ISSN 0351-8892 (Штампано издање)
ISSN 3009-4666 (Online)

ISSN 0351-8892 (Printed edition)
ISSN 3009-4666 (Online)

UDC 81’25


Journal for traductology and related fields


Association of Scientific and Technical Translators of Serbia

For the publisher:

Dragić Vukićević

Launched in 1982


Issue 88 onwards: Prof. Milena Ivanović, PhD

Issues 1 – 87: Zoran R. Jovanović


11000 Belgrade, 9 Kičevska Street

Phone: 2442-997 and 2441-542


Website designed and maintained by: SCRYPTEQ


Editorial and scholarly policy of the journal PREVODILAC

The journal PREVODILAC is dedicated to the theory, practice and didactics of translation in various scientific and professional fields, as well and in related disciplines, such as contrastive linguistics, methodology of teaching foreign languages and specialised language, literary translation.

The journal PREVODILAC publishes original papers that have not been previously published: scholarly, specialised and review papers, and reviews of books on the translation theory, practice and didactics, critical reviews of translations of scientific and specialised texts, terminological and lexicological research and specialised papers, as well as essays related to digital technology and artificial intelligence in the translation industry.

The journal PREVODILAC is available in printed form. An archive of issues is published on the journal’s website.

Submissions to the journal can be written in Serbian, languages of the region, as well as in the world’s major languages. For papers in the Serbian language, the Cyrillic script is used.

Issues of the journal PREVODILAC are published twice a year, in June and December.

Obligations of the editorial team of the journal PREVODILAC

The final decision on publication of a manuscript is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal PREVODILAC, guided in decision-making by the editorial policy of the journal and the principles prescribed by law, which prohibit plagiarism and other forms of appropriation of papers in whole or in part, copyright infringement, as well as stating untruths in papers.

It is the duty of the editor-in-chief to ensure that no conflicts of interest arise in connection with the manuscripts submitted for publication and that the manuscripts received meet the formal formatting requirements. If there is a conflict of interest with one or more members of the editorial team, those members of the editorial team must be excluded from any further peer review process. The editor-in-chief, as well as other members of the editorial board, publishing board, and referees, must report the existence of conflicts of interest in a timely manner.

The editor-in-chief is obliged to treat the submitted manuscripts and their publication impartially, based on the content, without personal, racial, sexual, gender, age, ethnic, religious and political prejudices. The editorial team has the right to decide whether the submitted paper is in accordance with the journal’s editorial policy and, in case the conclusion is negative, to inform the author about it and not to send the paper for peer review. The editorial team is obliged to inform the author of such paper about the reasons for rejection. If the author has any objection to the decision of the editorial team, the author may inform the editor-in-chief about it with arguments, after which the editor will make the final decision.

The journal’s editorial team members may not use segments of the received papers for their own research or promotion without the express written permission of the authors of the papers. Data and theses in the submitted papers are confidential and may not be used for personal gain.

Author’s obligations

Authors are responsible for the originality of their papers, as well as for the fact that the papers have not already been published. The author will confirm in a written statement that the paper is the author’s work, that it has not been previously published, and that it is not being considered for publishing in another publication. A paper that was presented at a conference or is part of a project under the same or similar title must contain information about it in the form of a footnote at the bottom of the first page of the paper.

The authors are obliged to comply with the requirements and prescribed rules necessary for the validity of scholarly papers, to comply with the principles of impartiality and expertise in their work, as well as standards that do not violate the rights of other authors. The editorial team of the journal will not bear any responsibility in the case of claims for compensation of any damage, as well as in the case of untimely reporting of conflicts of interest by anyone.

Source citations, copyright and plagiarism

It is the authors’ duty to fully and correctly cite direct and indirect sources relevant to their scholarly papers, as well as to express their gratitude to the people who contributed largely to the research work and its successful completion. The authors must enclose a signed Authorship Declaration in electronic form with the papers.

The authors reserve the right to the published papers, as well as the right that the papers and their parts can be used by them and also by third parties, provided that the papers and their parts are used in an unaltered form, with obligatory reference to the author of the paper. In the case of further publication of a paper, the author will assign the right to publication of the paper to the publisher, by signing a Copyright Transfer Agreement, and attaching it to the paper in electronic form, where the journal is mentioned as a primary publisher, entitled to distribute the paper in all forms.

Plagiarism in the form of unauthorised appropriation of other people’s scholarly and specialised papers in their entirety or segments is punishable by law. Copyright infringement is punishable by law. Submissions to the journal are subjected to a detailed check for authorship and originality. If the submissions do not meet the mentioned criteria, they will be rejected and their authors will be barred from further publication of papers in the journal PREVODILAC. Violation of ethical standards entails barring from further publication of papers in the journal PREVODILAC.

Retraction of published papers

In the case of violation of the author’s obligations and violation of the publisher’s rights, illegal and unethical acts of plagiarism, misuse or misrepresentation of data, copyright infringement, submission of a paper simultaneously to several journals, any already published paper will be retracted. A paper can be retracted if, despite previous checks, the paper contains serious and numerous errors that cannot be fixed merely by publication of corrections in the paper.

Obligations of referees and the peer review process

Submissions are first screened by the editor-in-chief. In consultation with other members of the Editorial Board, the editor can reject a paper for not conforming to the editorial policy of the journal. The papers that are considered suitable are sent to referees. The papers are peer-reviewed by two referees. The name of the author is not known to the referees, nor will the name of the referees be communicated to the author. At least one of the referees must be external.

It is the duty of the referees to review the submissions by filling out the Peer Review Form impartially and professionally, with clear argumentation and suggestions and evaluation of the adequacy of methods used in the paper. The referees will check the paper’s topic for conformity, its relevance to the journal, actuality and originality, theoretical and methodological foundation of the paper, relevance of the cited literature. If the peer reviews do not match, the Editorial Board can forward the paper to a third referee, and decide thereupon on the publication of the paper. If one of the referees indicates possible violations of ethical norms in the paper, the paper will not be accepted for publication.

The continuous quality of the journal PREVODILAC is ensured by peer reviewing all submissions. All referees must be experts in the fields and papers they review, and must respect the confidentiality of the data contained in the submissions and the confidentiality of details related to their preparation for publication. The selection of referees is at the discretion of the journal’s editorial team. The deadline for notifying the author about whether the paper has been accepted for publication is three months from the day of receipt of the paper at the latest.


The views set out in the papers published in the journal PREVODILAC do not express the views of the journal’s editorial team. Any ethical and legal responsibility for the ideas expressed in their papers is borne only by the authors. The publisher shall not be liable to compensate any damage whatsoever.

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