Instructions for Authors Preparing English Articles for Publication in
Dve Domovini / Two Homelands

1. Editorial content

Dve domovini / Two Homelands welcomes scientific and professional articles and book reviews from the humanities and social sciences focusing on various aspects of migration and related phenomena. The journal, established in 1990, is multidisciplinary and publishes articles in Slovenian or English language. Two volumes are published per year in print and digital format online ( in

Articles should be prepared according to the instructions below and sent to the editorial board at the e-mail address All articles undergo a peer-review procedure. Authors are responsible for language and style proficiency. Manuscripts accepted for publishing by the editorial board should not be sent for consideration and publishing to any other journal. By publishing their articles in Dve domovini / Two Homelands, the authors also grant permission to publish them online.

2. English article elements

The length of the entire article can be up to 60,000 characters with spaces (including the References section) and should contain the following sections in the following order:

  • Article Title (Title Case, bold): should be clear and concise and include the article’s keywords.
  • Name and surname of the author. The surname should be followed by a footnote with the following four elements separated by a semicolon:
    • the author’s education (e.g., PhD in history);
    • the author’s affiliation – Institution, Department, City (e.g., ZRC SAZU, Slovenian Migration Institute, Ljubljana);
    • e-mail address;
    • ORCID ID.
  • Type of contribution (original, review, or short scientific article)
  • Abstract: up to 700 characters with spaces (will be translated into Slovenian by the journal)
  • Keywords: up to 5 words
  • Main text, divided into sections and subsections, if necessary
  • Information about the project or funding (if the article was written as part of a project) and any acknowledgments by the author(s) (optional)
  • Reference list (References): see point 5 below for instructions
  • Summary: up to 3,000 characters with spaces (will be translated into Slovenian by the journal)

3. Document formatting

  • The style of the entire text should be “Normal” – no formatting, defining styles, or similar.
  • Please use American English spelling and serial (Oxford) commas.
  • Page margins: “Normal” (2.5 cm margins at all sides)
  • Page numbering: Arabic numerals, bottom right
  • The document should not contain any page breaks.
  • Font
    • Main text: Times New Roman, 12 pt, justified, line spacing 1.5
    • Footnotes: Times New Roman, 10 pt, justified, line spacing 1, Arabic numerals
  • There should be no spacing or blank lines between paragraphs. Each paragraph (except those after subtitles/headings, figures, tables, and long quotations) should begin with a first-line indent of 1.25 cm.
  • The Title and Section (Sub-section) headings should be manually formatted: The Title and Level 1 Headings are bold, Title Case; Level 2 Headings are bold, Sentence case. Headings should not be numbered.

Avoid underlining words or parts of sentences, as well as using bold and italics. Italics should be used only when citing titles of artworks, books, newspapers, and journals. Indicate omitted parts of a citation with square brackets and an ellipsis […].

Book reviews should contain the following elements in the order given: name and surname of the author or editor of the book, title of the book, name of publisher, place of publication, date of publication, number of pages. Reviews should be 5,000–10,000 characters with spaces and include the name and surname of the reviewer at the end.

4. Citations and quoting in text

The following instructions should be followed for citing sources in the text:

  • Long quotations (five lines or more) should be formatted in a separate paragraph indented by 1.25 cm, without quotation marks, in normal font (not italics).
  • Quotations shorter than five lines should be included in the main text and separated with quotation marks in normal font (not italics).
  • Cite sources using In-Text Author-Date citations in parentheses: author’s surname, year of publication: page number(s). Examples:
    • citing a single source: (Anderson, 2003: 91–99);
    • citing multiple sources: sources separated by semicolons and sorted by the year of publication in ascending order (Hladnik, 2009: 15; Vah & Hacin, 2011: 251–253; Hladnik et al., 2019);
    • citing multiple works by the same author published in the same year: years marked with lowercase letters (Anderson, 2003a, 2003b).
  • When citing archival documents or sources, state the author’s name (if available) and the year of the document, e.g., (Pitamic, 1930). If the author of the document is not known, state the title of the document and the year, e.g., (Report on Prekmurje Immigrants, 1930). If the document does not have a title, provide a description in square brackets, e.g., ([Letter from the Ambassador to the Minister of Foreign Affairs], 1931).

5. Reference list

A list of references should appear after the main text in a separate section named “References”. The reference list should include all and only those sources that are referred to and cited in the text. The entries should be arranged alphabetically by the authors’ surnames (or titles of newspapers/articles or other sources where authors are unknown), with multiple references by the same author arranged by year of publication. Multiple references by a single author published in the same year should be separated with lowercase letters (e.g., Ford, 1999a, 1999b). Each entry should be formatted with a hanging indent of 1.25 cm, with no line spacing between entries.

English book and article titles (except conjunctions, articles, and prepositions) should be capitalized in Title Case. The entries in the reference list should contain DOI addresses ( when available. The permanent web address is always the last information in a reference entry (see examples below).

If a printed source is also published online, this information should be included. If the online publication includes any persistent identifiers (PIDs), such as DOI, ARK, URN, Handle, or URI, provide the URL address without the last access date. If the URL of the online publication is in any other form, add the date of last access to the website in parentheses, e.g., (15. 2. 2021), using dd. mm. yyyy.

Our journal accepts reference lists in the following digital formats: BibTeX, RIS, and JATS XML.

For editing the reference list in digital formats, we recommend reference management software such as Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, Citavi, etc., which enable downloading or exporting a structured reference list as a file in one of the abovementioned digital formats.

If you are unable to provide the reference list in one of the abovementioned formats, please prepare it according to the instructions below:

a) Book:
Anderson, Benedict (1995). Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso.

b) Collection of articles:
Milharčič Hladnik, Mirjam, Mlekuž, Jernej, eds. (2009). Krila migracij: Po meri življenjskih zgodb. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU.

c) Article in a collection:
Milharčič Hladnik, Mirjam (2009). Naša varuška. Krila migracij: Po meri življenjskih zgodb (eds. Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik, Jernej Mlekuž). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 15–20.

d) Article in a journal/newspaper:
Vah, Mojca, Hacin, Marina (2001). Theorising Immigrant/Ethnic Entrepreneurship in the Context of Welfare States. Migracijske i etničke teme, 27/2, 249–261,

Turk, Helena (1925). Moja pot po svetu. Amerikanski Slovenec, 8. 10. 1925, 2,

e) Internet sources:
Becker, Howard (2003). New Directions in the Sociology of Art. (14. 6. 2021).

ILO (2018). Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers. Geneva: ILO, (12. 10. 2020).

Kochhar, Rakesh (2020). Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses. Pew Research, (5. 1. 2020).

f) Archival sources:
Archival sources should include:

    • name of the author or name of the institution if the author is unknown,
    • document title,
    • description of the source,
    • name of the collection,
    • location,
    • source.
      Pitamic, Leonid (1930). [Letter of Leonid Pitamic to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the emigrants of Prekmurje], 13. 2. 1930. Embassy of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in Washington (fond 371, folder 50, unit 65), Archive of Yugoslavia, Belgrade.

6. Graphics and illustrations

  • Tables should be created in Microsoft Word and included in the text. Use simple formatting (no special builtin styles).
  • All other figures (pictures, maps, illustrations, graphs, etc.) should not be included in the text but should be sent as separate files.
  • All figures and tables should be referenced in the main text, e.g. (Table 1), (Figure 1).
  • Please add the figure captions at the exact locations where they should appear in the text.
  • All tables and other visual material should be captioned, always starting with the title Figure/Table [number], for example:

Figure 1: Lisa the Cook in New York in 1905 (Photo: Janez Novak, source: Archives of Slovenia, 1415, 313/14).

Table 1: The population of Ljubljana according to the 2002 Census (source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Statistics, p. 14).

  • Captions to visual material should not include footnotes.
  • All digital files for visual material should be named with the author’s surname and numbered, e.g., “Brown01.jpg”, “Brown02.jpg”.
  • The size of images should be the same as they should appear in print or larger. Photos should be submitted in one of the following formats: TIF, EPS, SVG, JPG, PNG in full quality and fonts in curves. The image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.
  • Permission to publish must be obtained for all copyrighted graphic and illustrative material. Please include proof of permission alongside the copyrighted visual material you submit to the editor.

Peer Review Process

After receiving a new text submission, the editor-in-chief and the editor-in-charge or the editor of the thematic section consider whether the text is appropriate for publication in the journal. All the papers meeting the basic criteria for publication in the journal Dve domovini • Two Homelands, are anonymously reviewed. Two positive reviews are necessary for publication: two reviewers receive a paper without the name of the author, and the author receives the reviewers’ feedback without their names as well. Emendations of contents and technical issues might also be suggested by the editor of an individual issue of the journal. Papers are rejected or accepted based on the peer reviews and editorial board’s decision.

Peer review process might take up to six month.

Open Access and Archiving Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to the full-text of articles at no cost on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no Article Processing Fee charged to authors.

Digital copies of the journal are stored by the repository of ZRC SAZU and the digital department of Slovenian national library NUK, dLib.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors confirm that they are the authors of the submitting article, which will be published (print and online) in journal Dve domovini • Two Homelands by Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU. Author’s name will be evident in the article in journal. All decisions regarding layout and distribution of the work are in hands of ZRC SAZU.

Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.

Rightholders of moral rights vested in the contributions published in this publication are authors, rightholders of economic rights are authors and ZRC SAZU (Založba ZRC) as publisher. Authors retain copyright of the published papers and license to the publisher the non-exclusive 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 as well as to publish or make available to the public under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Users can access and use all journal archives and individual articles published in them under the terms and conditions of this license. This does not apply to third-party materials published in the articles.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), providing they acknowledge the initial publication was made in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.