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 in electronic form (; 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.. Editorial board reserves the right to adjust the paper to the propositions of the journal and standards of 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 attribute the source in an appropriate manner according to the CC BY licence.

Categorization of scientific papers: Prior to 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 to 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 editorial board. Peer review comments and suggestions for improvement, along with descriptions of necessary corrections, are sent to the author. On the basis of the received reviews and possible amendments and corrections, 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Original scientific paper contains the so far unpublished results of original researches presented in the way that they can be verified, together with analyses and sources.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 own critical view and judgement.

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

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 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 key words 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).


Copyright: The journal does not charge authors for publishing their papers. By submitting a manuscript the author, in accordance with the Copyright Act, retains all rights to his paper in print and online version. In case the author does not agree with the required amendments and changes, he/she has the right to withdraw the paper. Authors are not paid for publishing their paper. The author of the published paper receives one free issue of the printed journal and his/her paper in e-form, PDF format. The author himself is responsible for the science ethics in research and work results (cf. guidelines COPE Along with the paper the author is obliged to submit the following information: name and surname, academic degree (scientific title), the scientist’s registration number, full name and address of the institution in which he/she is employed, e-mail address.


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