Author guidance


The authors should send their manuscripts to Editor or Editor-in-Chief whose e-mail addresses can be found at Serbian Astronomical Journal website main page.
By submitting a manuscript authors warrant that their contribution to the Journal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.
Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Authors must make sure that only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.
Authors will be notified by email upon receiving their submission. Manuscripts are being pre-evaluated at the Editorial Office in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism.
Each manuscript that meets the standards is peer-reviewed. The review is single-blind. By default, one reviewer is engaged in the process. The reviewer will in most cases ask for revision of the manuscript before he/she recommends it for publication. If revised manuscript has not been received within three months it will be considered withdrawn. Authors may request extension of the three-month deadline, which is subject to the Editors’ approval.


As soon as the refereeing process for a submission is completed, the manuscript accepted for publication, and editing and proofreading finished, the article will receive its unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) designation and be published as Online-First and available through SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). When the whole volume is complete, volume and page numbers will be assigned to the article.
At some point, author will receive a proof of his/her article. The proof is used solely for checking the typesetting and editing, and also the completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Changes to the article as accepted for publication will not be considered at this stage. Any such changes entail the continuation of the review process.
Before the article can be published, the authors are required to sign the license agreement.


Authors must follow the instructions for authors strictly. By failing to meet the publishing requirements and quality standards, the authors risk that their manuscripts would be rejected without review. The more specific instructions are available upon request. It is also possible to download a complete example of a paper written in the present journal style HERE.
The manuscript should be prepared in LaTeX and follow the style used in recent issues of the journal. LaTeX file, PDF generated from the LaTeX source and figures that appear in PDF, should all be included in submission as separate files.
The manuscript should contain the title, authors’ names and affiliations, abstract, keywords, the text of the manuscript, acknowledgments and references.

Title should be clear, not too long but explanatory.
The name(s) of the author(s) should be written as N. Surname (or Name Surname). When the paper has more than one author, their names should be separated by comma and word ‘and’ before the last coauthor.
The affiliation(s) follow after the author(s) name(s) and are marked by superscript numbers. By default, the first author is assumed to be the corresponding author. If this is not the case, only e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided after affiliation.
Abstract, not exceeding 300 words should contain a short review of the method and the most important results of work, so that its original text can be used in referential periodicals and databases. Avoid including citations in the Abstract.
Keywords are listed in a separate line at the end of the abstract. Authors have to use keywords from the list which is in common to the major astronomical and astrophysical journals.
The text of the Manuscript
Manuscript should be written in English, with summaries in Serbian (which can be translated from English abstract by the Editorial Staff). Use of British English is preferred. The main text shall usually consist of Introduction, Analysis and Results, Discussion and Conclusions. Table caption should be above the table and figure caption below the figure. Use Harvard citation style (Author Year). For two author use word ‘and’, and for more than two authors use ‘et al.’.
Photos, drawings and other illustrations should be of good quality. The recommended image format is EPS. The originals of the figures (width 8 cm or 16.5 cm, minimal resolution 300 dpi, preferably in grayscale mode) should be sent with the first submission. If authors submitted usable color figures, they will appear in color online, while in the printed issue, color reproduction depends on journal policy.
Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, JPG, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
Acknowledgements should be included in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
References shall be cited in the language in which they were published. The list of References shall only include works that are cited in the text. References shall be ordered alphabetically by surname, with initials following. Add word ‘and’ before the last author. Use ‘et al.’ for more than eight authors (the first three being named). If In the case of books, the order should be: authors, year, title (city: publisher). For journal articles omit title and use short journal abbreviations (e.g. SerAJ), followed by volume and only the first page number.