Instructions for Authors


Technical details

Microsoft Office Word, A4 format, margins: Top, Bottom, Left, Right - 2,5 cm.

Font: Times New Roman Regular, size: 12, paragraph: single spaced, alignment: justify.

The paper need to contains from 4000 to 6000 words.

Preparation of handwriting

In order to facilitate the printing of the Scientific Journal of European and Balkan Perspectives papers needs to be submitted in electronic version.

Papers should be written in English language.

Papers that are not taken in printing will be back to authors with an explanation.

The manuscript should contain: title, authors, abstract, keywords, introduction, contents of the paper, conclusion and literature.

Title: Size of letters 14 points, Bold, Times New Roman, Central. Title of the paper need be short, but to give a faithful reflection of content and preferably contain as many keywords covered filed.

Authors: name, institution, e-mail address, Italic letters, 11 points Times New Roman, centrally. 

Abstract: 200-300 words, 11 points, Times New Roman, single spaced.

The content of the abstract should be an essential and independent entity.

Keywords: up to 5 words, 11 points, Times New Roman, single spaced.

Introduction: 12 points, Times New Roman, single spaced. The introduction should briefly indicate only the most important of the former research related rework issue and then explain the purpose and importance of work-study.

Contents of the paper: 12 points, Times New Roman, single spaced. The contents of the paper should cover theoretical foundations, experimental part and the results that have occurred.

Conclusion: 12 points, Times New Roman, single spaced. The conclusion should be a brief summary of the paper, and include the results that occurred in the survey.

Literature: Should be stated only bibliographic units that are used in the paper in alphabetical order.

References: 12 points, Times New Roman, quoted according to the instructions given below. At the end of the reference, it should be stated the page or pages from which the text is quoted.

Books and monographs are cited as follows:

Surname, initials (year) Title. Place of publication: Publisher.


  • Dalby, S.(2002) Environmental Security. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Pickering K. Owen L.(2006) An introduction to Global Environmental Issues. London: Routledge.
  • Nixon C.S. et. al.(2000) Sustainable use of Europe’s Water? State, Prospects and Issues. Luxemburg: European Environment Agency.

Journals are cited as follows: 

Surname, initials. (year) "Title of article", name of journal in which it is published. Volume, number, pages. 

Example: Homer-Dixon T. (1991) "On The Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict" in: International Security. Vol.16, No.2.p.p. 

Papers presented in the proceedings of various meetings are quoted as follows:

Surname, initials (year) "Title of paper". In: Title of collection. Place of publication: publisher, pages. 

Example: Goldstone J.A. (2001) "Demography, Environment and Security: An Overview". In: Demography and National Security. New York, Oxford: Berghahn. p.p.

If there are multiple authors, Proceedings quotation is as follows:

Surname, initials (eds.) Title of collection. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example: Lobell D. Burke M. (eds.) (2010) Climate Change and Food Security - Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer.

Sources taken from web sites are quoted as follows:

name of author/editor, initials (year) "Title of article". Title of the magazine. Date of publication, year, number, pages, Internet address (date of the first insights into the text on the website).

Example: Lynas, M. (2009) "How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room ". Guardian. The 22nd December 2009th (visited on 10.08.2011).

Master's and doctoral dissertations are cited as follows:

surname, initials (year) Title of the dissertation, Place and institution where master/doctoral dissertation is defended.

Example: Stevanovska, B. (2011) The Influence of the Regional Environmental Security on Reducing the Vulnerability of the Country and Strengthening the Cross-Border Cooperation. Skopje: Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Security, Defense and Peace Studies.

Official Publications:

name of publication/organization/institution (year) Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example: Government of the Republic of Macedonia. (2003) National Strategy for Integrated Border Management. Skopje: Government of the Republic of Macedonia.

References are listed in footnotes.

Tables, graphs, maps and other items are numbered with Arabic numbers under the table, graph, maps or other items. Example: Table 1, Figure 1, Map 1 and so on.