Author Guidelines

  • Cover page (to be submitted separately)

    Since double blind peer review is being used within the publication process in this journal, all manuscripts should be anonymous. Therefore, submission would mean uploading/sending two files: 1. Cover page with manuscript title, author’s information (name, surname, affiliation and contact), brief biography (up 3 sentences) and abstract. 2. The other file should be the manuscript, without information about the author/s.

  • Style and format

    - Manuscripts should be written in English and before submission, should be proofread by English native speaker.

    - Submitted files should be in Microsoft Word format. The file should not be locked and it should be anonymous (check Properties of the file).

    - Original and review scientific papers should not exceed more than 8 000 words (including abstract and list of references). All other types of submissions should not exceed 5000 words.

    - Times New Roman, font 12, single space, 2.5 margin, justified, should be used.

    - Include page numbers.

    - APA style should be used.

    - All tables should be added in text and should be named with explanation (example: Table 1. Population Census in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

  • Manuscript organization 

    - Manuscript should consist of three sections: beginning, middle and ending section.

    - Beginning section should consist of: title, authors, abstract, keywords and introduction.

    - Middle section should cover the body of the paper.

    - Ending section should cover conclusion and list of references.

Please check IUS Law Journal Format Sample for Manuscripts.


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.

  1. Technical instructions were followed (APA style, Times New Roman, font 12, single space).
  2. The paper has neither been previously published in English or any other language not submitted to another journal for consideration.
  3. All authors listed have reviewed and approved the manuscript as being submitted.
  4. If the submission contains any previously published material, permissions should be included.
  5. The manuscript is prepared according to IUS Law Journal Template.
  6. Make sure to upload two files: Cover page and manuscript as separate Word documents.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with IUS Law Journal agree to the following terms:

- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.


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