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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

1. General Guidelines for Authors

  • the article should be no longer than 30 000 characters (including spaces); the editorial board will decide whether to publish articles that exceed this limit; the article must be written in standard academic language and follow standard orthography
  • a list of keywords should accompany the text
  • works cited and sources for quotations should be cited in parenthesis within the text (see guidelines below)
  • use footnotes, not endnotes
  • contributions should be submitted in both electronic and printed form; use 12-pt Times New Roman font, and 1.5 line spacing
  • use full justification (i.e. right and left margins); do not add extra lines between paragraphs; do not add double spaces or a single space before punctuation (./,/;)
  • do not underline individual words or parts of sentences; use italics rather than capital letters for emphasis
  • short quotations should be in normal font and in quotation marks (“ and ” must be used; use “ ‘  ’ ” for a quotation within a quotation); use a single, indented paragraph for longer quotations; do not use a smaller font size or font type when quoting
  • do not use active hyperlinks in the text
  • provide a complete list of quoted literature and sources at the end of the article
  • provide an abstract for the article, of not more than 1500 characters including spaces. If the article is in Slovenian, the abstract will generally be in English; also provide an English-language translation of keywords. If the article is not written in Slovenian, a Slovenian abstract must be provided.
  • if the article has images, include them separately (as photocopies and on a CD) and provide them with clear captions and, if possible, refer clearly to them within the text itself; if the author wishes to have the images appear in a specific place in the text, s/he should submit the text with the images in the desired place (individual images in an adequate resolution must also be provided); information about the source of each image must be provided; the author – unless s/he is the creator of the image – must obtain copyright permission for each image (from the author of the image and/or the publication/media that first published it) allowing it to be re-published
  • the author should provide a short biography (of not more than 100 words) containing basic information about the author’s education, profession, place of employment and research/work area; as well, biographical information must contain a postal and e-mail address

2. Guidelines for Citing

  • cite sources and literature within the text, in brackets:
  • works cited in the text (the first and all subsequent references) should be limited to the most necessary information and included in round brackets.

examples:    (Simoniti, 1994, 49) or Simoniti (1994, 49)

(Iliad, X, 140-150) or Iliad (X, 140-150)

  • the list of sources cited should follow these rules:

-         unpublished source (unpublished lecture, etc.)

Author’s last name and first initial, year, indication that it is unpublished, page.

example: Krpač, B., Zgodovina za mlade, 2005, unpub., p. 23.

-         older unpublished sources (manuscript, codex)

Author (if known), name of the source, location, original identification mark or shelf mark for the source, page or folio number (when citing folios, indicate recto or verso).

example: Psalterium, NUK, Ljubljana, Ms 35, fol. 34v.

-         published, but rare or difficult-to-access source

Author’s full name (if known), title, editor or publisher in parenthesis, place and year of publication, page or folio number

example: Caius Iulius Solinus, Collectanea rerum memorabilium (publ. Mommsen, Th.), Berlin 1895, p. 17.

-         published source in collections with a single editor

Author, title, title of collection, page number, line or section number (if the collection uses them).

example: Tertullianus, De idololatria, III, Patrologia Latina 1, lines 664D–665A.

-         frequently re-published and widely accessible source

Author (just the name or last name), title of work, standard reference according to the original (valid) division.

example: Homer, Iliad, X, 140–150.

  • the list of Works Cited should follow these rules:

-         individual monograph

Author’s last name and first initial, title of work in italics, place and year of publication, page number.

example: Nietzsche, F., Beyond Good and Evil, New York 1988, p. 33.

For multiple authors, cite the main (or first) author and add “et al.” for the others.

example: Châtelet, A. et al., Le monde gothique. Automne et Renouveau, Paris 1988, p. 50.

-         book chapter or article within a collection

Author’s last name and first initial, title of work, “in” and colon, volume title in italics, editor’s name in parenthesis, place and year of publication, page number.

example: Simoniti, P., Apes academicae, in: Academia operosorum. Zbornik prispevkov s kolokvija ob 300-letnici ustanovitve (ed. Gantar, K.), Ljubljana 1994, p. 49.

-         exhibition catalogue

Author’s last name and first initial, title of work, “in” and colon, volume title in italics, editor’s name in parenthesis, place and year of exhibition, place and year publication, page number.

example: Lazar, I., Srednjeveško steklo, in: Grofje Celjski (ed. Fugger Germadnik, R.), Celje 1999, p. 81–85.

-         academic periodical

Author’s last name and first initial, title of work, journal title in italics, number and year of publication, page number.

example: Cogliati Arano, L., Fonti figurative del “Bestiario” di Leonardo, Arte Lombarda 62, 1982, p. 151–160.

-         (daily, weekly, and monthly) magazines and newspapers

Author’s last name and first initial, title of work, name of newspaper/magazine in italics, number, date of publication.

example: Gopnik, A. The People on the Bus. The New Yorker, 5 May 2003.

-         dictionary or encyclopaedia entry

Author’s last name and first initial, article title or entry title and colon, dictionary or encyclopaedia title in italics, volume number in roman numerals, place and year of publication, page number.

example: Šumi, N., article or entry title: …, Enciklopedija Slovenije


  • cite electronic sources according to the type of publication (electronic book, magazine, primary source…) and include the URL and the date viewed
  • images should include the following information:

Name and last name of the artist (if known), title of work, year, location.

example: Figure 1: Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait, 1500, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

In addition, every image must be accompanied by a source and/or copyright permission.


Book Review Guidelines

Clotho publishes reviews of Slovenian and foreign academic works that are usually not more than two years old.

Book reviews should not exceed 1500 words. Use Times New Roman, 12 point font, and 1.5 line spacing. Your text should be proofread before you submit it.

At the top of the first page, write: the name of the author of the reviewed book, the title and sub-title of the book as well as the name of the editor, place and year of publication, and the number of pages. The name of the reviewer appears at the end of the text, along with the reviewer's academic title, his/her institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.

The reviewer should present the reviewed work, its structure and content, as well as its arguments and conclusions. Adopt a critical stance toward the book and provide an expert assessment or judgement of the reviewed book.

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