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 (

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 an ellipsis in square brackets […].

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:

  • Quotations shorter than five lines should be included in the main text and separated with quotation marks in normal font (not italics).
  • 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).
  • Sources should be cited in abbreviated form in the text and in full in a separate list in the 'References' section after the main text (see Section 5). Both for in‑text citations and reference list, authors should follow the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) standards (APA7).
  • Cite sources using In-Text Author-Date citations in parentheses: author’s surname/title of source, year of publication, p./pp. page number(s). Examples:
    • citing a single source: (Anderson, 2003, pp. 91–99);
    • citing a source with two authors: surnames separated by ‘&’, e.g. (Vah & Hacin, 2011);
    • citing a source with two authors: surname of the first author followed by ‘et al.’, e.g. (Hladnik et al., 2019, p. 12).
    • citing multiple sources: sources separated by semicolons and sorted by the year of publication in ascending order (Hladnik, 2009, p. 15; Vah & Hacin, 2011, pp. 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).

5. Reference list

Dve domovini / Two Homelands accepts structured reference lists in digital formats BibTeX, RIS and JATS XML. For editing the reference list in digital formats, we recommend the use of reference management software such as Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, Citavi, etc., which can be used to download the list in a structured format or to export the list as a file in one of the above-mentioned formats.

If you are unable to provide the reference list in one of the abovementioned formats, please follow the rules and examples below:

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 cited and referred to 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.

Self-contained and independent sources (e.g. book, master’s thesis, PhD dissertation, film, video, music album, unpublished manuscript) should be in italics. Other sources that are part of a larger work (e.g. article in a magazine or newspaper, chapter in a collection of papers, website, chapter in an encyclopaedia, blog post) should be written in normal font.

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 ( or any other persistent identifier such as ARK, URN, Handle, or URI when available. The permanent web address is always the last information in a reference entry (see examples below).


a) Book:

Anderson, B. R. (2003). Zamišljene skupnosti: O izvoru in širjenju nacionalizma. Studia Humanitatis.

Besozzi, E., Colombo, M., & Santagati, M. (2009). Giovani Stranieri, Nuovi Cittadini: Le Strategie di una generazione ponte. FrancoAngeli.

b) Edited book / Collection of articles:

Leitch, M. G., & Rushton, C. J. (Eds.). (2019). A new companion to Malory. D. S. Brewer.

Moran, A. & O’Brien, S. (Eds.). (2014). Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material

Culture. Bloomsbury Academic.

c) Chapter in an edited book / Article in a collection:

Armstrong, D. (2019). Malory and character. In M. G. Leitch & C. J. Rushton (Eds.), A new companion to Malory (pp. 144–163). D. S. Brewer.

Mihaylova-Garnizova, R., & Garnizov, V. (2018). Refugee Crisis As a Potential

Threat to Public Health. Defence Against Bioterrorism. In V. Radosavljevic, I. Banjari & G. Belojevic (Eds.), NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology (pp. 25– 42). Springer.

d) Journal article:

Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5–13.

Dežan, L, & Sedmak, M. (2020). Policy and Practice: The Integration of (Newly Arrived) Migrant Children in Slovenian Schools. Annales, Historia et Sociologia, 30(4), 559–574.

e) Newspaper article:

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times.

Woodman, D., & Power, J. (2018, May 16). Internships have much to offer but provisions are necessary to ensure the young truly benefit. The Australian, 29.

Majovski, J. (2021, March 9). Testiranje za prehajanje meje ne bo plačljivo. Primorski Dnevnik, 5.

f) Conference presentation:

Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

g) Website:

Price, D. (2018, March 23). Laziness does not exist. Medium.

Kochhar, R. (2020, June 9). Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses. Pew Research.

Quantum mechanics. (2019, November 19). In Wikipedia.

Additional examples for other types of sources are available at

6. Graphics and illustrations

  • Tables should be created in Microsoft Word and included in the text. Use simple formatting (no special built‑in 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.