1. Crkva u Svijetu (The Church in the World)

Crkva u Svijetu (The Church in the World) is a theological journal of the Catholic Theological Faculty of Split (humanities, theology, A1), published four times a year in print and electronic form (http://hrcak.srce.hr/crkva-u-svijetu); it publishes previously unreleased original scientific, review and professional papers, reports and papers from scientific conferences, and also reviews and presentations of theological and theology related sciences. Papers are submitted by e-mail to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The editorial board reserves the right to adjust the paper to the propositions of the journal and standards of the Croatian language.

Journal Crkva u svijetu – The Church in the World is an Open Access journal. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, redistribute, print, search and link to material, and alter, transform, or build upon the material, or use them for any other lawful purpose as long as they properly attribute the source according to the CC BY license.

2.  Categorization of scientific papers

Before publication scientific papers pass double-blind review. At least two independent peer reviewers, chosen by the editorial, review the submitted paper. Reviewers remain unknown to authors and each other. Each reviewer gets the anonymous paper and a review form evaluates the paper, proposes the category of the paper, and returns the review form to the editorial board. Peer review comments and suggestions for improvement, along with descriptions of necessary corrections, are sent to the author. Based on the received reviews and possible amendments and corrections, the editorial board makes the final decision on publishing and categorization of the paper, which may be:

Original scientific paper contains the so far unpublished results of original researches presented in the way that they can be verified, together with analyses and sources.

Preliminary communication presents, in brief, the new results of scientific research, which demand urgent publishing, assuming that the complete work will be published later on.

Conference paper is the work previously presented at a conference and can be published in the form of an integral paper if it has not been published before.

Review is an original and concise presentation of a research area in which the author presents his/her critical view and judgment.

Professional paper informs and gives insight into the issues of the profession, without pretensions to be the result of scientific research.

3. Methodological instructions:

The scope of a scientific paper should be 16 to 32 typed double-spaced pages (28.800 to 57.600 characters with spaces, including notes and summary in Croatian and English language). 

Summary in the Croatian language may have up to 15 lines (900 characters) and in English up to 30 lines (1800 characters). Along with the summary, in which the author presents the content, methodology, and results of the work, it is necessary to list up to 5 keywords important for the categorization of the paper. 

Notes are printed at the bottom of the page and numbered from 1 onwards throughout the text. For citations (references) and bibliography the following norms should be followed: 

For books: The author’s Name and Surname /in small letters/, Title (and subtitle) /in italics/, publisher, place of publishing, year, and pages. For example Živko Kustić, Mali ključ povijesti Crkve u Hrvata, Glas Koncila, Zagreb, 1976, p. 199-200; Ivan Pavao II, Veritatis Splendor – The Splendour of Truth. Encyclical on some fundamental questions of moral teaching of the Church, Kršćanska sadašnjost, Zagreb, 1998, No 3. 

For journals: The author’s Name and Surname /in small letters/, Title of the article, Journal /in italics/, volume, year (in brackets), issue, pages. For example: Boris Beck, Aporije zbog kojih se biblijski prijevodi razlikuju, Crkva u svijetu, 49 (2014.) 1, p. 19-38. The same methodology should be followed when citing papers in proceedings, and the like.

Reviews, retrospects, and analyses can range between 4-8 pages (7.200-14.400 characters with spaces).

4. Copyright

The Church in the World magazine applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses) to all published works, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors retain the copyright to published works. The authors also grant any third party the right to freely use the article, as long as the content is complete and the original authors, citation details and publisher are clearly identified. Individual users may access, download, copy, display, adapt and translate manuscripts published in the journal, provided that the intellectual and moral rights, reputation and integrity of the authors are not threatened. If the content of published manuscripts is copied, downloaded, or otherwise reused for research and educational purposes, a link to the appropriate bibliographic citation (authors, journal title, manuscript title, volume, year, and page numbers).

If the author does not agree with the requested additions and changes, he has the right to withdraw the work. Authors are not paid a fee for publishing the work. The author of the published paper receives one free issue of the printed magazine and his paper in electronic form, in PDF format.

The author undertakes not to publish the work elsewhere without the permission of the editors. Responsibility for scientific ethics in research and results of the work lies with the author himself (cf. COPE guidelines, http://publicationethics.org).

Along with the submitted paper, the author is obliged to submit the following information: name and surname, academic degree (scientific title), identification number of the scientist, full name and address of the institution where he is employed, e-mail address.

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