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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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author has a certificate of proofreading.

Author Guidelines

The ECLIC series receives contributions with the understanding that they contain original and unpublished material.  Any material included in the contributions that is published must be indicated.

ECLIC Editors reserve the right to edit contributions. Upon blind peer-review authors have the opportunity edit their contribution and to to review editorial corrections before publication. The ECLIC series reserves the right the return articles unpublished if they do not meet the substantive standards.

The following must be included in the paper: the title of the paper, author’s name and surname, academic or professional status, as well as the name and address of the author’s place of work or home address, including e-mail address.

The text is to be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12pt (footnotes font size 10pt)., regular style, alignment justified, single spaced, with one-line space between paragraphs.

Tables and graphs are to be inserted in their proper location in the text.

The following format of “double quotation marks”, and 'single quotes' should be used. Giving emphasis should be avoided (italic, bold, underlined, lowercase capitals), particularly in combination with double quotation marks (i.e. never “double quotation marks”).

Latin terms and abbreviations should always be written in italic lowercase (op.cit., ibid.). Numbers denoting footnotes are never italicised (²), and if they are located at the end of the sentence, they are placed after the period (.²).

The papers should not exceed 6000 words. 

Citation Formats

When citing the first time, a full bibliographic reference must be provided containing the following information: author(s) name(s), title, publisher, place and date of publication, and the page number(s) to which they refer. All publications should include the surname followed by the initials of the author’s first name(s) (the names of different authors are to be separated by a semicolon); the title of the work should be italicised (book and article titles), whereas different data are to be separated only by commas and always in the same order.


Font 10pt is used for writing footnotes. Paragraph indent is set to 0.3pt with single spacing, and line spacing at 0.3pt.


[1] Strohal, J., Razvitak zadružnog prava u Hrvatskoj i Slavoniji, Zagreb, 1907, pp. 17, 30. Gavazzi, M., Sudbina obiteljskih zadruga jugoistočne Europe, Gavazzi, M. (ur.), Vrela i sudbine narodnih tradicija, Zagreb, 1978, p. 90. Adamček, J., Agrarni odnosi u Hrvatskoj od sredine XV do kraja XVII stoljeća. Zagreb, 1980, pp. 692 – 693.

[1] Strohal, J., Razvitak zadružnog prava u Hrvatskoj i Slavoniji, Zagreb, 1907, pp. 17, 30.

1. Books

First citation:

            Triva, S.; Sajko, K.; Dika, M.; Lopičić, P.; Filipović, V., Arbitraža i poduzetništvo, Progres, Zagreb, 1991, p. 87.

In terms of subsequent citation, use ibid. If ibid with a page number or loc. cit. cannot be used, the text must give reference to the footnote from the first citation. Similarly, only the author's surname is to be written; if a cited publication has more than three authors, the surname of the first author is to be provided, followed by et al.

            Triva et al.op. cit. note 9, p. 95.

2. Journals 

First citation:

            Rešetar Čulo, I., Zaštita starijih osoba u Europi: trenutno stanje nedostatci I izazovi,  Pravni vjesnik Pravnog fakulteta u Osijeku, god. 30, No. 2, 2014, pp. 117 – 135.

Subsequent citations:

Rešetar Čulo, op. cit. note 15, p. 125.

If the same footnote refers to first citations of different parts of the publication by the same author, then the following citation format is used:

Rešetar Čulo, Zaštita…, op. cit. note 15, p. 125.

3. Website References

The same citation format applies to website references: author’s name(s), title of document, website title, web address, and date accessed.

The website address should be marked in black (Times New Roman) and not underlined.

Balkin, Jack M., Critical Legal Theory Today, 2008. URL=   fss_papers. Accessed 10 June 2015.

4. Legal Acts

 The titles of legal acts are not italicised. The titles of official journals must be written in full and not abbreviated.

          Konvencija o pravima osoba s invaliditetom, Narodne novine, Međunarodni ugovori, br. 6/2007, 3/2008, 5/2008.

Art. 52 and 53 of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, Official Gazette No. 85/2010.

5. EU Treaties


Article 12(1) TEU ( Lisbon)

Article 124 ( 1) TFEU ( Lisbon)

Article 45 TEC ( Nice )

6. EU Secondary legislation

When citing EU legislation for the first time, note the Legislation type, its number and title, then publication details from the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union. The OJ citation is given in the order: [year] OJ series Number/Page.


Council Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society [2001] OJ L167/10

In subsequent footnotes a short form of the legislation title may be used, provided warning is given in brackets in the initial footnote.


1 Council Directive 93/104/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time [1993] OJ L307/18 (Working Time Directive)
4 Working Time Directive, art 2

7. CJEU case law

In the text of the article indicate: Case Arne Mathisen AS v Council

In footnote it is important to specify exact paragraph of the judgment  :

Case T-344/99 Arne Mathisen AS v Council [2002] ECR II-2905 , par. 45


Article 10 ECHR

Judgment Omojudi v UK (2010) 51 EHRR 10

References :

A full reference list is to be provided at the end of the paper. (see example below )

Example of the Article

Name and academic title of the first author


Postal Address

E-mail address:

Name and academic title of the second author


Postal Address

E-mail address:



Abstracts should contain a clear indication of the purpose and aim of the research, the approach used, the major results and the implications to be described in the full paper.

Key wordsKeyword 1, Keyword 2, Keyword 3, Keyword 4, Keyword 5, keyword 6

  1. The first-level heading
  • The sub-heading

1.1.1. Other sub-heading                 

  1. Another first-level heading
  • Another sub-heading



  1. Aras, S., Arbitrabilnost obiteljskopravnih sporova, u: Djelotvorna pravna zaštita u pravičnom postupku. Izazovi pravosudnih transformacija na jugu Europe, Zagreb, 2013, pp. 543 – 561.
  2. Baron, P. M., Liniger, S., A Second Look at Arbitrability: Approaches to Arbitration in the United States, Switzerland and Germany, Arbitration International, Kluwer Law International, Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2003, pp. 27– 54.
  3. Bouček, V. Arbitrabilnost kartelnih sporova, Zagreb, 1996, doctoral thesis.


Cite an EU case using the prefix ('Case C-' for the ECJ or 'Case T-' for the GC), case registration number then the name of the case in italics followed by the report citation.


  1. Case T-344/99 Arne Mathisen AS v Council [2002] ECR II-2905
  2. Case C-556/07 Commission v France [2009] OJ C102/8
  3. Case C-411/05 Palacios de la Villa v Cortefiel Servicios SA [2007] ECR I-8531, Opinion of AG Mazák


European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocols Nos. 11 and 14, 4 November 1950, ETS 5

Decisions :

Cite a case in your work by the party names, year published, volume, law report abbreviation and the page number.


Omojudi v UK (2010) 51 EHRR 10


Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community [2007] OJ C306/01

Council Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society [2001] OJ L167/10


  1. Family Law, Official Gazette No. 116/200317/2004136/2004107/200757/201161/2011, 25/2013, 75/2014, 83/2014.
  2. Odluka o troškovima u postupcima arbitraže, Official Gazette No. 142/2011.


  1. Balkin, Jack M., Critical Legal Theory Today, URL= Accessed 10 June 2015.
  2. Finnis, John, „Natural Law Theories“, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL=<>. Accessed 10 June 2015.

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