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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • A manuscript is submitted in English, and, if possible, in Croatian. The target length of the paper is 7000 words, including abstract, tables, figures and references. Shorter papers are welcome. The text should be written using the Times New Roman font, size 12, spacing 1.5. In the case of a longer manuscript the authors are requested to contact the Editorial Board before the submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Hrvatski geografski glasnik/Croatian Geographical Bulletin is a scientific journal that publishes the results of original theoretical and empirical geographical research, reviews from all geographic disciplines, spatially oriented papers from geosciences and other related scientific disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary papers. The journal particularly welcomes papers focused on spatial issues in Croatia, Central, Southern and South-Eastern Europe, as well as papers that present the results of previous research and themes published in the Hrvatski geografski glasnik/Croatian Geographical Bulletin. The journal is issued twice a year. Each submitted manuscript is reviewed by two peer-reviewers.

Papers are classified to the following categories according to the reviewers’ suggestion:

*Original scientific paper presents the results of research that were not previously published. The results have to be presented in a way that allows their verification. After the paper has been accepted the author is not allowed to publish the same results in other scientific journals.
*Preliminary communication presents new results of research that require quick publishing. It does not have to allow their verification.
*Review is original, condensed and complete review of a research or its part in which the author has actively contributed.

The category of the paper is labelled in the header. If the reviewers propose different category of the paper, the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief make the final decision on the category.

Contributions and book reviews. Contributions and book reviews are published in special, regular or occasional sections of the journal and they are not reviewed.

Preparation of the manuscript. A manuscript is submitted in English, and, if possible, in Croatian. The target length of the paper is 7000 words, including abstract, tables, figures and references. Shorter papers are welcome. The text should be written using the Times New Roman font, size 12, spacing 1.5. In the case of a longer manuscript the authors are requested to contact the Editorial Board before the submission.

Editing of the manuscript. The manuscript should be edited according to the last issue of the Hrvatski geografski glasnik/Croatian Geographical Bulletin. The manuscript has to contain an abstract and key words. The abstract (maximum 150 words) comprises general issues of the paper. Key words (5-6 words) enable finding the paper in secondary publications. The paper has to be written in the briefest possible way. The text should be clear, condensed, grammatically correct and written in the third person. The paper ought to be divided into the following chapters: introduction (object and aim of the research, review of the previous research and research methods), theoretical framework, research results, discussion (comparison of the author’s findings with previous results) and conclusion. Footnotes should be placed in the text on the bottom of the page.

All tables and figures ought to be placed into the text (MS Word document). The title of the table in the text has to be placed above the table containing the abbreviation Tab., the consecutive number of the table in the paper and a short informative title (e.g. Tab. 1 In-migrant population in Zagreb and its surroundings in 1991). The source should be written below the table.

Figures have to be made in the black-and-white technique, if possible. Authors have to send each figure separately in tiff, jpeg, eps or pdf format in the resolution of 300 or more dpi (adjusted to the maximum width of 150 mm and maximum length of 200 mm). Papers with regional themes inevitably have to contain an orientation map with all geographical names mentioned in the text. The title of the figure has to be placed below the figure containing the abbreviation Fig., the consecutive number of the figure in the paper and a short informative title in text (e.g. Fig. 1 Gravitation regions of large cultural centres).

Citing literature. Literature should be cited according to the Harvard citation style. The literature is cited in the text using the author’s surname and the year of publishing. If the citation includes direct quotation, the specific page of the source has to be added to the reference, e.g. (Friganović 1991, 26). If the cited reference has two authors, both surnames are listed, along with the year of publication, e.g. (Nejašmić and Bašić, 2005). If the cited reference has three or more authors, the surname of the first one and the abbreviation “et al.” are listed in the text (e.g. Friganović et al., 1995). The reference in the section References has to contain all the authors. If several papers of the same author or of the same group of authors are cited, the following forms are used: e.g. Nejašmić (2005; 2007) or Friganović et al. (1995; 2000). If several papers of the same author or of the group of authors published in the same year are cited, the year of publishing is accompanied by a letter in the alphabetical order (e.g. 1999a; 1999b). If several papers are cited in continuity they should be separated by a semicolon (Friganović, 1991; Nejašmić and Bašić, 2005). Citing of multiple references by different authors should be in alphabetical order (Bočić, 1999; Bognar, 1996). All references cited in the text are listed in the end of the paper in the section References. The references have to be listed by the alphabetical order of authors and by the chronological order of all papers of the same author. Capitalization in the title of papers, journals, books and proceedings should be done in the same way as in the original publications. Title of papers that were originally published bilingually should be written in both languages. The title in the priority language should be placed first and the title in the second language comes in the second place. The titles of books, proceedings, journals and publications should be written in Italics. If a publication has a DOI, it should be added in the end of the reference in the list of references.

Examples of citing literature and sources in the text and in the References are listed in the table in this document.

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