The Journal of Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia

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Spatium Journal no longer publishes with De Gruyter Open

SPATIUM is concerned with a multi-disciplinary approach to spatial, regional and urban planning and architecture, as well as with various aspects of land use, including housing, environment and related themes and topics. It attempts to contribute to better theoretical understanding of a new development processes and to improve the practice in the field.

Why subscribe and read

  • SPATIUM is an international journal with a multi-disciplinary approach to spatial, regional and urban planning and architecture, which is launched in 1997 and published in continuity (2-3 issues per year) by the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia;
  • It is a source of high quality research and is aimed at academics, policy-makers, practitioners and other experts in the fields of spatial development, regional and urban planning, built environment, architecture, housing, geosciences and related themes and topics;
  • It dominantly publishes scientific articles authored by researchers from a great number of countries, who appreciate fair and constructive double-blind peer review process, provided by two independent and competent reviewers;
  • Steady growing journal published in South-East Europe with esteemed international editorial board.

Why submit

  • Submissions are accepted in a broad range of scientific disciplines, including spatial planning, regional science, urban design, architecture, geography, economy, social science, environmental sciences, GIS, etc.;
  • International review of high quality research from all over the world, with special emphasis on papers from Serbia and European countries;
  • Researchers who are already established in the academic field as well as the young authors who are at the begging of their careers find this journal attractive for publishing their original papers which cherish multi-disciplinary approach to various aspects of sustainable spatial, urban, ecological and other development;
  • English language proofreading for authors whose papers are accepted for publishing and are required to have minor language corrections;
  • World-wide dissemination – paper copies of SPATIUM are distributed to numerous countries worldwide and the journal is freely accessible in electronic form.

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Instructions to Authors

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted in English, and must be original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors should submit their manuscript as an e-mail attachment to the Journal’s Vice Editor-in-Chief, Jasna Petrić, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73/II, 11000 Beograd, Serbia, telephone: +381 11 3370 109, fax: +381 11 3370 203,

Clearly written, concise manuscripts should comprise:

  • a concise and informative title;
  • the full names and affiliations of all authors;
  • the full mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author;
  • a concise and informative abstract of 200 words maximum summarising the significant points of the paper, and up to five keywords following the abstract.

Manuscripts should normally not exceed 5,000 words in length. Please use Times New Roman font ranging from 10-12 point depending on what is the most convenient for you. Chapters should be numbered consecutively, e.g. 1. Introduction; followed by according numeration of subchapters (e.g. 1.1, 1.2, etc.). Either British or American spelling is acceptable. Please pay attention in particular to consistency, i.e. do not mix different spellings. Manuscripts should be submitted in Rich Text Format (.rtf file).

The manuscript will be subject to blind review by referee(s). Revisions may be required before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper. Please ensure that all accompanying matter (tables, figures, photographs, necessary permissions and contact details) are enclosed as directed in these Instructions.


Papers should be supported by references where appropriate and set out in accordance with the Harvard style as detailed below. Papers submitted with references in the wrong style will be returned. It is the authors’ responsibility to check the accuracy of references. References in the text should be cited as follows:

  • one author: Lang (1994) or (Lang, 1994)
  • two authors: Smith and Brown (1993) or (Smith and Brown, 1993)
  • three or more authors: Lee et al. (1991) or (Lee et al., 1991) 

Papers by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished by the letters a, b, etc. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order giving the year of publication, title of paper, journal titles in full, volume and issue number, and first and last page numbers. References to books should include their edition, editor(s), publisher and place of publication.



Lang, J. (1994) Urban design: the American experience. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Edited book

Vujošević, M., Nedović-Budić, Z. (2006) Planning and societal context – The case of Belgrade, Serbia, in Tsenkova, S. and Nedović-Budić, Z. (eds.) Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions and Policy. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 275-293.


Jackson, T., Illsley, B. (2008) Using SEA to mainstream sustainable development: Some lessons from Scottish practice, SPATIUM International Review, No. 17-18, pp. 31-37.

Reference websites, online sources

References to websites and other online sources should give authors if known, the publisher date if known, the title of the cited page, the URL in full, who the site is maintained by, and the date the page was accessed.


Cyburbia - The planning community,, accessed 22nd Apr 2009.

Additional request on references

In submitted manuscripts, the authors are obliged to quote related papers (minimum two) from the previous issues of journals published by the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia – e.g. from “SPATIUM International Review” and/or “Arhitektura i urbanizam”. Journals are available in electronic format and/ or as hard copy and could be provided by the Publisher upon request.

Tables, illustrations, figures and photographs

Ideally illustrations, photographs should be submitted electronically in TIFF or JPEG formats. High resolution black and white images (at least 300 dpi) should be used for the best quality reproduction. The approximate position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the manuscript (e.g. Table 1., Figure 1.) The font used for labelling should be no smaller than 8 points.


All measurements should be in metric units, or state metric equivalents. Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Credit the source and copyright of photographs or figures in the accompanying captions. Other acknowledgements could be added in a special section at the end of the paper.

No contribution will be accepted which has been published elsewhere, unless it is expressly invited or agreed by the Publisher. Papers and contributions published become the copyright of the Publisher, unless otherwise agreed.


The corresponding author will be sent an e-mail containing PDF proof of the article. Please print a copy of the PDF proof, correct within the time period indicated and return as directed. Please make no revisions to the final, edited text, except where the copy-editor has requested clarification.

Miodrag Vujošević, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Serbia 

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Jasna Petrić, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Serbia 

Editorial Advisory Board
Branislav Bajat, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia
Milica Bajić Brković, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia
Branko Cavrić, University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering & Technology – FET, Department of Architecture and Planning – DAP, Gaborone, Botswana
Tijana Crnčević, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zeynep Enlil, Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning, Istanbul, Turkey
Milorad Filipović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Belgrade, Serbia
Panagiotis Getimis, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens, Dept. Economic and Regional Development, Athens, Greece, and University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Grigoris Kafkalas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Spatial Development and Research Unit – SDRU, Thessaloniki, Greece
Douglas Kysar, Yale Law School, New Haven, USA
Luigi Mazza, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Planning, Milano, Italy
Nada Milašin, Belgrade, Serbia
Saša Milijić, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Bernhard Müller, Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung, Dresden, Germany
Zorica Nedović-Budić, University College Dublin, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, Dublin, Ireland
Ksenija Petovar, Belgrade, Serbia
Vesna Popović, Institute of Agricultural Economics – IAE, Belgrade, Serbia
Mila Pucar, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Karl Peter Schön, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn, Germany
Wilfried Schönbäck, University of Technology, Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure & Environmental Policy, Centre Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, Vienna, Austria
Paolo Tomasella, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Udine, Italy
Dragutin Tošić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Belgrade, Serbia
Dobrivoje Tošković, Belgrade, Serbia
Slavka Zeković, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Language Editor
Proofreading for the English language: Marija Obadović, Prevodilačka agencija NUMENOR, Belgrade, Serbia 

Technical Editor
Tamara Maričić, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Serbia



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