Journal of Pomology publishes revised papers which are classified into the following categories:

  • Original scientific paper - contains unpublished results of the scientific studies. Printed text, including tables, graphs, figures and references should not exceed 8 pages (a half of authors sheet).
  • Review paper - contains original and complete analytical survey of the specific scientific issue and theme. Printed text, including tables, graphs, figures and references should not exceed 25 pages. The requirement for the author qualification in terms of writing review paper is at least 10 published papers within the concerned issue (auto citation).
  • Short or previous communication - contains unpublished results of the scientific studies within limited scope (up to 4 pages).

Author suggests the paper category. However, the Editorial Board will bring the final decision in compliance with the reviewers proposal. Reviewer is exclusively chosen by the Editorial Board, the secrecy being guaranteed. The papers are revised by two reviewers, or, if necessary, by several independent ones. The papers which are upon the revision returned in order to be corrected, have to be sent to the editorship within 20 days. Upon the stated deadline, it would be assumed that the author/s abandoned the publication of the paper in this journal.

In the category Pomology highlights it is possible to publishe:

  • Technical papers – experience useful for practise improvement;
  • Books, monographies and papers – koverview;
  • Informative contributions – scientific events, prefaces, comments, etc.

This category is reviewed and approved by editor in chief.


Original scientific paper should be presented in the following manner:

  • The title of the paper
    The title of the paper should be brief, but informative. The forename and surname of each author without title, coupled with the institution for which he/she works are to be stated below. The category of the paper, an academic degree and complete address of the institution – company, for which the first author works, must be written in the footnote on the first page.
  • The abstract (content) and key words
    The abstract should be brief (100–150 words), informative, with the cited aim of the paper and major results. Key words (maximally 10) must properly be selected for information retrieval.
  • The text of the paper
    The text of the paper should be developed under the following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion), Conclusion (Discussion and Conclusion), Acknowledgment (title and number of project/contract within the paper developed or the institution name which financed this project or investigations), References and Abstract.
  • Tabels
    Each table should be submitted on a separate sheet, numbered with arabic numerals with a brief descriptive title. The same holds true for graphs, figures and other illustrations. The use of the vertical rules should be avoided and the number of columns restricted to avoid broadside presentation.
  • Illustrations
    Graphs and drawings must be processed on the computer. Each table, graph, drawing or figure must be cited in the text. The position of each table, graph, figure, etc, in the text is to be indicated in the right–hand margin of the manuscript. In terms of technical reproduction, photographs should be of top quality. If it is in compliance with the authors wish, photographs scanned in .TIF and .JPG formats are welcome. Photographs are printed in black and white. Papers are published in Serbian or English. Titles and textual parts of tables, graphs, and pictures should be translated into English or Serbian (if the manuscript is in English) by typing the translation below the original text.
  • Abbreviations and units
    SI units of the international system should be used. Abbreviations may be used for other expressions provided that, when first mentioned, they are defined in full, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis and used consistently thereafter.
  • References
    References include only the literature data cited in the main text. References should contain: author(s), year, title, journal, volume number, and inclusive page numbers. Citation in the text must be done in the following manner: (Kartha, 1985; Murashige & Skoog, 1962; Sulamain et al., 1991) or if a number of authors is referred to: Kartha (1985); Murashige & Skoog (1962); Sulaiman et al. (1991). The citation and discussion of the references only in the introduction such as: The stated issue has been dealt with by a number of authors in both Yugoslavia and worldwide (Jardin, 1988; Bell et al., 1990...) is regarded as inappropriate for the scientific paper and it will be assumed that the reference has not been consulted.
    In terms of the references, data should be listed as follows:
  • For periodical journals:

    Sutherland B.G., Cerović R., Robbins T.P., Tobutt K.R. (2009): The myrobalan (Prunus cerasifera L.): a useful diploid model for studying the molecular genetics of self- incompatibility in plums. Euphytica, 166: 385–398.

    Milatović D. (1999): Kontrola vegetativnog rasta i rodnosti jabuke primenom retardanata. Jugoslovensko voćarstvo, 33, 127/128: 134–152.

  • For books and review papers in books:

    Mišić P., Nikolić M. (2003): Jagodaste voćke. Institut za istraživanja u poljoprivredi SRBIJA, Beograd.

    Vasil I.K. (1974): The histology and physiology of pollen germination and pollen tube growth on the stigma and in the style. In: ‘Fertilization in Higher Plants’, Linskens, H.F. (ed.), North–Holland, American Elsevier, Amsterdam, NewYork, pp. 105–118.

  • For publications from the scientific meetings:

    Ružić Đ., Vujović T., Ostrolucka M.G., Cerović R., Gajdosova A. (2009): Mikropropagacija in vitro visokožbunaste borovnice (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) i brusnice (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.). Program i izvodi saopštenja, XVII simpozijuma Društva za fiziologiju biljaka Srbije, Vršac (Srbija), 54.

    Mitrović M., Ružić Đ., Miletić R. (2008): Long-term results of study of some hazelnut cultivars grown in the region of Čačak. Book of Abstracts, 7 th International Congress on Hazelnut, Viterbo (Italy), 121.

  • Summary
    The summary of the paper (extended abstract) should be written in Serbian. A typical summary structure should be as follows: i) the title of the work, author's names, affiliations and corresponding author's mail address; ii) the body-text, which should be not exceed 3.500 characters (with spaces). The body-text structure should be as follows: describe the relevance of the study and establish the goal or the specific objectives; a brief description of the materials and methods; list relevant results (including numeric values of experimental results); the most relevant findings and implications; a maximum of 10 key words must properly be selected for informational retrieval.
  • Review paper should contain the title with the authors, abstract (content), key words, analysis–discussion of the specific theme, references and abstract–summary.
  • Short communication is to be prepared in compliance with the instruction for the original scientific paper.
  • The manuscript is to be typed clearly, double–spaced on the computer (font: Times New Roman, 12 pt). It should be sent via E-mail as attachments to the following address:

    We would greatly appreciate if the prospective authors prepare the manuscripts in compliance with the above stated instruction as to facilitate the work of the editorship.
    If the paper is not presented according to the stated requirements, it will not be accepted for the possible publication.