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Instructions for Authors

Proposals shall be sent by e-mail to one of the editors:

Luka Burazin:
Andrej Kristan:

All proposals shall comply with the following style guide before they are accepted for publication.

Style guide

1. Author’s Name and Surname, Academic Title and Affiliation. Contact: e-mail

2. Title (Subtitle in a separate line)

3. Short Abstract (no more than 150 words)
Clearly convey important aspects of your research, leaving out the non-essential. Limit descriptions of the intellectual background and do not rehearse known facts or information given in the title. Exclude personal opinions on the value of the work being addressed. Focus on what’s new. Clearly state the main conclusion(s). The abstract should include sufficient information for researchers and practitioners to decide whether the article is useful for them.

4. Keywords (from 4 to 7 key words)


5. It is recommended not to exceed 45.000 characters with spaces.

  • font type & size: Preferably Times New Roman, 12 pt. Italics for emphases. (Bold is reserved for subtitles!)

  • subtitles: All subtitles and sub-subtitles shall be numbered gradually with Arab numbers to the following pattern: 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2, 2, 3 and so on. (Subtitles shall be separated from numbers for one space or one tab. They shall not be written in all capital letters.)

  • long quotations: Quotations that are longer than 3 lines shall form a separate, indented paragraph. Quotation marks are not needed in this case. Font size: 10 pt.

  • short quotations: Quotations that are shorter than 3 lines shall have single citation marks: ‛Like this!’

  • citations: References to cited works shall normally be put in footnotes.

  • footnotes: Footnotes shall end with a full stop. Whereas footnote references to legal documents shall use the usual abbreviation such references have in the originating legal order, references to authored works shall follow this pattern:
    Surname #year#: #page(s)#. Example: Guastini 2004: 11–15.
    If the reference is used in a sentence, the year and the page numbers shall be put in brackets like this: As is show by Guastini (2004: 11–15), it is problematic to...

6. Name and Surname, Affiliation (in English). Contact: e-mail

7. English translation of the Title/Subtitle

8. English “Keywords”

9. English “Summary” of the subtitles to the following pattern: 1. First Subtitle. (Roman, with a full stop) – 2. Second Subtitle. (Roman, with a full stop) – 2.1. First Subsubtitle under the Second Subtitle. (italic, with a full stop) – 2.2. Second Subsubtitle under the Second Subtitle. (italic, with a full stop) – 3. Third Subtitle. (Roman, with a full stop) – 4. ...

10. English abstract (no more than 150 words)


English list of “References” shall be put in alphabetic order and in the form corresponding to the publication type:

Original monograph

Carlos E. ALCHOURRÓN & Eugenio BULYGIN, 1971: Normative Systems. Vienna/New York: Springer (Library of Exact Philosophy).

Translation of a monograph

Carlos E. ALCHOURRÓN & Eugenio BULYGIN, 2005: Sistemi Normativi. Italian transl. by Pierluigi Chiassoni & Giovanni Battista Ratti. Torino: Gappichelli (Analisi e diritto; 69).

Edited work

Michel ROSENFELD (Ed.), 1994: Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference, and Legitimacy. Theoretical Perspectives. London/Durham: Duke University Press.

Article or chapter in a collective work

François OST, 1993: Interdisciplinarité. André-Jean Arnaud et al., 1993: Dictionnaire encyclopédique de théorie et de sociologie du droit. Paris: LGDJ. 85–93.

Article or chapter in an edited work

Frederick SCHAUER, 1994: Free Speech and the Cultural Contingency of Constitutional Categories. Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference, and Legitimacy. Theoretical Perspectives. Ed. Michel Rosenfeld. London/Durham: Duke University Press. 353–369.

Article in a journal

Alf ROSS, 2008: Tû-tû. Revus – Revija za evropsko ustavnost (2008) 7. 89–100. URL: DOI: 10.4000/revus.927

Internet source

Juan RUIZ MANERO, Rules and Principles. URL: (October 4th, 2010).

Legislation or court decision

References to legal documents shall start with the usual abbreviation such references have in the originating legal order, followed in parenthesis by the web depository address, like this:

German Court Decisions. Federal Constitutional Court (

––– 1 BvR 370/07 from 27th February 2008.

Slovenian Court Decisions. Constitutional Court (

––– Up 3314/07 from 15th January 2008.

Slovenian Legislation (

––– [Constitutional Court Act] Zakon o ustavnem sodišču from 7th June 2009, Uradni list RS, No. 64/2007.