With the goal of encouraging young authors to scientifically contribute to the field of law the Glasnik of the Bar Association of Vojvodina, Journal of Legal Theory and Practice is holding the following contest:
WRITING CONTEST FOR THE BEST SCIENTIFIC PAPER FOR RESEARCH DONE IN A DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
General terms and conditions
The award is given out to the best, as of yet unpublished, original scientific paper which is based on scientific research that the candidates have performed during their doctoral studies.
The right to enter the contest is given to any student in a doctoral programme in the field of law and to Doctors of Law who have acquired their doctorate after 1.1.2019.
Scientific research refers to any research done while having the status of a student of a doctoral programme, irregardless of whether it is related to the doctoral dissertation and presents a formal obligation during studies.
The award is 150.000 dinars.
The contest ends on 1.10.2021.
The editorial board of the Glasnik of the Bar Association of Vojvodina will decide the winner and announce their decision on 31.1.2022. at the latest.
The papers should be submitted via the platform for electronic editing of the journal by the following URL: http://aseestant.ceon.rs/index.php/gakv/user  or to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title: For the writing contest for the best scientific paper for research done in a doctoral programme.
Papers which are submitted via the platform for electronic editing of the journal are done in accordance with the technical instructions for the use of the system which are available on the webpage of the Glasnik of the Bar Association of Vojvodina (www.glasnik.edu.rs).
The editorial board retains the right to technical modifications of the paper in accordance with the rules on proofreading and editing.
Special terms and conditions of the contest
Every submitted paper undergoes a double blind review with two reviewers specializing in the narrower scientific field which the subject of the research belongs to.
Papers which get a negative evaluation during the review process from one or both of the reviewers will not be considered for the award.
All papers which get positive evaluations from both reviewers will be published in the Glasnik of the Bar Association of Vojvodina during 2021 and 2022 under the terms and conditions of publishing of regular scientific papers in the journal.
Technical conditions for accepting papers
Length of the text
The length of the paper is limited to one author’s sheet, which is a text of 16 pages, with 28 lines per page and 66 characters per line. That makes up 30 000 characters with spacing. Titles, abstracts and references are not counted for the purposes of measuring the length.
The text should be in the Times New Roman font and the font size should be 12. Line spacing is 1.5 on an A4 sized page.
Language and script
The scientific papers should be submitted in Serbian in the Cyrillic or Latin script, or in English, or in the languages which are in official use in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Croatia.
Abstract and summary
The abstract is written at the beginning of the paper, below the title and above the key words.
The abstract should include the basic problems, goal of the research, methods used and, if possible, a brief overview of the results and conclusions.
The abstract should have between 60 and 200 words and should be placed in between the header (title, name of the author and other) and the keywords, after which comes the text of the article.
The scientific paper must also have an abstract in English.
The number of key words cannot be more than 10.
Key words must be in the same languages in which the abstracts are.
In the article they are placed right after the abstract or summary.
After the text comes the section Bibliography, where the author lists all the sources used and referred to in the text, be it in the body of the text or footnotes.
Sources are listed in an alphabetical order, according to the last name of the author.
The author of the paper may group the sources according to type, e. g.: books and articles, legal regulations, international regulations and so forth.
When it is specifically justified, scientific papers may be followed by a database.
A database is a repository of information classified and presented under a given system, meant for further scientific interpretation or practical use, or which serves as evidence or contributes to confirming or negating conclusions, thesis’ or ideas which the paper deals with, and by its length and scope is such that it would not be valuable to include in the text itself.
The database is an addendum which is placed right after the article for which it is used.
Exceptionally, if the length of the database itself is longer than 16 pages, a shortened database can be listed in the addendum.
A shortened database is an announcement which states the type of data which is the subject of the database, the methodology and system used for classifying the data, as well as the list of data it refers to, with a necessary reference that all the information in full length is located in an electronic databank on a specified website.
An electronic database is a database in electronic form which the editorial board makes accessible on the same webpage where the electronic form of the journal is located.
The editorial board may decide to publish the electronic database in physical form, if it is in the interest of the scientific and professional community.
In the case of the previous point, the editorial board may decide to publish the database as part of an irregular or special issue of the journal.
In the process of submitting the paper, the electronic database is submitted as an addendum in electronic form with the article.
Bibliography citation is done via footnotes in accordance with the rules given in the examples of citing bibliographical units.
When the author is inserting a quoted text into the paper that is two or more rows long, that text should be in a separate paragraph, with the entire text being indented in relation to the begging of the rest of the text, by using the tab key.
- Under Article 153 of the Civil Procedure Law it is stated that:
“The losing party in litigation shall reimburse the costs of the other party (pg. 1). If a party is partially successful in litigation, the court may, in the view of the success achieved, order each party to bear its own costs, or that one party reimburses the other party a proportional amount of the costs (pg. 2)…“
1 author: Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title: Subtitle of the book. Place of publishing: Publisher, page number.
- Johnson, J. (2004). Law and Justice: The Theory of Natural Law. Belgrade: Official Gazette, 258.
2 authors: Last name, First name initials., Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title: Subtitle of the book. Place of publishing: Publisher, page number.
- Johnson, J., Adams, A. (2007). Trade Law Contracts. Belgrade: Institute for textbooks publishing and teaching aids, 258.
3-5 authors: Last name, First name initials., Last name, First name initials., Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title: Subtitle of the book. Place of publishing: Publisher, page number.
- Johnson, J., Adams, A., Smith, S. (2009). Damage Compensation. Belgrade: Official Gazette, 258.
6 or more authors: If the authors number 6 or 7 all are named, if there are 8 or more the first 6 will be named and the rest, until the last, will be left out with an ellipsis in between the 6th and the last.
- Johnson, J., Adams, A., Smith, S., Broflowski, B., Marsh, M., Cartman, C., … Stotch, S. (2011). Criminal Law. Belgrade: Belgrade Faculty of Law, 258.
ATTENTION: While citing literature in the reference list leave out the page numbers which refer to the specific page of the cited book.
Citing articles from journals
Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title of the article. Name of the journal, volume (issue), page numbers.
- Johnson, J. (2014). Damage Compensation. Lawyer 90 (3), 141–157.
Citing printed editions of encyclopaedias
Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title of the article. Name of the encyclopaedia. (volume number, page numbers). Place of publishing: Publisher.
- Johnson, J. (2007). Law. Encyclopaedia of Law (vol. 1, pg. 170-171). Belgrade: Prosveta.
Citing online editions of encyclopaedias
Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title of the article. Name of the encyclopaedia. Retrieved on date from: URL
- Johnson, J. (2007). Law. Encyclopaedia of Law. Retrieved on 27.1.2020. from: http://example.com
It is also acceptable to formulate it the following way: Available at:
Last name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Name of the encyclopaedia. Available at: URL
- Johnson, J. (2014). Encyclopaedia of Law. Available at: http://example.com
Citing sources from the internet
Last Name, First name initials. (year of publishing). Title. Retrieved on date from: URL
- Johnson, J. (2014). Damage Compensation. Retrieved on 27.12.2018. from: http://example.com
It is also acceptable to formulate it the following way: Available at:
- Johnson, J. (2014). Damage Compensation. Available at: http://example.com
Citing domestic regulations
The full name of the regulation, the gazette where it was published, number of the gazette/year of publishing.
- The Law of Contracts and Torts, Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 36/2011, 99/2011, 83/2014. – other laws, 5/2015. i 44/2018.
Citing foreign regulations
The name of the institution which issued the regulation, full name of the regulation, place of publishing, year.
- European Parliament, The Impact of German Unification on the European Community, Brussels, 1990.
Citing domestic case law
The name of the court ruling and the court which gave the ruling, number and date of the ruling.
- Ruling of the Court of Appeal in Belgrade, Gž1 2137/2011. from 25.5.2011.
Citing foreign case law
Foreign case law is citied in accordance with the rules on citing case law of the relevant courts.
Rules on citing case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union can be found at:
Case law of the Court of Justice is cited by naming the case in italic, after which “App. no.” is placed in parentheses, followed by the case number and date of the ruling:
- A v. Austria, (App. no. 123/88), 12. 11. 1989.
If the author is referring to a specifically designated paragraph in the ruling it is necessary to cite the paragraph number with the abbreviation para.:
- A v. Austria, (App. no. 123/88), 12. 11. 1989. para. 25.
If the citation refers to multiple paragraphs it is necessary to cite the range from-to with the abbreviation paras.:
- A v. Austria, (App. no. 123/88), 12. 11. 1989. paras. 25–28.
Literature, sources and cited case law
The literature is cited after the article as a special section, by listing all the bibliographical units in alphabetical order according to the last name of the author. When it concerns the same author, it is listed by year of publishing (from newest to oldest). After the last name and before the initials of the first name there is always a comma.
Foreign and domestic law sources are listed after the article, as a special section, in the order as they were cited in the article.
Cited case law is listed after the article, as a special section, in the order as it was cited in the article.
Novi Sad, 26th of March 2021 Editorial Board of
the Glasnik of the Bar Association of Vojvodina