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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 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

Submissions should not exceed 20 pages, including notes, references, tables, graphs, keywords and summary (between 1200 and 1400 characters with spaces). Exceptionally, Editorial Board can accept larger manuscripts. The text should be written in 12-point Times New Roman font type, 1.5 inches spacing. Tables and graphs should be included within the text. Pages should be numbered in the lower right corner of each page, including pages with bibliography. Footnotes should be used instead of endnotes, and should be inserted at the bottom of the page where numerical code of the footnotes is.

A full reference list with complete bibliographical information regarding the works quoted should be provided at the end of the paper, in accordance with the citation method given below.

Graphs, tables, and images should be included within the text, provided in adequate resolution (preferably 300dpi), properly numbered and titled. If the figures, tables, and other supporting material are reproduced from another source, the original source must be properly cited. Authors are obliged to get the permission for usage of such materials if necessary (concerning copyrights conditions given in original source).  Due to monochrome printing, all figures, graphs and images should be monochrome or grayscale, with a white background and should be made in applications, such as MS Office. Letters used in figures should be font Arial.

The foreign expressions commonly in use, including the names of documents and institutions in a foreign language, should be written in italics – for example, de facto. Italics should be used for highlighting, rather than bold or underline.

Dates should be listed as follows: 01 July 2014. Numbers at the beginning of sentences and approximate numbers should be written in words - hundreds, thousands, millions, etc. Decimal is separated exclusively by commas (e.g., 621,57), and thousands with single space (1 532 or 10 589 163). Statistical expressions should be written in the whole decimal numbers (e.g., p <0,05).

Abbreviations should be expanded when they are first mentioned in the text, and introduced by placing them in parentheses after the term (e.g. National Institute of Health (NIH). It is necessary to respect standard abbreviations and the rules of shortening.

Quotations taken directly from another author's text should be placed in quotation marks. Omitted parts of the quote should be marked by the symbol [...].

Citation method and bibliography:

a) Footnotes are used as a method of citation.

b) When a work is cited for the first time (regardless of the language the work has been published in), it should appear in the following format:

- [for books] Engelhardt, Tristram H. (1986), The Foundations of Bioethics, New York: Oxford University Press, 72.

- [for proceedings] Rendtorf, Jacob D.  and Kemp, Peter, eds., (2000), Basic Ethical Principles in Bioethics and Biolaw, Vol. I. Autonomy, Dignity, Integrity and Vulnerability, Copenhagen / Barcelona: Centre for Ethics and Law / Institut Borja de Bioetica.

- [for journal article] Andorno, Roberto (2005), The Oviedo Convention: A European Legal Framework at the Intersection of Human Rights and Health Law, Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 2 (4), 135.

- [for proceedings article or book chapter] Gracia, Diego (2001), History of Medical Ethics, in: Have, Henk Ten and Gordjin, Bert eds., Bioethics in European Perspective, Kluwer, Dordrecht 2001, 3417–50.

- [for electronic works of reference] Faden, Ruth and Shebaya, Sirine (2016), Public Health Ethics, in: Zalta, Edward N., The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (accessed: 16 June 2017).

- [for institutional publications] Statistical Yearbook 2006 The Croatian Bureau of Statistics (2006), Zagreb: The Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

- [for laws and regulations] Environmental Protection Act (2007), Official Gazette, 110/2007.

d) In the subsequent citations, notes should contain only the initial of author's first name and surname, year of publication in parentheses and a page number:

- Engelhardt, T. (1986), 113.

- Andorno, R. (2005), 138.

e) When a work is cited consecutively, the note should contain only the abbreviation ‘Ibid’ and a page number:

- Ibid, 150.

f) The works in the list of references should be in alphabetical order. If two or more works by the same author published in the same year are listed, lower-case letters (a, b, c, etc.) are added immediately after the year within parentheses (1996a).

Books and journals that are reviewed should not be older than three years. Review should include name and surname of the author of the work being reviewed, title of the work, name of the publisher, place of publication, year of publication, number of pages, and the name and surname of the reviewer at the end. Book-reviews should be between 1,000 to 1,500 words long.

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

There are no charges regarding article submission and article processing. Jahr publishes only original papers, which have not been previously published and are not submitted to consideration in any other journal at the moment of submission to Jahr.

Authors are encouraged to send their unique ORCID identifier during the submission process as part of the "Comments for the Editor". 


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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