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We welcome articles reporting research on substantive topic, concepts, and/or methodologies in all fields of political science. Authors of single country casesare strongly advised to consider the theoretical and comparative implications of the case. All articles are refereed by domestic and international experts in the field. Deadline for sending the manuscripts is October 1.
Serbian Political Thought is using a modified version of Harvard referencing system. Manuscripts should be sent to: [email protected]

Intext References

Any intext reference should include the authorship and the year of the work.

Model: (Author year: page).

Example: (Przeworski 1991: 28)


Use the title page, not the book cover, for the reference details. Only include the edition where it is not the first. A book with no edition statement is most commonly a first edition. The required elements for a book reference are: Author, Initials. (Year) Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher.

Example: Lijphart, A. (1984) Democracies: Patterns of Majoritarian & Consensus Government in Twenty-One Countries. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Intext reference: (Lijphart 1984: 44).

Journal articles

For journal articles the required elements for a reference are:

Author, Initials. (Year) “Title of article“. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number): Page numbers.

Example: Thelen, K. (1999) “Historical Institutionalism  in Comparative Perspective“, Annual Review of Political Science, 2: 369-404.

Intext refernce: (Thelen 1999: 399).

Books which are edited

For books which are edited  give the editor(s)  surname(s)  and  initials, followed by ed. or eds.

The required elements for a reference are:

Author, Initials. (ed.) (Year) Title of book. Place: Publisher.

Example: Schulzinger, R. D. (ed.) (2003) A Companion to American Foreign Relations. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Intext Reference (Schulzinger 2003: 285).

Chapters of edited books

For chapters of edited books the required elements for a reference are: Chapter author(s)  surname(s)  and initials. Year of chapter.

Title of chapter followed by In: Book editor(s) initials and surnames with (ed.) or (eds.after the last name. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. Chapter number or first and last page numbers followed by full-stop.

Еxample: Parekh, B. (1996) “Political theory: Traditions in political philosophy“. In: Goodin, R. E., Klingemann, H. (eds.) A New Handbook of Political Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 503-518.

Intext reference: (Parekh 1996: 505).

Magazine or journal articles available on the internet

For an article from a web based magazine or journal, which is freely available

over the web, the required elements for a reference are:

Authors, Initials., (Year) Title of article, Full Title of Magazine, [online]. Available at: web address (quote the exact URL for the article) [Accessed date].

Kipper, D. (2008) Japan’s new dawn, Popular Science and Technology, [online]

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