Instructions to Authors Preparing 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 migration and related phenomena. The journal, published since 1990, is multidisciplinary and multilingual. Two volumes are published per year in print and digital format on the internet ( and


Articles should be prepared according to the instructions stated below and sent electronically to the editorial board at the following address: All articles undergo a peer-review procedure. Manuscripts 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. By publishing their articles in Dve domovini / Two Homelands, authors grant permission also to publish them on the internet.

2. Elements


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

  • Article Title (bold Title Case) should be clear, concise and should contain the key words of the article
  • Name and surname of the author. After the surname, insert a footnote stating 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)
  • Keywords (up to 5 words)
  • Izvleček (Abstract) in Slovenian language (up to 700 characters with spaces)
  • Ključne besede (Keywords) in Slovenian language (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 (sub)title/heading and every space intended for a chart or figure; bullets and numbering of lines and paragraphs should be done manually; headings should be marked manually, Heading 1 with bold capital letters, Heading 2 with bold Title Case; (sub)sections of articles (Heading 1 and Heading 2) should not be numbered)
  • References (prepared according to the instructions below)
  • Povzetek (Summary) and the title of the article in Slovenian language (up to 3,000 characters with spaces)


Avoid underlining and using bold in all texts. Italics should be used only when emphasizing a word or a phrase. Italics should also be used when citing titles of books, newspapers and journals. 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. Indicated omitted parts of quotations 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, 5,000 to 10,000 characters including spaces, with the name and surname of the reviewer at the end.



3. Quotations in articles

  • Long quotations (five 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, 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 (Hladnik, 2009: 15; Vah & Hacin, 2011: 251–253; Milharčič Hladnik, et al., 2019); if there is more than one cited work by the same author on the same year separate them with lowercase letters (Anderson, 2003a, 2003b).

Only not easily accessible archival or media sources are to be cited in the footnotes. Citing authors in the footnote should follow the citing instructions for the main text (Author, date).

4. References


A list of references should be placed at the end of the text and arranged alphabetically by 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 lowercase letters (e.g., Ford, 1999a, 1999b). Sources and literature should contain DOI ( All major elements of English book and article titles should be capitalized using Title Case (except conjunctions and prepositions shorter than five letters). The permanent internet address is always placed at the end of reference (see the examples below).


For copyediting the list of references, we recommend using Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, Citavi, and similar programs. Our journal accepts the reference list in the following formats: BibTeX, RIS and JATS XML.


If you are not able to prepare the reference list in one of the abovementioned formats, please prepare it according to these instructions:


a) Book:

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


b) 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,


c) Articles in journals/newspapers:

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


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


d) Internet sources:

Becker, Howard (2003). New Directions in the Sociology of Art, http://www. (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).


If the printed source is accessible on the internet, it is required that the link is included in the reference. If the internet publication has one of the following persistent identifiers (PID): DOI, ARK, URN, Handle, URI, cite this URL address without the date of the last access. If the URL of the publication has no PID, the date of the last access should be added like this: (15. 2. 2021).



5. Graphics and illustrations

  • Tables should be created in Microsoft Word using simple formatting (please do not use Word’s special built-in styles) and included in the article.
  • All other figures (photographs, illustrations, maps, etc.) should not be included in the article but sent as separate files.
  • All figures and tables must be referenced in the article’s body (e.g. Figure 1, Table 1).
  • The locations of the figures in the text should be marked as follows … (Figure 1) … (Table 1).
  • All visual material should have a caption and should always start with the title Figure/Table and a sequential 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 after the 2002 Census (source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Statistics, p. 14).

  • Captions for visual material should not contain footnotes.
  • All visual material (except for tables) should be numbered and submitted in a separate folder named with the author’s surname, for example, Novak1.jpg, Novak2.jpg, etc.
  • The photo’s size should be the same as it 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 with fonts in curves. The images resoution should be at least 300 dpi.
  • Permission to publish must be obtained for copyrighted graphic and illustrative material. Please include proof of permission alongside the copyrighted visual material that you submit to the editor.