Information for Contributors

General info


Collected Papers of Zagreb Law Faculty (Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu) is a journal which publishes papers primarily from the fields of legal and social sciences. The Editorial Board accepts for consideration exclusively previously unpublished papers. Authors retain the copyright on the papers published in the journal, but grant the right of the publication, both in printed and in electronic form, to the journal. The paper accepted for publication or already published in Collected Papers may be published by the author(s) in other publications only with proper notice of its publication in Collected Papers.   

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format (.doc) by e-mail to the address of Collected Papers of Zagreb Law Faculty ( The title of the paper, the author’s name, surname and academic or professional status should be indicated, as well as the name and address of the author’s place of work or home address and e-mail address. Addtionally, all authors should add their ORCID ID number.


Peer Review Process


Manuscripts are anonymously reviewed by two independent peer reviewers (double blind peer-review) and categorised as follows:
(1) original scientific paper – the paper which is characterised by originality of conclusions, or which presents previously unpublished original results of scientific research;
(2) review article - the article which contains detailed and comprehensive critical review of a certain problem area, but with no significant originality of results;
(3) preliminary communication – the paper which presents primary findings of research in progress, which due to current interest require immediate publication, but without the level of deep and thorough study required for the scientific paper, and
(4) professional paper – the paper which contains information and experience relevant for a certain profession, but without scientific characteristics.

The Editorial Board will notify the authors on the results of review process as soon as the reports from reviewers are received.


Article length and language

Manuscripts, as a rule, should not exceed thirty-two double-spaced pages (57 600 characters, including spaces and text in footnotes).
The Editorial board will receive for publication articles in Croatian and English langauge, as well   
Manuscripts in English written by authors who are not native speakers must be proofread before the submission to Zbornik and the authors are required to attach the confirmation of a person (native speaker) who completed the proofreading.
Document should also include an introductory synopsis of not more than ten lines, a list of up to five key words and a summary of not more than one double-spaced page (suitable for translation in Croatian language). Book reviews, commentaries and evaluative reviews are not subject to review and should generally be no longer than eight double-spaced pages.
Text should be followed by the bibliography, alphabetically ordered according to the surnames of authors.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the paper according to the general rules of editing publications and the standard of the Croatian language. Notes should also supply full data on references. References should include the name of the author, the title, the publisher, place and date of publication and the number of the page(s) to which they refer.



Text and the footnotes should be written in the same font (Times New Roman) – size 12 the main text, size 10 for footnotes. Authors should use the following forms of quotation marks: “ ” and ‘ ’. The use of bold and underline formatting shall not be applied to the text, only italics, but they should not be used at the same time with quotation marks (NO - “quote”). Latin terms and abbreviations should be always written in italics (sui generisinfraop. cit.ibid.). Footnote numbers should not be italicized and are to be written before comma, but after a full stop.


All the bibliographical data should be given both in footnotes as well as in the Bibliography at the end of text. Following rules of citation should be used:

First mention of the book – full data: Last name, initial of first name, title of the book (in italics), publisher, city, year, page(s) to which it is referenced; or,

for articles in collected works:

Last name, initial of first name, title of the article (in italics), in: last name, initial of first name of the editor(s) (ed.), title of the book (in italics), publisher, city, year, page(s) to which it is referenced (in the footnote only referenced pages should be written, in bibliography first and last page of the article); or,

for articles in journals:

Last name, initial of first name, title of the article (in italics), title of the journal, volume (number of volume is preceded by abbreviated vol.), issue (number of issue is preceded by abbreviated no.), year, page(s) to which it is referenced (in the footnote only referenced pages should be written, in bibliography first and last page of the article).


Repeated mentioning (for all forms): Last name of the author, op. cit. (indication of footnote where the title is first mentioned, used in the form fn. XY), page(s) to which it is referenced.

If there are several authors, their names are to be separated by semicolon (;).

In footnotes with repeated reference to an already mentioned title, if there are several authors, their last names should be written up to three authors; for four authors and more abbreviation et al. should be used after the first author.


Latin abbreviations are welcome when used appropriately (ibid.op. cit.loc. al.vol., etc.).




1. Books:

First mention:

Alinčić, M.; Hrabar, D.; Jakovac-Lozić, D.; Korać, A., Obiteljsko pravo, Narodne novine, Zagreb, 2007, p. 156.

Further on, except ibid. with another page or loc. cit. for subsequent footnotes:

Alinčić et al.op. cit. (fn. 10), p. 157.


2. Journals:

First mention:

Skorupan Wolff, V., Vađenje potonulih stvari u hrvatskom pravu de lege lata i de lege desiderata, Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu, vol. 60, no. 3-4, 2010, pp. 693 – 746.

Repeated mention:

Skorupan Wolff, op. cit. (fn. 10), p. 730.

If there were several titles mentioned for the first time by the same author in the same footnote:

Skorupan Wolff, Vađenje…, op. cit. (fn. 10), p. 730.


3. Internet sources:

Additional to the regular data (author, title, publisher, year), if available, there should be added Internet adress and the date of access:  

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, (15 March 2010).


4. Legislation:

Titles of the Acts are not written in italics. Also, full name of the official gazette should be given, in local language and in brackets in English (if the article is written in English).

Art. 61 and 62 Ustava RH [Constitution of the Republic of Croatia], Narodne novine [Official Gazette], no. 85/2010.



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