date before the URL.
(Ref):  Milenković, Nebojša. 2011. “Elementarno telo Marine Abramović.” Blog B92, Posted November 18. Accessed November 22.
                                  (T): (Milenković 2011)

E-mail or text message
E-mail and text messages may be cited in running text (“In a text message to the author on February 29, 2008 . . .”), and they are rarely listed in a reference list. If it is necessary for them to be included in the reference list, one should state the name of the message’s author, the type of message and its date. In parenthetical citations, the term personal communication (or pers. comm.) can be used.
(Ref):  (John Doe, e-mail message to author, February 29, 2008).
                        (T): (John Doe, pers.comm.)

Item in a commercial database
For items retrieved from a commercial database, you can add the name of the database and an accession number following the facts of publication.
(Ref): Choi, Mihwa. "Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song.


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