Author Guidelines

Submit to the journal
Submissions should be sent via email to: Professor Veselin Draskovic

Review process
Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. The authors’ names are anonymous to the reviewers. Based on their recommendations, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

The Editorial Board retains the right to methodologically adjust the article to the journal propositions and standards of the English language, as well as not to consider articles which do not meet the requirements of these guidelines.

Authors do not pay the costs of processing, publication fees or submission fees for the article or the magazine, nor the postal service.

Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Use this in conjunction with the points below about references, before submission i.e. always attribute clearly using either indented text or quote marks as well as making use of the preferred Harvard style of formatting. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

The author is responsible for ensuring the authenticity of data, facts, quotations and other information. The Editorial Boards may publish articles for discussion, without necessarily sharing the author’s views.

Manuscript requirements
Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

Format ana Article Length

Articles must be in acceptable scholarly English and should be between 3000 and 10000 words, typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and text double-spaced. Lengthier articles may be considered at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Pictures, graphics and other attachments should be marked and sent as separate files, or in text, and must not exceed the journal format with margins.

Article Language

It is strongly recommended to send articles in the English language. However, upon the compliance of the Editorial Board, it is possible to publish articles in some of the other world languages. Authors from Montenegro and surrounding countries should submit instant online articles both in English and mother tongue due to the bilingual nature of the website.

Article Title Page - An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article. This should include:

Article Title - A title of not more six eight words should be provided.

Author Details - Details should be supplied on the

Article Title Page including: Full name of each author, Affiliation of each author, E-mail address of the corresponding author

Keywords - Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.

Article Classification - That article are classified in the following categories: original scientific paper, preliminary communication, review, professional paper, and book review.

Classification codes - Please provide up to 6 standard JEL codes. The available codes may be accessed at JEL:

Article structure - The structure of article should comprise: the title, abstract, key words, introduction, subtitles, conclusion and bibliography. Articles can also be structured in the following way: introduction, starting hypotheses, solutions, discussion, conclusion and bibliography. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections (1, 2, 3 ...). Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).


The abstract must include sufficient information for readers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results and the conclusions. The abstract is not an introduction, it summarizes the substantive results of the work, not merely listing the topics that are discussed in the paper. The abstract should contain the main idea of the paper, the subject and the goal of the research, methods used, hypotheses, research results and a brief conclusion. It must have 200 to 250 words.

Technical presentation

Main body of the text should be printed in Times New Roman, 12pt with single line spacing. Subtitles must be short, clearly defined and numbered, except for Introduction and Conclusion. All tables and figures need to support your research findings. They should be clearly referred to and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. They should be placed in the text at the appropriate paragraph, immediately below their name. Below them, the source should be listed. All tables and figures must have captions. In all tables and figures taken or adapted from other sources, a brief note to that effect is obligatory, below the figure.

Footnotes - Footnotes should be used as least as possible, and only for the necessary explanations, with the continuous use of Arabic numbers.


SSCI reccomends that self-citation for the best journals in the field goes around 10%. Accordingly we encourage authors to pay attention to this and cite their own works accordingly.

Literature is not to be numerated. It is to be arranged in alphabetic order of authors and chronologically for the articles of the same author. Literature is to be quoted according to the examples for books, magazines and other sources.

References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should cite publications in the text: (Ilic, 2009) using the first named author's name or (Ilic and Tot, 2009) citing either names of two, or (Tot et al., 2009), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

For books Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g. Bagdikian, B. H. (1983), The Media Monopoly, Beacon Press, Boston.

For book chapters Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Picard, R. G. (2005), “Money, Media, and the Public Interest”, in Over holster, G., Jamieson, K. H. (Ed.), The Press, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 337-350.

For journals Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.

e.g. Thacher, D. and Rein, M. (2004), „Managing Value Conflict in Public Policy”, Governance Vol. 17 No 4, pp. 457-486.

For published conference proceedings Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

e.g. Draskovic, V., Grego, Z., Draskovic, M. (2011), "Media Concentration, Neoliberal Paradoxes and Increase in Virtuality", in Media Concentration proceedings of the international conference in Podgorica, Montenegro 2011, Elit, Podgorica, pp. 33-45.

For working papers Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

e.g. Draskovic, V. (2007), "Specificities and problems of Montenegrin transition", working paper, Leeds University Business School, TIGER, Warsaw, September.

For newspaper articles (authored) Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.

e.g. Miller, M. C. (1997), "The Crushing Power of Big Publishing", The Nation, 17 March, p. 10.

For newspaper articles (non-authored) Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.

e.g. Vijesti (2011), „The New Media“ 2 December, p. 5.

For electronic sources If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.

e.g. Compaine, B. M. (2005), „The Media Monopoly Myth: How New Competition is Expanding our Sources of Information and Entertainment”, available at: http://www.NewMillennium final_Compaine_Paper_050205. pdf (accessed 10 December 2011).


All authors submitting articles for publication at Montenegrin Journal of Economics are expected to provide the statement that their contribution does not infringe any of the already existing copyright so that to indemnify the publisher of the journal against any breach of warranties. 

The following license type has been chosen by the publisher: CC BY. This choice has been motivated by the ease of dissemination in the first place since this would be beneficial for both the publisher and the authors.

The CC BY type of licensing allows third parties further distribution and use of your work, even in commercial purposes, as long as there is proper referencing and credit to the original piece being published at ours. The Editorial Board of our journal, after some research and discussions, has come to the conclusion that this is the most accommodating option for all sides involved since the absolute majority of our authors, current and potential, are in the first place interested in maximum dissemination of their results and conclusions rather than obtaining commercial profit from their research results.

CC BY regulations are applicable to all the articles published in MNJE along with guest columns, opening remarks, commentary etc. More details on CC BY are available on: