Editorial Policy

The journal Knjiženstvo is dedicated to topics in the field of gender, literature and culture.

The journal Knjiženstvo publishes original papers that have not been published previously: scientific articles, reviews, bibliographies...

Knjiženstvo was established in 2011. It is issued once a year.

Contributions to the journal shall be submitted in Serbian or English language, with summaries in English/ Serbian.


The submitted manuscripts are subject to a peer review process. The purpose of peer review is to assists the Editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author it may also assist the author in improving the paper.

The choice of reviewers is at the Editors' discretion. The reviewers must be knowledgeable about the subject area of the manuscript; they must not be from the authors' own institution and they should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors.

As soon as received, papers are passed on to 2 anonymous referees, which are chosen on the base of their specific competences and research fields. Within 30 days contributions are returned to the Editor. Referees evaluate the papers according to several criteria, as listed in the evaluation card.

All of the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the Editor may assign additional reviewers.

During the review process Editor may require authors to provide additional information (including raw data) if they are necessary for the evaluation of the scholarly merit of the manuscript. These materials shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

The Editorial team shall ensure reasonable quality control for the reviews. With respect to reviewers whose reviews are convincingly questioned by authors, special attention will be paid to ensure that the reviews are objective and high in academic standard. When there is any doubt with regard to the objectivity of the reviews or quality of the review, additional reviewers will be assigned.


The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


In case of the violation of the rights of the publisher, the copyright holder or author, the violation of the professional ethical code, i.e. in case the same manuscript is submitted to several journals at the same time, in case of a false claim on authorship, plagiarism, manipulation of data for the purpose of fraud, as well as all other cases of grave violations of ethical standards, the published paper shall be retracted. In some cases, a published paper can be retracted in order to correct mistakes observed later on.

Libraries and scientific bodies define standards for solving situations in which a paper must be retracted, and the journal Knjiženstvo has adopted the same practice: in the electronic version of the original article (the one being retracted) a link is formed (a HTML link) with the retraction notice. The retracted article is kept in its original form, but with a watermark on the PDF document on each page, which states that the article has been retracted. (RETRACTED).


The journal Knjiženstvo is the copyright holder of the published texts. The journal is free to use. Users can read, download, copy and exchange parts of the journal or the entire journal without paying a fee and without seeking permission from the publisher, in accordance with the licence (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

The journal Knjiženstvo does not charge APC (Article Processing Charge).

The submission of the manuscript, the peer review and publishing are free of charge.


The journal Knjiženstvo allows authors to deposit the final, published version of their manuscript in the PDF format in institutional repositories and/or non-commercial databases, or to publish it on personal websites (including social networking sites for scientists, such as ResearchGate,, etc.) and/or on the website of the institution where they work, at any time after the article is published in the journal, in accordance with the licence (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)).

While doing so, they shall list the basic bibliographical information about the article published in the journal (author(s), the title of the paper, the name of the journal, the volume, the issue and pages), as well as the URL address on which the article was originally published.