Stati inu obstati: Guide for Authors

Manuscripts for consideration in Stati inu obstati should be submitted as e-mail attachment to the Editor in Chief at We accept files created with all major word processing packages, but prefer MS Word.

  • The editors reserve the right to return to authors, without peer review, improperly formatted manuscripts.
  • Papers should be between 5000 and 6000 words in length, accompanied by a 100–150-word abstract.
  • The title page must list full title, author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail.
  • Paper size should be A4. Margins should be set for a 25 mm (1 in.) top, bottom, left, and right. The point size should be 12 and the font should be Times New Roman. Italics should be used for emphasis and bold for headings.
  • Tables should be incorporated into the text.
  • Bitmap figures should be submitted as JPG or TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

References should be formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press 2017). The author-date system of citation for references should be used in the text, followed by page number if a direct quotation is given, e.g., Stergar and Scheer (2018, 577). The alphabetized reference list should be titled ‘References’ with entries in the following format:

  • Dauber, Robert L. 2007. Johanniter-Malteser-Ritter unter kaiserlichen Fahnen 1523–1918. Gnas: Weishaupt.
  • Durdik, Christel. 1973. ‘Bevölkerungs- und Sozialstatistik in Österreich im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert.’ In Beiträge zur Bevölkerungs- und Sozialgeschichte Österreichs, edited by Heimold Helczmanovszki, 225–66. Vienna: Verlag für Geschichte und Politik.
  • Stergar, Rok, and Tamara Scheer. 2018. ‘Ethnic Boxes: The Unintended Consequences of Habsburg Bureaucratic Classification.’ Nationalities Papers 46 (4): 575–91.
  • University of Chicago Press. 2017. The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide is available at

Copy Editing
Papers should be copy-edited and spell-checked before submission.

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement
By submitting a manuscript authors certify that their manuscripts are their original work, that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, and that they have identified all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using Turnitin and Detektor podobnih vsebin.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper, others, who have participated in the research, should be listed as contributors.

Sources of funding should be acknowledged at the end of the article; the authors should also disclose any conflict of interest.

All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis; they are obligated to disclose to Editor any conflicts of interest, to keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential and to evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content. Reviewers should argue their statements and personal criticism is not permitted.

The final decision for the publication of a submitted manuscript is the responsibility of the Editors. The Editors should confer with the members of the Editorial Board in making this decision. All submissions will receive an answer from the editors, either if the manuscript is rejected or accepted for publication. Manuscripts should be processed in less than 6 months from the date of submission.

Authors, Editors and Reviewers should follow guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author; proofs should be corrected and returned within five days. Proofs should be used only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the paper. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication are not permitted.

Copyright for all articles published in Stati inu obstati is held by individual authors without restrictions, they also retain publishing rights without restrictions.  Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete the Publication Agreement and Copyright Licence. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.

Author Fees
No article submission or article processing fees are charged.