1. Editorial contenta

Dve domovini/Two Homelands
welcomes the submission of scientific and professional articles, reports, discussions and book reviews from the humanities and social sciences focusing on migration and related phenomena. The journal, published since 1990, is multidisciplinary and multilingual. Two volumes are published per year in print and electronic form on the internet ( and

Articles should be prepared according to the instructions stated below and sent in electronic form to the editorial board at the following address: All articles undergo a review procedure. Manuscripts that are accepted for publishing by the editorial board should not be sent for consideration and publishing to any other journal. Authors are responsible for language and style proficiency. Authors agree that articles published in Dve domovini/Two Homelands may also be published in electronic form on the internet.

2. Elements

The length of the entire article can be up to 45,000 characters with spaces and should contain the following elements in the order given:

  • Title (in capital letters, bold)
  • Name and surname of the author (after the surname a footnote should be inserted stating the author’s: 1. education and title (e.g. PhD, MA in History, Research Fellow etc.), 2. full postal address (e.g. Institute for Slovenian Emigration Studies, Novi Trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana); 3. e-mail address; ORCID iD.
  • Type of contribution (original, review or short scientific article; professional article);
  • Abstract (title of the article and abstract, up to 700 characters with spaces);
  • Keywords (up to 5 words);
  • Article (the style of the entire text should be “Normal”; font: Times New Roman 12;  paragraphs should not be separated by an empty line, empty lines should be used before and after every title and space intended for a chart or figure; bullets and numbering of lines and paragraphs should be done manually; titles should be marked manually, Heading 1 with bold capital letters, Heading 2 with bold lower-case letters;  (sub)sections of articles (Heading 1 and Heading 2) should not be numbered).
  • References
  • Summary (povzetek) in Slovenian, up to 3,000 characters with spaces).
Avoid underlining and using bold in all texts. Italics should be used when emphasising a word or a phrase. Italics should also be used when citing titles of books and newspapers. In articles in English, use American English spelling and the following abbreviations: ibid., et al., ed./eds. When using inverted commas/quotation marks, use double quotation marks; single quotation marks should be used only when embedding quotations or concepts within quotations. Omitted parts of quotations should be indicated by square brackets with ellipsis […].

Reports and reviews
should contain the following elements in the stated order:
  • Reports from conferences and other events, discussions: title of the event, date of the event, name and surname of the author, 5,000 to 15,000 characters with spaces;
  • Book reviews: 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, 5,000 to 15,000 characters with spaces, with the name and surname of the reviewer at the end.
3. Quotations in articles
  • Long quotations (four lines or more) should be typed as an indented paragraph (using the “tab” key), without quotation marks, the first line of the paragraph after the quotation should not be indented; quotations shorter than five lines should be included in the main text and separated with quotation marks, in normal font (not italic).
  • When citing an author in brackets use the following form: (Anderson 2003: 91–99); when citing several authors separate their names with a semicolon and cite them according to the year of publication in ascending order (Milharčič Hladnik 2009: 15; Vah Jevšnik, Lukšič Hacin 2011: 251–253).
  • A list of references should be placed at the end of the text and arranged in alphabetical order according to the author’s surname. The list of references should include only cited sources and literature. Multiple references by one author should be arranged according to the year of publication. Multiple references by one author published in the same year should be separated with lower-case letters (e.g., Ford 1999a; 1999b). Sources and literature should contain DOI (

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

b) Articles in a series:
Milharčič Hladnik, Mirjam (2009). Naša varuška. Krila migracij: Po meri življenjskih zgodb (ed. Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik, Jernej Mlekuž). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 15–20.

c) Articles in journals:
Vah Jevšnik, Mojca, Lukšič Hacin, Marina (2001). Theorising Immigrant/Ethnic Entrepreneurship in the Context of Welfare States.Migracijske i etničke teme 27/2, 249–261.

d) Internet sources:

  • Becker, Howard (2003). New Directions in the Sociology of Art, (1 Feb. 2008).
  • Interaction: Some Ideas, (1 Feb. 2008).
4. Graphics and illustrations
  • Photographs, illustrations, maps etc. – with the exception of charts produced in Microsoft Word, which have to be adjusted to page size 16.5 x 23.5 cm (6.5” x 9.25”) – should not be included in the Word document. All illustrative material needs to be numbered and submitted separately in separate folder with the author’s name and surname. Please submit visual material in .jpeg form.
  • Locations of figures in the text should be marked as follows:
    Figure 1: Lisa Cook in New York in 1905 (Photo: Janez Novak, source: Archives of Slovenia, 1415, 313/14) or Chart 1: Population of Ljubljana after the 2002 Census (source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Statistics, p. 14)).
  • Permission to publish must be obtained for uncopyrighted graphic and illustrative material.