Papers are accepted only in English. A typical full paper must not exceed 10 print-set pages (about 4500 words). A short paper must not exceed 4 print-set pages (about 1800 words). A review paper must not exceed 12 print-set pages (about 6000 words).

Manuscript should be send to the email address: Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je videli.".

All manuscripts must be submitted with a cover page, which includes: title, authors, affiliations, corresponding author. Please include all authors’ full names, affiliations, postal addresses. For a corresponding author also a telephone number and email address must be included.

  • Cover page includes: title of the manuscript; authors with affiliations and addresses; corresponding author with email address; keywords.
  • Title: Title must be not longer than 250 characters with space and must be consise, preferably without abbreviations
  • Short title: not longer than 50 characters (with spaces)
  • Abstract: Abstract must have no more than300 words that states the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.  
  • Following abstract a Keywords up to six key words, and running title not exceeding 45 letters and spaces. This is not request for the preliminary report.
  • The page following abstract page may contain a brief summary in Serbian language


The manuscript should be organized in the following order: Cover Page



Manuscripts should be divided into sections and subsections by headings and subheadings up to a maximum of three levels. To differentiate them, CAPITAL BOLD LETTERS should be used for the first order titles, bold lower case letters for the second order, and italic bold lower case letters for the third order. Titles of sections and subsections should begin at the left-hand margins, followed by the first paragraph with one blank space. From the second paragraph in each section, the line to start a new paragraph should be indented.

Manuscript text sould be typed Times New Roman, font 12. Magrins normal – 2.54 cm for all sides. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered successively with Arabic numerals at a bottom right of the pages.

  • Abbreviations and Units

At the first use the common name of a plant, insect, animal or microorganism hould be followed by the scientific name (genus, species and authority) in parentheses. Latin biological names should be italicized.  Abbreviations should be explained when they first appear in the text. All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. Units are not italicised.

  1. For soil nomenclature, when a local classification is presented an international classification system (e.g. the WRB; FAO-UNESCO system or USDA Soil Taxonomy) should be included as a reference.
  2. Chemical nomenclature 

For chemical nomenclature, recommendations by the convention of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry should be followed.

  1. Formulae 

Simple fractions should be written as Ti+1/Ti (not Ti+1 ÷ Ti). For chemical formulae, valence of ion should be indicated as Ca2+ or SO42+. Isotope numbers should precede the symbols (e.g.  14C or (15NH4)2SO4).

  • Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements of financial support, advice, and other kinds of assistance should be made before References section. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.

  • References

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Citations in the main text should be given by the surname and year of publication. For example, Winter (2012), Shnitzer  and Amigo (2007), Ellies et al. (2005; 2009) or: (Winter, 2012; Shnitzer  and Amigo, 2007). The references like “unpublished work” is not accepted. If the same author is cited more than once with all the paper being published in the same year, each subsequent paper should be indicated with the letter accompanying the year of publication in alphabetic order, i.e. 2010, 2010a, 2010b, etc. References list should be arranged alphabetically.


For example:

Journal article:

Shunthirasingham C, Simpson M. 2006: Investigation of bacterial hopanoid inputs to soilsfrom Western Canada. Applied Geochemistry 21:964-976.

Saljnikov E, Saljnikov A, Rahimgalieva S, Cakmak D, Kresovic M, Mrvic V, Dzhalankuzov T. 2014: Impact of Energy Saving Cultivations On Soil Parameters In Northern Kazakhstan. Energy 77:35–41

Edited Book, No Author

Duncan GJ and Brooks-Gunn J. (Eds.). 1997. Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 385 p.

Edited Book with an Author(s)

Plath S. 2000. The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor. 456 p.


Chapters in multi-author books: 

Hameed A, Tabasum NQ, Mahmooduzzafar, Siddiqi TO. 2012: Plant tolerance and fatty acid profile in response to heavy metals. In: A. Parvaiz Ahmad and M.N.V. Prasad (Eds). Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants: metabolism, productivity and sustainability. Springer New York, 387 p.

Oades J., M. 1989: An introduction to organic matter in mineral soils. In: J. B. Dixon, S.B. Weed (Eds). Minerals in Soil Environments, Second Edition. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI, pp 89-159.


Verheijen F.G.A. 2005: On-farm benefits from soil organic matter in England and Wales. Doctoral Thesis Cranfield University, Faculty of Environment

Web based sources:  

Purdon Mark. 2014: State Power for Low-Carbon Development. In: Proceedings of the international conference: A Comparative Investigation into the Effectiveness of Carbon Finance Projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Moldova. 14-jan-2014.


Hasebe A, Tsuchiya K, Horita M 2003: Insertion sequence element derived from Ralstonia solanacearum. U.S.Patent No. 6538125 

In the case of publications in a language other than English, a notation such as ‘(in Serbian)’ or ‘(in Serbian with English summary)’ should be added.

Unpublished work

Papers that are unpublished but have been accepted must be cited with the journal's name followed by (in press).

The corresponding author will receive a proof for a final approval. Changes cannot be made to the proof without the authorization of the editorial office of the journal. 
Corrected proof should be returned within 10 days by e-mail. In case of failure to comply with this deadline, the Editor in-Chief will decide whether to publish the article without corrections (declining responsibility for errors, which may remain) or to be considered as new submission.

The corresponding author will be supplied with the final PDF file and the volume issue where the paper appears. The issue will be send by electronic mail to the corresponding author.


Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate the information from the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Tables must be placed after the REFERENCES and ACKNOWLEDGMENT sections. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Please supply editable files.


Figures must be saved in separated sheets in the following format: JPG of 300 dpi or TIFF of 300 dpi.  All figures must be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)). Figures must be placed after Tables in the same document.     

Figure legends should be concise but comprehensive - the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.  


Diagrams must be submitted as original drawings of excellent quality. Photographs or photocopies of drawings are in general not suitable for reproduction. Special symbols used should be explained in the diagram itself rather than in the legend, as such symbols may not appear in, or be lost during typesetting.


All submissions should be made electronic to the email address: Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je videli.

The submission must also contain an acknowledgement that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript. If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the submitted manuscript.

Reproduction of copyright material   

As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as "derivative reproduction" (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

Editorial review and acceptance  

Submitted manuscripts are peer reviewed by two reviewers. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.         

Authors will be requested to revise their manuscript according to the reviewers’ suggestions, comments and criticisms. The revised manuscript must be returned within two months.    

Manuscripts should be written in a clear, concise, direct style. The Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

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