Guide for Writing Papers
Guide for writing papers
First page should contain: title of the paper, full name of all authors, name of faculty and university, full name and title of mentor, and email address of the lead author, written in the following manner:
TITLE SHOULD BE CONSISE AND POINT TO THE MAIN MESSAGE OF THE PAPER
UP TO 100 CHARACTERS
First author, second author, third author
Mentor (name and title)
First author’s email
Abstract (up to 250 words) should consist of three main parts (without subtitles): aim of the paper (question or issue researched in the paper), main results and a brief conclusion. Aim of the paper should be explained briefly, main results should be clear and precise and the conclusion should contain only the key results. Abstracts cannot contain tables, graphs, images or quotes from other authors or be longer than one paragraph. (Font: Times New Roman 10pt). Title of the paper and information on authors should be typed using the size, font and alignment as stated in the guide. Abstracts must be written in one of the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian), as well as in English (this refers to local authors only). Title of the paper, information on authors, affiliations and the English version of the abstract should be submitted on a separate page. Below the abstract, authors should list 3-6 keywords in Serbian and English.
Keywords: first, second, third, fourth, fifth
Title of the paper, abstract and keywords should be written in one of the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in English (this refers to local authors only). Local authors’ abstracts in English should follow abstracts in a local language, with the keywords below both.
Apart from Title and Abstract, original scientific papers should include the following subtitles: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and References.
Papers are written in passive voice.
Titles of papers should be in upper case, font size 12 pt, bold, centered, no numeration.
Chapter titles should be in lower case, font size 11 pt, bold, centered, no numeration.
There should be a double space before subtitles and a single space between chapter titles (subtitles) and text.
- Format: A4
- Font: Times New Roman
- Alphabet: Cyrillic or Latin
- Font size: manuscript 10pt , text in tables 10pt
- Line spacing: single, no spaces between paragraphs
- Margins: top and bottom 2,5 cm, left and right 2,0 cm, justified
- Number of pages: not limited
SI units, symbols and abbreviations can be used (abbreviations for long names only). Full name should be used when mentioned for the first time, if it is not a standard measurement unit. The use of common measurement units such as tone (t), hectare (h), etc. is permitted. Scientific names of species should be italicized.
Tables are numbered consecutively throughout the paper (1, 2, 3…). Table title should be in the aforementioned font, 11pt, above the table, centered, no spaces. Text in tables should be in 10 pt. There should be a single space above and a double space below each table.
Images (graphs) are numbered consecutively throughout the paper (1, 2, 3…). Image (graph) title should be in the aforementioned font, 11pt, below the figure (graph), centerered.
Each table and image (graph) must be mentioned in the text, e.g. (Table 1) or (Figure 1). For the purposes of quality print, the following formats should be used – *Xls for graphs and *gif or *jpg for images. Black and white copies only.
All sources must be mentioned in the text in the following way:
When there is one author, include their surname, year of publication and page number, e.g. (Simić, 2008, p. 146). When there are two authors – (Simić and Tomić, 2009, p. 256). When there are more than two authors, include name of the lead author followed by et al., (Simić at al., 2004, p. 96). When there are direct quotations, include the author’s name and add the year of publication and page number in parenthesis, e.g. According to Simić (2008, p. 146)…
Reference list must include full information on all sources used, in alphabetical order (by authors’ surnames) and chronological order, when there are multiple works by the same author. When there are multiple works by the same author with the same publication date, works should be labeled (a, b, c), following the year of publication, e.g. Simić (2008a) and Simić (2008b).
References – examples:
Book or monograph
Surname, initials of author’s name(s) (year of publication): Title and subtitle. Number of edition (when there are more than one). Name of publisher. Place of publication
Bandura, A. J. (1977). Social learning theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall.
Book chapter or article, journal article
Surname, initials of author’s name(s) (year of publication of book or journal): Title of chapter, article or paper. Surname, initials of editor(s)’ name(s) (eds). Title of book or journal. Number of edition (when there are more than one). Place of publication, publisher, pages
Smith, J. (1980): The instruments of Hungarian folk dance music. U: Jones, R. and Green, D. (eds). Folk music of Eastern Europe, Edward Arnold, London pp. 46-59.
Surname, initials of author’s name(s) (year of publication). Title of article. Name of magazine. Magazine volume and issue (number). Name of publisher, Pages or the article.
Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker wellbeing: Occupational health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5), 26–29.
Surname, initials of author’s name(s). Title of document. Web address of the source (include download date)
Kang, Y., Mervyn, F., Senthilumberger, A. Computer aided fixture design verification. http://www.me.wpi.edu (2001, January 7)