Instructions for Authors

Accepted papers are published in the digital publication (pdf) of the Crisis Management Days Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 2706-3720). 


The Editorial Board receives all the papers. The papers are submitted and reviewed using the submission form. 

After having been checked these are then forwarded to the Scientific Committee members for the reviewing procedure, as well as to experts outside the Editorial Board in case of a text of specific contents. After the completed review, the Scientific Committee President informs the Committee about further procedure: (a) which papers are accepted to be presented and published, (b) which papers, in case this is required, are returned to the author with suggestions, recommendations and remarks to be improved; (c) which papers are rejected because:

  • the topic does not meet the required scientific or technical level;
  • the author had already published a paper on a similar topic;
  • the topic does not meet the Conference criteria, especially if:

–       the content fails to be within the concept of scientific and expert orientation of the Conference,

–       the content does not meet the methodological standards implemented by the Conference.

In case the paper has not been accepted, the Scientific Committee informs the author thereof, and the paper is not returned.

If the author accepts the remarks and suggestions from the reviewing procedure and improves the text according to the reviewing requirements, the paper shall be accepted for presentation at the Conference, and published in the Conference Proceedings.

If, however, the paper receives positive reviews, it can be classified into one of the following categories:

Original scientific paper is an original scientific work containing new results of fundamental or applied research.

Preliminary communication. This scientific paper shall contain one or more scientific information but not providing sufficient detail so as to make it possible for the reader to verify the presented scientific knowledge.

Review article. Contains a special problem about which a scientific paper had already been published, but it is approached in a new manner.

Case study. Contains the description of the analysis of a certain case using qualitative methods and an overview of all important aspects of an event or situation.

Professional paper. Contains useful contributions from the profession and for the profession.

If the reviewers determine that the paper offers a significant contribution to science, the author(s) will be invited to publish it in the scientific journal Annals of Disaster Risk Sciences.

The authors shall pay special attention to adequate text structuring and its appropriate length regarding the acknowledged standards of the scientific methodology in economic studies.


Please use the template and follow the instructions for manuscript preparation. 

The text of the paper shall start with the abstract and introduction, methods, problem analysis, discussion and conclusions, tables, figures, and the list of literature. The paper should contain no more of 22 000 characters ( abstract not included) of A4 format, and should be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.15 spacing, justified, written without indenting the first line of a paragraph, with 2.5 margins. If a word or sentence in the text should be highlighted, it should be written in italic, and in no way bold.

The paper shall be written in English.

The titles of the chapters (from Introduction to the Conclusion) shall be short and clear, and numerated properly with Arabic single-digit numbers (1., 2., 3., …). The chapters may contain sub-chapters that shall be numerated with two-digit i.e. three-digit numbers (e.g. 1; 1.1; 2.; 2.1; 2.1.1 etc.), but not more than that.

Tables and figures shall be numerated, with a caption, and source of data. Table name is to be written above the table, while figure name is to be written under the figure. They shall be numerated continuously by Arabic numbers  Graphics and images in the text should be displayed in jpg format. The paper shall satisfy all the technical propositions indicated in these instructions. The authors must have the right and license to use all tables, figures and other materials included in the paper.


Authors shall comply with the scientific and professional methodology in writing the texts common for the scientific and professional publications. The paper shall contain:

  • Title
  • Surname and author’s initials
  • Addresses of the authors
  • Abstract written in 100-300 words (double spacing), concise preview of the entire paper;
  • Key words (shall reflect the essence of the paper, up to five such phrases);
  • Address for correspondence
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Problem analysis
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • Literature no footnotes

In text references and literature should be formatted in accordance to the American Psychological Association citation style (APA 6th edition).

REFERENCES IN THE TEXT. Quoted parts of the text shall be indicated in the text and not in the references. They are placed within brackets and contain the family name of the author and year of publication, e.g. (Toth, 2003), and in case of citation the page number is also indicated (Toth, 2003:150). Each reference is indicated, always the same as for the first time. If there are two authors: (Toth and Kešetović, 2012), and if there are several authors then only the first author is indicated: (Toth et al., 2003). Each reference shall be indicated in the list of literature.

LITERATURE shall contain all the used sources and full data on the papers mentioned in the references. The list of literature is written without the number of the chapter and is provided at the end of the paper (following the Conclusion). The literature is not numerated. It is listed in alphabetical order of the authors and chronologically for the papers by the same author.  Literature is quoted according to the examples for books, journals, and other sources:  

Books: family name, initials (year), Title, place of publication: publisher’s name; If there are two or three authors, their family names and initials (year) should be indicated consecutively, Title, place of publishing: publisher’s name. If there are more authors (four or more), the family name of the first author is indicated followed by et al.

Book example:*

Blankenship, B. (1998). Baker roll 1924: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina. Cherokee, NC: Cherokee Roots.

Ickes, W. (Ed.). (1998). Empathic accuracy. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Herrmann, R. K., & Finkle, F. (2002). Linking theory to evidence in international relations. In W. Carlsnaes, T. Risse, & B. A. Simmons (Eds.), Handbook of international relations (pp. 119-136). London, England: Sage.

Journals: family name, initials, (year) “Title of the paper”, Title of the journal in which it was published, Issue, Volume, pages. If there are more papers of the same author published in the same year, symbols “a, b, c” are used next to the year (e.g. 2011a, 2011b, etc.)

Journals example:*

Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.

Sillick, T. J., & Schutte,, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 22(2), 38-48. Retrieved from

Sources taken from the Internet: family name of the author/editor, name initials, (year), “Title of the paper”, Title of the Journal, date of publication, year, issue, pages, Internet address (date of the first downloading of the text from the Internet).

Internet sources example:*

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from

Theses and dissertations: the name of the author (year) title of the dissertation, and the institution where the doctoral dissertation was defended.

Distertation example:*

Considine, M. (1986). Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: Two case studies. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Official publications: name of publication/organization/institution, (year), Title, Place of publication: publisher.

Official publication example:*

Federal Aviation Administration (2004). Seaplane, skiplane, and float/ski equipped helicopter operations handbook (FAA-H-8083-23). Washington, D.C: U.S. G.P.O.


Once the paper has been accepted the author is under obligation not to publish the same paper anywhere else. The authors guarantee that their paper is original contribution and that the publishing of their paper does not violate any copyrights. All papers are published under the Creative Commons 4.0 CC-BY licence.


Papers will be preliminarily published on the conference website and made available to all registered conference participants, and subsequent to the peer review process and their presentation at the conference they will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings. The prerequisite for the publication in the Conference Proceedings is to present the paper either as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation at the conference.

*Examples of reference formatting were taken from