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  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Slovak Journal of Public Policy and Public Administration is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that aims to bring scientific studies, expert articles, reviews and information from authors not only from Slovakia and the Slovak environment, but it has also the ambition to become a forum for discussion, exchange of views or information on current trends in the field of scientific research of public policy and public administration abroad. The journal is published by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Trnava in cooperation with the Slovak Society for Public Administration at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The journal is issued quarterly in printed and electronic forms, completing the space in the offer of high-quality professional literature suitable also for pedagogical purposes.


Required format: doc./ docx./ rtf.

Language: British Language

Extent: 8,000 words (including references)

Font: Times New Roman (TNR) (Size 12)

Headings: maximum 4 sections (to number) (TNR size 12, bold)

Abstract: max. 300 words (TNR size 10) + 5-6 keywords

Footnotes: max. 6 notes in the text

Abbreviations: must be defined at the first mention in the text (do not use non-standard ones)

Citation style: APA (inline references)

Breakdown of the post:




Name Surname and Title (max. 250 characters)

Status of the investigated issue

Conclusions + recommendations

Abstract (max. 300 words)


Resources (min. 25)

Keywords (5-6)




The results


Data about the author



Project (if funded)



Cover letter:

  • Upload/send online as a separate file;
  • Max. 1 A4;
  • Name of the post, authors, affiliation;
  • Summarize the contribution of the study in the scientific field (originality);
  • An affidavit that the published contribution is not published in another language or another magazine/publication, etc.


  1. The author(s) should present full References in the alphabetical order at the end of the paper.
  2. References must be in Harvard Style:
  • In-text Citation: (Surname, Year published) or (Surname, Year published, p. / pp. Pages).
  • In References:

Books with One Author

Last name, First Initial. (Year published). Title. City published: Publisher, Page(s).

Books with Two or More Authors

Last name, First initial., Last name, First initial. and Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).

Chapters in Edited Books

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Chapter title. In: Last name, First initial. ed., Book Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).

Conference Proceedings

If published online:

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title of Paper. In: Title of Conference proceeding. [online] City: Publisher of the Proceedings, Page(s). Available at: URL [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

If not published online:

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Title of Paper. In: Title of Conference proceeding. City: Publisher of the Proceedings, Page(s).

Print Journal Articles

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Journal.  Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s).

Journal Articles Found on a Database or on a Website

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article Title. In: Journal. [online] Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s). Available at: URL [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

Print Newspaper Articles

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Newspaper. Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s).

Newspaper Articles Found on a Database or a Website

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Newspaper. [online]. Available at: URL [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

Print Magazines

Last name, First initial. (Year published). Article title. In: Magazine. Vol. (volume), No. (issue), Page(s).

Publication Charge

There is no publication fee or charge for any submitted or accepted articles. There is no article processing charges (APCs) would be billed to authors.

REFERENCES (minimum 25) (Times New Roman 12)

  1. AGGER A., POULSEN B. (2017). Street-level Bureaucrats Coping with Conflicts in Area-based Initiatives in Copenhagen and Malmo, Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 40 – No. 4, Nordic Political Science Association. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9477.12093 VC 2017.
  2. BILINOVIC Ana R., CIKIC Jovana. (2021). Beskućištvo: teorija prevencija, intervencija, (Homelessness: Prevention and Intervention Theory), Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad. ISBN 978-86-6065-647-8.
  3. BIRMANCEVIC J. (2021). Životni i radni uslovi neformanih sakupljača sekundarnih sirovina, (Living and Working Condition of Informal Collectors of secundary Raw Materials) Socijalna politika 1/2021, (39-56), Institut za političke studije, Beograd. ISSN 0038-91, UDK 364.
  4. CATTANEO C., ENGEL-Di MAURO S. (2015). Urban Squats as Eco-Social Resistance to and Resilience in the Face of Capitalist Relations / Case Studies from Barcelona and Rome, PArtecipazione e COnflitto, The Open Journal of Sociopolitical Studies,, ISSN: 1972-7623 (print version), ISSN: 2035-6609 (electronic version), DOI: 10.1285/i20356609v8i2p343.
  5. DAMSGAARD O. (2014). The Danish Planning System 1990-2010: Continuity and Decay, in Spatial Planning Systems and Practice in Europe, REIMER Mario, PANAGIOTIS Getimis, BLOTVOGEL Hans. (Eds.), Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung, Routledge, London, New York. pp. 21-41. DOI:
  6. FUGINI Mariagrazia, BRACCI Enrico, SICILIA Mariafrancesca (Eds.) (2016). Co-production in the Public Sector Experiences and Challenges, Springer: Politecnico di Milano. ISBN : 978-3-319-30556-1.
  7. HEDIN, K., CLARK E., LUNDHOLM E., MALMBERG G. (2012). Neoliberalization of Housing in Sweden: Gentrification, Filtering and Social Polarization. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102 (2). doi:10.1080/00045608.2011.620508.
  8. HOLDEN M., AIRAS A., LARSEN M.T. (2019). Social sustainability in eco-urban neighborhoods revisiting the Nordic model, in SHIRAZI Reza M., RAMIN Keivani, (Eds), Urban Social Sustainability: Theory, Practice and Policy, Routledge Studies in Sustainability, London, pp. 149-170. ISBN 9780367662035.
  9. DJORDJEVIC S. (2019). Steering Urban Policy for Reaching Development and Social Welfare – Lessons from Scandinavia, Teme, g. XLIII, nb. 3, pp. 719-731, Nis., UDK 316.334.56:711.4(48).
  10. DJORDJEVIC Snezana. (2017). Primena Principa Supsidijarnosti u Srbiji, (Implementation of Subsidiary Principle in Serbia), Čigoja, FPN, Beograd, ISBN 978-86-6425-034-4 (p. 99-130).
  11. DJORDJEVIC S.., PETRONIJEVIC D. (2015). Housing Policy and Housing Market in Serbia, Serbian Political Thought 12 (2), pp. 109−125.
  12. KENNA T., LINEHAN D., BRADY W., HALL (2015). Gating in Urban Ireland. In: Beyond Gated Community, BAGAEEN Samer., UDUKU Ola (Eds.), London, New York: Earthscan by Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-74824-7 (hbk).
  13. Le GOIX R., CALLEN D. (2010). Production and Social Sustainability of Private Enclaves in Suburban Landscapes - French and US Long Term Emergence of Gated Communities and Private Streets. In: BAGAEEN Samer., UDUKU Ola, (Eds.). Gated Communities. (p. 93-114). London, Washington DC: Earthscan. ISBN: 978-1-7456-5 (hbk).
  14. LEFEBVRE Henry. (1996). Writings on Cities. Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 0.631-19187-9.
  15. LEES Lee, SHIN Hyan Bang, LOPEZ - MORALES Ernesto. (2016). Planetary Gentrification, Malden, MA, USA: Polity Press. ISBN: 978-0-7456-7164-2 (hbk).
  16. LOWE Stuart, TSENKOVA Sasha. (2003). Housing Change in East and Central Europe - Integration or Fragmentation, Ashgate, London, New York. ISBN 9781138258235.
  17. LUX M., CIRMAN A., SUNEGA P. (2017). Housing Restitution Policies among Post-socialist Countries: explaining Divergence, International Journal of Housing Policy,17, No.1, pp. 145-156, Routledge.
  18. LUX M., SUNEGA P. (2014). Public Housing in the Post Socialist States of Central and Eastern Europe: Decline and an Open Future, Housing Studies, Vol.29, No. 4, pp. 501-509, Routledge.
  19. MIHAILOVIC-BABIC S. (2021). Banke hrane – neuspeh države blagostanja ili čin milosrđa civilnog sektora? (Bank Food – Failure of Welfares State or Civil Sector Act of Mercy?) Socijalna politika 1/2021, pp.25-56. Institut za političke studije, Beograd. ISSN 0038-0091, UDK 364.
  20. NEIL Smith, WILLIAMS Peter. (Eds.). (2007). Gentrification of the City, Routledge, New York. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-41829-4 (hbk).
  21. NYONG’O T. (2012). The Scene of Occupation, in TDR: The Drama Review, Vol. 56, No.4, pp. 136-149. doi:
  22. ODIH P. (2013). Visual Media and Culture of ‘Occupy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN: 1-4438-4622-8.
  23. PETRONIJEVIC Dora (2016). Dostupnost stambenih nekretnina za građane Srbije, (Affordability of Housing for Citizens in Serbia), Cigoja, FPN, Beograd. ISBN:978-86-531-0225-8.
  24. ROBINSON S.P. (2015). Gated Communities in a Changing Geopolitical Landscape - An Exploratory Genealogy of Occupy London In: Beyond Gated Communities. Samer BAGAEEN Samer., UDUKU Ola, Earthscan by Routledge, London, New York. pp. 26-48. ISBN: 978-0-415-74824-7 (hbk).
  25. VAGNBY B., JENSEN O. B. (2002). From Slum Clearance to Urban Policy: Discourses and Doctrines in Danish Inner City Redevelopment, Housing, Theory and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 3-13. ISSN 1403-6096.
  26. WATT P. (2017). Social Housing and Urban Renewal: An Introduction, in Watt, P. Smets, P. (Eds.) Social Housing and Urban Renewal, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-36.


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