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Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research publishes three types of papers: Reviews, Original Papers and Short Communications. Authors are encouraged to submit review articles related too all aspects of game and wildlife biology. Original Papers and Short Communications should present novel data that have not been published or are not being considered for publication elsewhere. The papers should be written in English and the authors should a sure that manuscript is written in concise and grammatically correct English before submission. 

The main headers for Original Papers and Short Communications should be Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements & References. Manuscript text should be written and submitted in Word file, please use font Times New Roman 11pt and double space with continuous line numbers. All pages should be numbered in the top right hand corner. Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: title page, giving the article title, author names, author affiliations, correspondence author’s name, address and e-mail; a structured abstract (as detailed below); 3-7 keywords (in alphabetical order); main text; references (using the standard referencing system of the journal). Tables and figures with their legends should be given in the main text.
Abstract should not exceed 1900 characters (including space). Abstract should be structured and contain following sections: brief introduction, material and methods, results and conclusion(s). 
Submission to the Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research is via an online submission process at When submitting, authors should upload a single word file (.doc or.docx) containing manuscript text with tables and figures included as described above. If the paper has Supporting Information, this material should be uploaded as separate editable files.

Tables should be single spaced, with adequate header, e.g. Table 1. header text. Table header should be informative enough. Abbreviations used in tables should be explained in the footnote below the table.
Figures (photographs, line drawings, graphs) should be of high resolution, at least 300dpi. Each figure shoul have Figure legend below the figure, e.g. Figure 1. figure legend.

In the text, references should be made by giving the author's name with the year of publication, as follows: Hartl (1993); Sambrook and Russell (2001) or Alves et al. (2003) / (Hart, 1993); (Sambrook & Russel, 2001) or (Alves et al., 2003). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors the first name followed by et al., is used on all occasions. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication, as follows (Tamura, 1989a,b). When citing a list of papers, place them in date order (alphabetically when within a year) and separate them with semi-colons as follows (Alves et al., 2003; Larson et al., 2005; Fang et al., 2006, Larson et al.,2007; Scandura et al., 2008).

In the list, references should be sorted alphabetically by first author, then by number of authors (one, two, three or more), then chronologically within the one-author group, alphabetically within the two-author group, and chronologically within the ≥ three-author group. For multi-authored works with more than 20 authors, list only the first three authors followed by et al. Titles of journals should be given in full. Some examples are given below:


Bobek, B., Frąckowiak, W., Furtek, J., Merta, D. (2014) Integration of introduced mouflons with the local population in the Sudety mountains, Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research, 1(1), pp. 82-86.


Decker, D. J., Riley, S. J., & Siemer, W. F. (Eds.). (2012). Human dimensions of wildlife management. JHU Press.

Chapter in a book

Decker, D. J., Riley, S. J., & Siemer, W. F. (Eds.). (2012). Human dimensions of wildlife management (pp. 41-68). JHU Press.