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Instructions for authors

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The Author Agreement Form and Open Access License should be signed by first author or by corresponding (or senior) author who can vouch for all co-authors. A scanned copy of the forms should be sent together with the submitted paper or on e-mail of the Section Editor who will contact corresponding author.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism by CrossCheck screening before reviewing process.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.




Contemporary Agriculture, the Official Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, publishes scientific papers from all the fields of agriculture science: Field and Vegetable Crops, Animal Science, Fruit-growing and Viticulture, Plant Protection, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Water Management, Veterinary Medicine, as well as all the other the fields of biotechnology of plant and animal product processing. The main objective of the Journal is to inform the scientific community on contemporary achievements of the agricultural sciences. The Journal is published twice a year, with two volumes annually containing two issues each. The papers are peer-reviewed. The journal does not have an article processing charge (APCs) or article submission charges.

The journal Contemporary Agriculture publishes Original Scientific Papers, Review Papers, Short Communications and Case Reports. A paper is written in English. The whole paper (including tables, figures, graphs, etc.) can have maximum 10 pages (without appendix/appendices) and 15 pages for Review Papers.


Main text: A4, Portrait, single spacing, all margins 2.5 cm, Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify. No pagination. The paper must contain following chapters: Title (with author names, affiliation and e-mail of corresponding author), Summary, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References.

Subsections: Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, with the subsection title in bold and a single space below the previous paragraph.

TITLE: bold, UPPERCASE letters, Times New Roman, 14 pt, Centered. Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

AUTHOR NAMES AND AFFILIATIONS: The author names are written in the italic, UPPERCASE letters, Times New Roman, 12 pt, Centered, with a single space below the paper title. Please clearly indicate the given name/s and family name/s of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the author's affiliation addresses below the names, normal text, Times New Roman, 10 pt, Centered. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will be in charge for correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and post-publication processes. Indicate the name of the corresponding author using mark * (in superscript), above the name of the corresponding author and give the e-mail of corresponding author below the affiliation.

SUMMARY: italic, Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, 300 words maximum, with a single space below the affiliation. The summary presents the basic objective, the material and the method of the study, the significant results and the conclusion.

Key words: italic, Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, minimum 3 and maximum 6 words separated by a comma, with a single space below the summary.

Abbreviations: Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, separated by a semicolon, with a single space below the key words and before Introduction chapter. Abbreviations must be defined at their first mention. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

INTRODUCTION: Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, with a single space below the chapter title.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, with a single space below the chapter title. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, with a single space below the chapter title. The titles, headings (text) and subtext in tables should be written in Times New Roman, 9 pt.

Table: The table's title should be placed above the table without a space between them, Times New Roman, 9 pt, Centered. Tables must have horizontal separation lines only; no vertical lines. Footnotes (legend) to tables should be indicated by superscript lowercase letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) within and in the end of the table. Acceptable file formats for tables is Microsoft Word.

Illustrations: Titles of illustrations (figures, graphs, schemes, photos, drawings, etc.) should be placed below them without a space between them, Times New Roman, 9 pt, Centered, 300 dpi. The tables and illustrations should be placed within the text of the manuscript. Each table/s and illustration/s must be mentioned in the text of the paper.

CONCLUSIONS: Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify, with a single space below the chapter title.

Acknowledgements: Times New Roman, 9 pt, Justify.

REFERENCES: Times New Roman, 9 pt, Justify, with a single space below the chapter title and with full journal name. The order of references should be arranged according to the alphabetical order without numbering.

Journal article:

Acciaresi H.A. & Guiamet J.J. (2010): Below- and above-ground growth and biomass allocation in maize and Sorghum halepense in response to soil water competition. Weed Research, 50(5): 481-492.

Delfine S., Marrelli M., Conforti F., Formisano C., Rigano D., Menichini F., Senatore F. (2017): Variation of Malva sylvestris essential oil yield, chemical composition and biological activity in response to different environments across Southern Italy. Industrial Crops and Products, 98: 29-37.


Takhtajan A. (2009): Flowering Plants. 2nd Edition, Springer.

Book chapter or Monography chapter:

Tomes J.G. & Nielsen H.E (1982): Factors affecting reproductive efficiency of the breeding herd. In: Control of Pig Reproduction (D.J.A Cole and G.R. Foxcroft, Ed.). Butterworths, London, pp. 527-540.

Scientific Conferences:

Deeb N. & Cahaner A. (1996): The effect of naked nesk (Na) gene on broiler stocks differing in growth rate. Proceedings of the 20 World's Congress, New Delhi, India, 2-5 September, 11.

PhD Thesis:

Tast A. (2002): Endocrinological basis of seasonal infertility in pigs. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki, Finland.

Web references

IUCN (2018): The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (accessed 19.12.2018.), or if not stated specifically on the web page.

Web references can be listed separately (after the reference list) or can be included in the reference list.

Citing the authors in the text of the paper: If there is more than one citation, give it chronologically, e.g. (Deeb & Cahaner, 1996; Johnson, 2000; Delfine et al., 2017) or Stančić et al. (2005).

Appendices (if necessary): Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify. Every appendix (text, tables, figures, formulae, equations, etc.) must have title and they should be identified as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc. Each appendix must be mentioned in the text of the paper. Appendices should be assembled onto a separate page/s on the end of the paper.


The manuscript should be submitted to the editor’s office of the Journal in the electronic Word.doc file via website or

The papers which are not in accordance with these instructions will be returned to the authors.

We are grateful to all the authors for their cooperation.


Prof. dr Branka Ljevnaić-Mašić