After the Applied Psychology Days conference, the papers presented at the conference will be published in full. Full-text papers must be prepared in accordance with these guidelines. All of the submitted papers will undergo revision, based on which a decision on acceptance for publication will be made.

It is acceptable to submit expert, theoretical, review and original research papers that have not yet been published.


Full text submission

Papers are to be submitted by e-mail:



Papers should be written in good English.


Text editing and length

Papers are to be formatted in Word or compatible text processor with font Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5, paper format A4 with margins 2.54 cm. Pages should be numbered. Paper body text length should not exceed 30.000 characters (including spaces). Papers should follow the SIMRAD structure.


First page

First page should contain title of paper, name/s of author/s, academic degree, scientific position, working position, name of institution/university, postal address, e-mail address.



Abstract length should not exceed 1.400 characters (with spaces). Papers may contain and additional abstract written in Serbian that should than be placed at the end of the paper after references. Abstract should include the significance and context of the problem, objectives, sample, methods, results and conclusions. In case of theoretical works, the content of abstract should be adapted to the content of the paper.



Abstract should be followed with up to 5 keywords.



Each table should be marked by corresponding Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1) and a caption that explains the content of the table. This caption should be placed above the table. Tables should contain all the necessary data, without reference to the text. Tables should be integrated into the text, in place estimated as the most appropriate for the table. Tables should be created ​​ only by Word table tools, and must not contain lines or other elements that are incorporated as separate objects.


Graphics and pictures

Graphics and pictures should be integrated into the text and labeled with ordinal numbers (e.g. Figure 1) and followed by a caption. Number and the name of image stands below, as well as any necessary explanation and legend. It is suggested to avoid the lines and shadings that are not necessary. Graphics and pictures must be in black and white.



The list of references should be typed with 1.5 line space. All references in the list of references and in parentheses in the text should be listed in Latin alphabetic order, regardless of the alphabet of the original sources. The names of authors should be written the same way in the list of references and in parentheses in the text. When specifying more than one reference in parentheses, they have to be arranged alphabetically by first author, rather than chronologically (e.g. Krnjajić, 1996; Maksić, 1998; Sevkušić, 1997). If a reference has two authors, both are given in parenthesis (e.g. Pavlović & Schaeffer, 1995). If more than two authors, provide all the authors' last names when you first refer to a document (e.g. Joksimović, Polovina i Spasojević, 1996). Only list the first author with the Latin abbreviation "et al." for any subsequent references (e.g. Joksimović et al., 1996).

The list of references at the end of paper should be styled according to APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition standards. The list should include all references the author cited in the paper. References that are not cited in the text should not be included in the list. References are listed in alphabetical order by author's last name.

(a) Book has to be refered by the authors' surnames and initials, year of publishing, book title (italic) and the publisher:
Bernard, W.H. (1972). Psychology of learning and teaching (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill Book Company. or URL

(b) Book chapter should be refered as follows:
Frieder, B. (1977). Motivator: least developed of teacher roles. In H. F. Clarizio, R. C. Craig & W. A. Mehrens, (Eds.). Contemporary issues in educational psychology (2nd ed., pp. 297-308). Allyn and Bacon, Inc. or URL

(c) Journal article has to be cited by the authors' surname(s), initial(s), year of publishing in parenthesis, article title, full title of the journal (italic), volume(issue) and pages:
Plomin, R. & Walker S. O. (2003). Annual review: Genetics and educational psychology, British Journal of Educational Psychology, 73, 3-15. or URL

(d) Web document has to be cited by the authors' surnames, year, document title (italic) and the web site address:
Degelman, D. (2000). APA Style Essentials. Retrieved from

If one author is referred more than once, references should be ordered according to the year of publication. If there are several papers of the same author(s) in the same year, they should be marked with the letters a, b, c (1997a, 1997b). If there is more than one author, the reference is listed by the surname of the first author, but contains the surnames and initials of all authors.

Referring unpublished papers (abstracts from scientific meetings, manuscripts, master's theses, dissertations, etc..) is not desirable. If such reference is necessary author should specify the complete data.


Footnotes and abbreviations

Footnotes and abbreviations should be avoided. Footnotes contain only additional text (comment) that would burden the main text, but contributes significantly to the understanding of the exposed content. Footnotes not cite bibliographic references. All abbreviations listed in the text, tables and drawings should be explained.


International standards

All measurements have to be in accordance with international standards, rounded to the practical value wherever appropriate. International standards also have to be applied to the use of statistical indicators.


Quotation permissions

Authors are required to obtain written permission to publish lengthy quotations (over 350 characters), illustration and other parts of someone else's work or publication. Quotations have to be referenced to author's name, year of publication and page in parenthesis.



In order to protect against unauthorized reproduction of papers published in the proceedings, Faculty of Philosophy, Niš retains copyright as a publisher. Authors may use their own material whenever they want, without permission.


Papers reviewing

Papers will be reviewed by independent and anonymous reviewers. Based on the reviews, editors will decide on the publishing of the paper.