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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The manuscripts is designed according to the Manuscripts Writing Template.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Layout and manuscripts

Preferable document size is up to 20 pages (including notes, references, tables, graphs,
keywords, and summary between 1 200 and 1 400 characters with spaces), while reviews and
overviews should consist of 4-8 pages.

The manuscripts should be designed according to the Manuscripts Writing Template. The
text should be written in 12-point Times New Roman font type, 1,5 spacing. Tables and
graphs should be included in the text. Pages are numbered in the lower right corner of each
page (including pages with a bibliography). Notes (footnotes) should be inserted at the bottom
of the page, where the footnotes' numerical code is.

Authors are encouraged to submit their unique ORCID identifier during the manuscript
submission process, following the Manuscripts Writing Template.

Graphs, tables, and images are generally included within the text at the point where they
need to be displayed. Images should be enlarged to the whole page and possess adequate
resolution (preferably 300dpi). Graphs, tables, and images should be properly numbered and
titled, but they also need to be sent as separate attachments. If the figures, tables, etc. are
reproduced from another source, the source must be properly cited. Due to monochrome
printing, all figures, graphs, etc. should be monochrome or grayscale, have a white
background, and be made in applications, such as MS Office.

The accustomed foreign expressions, including the names of documents and institutions in a
foreign language, should be written in italics – for example, de facto. Bold is used for
highlighting the text. Underlined characters are not used in the text.
Dates are listed as follows: 01 July 2014. Numbers at the beginning of sentences and
approximate numbers are written in words – hundreds, thousands, millions, etc. Decimal is
separated exclusively by commas (e.g. 621,57), and thousands with a single space (1 532 or
10 589 163). Statistical expressions are written in the whole decimal numbers (e.g. p <0,05).
All abbreviations should be expanded at first mention in the text and introduced by placing
them in parentheses after the term. It is necessary to respect standard abbreviations and the
rules of shortening.

Quotation taken directly from another author’s text is placed in quotation marks, and if one
part of a quoted text is omitted, it is marked [...].

Citing references in the text
APA style is used as a citation method. Sources should be cited in the text, not in footnotes.
The reference in the text is enclosed in parentheses, as follows: (Andorno, 2005) or Andorno (2005) or (Andorno, 2005, p. 138).
If the work has two or three authors, all are listed, for example:
(Rendtorf & Kemp, 2000).
If the work has more than three authors, the form "et al." is used in the first citation in the text,
for example:
(Pelčić et al., 2020).
All references in the text are used as stated, forms such as "ibid.", "op.cit." and others are not

Listing a bibliography (at the end of the manuscript)
In the bibliography, it is necessary to provide full data on all works mentioned in the text.
Works (references) in the bibliography must be listed alphabetically according to the author's
surnames and chronological order for the same author works. If two or more works by the
same author, published in the same year, are cited, it is necessary to add lower-case letters
immediately after the year in brackets: (1996a). When citing several authors' joint work in the
bibliography, the form "et al." is not used, but it is necessary to list all the authors.

Examples of citations
Book, one author: Engelhardt, T. H. (1986). The Foundations of Bioethics. New York:
Oxford University Press.

Book, multiple authors: Beauchamp, T. L. & Childress, J. F. (2013). Principles of
Biomedical Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Proceedings: Rendtorf, J. D. & Kemp, P. (Eds.). (2000). Basic Ethical Principles in Bioethics
and Biolaw, Vol. I. Autonomy, Dignity, Integrity, and Vulnerability. Copenhagen/Barcelona:
Center for Ethics and Law/Institut Borja de Bioetica.

Article from the proceedings/book chapter: Gracia, D. (2001). History of Medical Ethics.
In H. T. Have & B. Gordjin (Eds.), Bioethics in European Perspective (pp. 3417-3450).
Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Journal article (DOI number should be listed whenever available): Andorno, R. (2005).
The Oviedo Convention: A European Legal Framework at the Intersection of Human Rights
and Health Law. Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 2(4), 133-143.

Electronic sources: Faden, R. & Shebaya, S. (2016, June 16). Public Health Ethics. In E. N.
Zalta The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,

Editions of institutions: The Croatian Bureau of Statistics (2006). Statistical Yearbook 2006.
Zagreb: The Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

Legislation and other regulations: Environmental Protection Act. Official Gazette,

The Editorial Board reserves the right to adjust the manuscript submitted according to the
editorial propositions and standards of the language in which the manuscript is written.

Manuscript submission
Jahr has an online system for submitting manuscripts. To submit your manuscript, please visit
the website of the journal:
For any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Editorial Board:


The section publishes reviewed articles which are accepted to be published after having received two anonymous positive reviews (exceptionally three). The final decision on the publication of articles in the journal "Jahr" is made by Editorial Board.



Book-reviews should be between 1,000 to 1,500 words long. The following information should appear at the top of the review:

Author. Full title of the book. Place of publishing: publisher, date of publication. number of pages.

The following information should appear at the end of the review:

Reviewed by name of reviewer, affiliation.

Reviewer should proofread the text of the review carefully before submitting.

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