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Instructions for authors

Instructions for authors

Dear authors!

To make sure the work at the final stage of designing ČKZ issues is more efficient, you are kindly asked to follow the instructions below when writing your paper. This will save all of us a fair amount of unnecessary and tedious work.

Please note that ČKZ publishes articles and themed issues or themed sections edited by respective editors. We also accept proposals for themed issues, which are then decided by the editorial board. While ČKZ mostly publishes articles in Slovenian language, it also publishes English texts and edited issues. The official language for publications in the journal is both Slovene and English (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information). Copyrights for the published material are retained by ČKZ, but if author wishes to retain full copyright for him/herself she/he can negotiate this with the editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); all such requests are solved on a case-by-case basis between the editor and the author. 

ČKZ is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available on-line without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access (more on BOAI here).

There are no processing charges or submission charges for articles published in ČKZ.


Instructions for authors

- A paper should not exceed 30,000 characters with spaces.

- Papers are received by respective editors of themed issues or sections on their e-mail addresses, exceptionally also by the responsible editor (nina.kozinc[AT]ckz.si and kozinc.nina[AT]gmail.com).

- All papers are subject to a double blind peer review. The author will be informed about the result of the peer review process within two months of the submission of his/her paper to the peer review process. Book reviews are not reviewed.

- If a paper has been or will soon be published in another electronic or printed publication or journal, the author has to state this expressly.


- Formatting of contents, headings and sub-headings

Body Text should be Times New Roman (including notes, headings and sub-headings), 12pt, with line spacing of 1.5 lines.  Papers that exceed 10,000 characters should be divided by clear, descriptive headings and sub-headings. The main heading should be written in bold (16 pt), sub-headings should be written in bold (12 pt). Headings and sub-headings should not be numbered. Do not use CAPITAL BLOCK LETTERS. Sub-headings should not exceed one line. Use only black text colour.

- Abstract, keywords and presentation of the author

The abstract should include the following: the purpose of the article, methods of work, results and/or conclusions of the paper. The abstract should not contain comments and recommendations, and nothing that is not present in the paper itself.  An abstract should be added up to five keywords. The abstract should not exceed 2850–3000 characters with spaces. The abstract, the keywords and the presentation of the author should be placed immediately after the title of the paper. The author should add his or her e-mail address at the end of the presentation.

- Graphic works and photographs

The author should mark the most appropriate positions for graphic works (tables, sketches, graphs etc.) and photographs by the following example: [Table 1, approximate position]; name and surname of the author of photograph should be provided and copyright should be obtained. Please send graphic works separately from the text. Photographs and similar materials should be in a resolution suitable for printing (300 ppi). These works in the final form should be attached at the end of the text. The editorial board reserves the right to position the products and photographs in the text following the most suitable page breaks and to not publish photographs that do not meet the technical requirements for publication.

- Notes

The number and length of notes should be limited to the essential. Notes should be displayed as footnotes and numbered consecutively.

Notes should refer to contents! Do not provide only literature in the footnote – provide the source of quotation in the text itself and list the literature at the end of the paper. Please quote literature in notes only if it refers to the contents of the note, e.g. recommended reading.

- Quoting and citing: reference to the source in the text

Reference to the source in the text: provide the name of the author, year and page in brackets, e.g. (Foucault, 1986: 72). If a work has two authors, provide both names: (Adorno and Horkheimer, 1990); if authors are more than two, only provide the first name: (Novak et al., 1999). The works of a single author published in the same year should be separated by adding lower case letters (a, b, c etc.) to the year of publication, without spaces: (Bourdieu, 1996a). Works of different authors referring to the same contents should be listed alphabetically and separated by semi-colon: (D’Andrade, 1995; DiMaggio, 1997; Zerubavel, 1997). Secondary quoting – quoting of a quote: (Marcos in Vodovnik, 2003: 46).

If you quote from several pages, write the first and last page; insert an en dash without spaces between the page numbers. Example: (Foucault, 1986: 112–118). If you quote from several authors, the sources should be separated by semi-colons and authors should be arranged in the alphabetical order, e.g.: (Foucault, 1986: 112–118; Virno, 2004: 56)    

Longer quotes (more than 40 words) should be put in a separate paragraph, with indents, in smaller font (11 pt) and without quotation marks.

- Literature: list at the end of the paper

The works quoted in the paper should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper, with sub-heading Literature.

Examples for the list of literature:

  •     Monographs and other completed works:

HOBSBAWM, ERIC (1983): Invetion of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Several authors:

HARDT, MICHAEL and NEGRI, ANTONIO (2009): Commonwealth. Massachusetts, Cambrige: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

  •     Papers in proceedings, selected works:

ALLIEZ, ÉRIC (2006): Anti-Oedipus – Thirty Years On (Between Art and Politics). In Deleuze and the Social, M. Fuglsang and B. Meier Sørensen (eds.), 151–168. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  •     Articles in periodical publications:

SCHRIFT, ALAN DOUGLAS (2006): Deleuze Becoming Nietzsche Becoming Spinoza Becoming Deleuze. Toward a Politics of Immanence. Philosophy Today (50): 187–194. Celina, Ohio: Messenger Press.

  •     Web sources:

The date of access shall be added in brackets when quoting a website.

LAZZARATO, MAURIZIO (2007): Boji manjšin in politika želje. Available from: http://www.njetwork.org/Boji-manjsin-in-politika-zelje (10 September 2010).

  •     Websites:

GIBANJE #15O. Available from: www.15o.si (15 October 2011).

  •     Official documents:

PENAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA. Uradni list RS 55/2008 (15 May 2008).

Legislation available online:
FOREIGN AFFAIRS ACT (ZZZ-1-OFFICIAL CONSOLIDATED TEXT-1). Uradni list RS 113/2003. Available from: http://zakonodaja.gov.si/rpsi/r06/predpis_ZAKO3826.html (18 March 2008).

Government documents:
MINISTRY OF LABOUR, FAMILY AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (2008): Priorities. Available from: http://www.mddsz.gov.si/si/eu2008_mddsz/ prednostne_naloge/ (3. april 2008).

TREATY ON THE NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS (1968): Available from: http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/npt/text/npt2.htm (18 March 2008).

SECURITY COUNCIL (1998): Resolution 1174, S/RES/1174/1998. Available from: http://ods-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N98/167/58/PDF/N9816758.pdf? (20 August 2004).