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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

SPATIUM  International Review
Instructions to Authors

Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be submitted in English, and must be original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

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Clearly written, concise manuscripts should comprise:

  • a concise and informative title;
  • the full names and affiliations of all authors;
  • the full mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author;
  • a concise and informative abstract of 200 words maximum summarising the significant points of the paper, and up to five keywords following the abstract.

The size of manuscripts should be between 3,500 - 5,000 words. Please use Times New Roman font ranging from 10-12 point depending on what is the most convenient for you. Chapters should be numbered consecutively, e.g. 1. Introduction; followed by according numeration of subchapters (e.g. 1.1, 1.2, etc.). The use of footnotes or endnotes in manuscripts is not welcome. Only in case of absolute necessity, the maximum number of footnotes/endnotes per manuscript that could be tolerated is 5. Either British or American spelling is acceptable. Please pay attention in particular to consistency, i.e. do not mix different spellings. Manuscripts should be submitted as Word 97-2003 Document (.doc file).

The manuscript will be subject to blind review by referee(s). Revisions may be required before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper. Please ensure that all accompanying matter (tables, figures, photographs, necessary permissions and contact details) are enclosed as directed in these Instructions. Please use maximum of 10 illustrations (tables, figures, photographs) within the manuscript you submit.

Papers should be supported by references where appropriate and set out in accordance with the Harvard style as detailed below. Papers submitted with references in the wrong style will be returned. It is the authors’ responsibility to check the accuracy of references. References in the text should be cited as follows:

  • one author: Lang (1994) or (Lang, 1994)
  • two authors: Smith and Brown (1993) or (Smith and Brown, 1993)
  • three or more authors: Lee et al. (1991) or (Lee et al., 1991)

Papers by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished by the letters a, b, etc. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order giving the year of publication, title of paper, journal titles in full, volume and issue number, and first and last page numbers. References to books should include their edition, editor(s), publisher and place of publication.


 ·  Book
Lang, J.T. (1994) Urban design: the American experience. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

 ·  Edited Book
Vujošević, M., Nedović-Budić, Z. (2006) Planning and societal context – The case of Belgrade, Serbia, in Tsenkova, S. and Nedović-Budić, Z. (eds.) Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions and Policy. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 275-293.

 ·  Journal
Jackson, T., Illsley, B. (2008) Using SEA to mainstream sustainable development: Some lessons from Scottish practice, SPAJournalTIUM, No. 17-18, pp. 31-37. If available, the number of volume should also be included here.

 ·  Legal acts (laws, by-laws, etc.)
Planning and Construction Act / Zakon o planiranju i izgradnji (2009) Službeni glasnik Republike Srbije 72/2009.

 ·  Development and related acts
Development Strategy of  the  Republic of  Serbia  /  Strategija  razvoja  Republike  Srbije  (2010) Vlada Republike Srbije, Beograd.

 ·  Reference websites, online sources
References to websites and other online sources should give authors if known, the publisher date if known, the title of the cited page, the URL in full, who the site is maintained by, and the date the page was accessed.

 ·  Example:
Cyburbia - The planning community, http://www.cyburbia.org/, accessed 22nd Apr 2009.

The references, which are cited in languages other than English, should in parallel be translated into English.


Tables, illustrations, figures and photographs
Ideally illustrations, photographs should be submitted electronically in TIFF or JPEG formats. High resolution black and white images (at least 300 dpi) should be used for the best quality reproduction. The approximate position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the manuscript (e.g. Table 1, Figure 1). The font used for labelling should be no smaller than 8 points.

All measurements should be in metric units, or state metric equivalents. Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Credit the source and copyright of  photographs or figures in the accompanying captions. Other acknowledgements could be added in a special section at the end of the paper.

No contribution will be accepted which has been published elsewhere, unless it is expressly invited or agreed by the Publisher. Papers and contributions published become the copyright of the Publisher, unless otherwise agreed.

The corresponding author will be sent an e-mail containing PDF proof of the article. Please print a copy of the PDF proof, correct within the time period indicated and return as directed. Please make no revisions to the final, edited text, except where the copy-editor has requested clarification.


There are no article submission charges or article processing charges.

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