Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Collegium Antropologicum is the official  journal of the Croatian Anthropological Society established in 1977. It is an international peer-reviewed open access journal aimed at a broad anthropological readership and recognized by a number of international co-operative experts. Interdisciplinary in scope, the journal publishes original, high-quality papers embracing all fields and areas of anthropological research – from sociocultural, biological, and archaeological, to medical, linguistic and historical, and those cutting across related fields of biomedicine, human ecology, genetics, sociology, psychology and other sciences.


Section Policies

Original scientific papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Replies and comments

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Short communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Professional papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Collegium Antropologicum is a journal with anonymous international peer review. Original scientific papers, reviews, professional papers and case reports are sent to two, and preliminary communications to one reviewer. Only favourably rated papers are accepted for publication. The editorial board of the journal reserves the right to make changes to the text in order to comply with the standards of the journal style and English language.

Peer reviews will be proposed by the Editorial board and will be confirmed by the assigned editor. However, to facilitate and shorten the whole process of peer review but to still keep it anonymous and unbiased authors in Step 1 of the online submission procedure may suggest up to 5 possible reviewers for their paper. When suggesting a reviewer please keep in mind that they should be recognized scientists in the field of study that your paper is dealing with, primarily working in renowned institutions outside of author’s country. Suggested reviewers should not be colleagues or collaborators of author(s). Please not that it is up to the assigned editor to decide whether or not your suggestions will be taken into consideration.

Reviewers shall treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge which that access provides.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons License All work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


Access to Coll Antropol  is free of charge through following sources: 


Journal indexing


Abstracting and Indexing

 This journal is included in the following abstracting and indexing databases:

  • Abstracts in Anthropology
  • Advanced Science Index
  • Anthropological Literature
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • Biomedical Reference Collection- EBSCO
  • Cabells Directory
  • Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS) - EBSCO
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies - EBSCO
  • CWTS Journal Indicators
  • Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources(ROAD)
  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)
  • EuroPub – Directory of Academic and Scientific Journals
  • Index Copernicus ICI World of Journals
  • Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR)
  • International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • International Center for Scientific Research (CIRS)
  • JournalTOCs
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online - EBSCO
  • MEDLINE with Full Text- EBSCO
  • OpenAIRE
  • PubMed Central
  • Scilit
  • SJR Scimago journal rank
  • Sociological abstracts (SocINDEX)
  • Socindex with Full Text – EBSCO


Article processing charges

Publication in Collegium Antropologicum is without any costs/charge to authors. All processing and publishing costs, except for colour printing, are borne by the journal owner rather than by the author.

Printing in color

Collegium Antopologicum does not print colour figures or tables. If your manuscript contains figures or tables in color note that printing in color is an extra expence for the Journal.

The price of printing in color is 100.00 EUR or 750.00 KN per figure/table as printed in an issue of the Journal, so please adjust your figures/tables or let us know that you are willing to pay for color printing.


Each corresponding author will receive one free printed copy of the respective issue of Collegium Antropologicum. Authors are kindly asked to pay 20 EUR for printing and postage expenses for each additional copy that they wish to receive.



Yearly subscription rates:





    200.00 Kn

     25.00 EURO


    400.00 Kn

     55.00 EURO

To subscribe, please contact the publisher (e-mail).

Note: This only applies if you would like to receive Collegium Antropologicum in printed version. Online access is free.

Access to Coll Antropol  is free of charge through following sources: 






You will first see a summary of the submission details.



Next, you will see the review schedule, and the associated deadline.



Next, the Review process is divided into six or seven steps (depending upon the Journal Setup).


1. You have first to indicate to the Editor whether you will undertake the review. The decision should be made after reviewing the submission's Abstract and perhaps looking at the submission, by clicking on the file name in Step 2).

If you are unable to do the review, click on Unable to do the review which leads to a standard email to the Section Editor.

If able to do the review, click on Will do the review, which leads to a standard email to the Section Editor, and which will indicate to Section Editor and Author that the review is underway.

2. The Author has uploaded the submission as a file, which you can download from the journal's web site to your computer by clicking on the file name. The Supplementary Files refer to materials the Author may have uploaded in addition to the submission, such as data sets, research instruments, or source texts.

3. Click on the Review icon and is presented with two Review text-boxes where the Review can be either entered by hand or pasted: one for the Editor and Author, and one visible to the Editor only. The Reviewer may enter or paste partial reviews into these boxes and click the Save button at the bottom of the form to return and make changes later. The Reviewer may return to make such changes until a recommendation on the main Review pages is chosen, at which time the Review process is complete.

4. You also have the option, in addition to entering a review, of uploading files for the Section Editor and/or the Author to see. These files may be an annotated version of the submission or some relevant data or other materials that will assist Editor and/or Author. It will be at the Editor's discretion whether these files are shown to the Author, but you can certainly comment on this in the Review.

5. You must select a Recommendation for the submission from among the following options: Accept, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, Resubmit Elsewhere, Decline Submission, See Comments. When you click Submit Review to the Editor, it leads to a prepared email to the Section Editor, and makes your recommendation, saved Review (which is now locked) and any uploaded files available to the Editor.


Licencing and Copyright Polices

If the paper is accepted for publication, the author agrees to transfer the copyright of the article to Collegium Antropologicum by signing the Authorship statement form.

Authors are allowed to self-archive a copy of submitted, accepted or published paper in a repository of their choice.

Copyright on articles is regulated by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Creative Commons License 


Publication Ethics

1. Publication Ethics
Collegium Antropologicum (CA) upholds the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices.

1.1. Duties of the Editor
The editor is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic record, for having processes in place to assure the quality of the published material as well as for precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards. The editor selects reviewers for papers, decides on the required revisions and the acceptance of the paper in accordance with the reviewers' recommendation.

1.1.1. Publication Decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which manuscripts submitted to CA will be accepted for publication. This decision is based on the reviewers’ recommendation. The main selection criteria are the contribution’s importance, originality and clarity, as well as the study’s validity and its relevance. The decision will not be influenced by the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The editor may confer with reviewers while making this decision.

1.1.2. Confidentiality
The editor must not disclose any information about a manuscript submitted to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other advisory board members, and the publisher, as appropriate.

1.1.3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. 

1.2. Duties of Reviewers

1.2.1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Papers will be published in CA after a double-blind peer-reviewed process. Reviewers advise the editor. Reviewers do not know the author's identity and their comments to the editor are confidential and will be made anonymous before they are passed on to the author. The names of the reviewers remain strictly confidential, with their identities known only to the editor.

1.2.2. Promptness
Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

1.2.3. Confidentiality
Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

1.2.4. Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, if necessary with explanation.

1.2.5. Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify track directors or the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

1.2.6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers. 

1.3. Duties of Authors

1.3.1. Reporting Standards
Authors of manuscripts should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

1.3.2. Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a manuscript for review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

1.3.3. Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, not published elsewhere, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, including the touting of material contained in another paper (of the same authors or some other author) with cosmetic changes as a new paper, copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), and claiming results from research conducted by others. In all its forms plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

1.3.4. Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

1.3.5. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

1.3.6. Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the manuscript, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and contributors are included on the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication.

1.3.7. Fundamental Errors in Published Work
If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

1.3.8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the paper should be disclosed.

1.3.9. Publisher’s Confirmation
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the paper in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.

ISSN: 1848-9486