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 three referees for double blind peer review. The authors are informed by email about the outcome of this step within 15 days. The peer review lasts 30 days, and the authors are informed about its results. The author’s 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.

Our journal is consistent with the principles governing the intellectual property rights, discouraging any attempt of plagiarism. For checking the articles received we are running a specialized anti-plagiarism software. The maximum percentage of plagiarism allowed by MNJE journal is 12%. To ensure the objectivity of the results we exclude the references, the title and the author names when checking the text.

It is the politics of our journal to publish the work of one author only once in two consecutive issues. In the same time, an author won’t sign more than one article within the same issue of the journal. In case these two aspects are not observed, the articles will be considered unelligible for the respective issue and, as a consequence, they will be rejected.


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:


All files should be submitted as a Word document, A4 format, Franklin Gothic Book, font size 11 pt.

Article Length

Articles should be between 4000-5000 words in length (max. 32.000 characters with spaces). For long articles, compliance of editor-in-chief is required. 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. Authors from Montenegro and surrounding countries should submit 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, email address of the corresponding author

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

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

Article structure

The structure of the article should comprise: the title, abstract, key words, introduction, subtitles, conclusion and bibliography. Common subtitles are: introduction, literature review (theoretical framework), methodology (research methods, data, research model), data and sources, an empirical result (empirical findings), discussion, and conclusion. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections (1, 2, 3 ...). Subsections should be num-bered 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 250 to 300 words.

Technical presentation

Main body of the text should be printed in Franklin Gothic Book, 11pt 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. Images should be sent in Corel format.


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


SSCI recommends 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..

References are 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 both 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 Overholster, 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., 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, No. ..., 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).

The editorial board reserves the right to reject any inappropriate work without external review.

After registering the magazine in the databases, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE TEXT! This is why we post articles earlier (2 next issues).