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Author Guidelines


You are kindly invited to submit articles for the next two issues of the Philological studies journal, which will be published in 2021. The first issue will be a thematic one dedicated to Slavic youth cultures, while the second will include articles related to existing sections and research fields covered by the journal.

The thematic issue is dedicated to Aspects of youth cultures and youth literatures in the Slavic world.

The thematic issue of the Philological Studies journal in 2021 is dedicated to the research of youth literatures and cultures in the Slavic world considered in diachronic and synchronic perspectives. The issue is open for national or comparative research studies dealing with the following thematic areas:

  1. Genre studies of young people’s discourses and their linguistic characteristics concerning the language use in literature, theatre, film, online social networks as well as the language use in children’s and youth literature.
  2. Slavic youth literature: classics, contemporary classics and contemporary authors (reinterpretations of classics and classicization of modernity); illustrations and picture books; evaluation of youth literature (literary criticism, awards, festivals); creativity of young authors; trends in contemporary youth literature (dystopia, LGBTQ, multilingualism); pandemic tales; youth literary system (authors, institutions, market, repertoire, books, readers); Slavic youth literature in international encyclopedias and lexicons, anthologies, magazines, e-portals; youth literature as book and non-book material (e-books, interactive books, multimodal books...), intercultural mediation (translation of youth literary texts and reception in the target culture).
  3. Didactics of youth literature: teaching of youth literature – literary education in primary, secondary schools and universities; comparative analysis of language/literature curricula in Slavic countries; specific topics in youth literature.
  4. Youth arts, cultures and subcultures: theatre, film, music, graffiti, rap poetry, stand-up, comics.


10 April 2021


Articles in the journal are arranged in the following sections:

  1. Philosophic and Cultural Issues
  2. History and Philology
  3. Word in Historical and Cultural Context (Comparative Aspect)
  4. Literature in Intercultural Context
  5. Modern Society in Culture, Language and Literature
  6. Study of Speech. Linguodidactics
  7. Reviews and Informations

The author determines the section and type of publication to which his / her work belongs (expert paper, original scientific paper, prior publication, peer-reviewed paper).


Articles should be 8-16 pgs in A5 format (max. 40000 characters, not inclding the abstract and bibliography), Microsoft Word for Windows, Times New Roman font size 10, margins 2cm, line spacing 1.0.


Articles are accepted in English, Russian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Serbian or Croatian language.


The article title should be in bold capital letters, centrally adjusted.

Author Information

Information about the author should be placed after the title, adjusted to the right, in the following order: Name, Middle Name, Surname. Full name of the organisation ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, if applicable), author email. Town, Country. Information should be given both in English and in the language of the article.


Keywords (8-10) should be comma separated and given in both English and the language of the article.


The abstract should contain 150–250 words, express the basic content of the article and be informative, seriously structured, coherent and logical. The abstract indicates the aims, tasks and methodology of the scientific work, as well as the results and conclusions. It should be given both in English and the language of the article. For a review, rather than an abstract, give a full bibliographical description of the peer-reviewed edition (in the original language) and its variant in English, for example:

Special Mentions

References to sources of financial support, scholarships, expressions of gratitude to colleagues, etc. are listed in italics, after the abstract, and before the main text of the article.


Illustrations (graphs, charts, photos) should be in black and white, resolution: 300 DPI. They should be sent with the accompanying text in the form of a separate file (in jpg or jpeg format), or in the text file of the article. If special symbols are used in the article, a pdf version of the paper is attached. The source of the illustrations should be mentioned. The copyright is responsibility of the author.


Footnotes should give additional information. They are written in font size 8 and are listed in descending order. Footnotes provide information, archival material, links to electronic publications of a non-scientific nature. It is not advisable to include links to scientific papers in footnotes. Shortcuts (for example, shortcuts used in text, archive shortcuts, etc.) are resolved in footnotes as used in the text. The full title of the archive is given in English in brackets. The titles of archival sources are not included in the literature list and are not repeated in the References.


Sources whitin the text should be put in brackets (author’s last name, year of edition: No. of page). Ex: (Bachelard, 1997: 56).