Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law in Split (ZRPFS) publishes mainly papers from the field of law and social sciences. The Editorial board accepts only unpublished papers. Authors retain copyright to articles published in the journal, but grant the journal the right of first publication. The author may publish papers accepted for publication or already published in the ZRPFS in other publications only with the permission of the editorial board, but even then only with a clear reference to publication in the ZRPFS.
Contributions should be sent in electronic form (.doc or .docx format) to the journal e-mail address (email@example.com). In addition to the title of the contribution, the author's surname, first name and title, name and address of the institution where he/she works, i.e. home address, e-mail address and ORCID ID, should be included.
At the top of the title page, above the title, the author's full first name and surname (or several next to each other) and the title, and in the notes below the text (in the first footnote) the title, surname and address of the institution where the author works, email address and ORCID ID number.
In order to anonymise the manuscript, i.e. to remove the author's name, it is not permissible to write the paper in such a way that the author's identity can be revealed, e.g. by the way he or she refers to his or her own works or by mentioning his or her name elsewhere in the text.
The recommended length of contributions is usually up to 32 cards (57,600 characters, including spaces and extensive notes (footnotes). Contributions are accompanied by an introductory synopsis (summary) of no more than 250 words and a list of up to five keywords and an abstract in English with the title and keywords. The synopsis provides a brief overview of the content of the article and the research findings presented in it. It is also accompanied by a bibliography that follows the text of the paper and precedes the abstract in English.
The title of the paper must be both concise and informative. The tables must be clearly and correctly arranged and properly described (number, title, legend).
The paper must not have already been published or sent to another journal for this purpose.
Book reviews, reviews and ratings are not subject to review and must not normally exceed eight cards in length.
The editors reserve the right to adapt the work to the general rules of journal editing and the standard of the Croatian language. For contributions in English and other foreign languages by authors who are not native speakers, it is necessary to submit a proofreading certificate.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
The main text and the notes should be written in the same font (Times New Roman). The font size for the main text is 12 with a spacing of 1,5 and for the notes 10 with a spacing of 1. The text should be aligned and care should be taken to remove unnecessary white space.
"Quotation marks" and ‘semi-quotation marks’ are used. Unnecessary emphasis (italics, bold, underlined, capital letters) should be avoided, especially in combination with quotation marks (i.e. no "quotation marks"). Latin expressions and abbreviations are always written in italics (sui generis, infra, op. cit., ibid.), and words from other foreign languages may also be used if not otherwise emphasised. Numbers indicating annotations are never italicised and, if at the end of a sentence, come after a full stop. Make sure that the punctuation after the word, phrase or sentence you want to highlight is not oblique (e.g. brackets).
In addition to the extensive references in detailed notes (footnotes), a bibliography is published at the end of the paper.
The information on literature is given in the notes according to the following rules.
For the first citation, a detailed description of the bibliographic unit is given, usually including the name(s) of the author, the title of the paper, the publisher, the place and year of publication and the page number given. For all types of publications, the surname and then the initial letter of the author's name are given (different authors are separated by a semicolon), the title of the paper is written in italics (titles of books, articles), and different data are separated exclusively by commas and are always listed in the same order. If the paper is in Croatian, data should be given in Croatian wherever possible (e.g. str. should be preferred to p. (page), sv. to Vol. (volume), br. to n. (number) or No etc.), except in the case of the usual Latin abbreviations (ibid., op. cit., loc. cit., et al.)
Bačić, A.; Bačić, P., Legislatures and parliamentarism (constitutional chrestomathy), Faculty of Law in Split, Split 2007, p. 310.
When notes referring to the same source are cited consecutively, the mark ibidem, abbreviated ibid, is used. ("in the same place", "the same"). Together with the abbreviation Ibid. the number of the cited page is also indicated.
1 Bačić, A.; Bačić, P., Legislatures and parliamentarism (constitutional chrestomathy), Pravni fakultet u Splitu, Split 2007, p. 310.
2 Ibid., p. 320.
When the same work is immediately continued with the same pages, the Latin term loc. cit. (loco citato, in the quoted place ) is used.
1 Hrabar, D.; Hlača, N.; Jakovac-Lozić, D.; Korać Graovac, A.; Majstorović, I.; Čulo Margaletić, A.; Šimović, I., Family Law, Official Gazette, Zagreb 2021, p. 120.
2 Loc. cit.
If it is not possible to use ibid. with page number or loc. cit., it is obligatory to refer to the note in which the first reference is made. Only the author's surname is given, and if there are more than three authors, only the surname of the first author and the abbreviation et al.
Hrabar, D. et al., op. cit. note 180, p. 125.
- Articles in journals
Bilić, A., The impact of COVID-certificates on the right to work and the labor law status of workers in the Republic of Croatia, Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law in Split, year 59, 3/2022, p. 539.
Further citations (according to the rules indicated):
Bilić, op. cit. note 15, p. 541.
When several different works by the same author are mentioned for the first time in the same note, it is cited as follows:
Bilić, The impact..., op. cit. note 15, p. 538.
- Network resources
All the above rules apply to network resources. The name of the author and the title of the article or the name of the website, the link to the website and the date the source was accessed are given. The link to the website is not highlighted in any way.
Annual Migration and Asylum Report 2020 for Croatia, National Report (Part II), June 2021, p. 33, https://emn.gov.hr/emn-publikacije/ emn-izvjesca/godisnje-izvjesce-o-migracijama-i-azilu-za-2020-za-hrvatsku/637, 5 June, 2022.
On the other hand, if the main text states what it is about, the note can only contain:
See https://www.pledgesports.org/2020/01/most-followed-football-clubs-on-socialmedia/, 26 February, 2022.
- Legal acts
The names of legal acts are not written in italics. When the act is first mentioned in the text, the full name of the act and the official gazette in which it was published should be given. Later, the usual abbreviations may be used, with a reference to the abbreviation in the first note mentioning the regulation (further in the text).
Criminal Procedure Act, Official Gazette, No. 152/2008, 76/2009, 80/2011, 121/2011, 91/2012, 143/2012, 56/2013, 145/2013, 152/2014, 70/2017, 126/2019, 126/2019, 80/ 2022 (hereinafter: CPA)
Art. 6. of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Official Gazette - International Conventions, No. 18/1997, 6/1999, 14/2002, 13/2003, 9/2005, 1/2006, 2/2010, 13 /2017 (hereinafter: ECHR)
The same rules apply to European regulations:
Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164 of 12 July 2016 laying down rules against tax avoidance practices directly affecting the functioning of the internal market, OJ L 193 of 19/07/2016 (hereinafter: Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164)
All sources used in the paper should be listed in the bibliography at the end of the paper and arranged and numbered alphabetically by the author's (or first author's) surname. The sources should be divided according to the following categories: Books and Articles, Legal Rules, Court Practice, Online Sources. For journal articles, the first and last pages of the article must be listed in the bibliography.