Guidelines for Authors

For publishing in the journal Res novae general standards are considered as established by reknown international publishers such as Elsevier and Springer.

Ethics in writing
Articles that compete for publication in Res novae are subject to the general standards of ethics in scientific publishing. All authors and co-authors are required to provide minimal neccessary information about the possible conflict of interests, including personal, financial and other formal and informal relationships with people and organizations that might have affected their work for at least two years before starting on the article for publication.

First Release
Submission of the article indicates that the article has not yet been published (except in the form of a workbook, lectures, or in the form of preliminary electronic publication in Res novae) and that it is not in the process of publication elsewhere. Submission must be approved by all authors. Authors by the candidacy for the publication of the article in Res novae guarantee that the after eventual confirmation of the publication of the article in Res novae the article will not be published anywhere else, nor translated into another language, without an explicit permission of all copyright holders.

Authors should strictly follow the order of authorships before submitting the article for the publication in Res novae. An order that has been provided can only be changed before the confirmation of the contribution for the publication and only with the explicit authorization of the editor in chief of the journal. Editor in chief must receive the request for change of authorship from the corresponding author clearly stating the reasons for replacement, which must include a statement of all the co-authors confirming their agreement on changing the order of the authors, adding a new author or deleting an existing author.

The structure of contributions
Any contribution submitted for publication in Res novae must consists of the following elements:

  • Full names of all authors of the paper, names of their affiliations and contacts of the corresponding author with a clear indication of the Corresponding author. Corresponding author will be informed about the review process and will be responsible for the preparation and final arrangements after the paper is approved for publication. Corresponding author may be any of the authors of the article.
  • Title of the Article in Slovene and in English, which should be clear and as short and understandable.
  • Abstract in Slovene and in English (max. 150 words) that briefly presents the aims, objectives and fundamental conclusions of the paper. Abstract must not be numbered and must appear on the title page of the article. Under the abstract title page must contain at least one JEL code that best describes the subject field of the paper (JEL codes).
  • Keywords in Slovenian and English (5 to 7), which should be listed under the abstract.
  • Introductory Chapter, which defines the theme and presents a sufficient basis for the understanding of the research question of the paper. In doing so, please avoid a detailed review of the existing literature in the field of research.
  • Results of the research, which should be made clear and understandable.
  • Discussion, where authors place results of the paper in the theoretical framework and highlight the key contribution to the existing theory. Authors are adviced to not to repeat their results here, but to discuss them. It makes sense for the discussion to be placed with results into a single chapter.
  • Conclusion, where the authors briefly summarize their findings. This part may be placed in a single chapter or as a separate section under the results and discussions.
  • References, that were used in the preparation of the article. The list should include all the citations that are mentioned in the text of the article. The list should be published at the end of the paper in a separate chapter. References must be listed in alphabetical order (More about citing references in the following instructions below).
  • Acknowledgements. Any acknowledgments should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article and before the references. These include possible thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the paper and are not co-authors (i.e. typing, language correction, data verification, etc.).

Language, length and shape of the articles
Articles may be written in Slovene or English. Title, abstract and keywords must be written in both languages. Authors must be proficient in grammatics, terminology and style of the language in which they submit their article. The length of the scientific papers should be between 20 and 30 thousand characters (including spaces) and the length of expert papers between 15 and 25 thousand characters (including spaces). Normal case letters and characters must be used in "Times New Roman". The size of the title should be 16 (in bold), the size of the subtitles 12 (bold), the size of text 12 (normal), the size of footnotes 10 (normal), and the spacing between the lines 1.5

Graphs and Tables
Tables and graphs must be formed separately from the text. They must be titled individually and the title should be provided immediatelly below the graph or the table. Graphs and tables must be transparent, clear, and understandable. Notes with brief explanations of the description of the relevant content from the table or the graph should be provided in the same line with the title and separated by the colon (i.e. Table 1: Title. Description)


  1. Book, single author
    Chadwick, Henry. 2005. East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. Book, more authors
    Sajama, Seppo; Kamppinen, Matti; Vihjanen, Simo. 1994. Misel in smisel: uvod v fenomenologijo. Ljubljana: Znanstveno in publicistično središče.
  3. Book in a serial publication
    Mahnič, Joža. 1964. Obdobje moderne. In: Zgodovina slovenskega slovstva. Alojz Gspan, Lino Legiša, Ed. Ljubljana: Slovenska matica.
  4. Words from encyclopedia/lexicon/glossary
    The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. 2005. S. v.: »Compostela«. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. Article in a book
    Gasparov, Boris. 2006. Identity and Language. In: National Identity in Russian Culture: an Introduction, 132–148. Simon Franklin, Emma Widdis, Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  6. Article in a journal
    Geanakoplos, Deno N. 1955. The Council of Florence (1438–1439) and the Problem of Union between the Greek and Latin Churches. Church History 24, št. 4: 324–346.
  7. Newspaper article
    Ocvirk, Drago. 2002. Maneken ali mož beseda. Družina, April 7.
  8. Article from an online magazine
    Kwasniewski, Peter. 2015. The Normativity of Ad Orientem Worship According to the Ordinary Form's Rubrics. New Liturgical Movement, November 23. (November 27, 2015).
  9. Legislature
    Equal Opportunities for Woman and Men Act (EOWMA). 2002. In: Official Gazette RS, p. 59/2002, July 5.
  10. Publications by institutions (printed)
    Statistični letopis 2010. Ljubljana: Statistični urad Republike Slovenije.
  11. Mercator, d.d. 2010. Final Report Mercator, d.d. Ljubljana: Mercator, d.d.
  12. Publications by institutions (online)
    Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. 2010. Slovenija v številkah 2010. (March 10, 2011).

Important notice:
When we are citing several works by one author, the time of publication must be taken into account in the reference list, and the works must be ordered from the oldest to the latest. If we cite several works of one author, it is neccessary to first list his single authorships to be followed by co-authorships. Having multiple occurrences of the same year of the same author or the same group of authors, the corresponding letter (a, b, c, etc.) should be added to the publication year. Letters follow the alphabetical order of the titles.

Citing in the text
1) An indication of the surname of the author in the text

- The article simulated heterogeneous agents wage setting model by Montgomery (1991).
- Shi (2006) also notes that in the case of very low productivity gap less productive employees get a better deal in respect of personal income.
- Researchers such as Shimer (2005) or Abowd et al. (1999) predict a positive correlation between personal income and labor productivity.
- Researchers such as Shimer (2005), Abowd, Kramarz and Margolis (1999) predict a positive correlation between personal income and labor productivity.
- Calvo-Armengol and Jackson (2004, 2007) developed a model where agents through social interaction obtain information about job vacancies.
- et al. can be used in the case of several authors of the same source. If they are not too much, there may be mentioned by name in the text.

2) Without giving the author in the text

- And finally, people have friends and acquaintances, which again have their friends and their acquaintances, and so on. In such chains of acquaintances it is not only important what people know, but also what others know that others know about what they know (Samuelson, 2004).
- Motivated agents in such an environment, at any time, acquire new information which affects their behavior (Simon, 1957; Schelling, 1978; Axelrod, 1984; Epstein and Axtell, 1996). When citing the work of many authors, the latter is separated by a semicolon.

3) Quotations

- Skyrms and Peemantle (2000, p. 9340) describe this type of behavior by a simple example: "A child that someone blackmailed is either learns to better resist or to run away. Similarly, a player who receives an adverse outcome can either alter the strategy or change the partners." Verbatim quotation should be made the same way as in the original. If the text is oblique, it should be taken into account in also in the citation. Indication of the page where we find the quote is mandatory.

4) Citing listings (with or without indents):

- In Holmes et al. (2010) we find the following 10 factors by which researchers at the Heritage Foundation measure the degree of economic freedom: the freedom of commerce, freedom of trade, fiscal freedom, the size of the government, monetary freedom, freedom of investment, financial freedom, property rights, freedom from corruption and freedom to work. In this case, an indication of the date of publication of this work anywhere else than after the name of the author or authors, would be wrong. Alternatively, et al. could be replaced by the names of co-authors.

5) Citing secondary sources:

- Douglass North (in Becker, 2009) defines institutions as "the man-made restrictions that structure political, economic, and social relations" with the aim of establishing order.

6) Citing legislation:

- Forms and legal and formal framework of organization of companies can be found in the Companies Act (Official Gazette no. 65/2009, hereinafter referred to as the Companies Act).
- Criminal Code of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette no. 63/1994, hereinafter referred to as the CC) contains a precise prison sentences for perpetrators of different types of violence.
- The amount of tax that must be paid for completed royalties is set out in the Personal Income Tax Act (Official Gazette of RS, No. 13/2011, hereinafter ZDoh-2-UPB7) and in the section Tax on income from property rights.

7) Multiple consecutive citing the same source

Rather than repeating the same source abbreviation ibid. could be used.

- In the brochure Citing Responsibly (2003, 3) the Committee for Academic Integrity Faculty of Law, George Washington University lists six basic rules of citation.
- The translation of their definition of plagiarism goes like this (ibid., 2): "The conscious, knowing, or reckless representation of words or ideas of another author as its own in any academic engagement, including, without exception, deliberate, clever or reckless neglect to the attribution of authorship by the direct quoting or summarizing the facts or borrow information."

Important notice

Prior to the use of confidential sources in the paper, the author of tha paper must have permission from the legitimate owner of the copyrights, even if it is not for publication and the source is not revealed. Confidential sources, which can not be reproduced, such as private communication, conversations and other communications, should not appear among the references in the reference list, while they can be explained in the footnotes.

Submission of contributions

Submit your paper in .doc or in .pdf format to the . Submit your paper without title page and make sure that the text does not include any reference to the names and surnames of any of the authors of the paper. A title page with the full title of the article in Slovene and English languages, with full names of all the authors of the paper and their electronic contacts, and a clear designation of the corresponding author should be sent in a separate email to the same address.

Once the paper is approved for publication authors will be able to supplement it with the self-citations and all the information that was removed prior to the submission. Those changes must be approved by the Editor from the area covered by the paper (designated by JEL codes).