Short Guide for Authors

Theological Views primarily publishes original scientific papers on theological and religious subjects. By cultivating an interdisciplinary approach, the journal is open for works based on research in other social sciences and humanities, in so far as they contain theological reflection or otherwise correspond to the theological and religious topics. Theological Views primarily publishes papers in Serbian and English. All papers are reviewed anonymously and two times (see Peer Reviewer Instructions).

Editorial Board of the Theological Views holds to very high ethical and academic standards in publication of scientific papers (see Ethical and Scientific Standards).



1. Submission of papers to the Editorial Board


Authors have to submit their papers to the following email address (Editorial Board of the Theological Views): teoloski.pogledi@spc.rs.

Authors should write their name and surname, the name of the institution where they work, mailing and email address, telephone number, a brief academic biography and several major bibliographic references.

Submission of a paper implies that the work 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, as well.

In this regard, the author is obliged to submit a signed Authorship Statement to the Editorial Board confirming that the submitted article is the result of his own research, that it does not infringe the copyright or any other third party, that the rules of scientific methodology in terms of quoting others sources and citations are respected, and that work is not published under that or any other title, or offered for publication in any other journal.

A scanned Authorship Statement shall be submitted to the Editorial Board by the email, or printed, by mail.



2. Structure of the paper


The work should include:

1) Title;

2) Name, surname, affiliation and email address of the author;

3) Summary (up to 5 lines) and keywords (up to 5 words);

4) Base body of text;

5) a list of the cited literature in alphabetical order.


The volume of the total text of the paper should be up to 40,000 characters.



3. Technical characteristics of the papers


Authors should submit their papers as a Microsoft Word 2003 document – in .doc or .rtf extension. The Word document is obligatory, and besides that, the paper can also optionally be delivered as Adobe Systems Inc. document in .pdf extension.



4. References and quotations


References should be integrated into the text. When quoting or just referencing to another work, in parentheses after the quote (or reference), the author should specify the author’s name, year of publication and – in the case of quotations (or referencing) – page number. E.g.: (Hirsch 1905: 439–441); (Smyth 2008: 544); (Zizioulas 2010: 14).

Footnotes should be used only for the accompanying explanations, not for citation or indication of references.



5. Literature Cited


In the last section of the paper, the author should provide listing of all published works that he cited and referenced in the text of the paper in an alphabetical order.


Listed below are some examples:


Hirsch, E. G., et all. (1905): “Solomon”, in Singer, I., et all. (ed.) (1905), The Jewish Encyclopedia : A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, Volume 11 : Samson – Talmid, New York : Funk & Wagnalls Co., pp. 436–448.

Smyth, M. (2008): “The Body, Death, and Resurrection : Perspectives of an Early Irish Theologian”, Speculum, Vol. 83, No. 3 (Jul., 2008), The University of Chicago Press, pp. 531–571.

Zizioulas, J. D. (2010): The One and the Many : Studies on God, Man, the Church, and the World Today, Western American Diocese, Sebastian Press.