Aims & Scopes

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is the journal of Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade – Department of Ethnology and Anthropology.

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is an peer-reviewed scientific journal, which publishes original articles that have not been published previously or have not yet been submitted for publishing anywhere else, in print or electronic version.

The Journal is devoted to the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the fields of ethnology, anthropology, cultural studies, archaeology, folklor, history, history of art, language and literature, and other humanities.

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology publishes original scientific articles, review articles, scientific critique, scientific interviews, book reviews and chronicles.

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology does not publish papers that are entirely ethnographic data; which lack scientific approach and exhibit purely essayistic character or represent policy papers; that endorse racist, nationalist, religious, gender, political or other discriminatory concepts, or in any way include hate speech.

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is issued four times a year. The Journal also publishes special issues, on specific themes and by visiting editors.

Contributions to the Journal may be submitted in Serbian language in both scripts – Cyrillic and Roman, in related languages (Croatian and Bosnian), and in English and French.

Titles, Abstracts and Key Words are published in Serbian, English and French.

Open Access Policy

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is an Open Access Journal.

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

All articles can be downloaded free of charge and used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

This journal provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Fees, Charges, Waiver Policy

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology are an Open Access Journal. All articles can be downloaded free of charge.

The Journal does not charge APC (Article Processing Charge). Authors receive no payment for texts submitted or published in Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology. Journal is freely available without charge to the individual users and institutions.

Deprivileged authors may receive technical assistance free of charge, as well as non-financial support.


Publication Ethics Statement

The Journal Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is the product of the joint efforts by the authors, journal editors and the peer reviewers. Therefore, it is of great importance to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

The ethics standard used by the Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology will be published.
  • Editor is guided by the policies of the Journal's Editorial Board, taking into account the quality of papers, their originality, relevance, and readability, and their accord with the aims and scopes of the journal.
  • Editor is obliged to provide clear and transparent guidelines for Authors in preparing manuscripts for publishing. Instructions for Authors are available at journal's web site.
  • Editor is obliged to provide clear and transparent guidelines for Peer Reviewers, to provide confidentiality of peer review and to protect Peer Reviewers' identity. Instructions for Reviewers are available at journal's web site. List of Peer Reviewers for every year are published in the last Issue of every Volume.
  • Editor and Editorial Board take into account legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editor is due to react if there is any justified suspicion about ethical misconduct in both published and unpublished papers.
  • Editor must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the articles considered for publication. If Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the paper shall be made by the Editorial Board. Since the identity of the authors and reviewers is unknown to each other, the Editor is obliged to guarantee their anonymity.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • Author/s warrants that his/their manuscript is an original work that has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere either in printed or electronic form.
  • Authors warrant that all who have contributed significantly to the manuscript are indicated as authors.
  • Authors warrant that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
  • Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
  • Authors wishing to include figures, charts 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.
  • It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology are written with ethical standards in mind and that they do not contain plagiarism. Authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others.
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

Procedures for Dealing with Unethical Behaviour

Anyone may inform the editors and/or Editorial Staff at any time of suspected unethical behavior or any type of misconduct by giving the necessary information/evidence to start an investigation.


 Editor-in-Chief will consult with the Section Editors on decisions regarding the initiation of an investigation.

 During an investigation, any evidence should be treated as strictly confidential and only made available to those strictly involved in investigating.

 The accused will always be given the chance to respond to any charges made against them.

 If it is judged at the end of the investigation that misconduct has occurred, then it will be classified as either minor or serious.

 Minor misconduct

 Minor misconduct will be dealt directly with those involved without involving any other parties, e.g.:

  •  Communicating to authors/reviewers whenever a minor issue involving misunderstanding or misapplication of academic standards has occurred.
  • A warning letter to an author or reviewer regarding fairly minor misconduct.

Major misconduct

 The Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the Section Editors, and, when appropriate, further consultation with a small group of experts should make any decision regarding the course of action to be taken using the evidence available. The possible outcomes are as follows (these can be used separately or jointly):

  •  Publication of a formal announcement or editorial describing the misconduct.
  • Informing the author's (or reviewer's) head of department or employer of any misconduct by means of a formal letter.
  • The formal, announced retraction of publications from the journal in accordance with the Retraction Policy.
  • A ban on submissions from an individual for a defined period.
  • Referring a case to a professional organization or legal authority for further investigation and action.

When dealing with unethical behaviour, the Editorial Staff will rely on the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):


The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Peer Review Process

Review Policy

Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is a double-blind peer reviewed journal.

All submitted manuscripts are initially pre-reviewed by the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to accept or reject the manuscript.

If the Editorial Board concludes that the manuscript is within the scope of the journal and meets the standards and requirements for publication, the Editor proceeds to send the manuscript to two peer reviewers recommended by the Editorial Board.

Reviewers are chosen based on their eminence and competence in the research area to which the submitted manuscripts are related. Reviewers are selected from the highest university teaching and research titles.

The choice of reviewers is at the discretion of the Editor and the Editorial Board. The Journal list of reviewers is updated and expanded with new reviewers annually.

Reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the authors. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay.  The reviewer that feels unqualified to review the research reported in the particular manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor.

Reviewers are obliged to send the review to the Editorial Board within three weeks upon receipt of the manuscript. Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is deemed inappropriate. Reviewers are expected to express their views clearly, with supporting arguments. If there is any justified suspicion about plagiarism or ethical misconduct in the manuscript, the peer reviewer is obliged to inform the Editor about it.

Reviewers should alert the Editor to any well-founded suspicions or the knowledge of possible violations of ethical standards by the authors. Reviewers should recognize relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors and alert the Editor to substantial similarities between a reviewed manuscript and any manuscript published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, in the event they are aware of such. Reviewers should also alert the Editor to a parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal, in the event they are aware of such.

Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviews are conducted in a standardized way by using the Peer Review Formwhich is, along with Instructions for Reviewers, sent by the Editor to reviewers without revealing the author’s identity. 

Reviewer must fill in data related to the manuscript (title, area of research, subject of analysis, adequacy of methodology and interpretation, quality of literature used).

In the Reviewer’s Conclusions section, the peer reviewer needs to check the category of the paper appropriate for the reviewed manuscript (original scientific article or review article), and proceed to check one of the three following options:

Paper to be published as it is;

Paper to be published with mandatory changes with relevant explanation;

Paper should not be published with appropriate explanation.

In the next section, the peer reviewer is requested to fill in his/her name, surname, title, the full name of the institution where he/she is employed and the place and date of the peer reviewing. These data are confidential and stay with the Editorial Board, and are not sent to the author of the reviewed manuscript.

During the review process, reviewers act independently, and without insight into each other’s identities. In cases where the manuscript receives diverging reviews (a positive and a negative one), the Editor will assign an additional reviewer.

Authors that receive conditionally positive reviews are required to take into account the comments made by the reviewers, or if they do not wish to do so, they can withdraw their submissions and report their decision immediately to the Editor. Authors are required to send the amended manuscripts to the Journal within 15 days after they received the reviews. The final evaluation of the manuscripts related to the fulfillment of reviewers’ requests is made by the Editor and the Editorial Board.

Publication Frequency

The Journal Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology is issued four times a year. 


For Authors

The Procedure for Submitting an Article

Authors who want to submit their article for publishing in our journal Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology need to be well informed about the Authors' Guidelines, which you can find here.

Authors need to register an account on our web page in order to publish their works, in a process which consists of five easy steps.

The Editorial Board of Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology will notify the author afterwards about any potential changes, and if the work is accepted for publishing within the decisions made during the peer review process of the article.  


 Authors must make sure that all 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. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a footnote or the Acknowledgments section.

Acknowledgment of Sources

 Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts and similar materials must not be used without the express written consent of the information source.


Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other forms of creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.

Plagiarism may constitute the following:

-          Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, by using quotation marks);

-          Copying figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected.

If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a paper after having been published in Issues of Ethnology and Anthropology, the author will be required to publish a written apology to the authors of the original paper, and further collaboration with the author of plagiarized papers will be terminated. 

Retraction Policy

Manuscripts published in the Journal shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as long as it is possible. However, occasionally, circumstances may arise where a published manuscript will later have been retracted. The main reason for withdrawal or retraction is to correct the mistakes overseen in the period prior to publishing with the aim of preserving the integrity of science and not for the purpose of punishing the author.

Legal limitations of the publisher, copyright holder or author(s), infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like require retraction of an article. Occasionally a retraction can be used to correct errors in submission or publication.

Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this practice has also been adopted by Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology.  In the electronic version of the original article, a HTML link is made to the retraction note where it is clearly stated that the article has been retracted. The original article is retained unchanged; save for a watermark in the PDF indicating on each page that it is “RETRACTED.”

Self-archiving Policy

The journal Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology allows authors to deposit Author's final, i.e. Publisher's version/PDF in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories, or to publish it on Author's personal website and departmental website including social networking sites, such as SHERPA/RoMEO, ResearchGate,, etc., at any time after publication, and in accordance with Terms of Use of license Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged and a link must be made to the article's DOI.

Authorship Rights

All articles in Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License , which allows authors and users to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the article. The CC BY SA license permits non-commercial and commercial re-use of an open access article under the same licence conditions, as long as the author is properly attributed. 

Copyright on any research article published by Issues in Ethnology and Anthropologyis retained by the author(s).

Authors grant to the Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology the right to publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media. Copyright and source must be acknowledged and a link must be made to the article's DOI.

Authors grant to the Publisher the following rights to the manuscript, including any supplemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements thereof:

  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript in printed form, including print-on-demand;
  • the right to translate the Manuscript into other languages;
  • the right to reproduce the Manuscript using photomechanical or similar means including, but not limited to photocopy, and the right to distribute these reproductions;
  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript electronically or optically on any and all data carriers or storage media – especially in machine readable/digitalized form on data carriers such as hard drive, CD-Rom, DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), Mini-Disk, data tape – and the right to reproduce and distribute the Article via these data carriers;
  • the right to store the Manuscript in databases, including online databases, and the right of transmission of the Manuscript in all technical systems and modes;
  •  the right to make the Manuscript available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.

 Authors grant to the publisher the right to publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media

The authors reserve the following rights:

  • The right to share electronic or print copies of the article with others; 
  • The right to use all or part of the article in their future lectures, books, or edited volumes in non-commercial use; 
  • The right to use the article within employer’s institution for educational or research purposes; 
  • The right to post an electronic version of the article on their personal website or blog, on employer’s website/repository and on free public servers in subject area.

While realizing these rights, the authors need to provide full reference and explicit acknowledgement of the initial appearance of the article in Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology.

Electronic versions of the accepted article must include a link to the published version of the article together with the following text: ‘The definitive version is available at http://.........

Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified, along with a link to electronic version of the article, including the type of license as specified in the Journal.

Use of the article in whole or part in any medium requires attribution suitable in form and content as follows:

This text (title) is derivative of the article (title) of the author (name and last name), published in Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology (volume, issue, year).

For any re-use or distribution, users must include the copyright notice and make clear to others that the article is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, linking to the relevant Creative Commons web page.

The Creative Commons Attribution License does not affect the moral rights of authors, including without limitation the right not to have their work subjected to derogatory treatment. It also does not affect any other rights held by authors or third parties regarding the article, including the rights of privacy and publicity.

Upon acceptance of the manuscript and before the manuscript is published, the author or the corresponding author (for manuscripts with more than one author) will be asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement. 


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Etnoantropološki problemi = Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology = Problemes d'ethnologie et d'anthropologie / glavni urednik Dragana Antonijević. - 1987, br. 1-1995, br. 10 ; n.s., god. 1, sv. 1 (2006) - Beograd : Filozofski fakultet, Odeljenje za etnologiju i antropologiju, 1987- (Beograd : SGC). 24cm

Četiri puta godišnje

ISSN 0353-1589 = Etnoantropološki problemi

COBISS.SR-ID 29922138



Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia

Journal History

Issues in Ethnology & Anthropology, journal of the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, was first published in 1987 under the editorship of prof. Petar Vlahović, and the final issue 11/12 was available in 1998, when number of unfavorable socio-economic circumstances led to the temporary publication discontinuity.

Conscious that the existence of this cultural-anthropological publication is important not only for domestic, but also for international scientific community, in the year 2006 the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology has endeavored in reviving its journal in the form of new series under the editorship of prof. Dragana Antonijević.

During 2006 and 2007 the journal was published in two issues, from 2008 to 2010 in three issues, and finally from 2011 the journal publishes four issues per year. Occasionally, the journal publishes special thematic issues with visiting editors, and with archaeological temat as regular one.