Croatian Economic Survey

Upute za autore

You can download the Guidelines for authors in PDF here.

The journal publishes research and professional papers relating to all fields of economics. The published papers are listed in the:
  • AEA (American Economic Association) koji su uključeni u JEL na CD-u, e-JEL i EconLit
  • DOAJ
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • RePEc
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) 
  • Hrčak – Portal znanstvenih časopisa Republike Hrvatske.

Croatian Economic Survey provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Croatian Economic Survey is an open access journal. Users have right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of published articles. Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal (this applies to both the print and the electronic issue). By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles can be used freely, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings (CC license: BY-NC-ND).

The editorial board invites contributors to submit their papers to the Editors:
Submitted papers undergo the double-blind review process. Authors are informed about the final status of their papers within three months from the date of submission. Submitted papers should contain original unpublished work that has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. If the paper is accepted for publishing, author(s) are asked to comply with the format and style of the journal and to sign a copyright agreement.


  • Submitted papers should be in English
  • Double-spaced
  • Maximum length 8,000 words
  • Accompanied by an abstract, up to 5 keywords and JEL classification
  • The front page of the paper should be anonymous
  • A separate front page with the name(s), institutional affiliation, and contact address of the main author(s) should be included
  • An abstract, not exceeding 200 words, should also be included.
  • Equations, figures and tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and included in the paper in order they appear in the text. Tables and figures should be fully titled. Footnotes to tables and figures (sources and notes) should be placed at the bottom of the table and figure.
  • The journal uses APA style ( to format references in the text and in the literature section.
  • In the literature section, the author should provide full references for all the works mentioned in the text; also, the reference list should contain only those sources mentioned in the text. They should be listed alphabetically according to the surname of the author, and chronologically if a particular author has more than one work. If several works by the same author were published in the same year, they should be differentiated by letters (a, b, c etc.) following the year of publication. If a work was written by several authors, all authors should be listed instead of using “et al.” or “and collaborators”. When an article or bibliographic record has a DOI, use the DOI number in the reference list. 


  • The sources should be cited in the text, not in the footnotes. The reference should be in brackets, containing the author’s surname and year of publication, e.g.:
(Mumford, 1962) or
Mumford (1962).
  • The page number should be included for quotations or references to books, e.g.:
(Mumford, 1962, p. 99).
  • If the reference was written by two authors, both should be mentioned e.g.:
(Berger & Luckmann, 1992).
  • If the work has three, four or five authors, all the authors’ surnames should be listed in parentheses after the first citation. In repeated citations the form "et al." is used:
            (Andlar, Aničić, Pereković, Rechner Dika, & Hrdalo, 2011)    /    (Andlar et al., 2011).
  • If the work was written by six or more authors, the form "et al." is used from the first citation on, e.g.:
(Prelog et al., 1979) or
Prelog et al. (1979).
  • All references in the text should be given as they were given the first time, i.e., forms such as "Ibid.", "Op. cit." and the like, are not used. Authors should use footnotes exclusively for commenting on or expanding on what is referred to in the text.



  • Book – one author:
Mumford, L. (1962). The city in history. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc.

  • Book – several authors:
Portes, A., & DeWind, J. (2008). Rethinking migration: New theoretical and empirical perspectives. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

  • Work from an anthology:
Greenberg, M., & Hughes-Evans, D. (1980). Air pollution. In J. Aldrich (Ed.), Atmosphere, weather and climate (Vol. 3, pp. 35–75). London: Methuen.

  • Article in a journal with a DOI number:
Leach, S., & Lowndes, V. (2007). Of roles and rules. Analysing the changing relationship between political leaders and chief executives in local government. Public Policy and Administration22(2), 183–200. doi:

  • Article in a journal without a DOI number:
Galešić, M., & Stepanić, J. (2003). Toward parameterisation of e-mail mediated communication. Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems – INDECS1(1–2), 54–65. Retrieved from:

  • Working papers
​​Havrylyshyn, O., & Van Rooden, R. (1998). Recovery and growth in transition economies 1990–97: A stylized regression analysis, IMF Working Paper No. 98/141. Retreived from:
  • Unpublished doctoral dissertation:
Surname, X. (Year). Title of dissertation. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of institution, Location.
  • Conference presentation:
Liu, S. (2005, May). Defending against business crises with the help of intelligent agent-based early warning solutions. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, FL.
  • Conference paper abstract retrieved online:
​Liu, S. (2005, May). Defending against business crises with the help of intelligent agent-based early warning solutions. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, FL. Abstract retrieved from: 

  • Symposium:
Contributor, A., Contributor, B., & Contributor, C. (Year, Month). Title of contribution. In E. E. Chairperson (Chair), Title of symposium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

  • Proceedings published regularly online:
Herculano, S., Collins, C., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic non-uniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 105, 789–797. doi:

  • Proceedings published in book form:
Katz, I., & Aghajan, H. (2007). A multi-touch surface using cameras. In J. Blanc-Talon, W. Philips, & P. Scheunders (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 4678. Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (pp. 97–108). doi:
  • Laws and regulations:
Act on vocational rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities. Official Gazette, 143/2002, 33/2005.
  • Data Sets:
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK). (2010). Time series. Retrieved from:
  • Article in a newspaper (unsigned):
Article title. (Year, Month). Title of Newspaper, p. xx.

  • Article in a newspaper (signed by author), electronic source:
Author, A. A. (Year, Month, Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from:
Other examples can be found at: