Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade – Belgrade Law Review (BLR) The BLR languages are English and Serbian.
BLR publishes articles, critical analyses, case law and legislation comments, book reviews and other contributions to the fields of law and social sciences. Only analytical reviews of scientific and professional books are accepted for publishing, not purely descriptive ones.
For papers in English, either British English or American English spelling and terminology should be used, but the one should be followed consistently throughout the paper.
Spelling in references should follow the original source material.
If English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it proofread, to ensure that reviewers fully understand your writing. Authors are liable for the costs of such proofreading.
By submitting the paper, the authors declare that the paper has not been published; that the paper has not been accepted for publication nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere; and that the authors are the copyright holders and are informed of, and have fulfilled, any requirements regarding the rights of third parties.
The receipt of all papers will be acknowledged by email. All papers will be screened by the Editorial Board for their suitability for entering the peer review process. Suitable contributions will be subject to a double-blind external peer review.
For further information on BLR Editorial Policies, please consult the Code of Conduct.
Please abide by the following instructions when submitting a paper to the BLR.
The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:
- Cover page
- Abstract and keywords
- Manuscript and reference list
- Appendices, tables and figures
1. COVER PAGE
The cover page of the submission should include the following information:
- Title of the paper.
- Name, date of birth and affiliation of all contributing authors.
- Full address for correspondence and email address.
If the paper is co-authored, please provide the requested information for each of the authors.
2. ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS
Please provide an abstract that is not longer than 150 words. The abstract should not contain undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide five keywords, in alphabetical order, suitable for indexing.
Papers in Serbian should contain an abstract and keywords both in English and in Serbian language, with the abstract and keywords in English positioned following the reference list.
3. MANUSCRIPT AND REFERENCE LIST
As our peer-review process is blind, the names of authors or their affiliations should NOT appear anywhere on the pages of the manuscript.
Papers should be word processed in the following format:
- Page format: A4
- Margins: 2.5 cm
- Font: Times New Roman
- Line spacing main text: 1.5
- Line spacing Footnotes: Easy
- Font size main text: 12 pt
- Font size footnotes: 10 pt
- Page numbering: Plain number, bottom of the page, right indent
Refer to persons by first and last name at first mention (John Smith) and only by last name thereafter (Smith). Do not use “Professor”, “Mr.”, or other titles.
Figures and tables should be mentioned in the text in order of appearance. All figures and tables should be mentioned in the text.
All acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out in the first reference, with capitals used thereafter.
European Union – EU,
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law – UNCITRAL
Numbers from one to nine should be written as words; higher numbers should be written as numerals. Dates should be written as follows: 1 January 2012; 2011–2012; or the 1990s.
Footnotes should be substantive and cannot contain purely bibliographic material. Simple citations should be in the text, with the exception of statutes and cases.
BLR uses the following section headings, all centered:
1. FULL CAPS
1.1. Caps and Lowercase
1.1.1. Italic Caps and Lowercase
All citations, in text and footnotes, should be in author/year/page(s) style.
The preferred form of in-text citation is the citation with locating information:
Following Hovenkamp (1994, 366–69);
According to Craswell (2003, 255 n. 13) – where note 13 is on page 255;
As suggested by Craswell (2003, 254 and n. 11) – where note 11 is not on page 254.
However, when appropriate and by way of exception, the authors may use in-text citation without locating information, with or without a simple signal (see, see especially, see for example, etc.)
(see, for example, Corcoran 2004; Mullen 2000)
(see especially Demsetz 1967)
(Scott and Coustalin 1995)
T(ext): Following Ely (1980, page), we argue that
R(eference list): Ely, John Hart. 1980. Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
T: As demonstrated elsewhere (Daniels, Martin 1995, page),
R: Daniels, Stephen, Joanne Martin. 1995. Civil Injuries and the Politics of Reform. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.
T: As suggested by Cecil, Lind, Bermant (1987, page),
R: Cecil, Joe S., E. Allan Lind, Gordon Bermant. 1987. Jury Service in Lengthy Civil Trials. Washington, D.C.: Federal Judicial Center.
More than three authors
T: Following the research design in Turner et al. (2002, page),
R: Turner, Charles F., Susan M. Rogers, Heather G. Miller, William C. Miller, James N. Gribble, James R. Chromy, Peter A. Leone, Phillip C. Cooley, Thomas C. Quinn, Jonathan M. Zenilman. 2002. Untreated Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infection in a Probability Sample of Adults. Journal of the American Medical Association 287: 726–733.
T: (U.S. Department of Justice 1992, page)
R: U.S. Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1992. Civil Justice Survey of State Courts. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
T: (Journal of the Assembly 1822, page).
R: Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York at Their Forty-Fifth Session, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Albany, the First Day of January, 1822. 1822. Albany: Cantine & Leake.
More than one work
Clermont, Eisenberg (1992, page; 1998, page)
More than one work in a year
T: (White 1991a, page)
R: White, James A. 1991a. Shareholder-Rights Movement Sways a Number of Big Companies. Wall Street Journal, April 4.
Multiple authors and works
(Grogger 1991, page; Witte 1980, page; Levitt 1997, page)
Chapter in a book
T: Holmes (1988 page) argues that
R: Holmes, Stephen. 1988. Precommitment and the Paradox of Democracy. 195–240 in Constitutionalism and Democracy, edited by John Elster and Rune Slagstad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chapter in a multivolume work
T: Schwartz, Sykes (1998) differ from this view
R: Schwartz, Warren F., Alan O. Sykes. 1998. Most-Favoured-Nation Obligations in International Trade. 660–64 in vol. 2 of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, edited by Peter Newman. London: MacMillan.
T: Using the method of Greene (1997), we constructed a model to show
R: Greene, William H. 1997. Econometric Analysis. 3d ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
T: (Angell, Ames  1972, 24)
R: Angell, Joseph Kinniaut, Samuel Ames.  1972. A Treatise on the Law of Private Corporations Aggregate. Reprint, New York: Arno Press.
In the list of references, journal articles should be cited in the following manner: surname and name of the author, number and year of the issue, title of the article, title of the journal, volume number, pages.
T: The model used in Levine et al. (1999, page)
R: Levine, Phillip B., Douglas Staiger, Thomas J. Kane, David J. Zimmerman. 2/1999. Roe v. Wade and American Fertility. American Journal of Public Health 89: 199–203.
T: According to Podlipnik (2018, page)
R: Podlipnik, Jernej. 4/2018. The Legal Nature of the Slovenian Special Tax on Undeclared Income. Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade 66: 103–113.
Entire issue of a journal
T: The fairness or efficiency benefits of bad-faith laws are discussed at length in Texas Law Review (1994)
R: Texas Law Review. 1994. Symposium: Law of Bad Faith in Contrast and Insurance, special issue. 72: 1203–1702.
T: Smith (1983, page) argues that
R: Smith, John. 1983. Article 175. Unjust Enrichment. 195–240 in Commentary to the Law on Obligations, edited by Jane Foster. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
T: Schmalenbach (2018, page) argues that
R: Schmalenbach, Kirsten. 2018. Article 2. Use of Terms. 29–55 in Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: A Commentary, edited by Oliver Dörr, Kirsten Schmalenbach. Berlin: Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany.
Magazine or newspaper article with no author
T: had appeared in Newsweek (2000).
R: Newsweek. 2000. MP3.com Gets Ripped. 18 September.
Magazine or newspaper article with author(s)
T: (Mathews, DeBaise 2000)
R: Mathews, Anna Wilde, Colleen DeBaise. 2000. MP3.com Deal Ends Lawsuit on Copyrights. Wall Street Journal, 11 November.
T: (Daughety, Reinganum 2002)
R: Daughety, Andrew F., and Jennifer F. Reinganum. 2002. Exploiting Future Settlements: A Signaling Model of Most-Favored-Nation Clauses in Settlement Bargaining. Unpublished manuscript. Vanderbilt University, Department of Economics, August.
T: (Eisenberg, Wells 2002)
R: Eisenberg, Theodore, Martin T. Wells. 2002. Trial Outcomes and Demographics: Is There a Bronx Effect? Working paper. Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, NY.
Numbered working paper
T: (Glaeser, Sacerdote 2000)
R: Glaeser, Edward L., Bruce Sacerdote. 2000. The Determinants of Punishment: Deterrence, Incapacitation and Vengeance. Working Paper No. 7676. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass.
T: as asserted by Welch (1998)
R: Welch, Thomas. 1998. Letter to author, 15 January.
T: According to the Intellectual Property Office (2018),
R: R.S. Intellectual Property Office. 2018. Annual Report for 2017. http://www.zis.gov.rs/about-us/annual-report.106.html (last visited 28 February, 2019).
T: (Spier 2003, page)
R: Spier, Kathryn E. 2003. The Use of Most-Favored-Nations Clauses in Settlement of Litigation. RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 34, in press.
T: One study (Joyce, forthcoming) includes the District of Columbia
R: Joyce, Ted. Forthcoming. Did Legalized Abortion Lower Crime? Journal of Human Resources.
F(ootnote): CJEU, case C-20/12, Giersch and Others, ECLI:EU:C:2013:411, para. 16; Opinion of AG Mengozzi to CJEU, case C-20/12, Giersch and Others, ECLI:EU:C:2013:411, para. 16; Supreme Court of Serbia, Rev. 1354/06, 6. September 2006., Paragraf Lex; Supreme Court of Serbia, Rev. 2331/96, 3. July 1996., Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Serbia 4/96, 27.
T: Use abbreviated reference for in-text citations of cases (CJEU C-20/12, or Giersch and Others; Opinion of AG Mengozzi; VSS Rev. 1354/06) consistently throughout the paper.
R: Do not include cases in the reference list.
F: Regulation (EU) No. 1052/2013 establishing the European Border Surveillance System (Eurosur), OJ L 295 of 6/11/2013, Art. 2 (3); Directive 2013/32/EU on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (recast), OJ L 180 of 29/6/2013, Art. 6 (3); Zakonik o krivičnom postupku [Code of Criminal Procedure], Official Gazette of the RS, 72/2011, 101/2011, 121/2012, 32/2013, 45/2013, and 55/2014, Art. 2, para. 1, it. 3.
T: Use abbreviated reference for in-text citations of pieces of legislation (Regulation No. 1052/2013; Directive 2013/32; ZKP, or ZKP of Serbia) consistently throughout the paper.
R: Do not include legislation in the reference list.
4. APPENDIXES, TABLES AND FIGURES
Footnotes in appendixes should be numbered consecutively with those in the rest of the text.
Numbering of equations, tables, and figures in appendixes should begin again with 1 (Equation A1, Table A1, Figure A1, etc., for Appendix A; Equation B1, Table B1, Figure B1, etc., for Appendix B).
No more than one table should appear on a page. Tables may run more than one page.
Tables should have brief captions. All explanatory material should be provided in notes at the bottom of the table.
Identify all quantities, units of measurement, and abbreviations for all entries.
Sources should be identified in full at the bottom of each table. Do not give cross-references to footnotes elsewhere in the article.
Figures should be provided in files separate from the text and should be clearly labeled.
Do not use shading or color in graphs. If distinctions need to be made visually, please use hatching and cross hatching or another means of display. Grays are difficult to reproduce and often appear blotchy in the printed journal.
Do not use figure boxes or rules around the figures.
Please use the Times Roman font if there is any lettering or text in your figure. Type should be 7 points or larger.
Graphics files should be black and white.
Figure captions should be placed together on a separate double-spaced page, labeled Figure Legends.
Figures may be no greater than 10 cm x 18 cm. To avoid substantial figure reduction, keys to identifying items in the figure should be set within or beneath the figure.