Aims and Scope

The journal Istorija 20. veka is continuously published by Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade from 1983. Edited by historians from different countries, it is a response to advancing internationalisation, which is taking place in thinking and writing about history. The Journal sees itself as a forum for historians all over the world who share a common interest in the study of contemporary history. Contributions are interdisciplinary and based on original archival research. The journal is advancing critical analysis of political, social, cultural, economic, diplomatic, military and intellectual history, fostering academic debate and remains open for innovative methodological approaches.


The journal Istorija 20.veka publishes original contributions that have not been published previously (scientific articles and conference papers, overviews and reviews, polemics and source material).


The journal doesn’t publish works which lack scientific approach and exhibit purely essayistic character; with mythological contents; that endorse racist, nationalist or other discriminatory concepts, or in any way include hate speech, personal reflections, or literary prose with no scientifically relevance. Also, works that are not in journal’s chronological and thematic aims will not be published.


All the contributions are undergoing rigorous scholarly screening, both within the initial editorial overview and subsequently through two double-blind peer reviews.


Contributions to journal can be submitted in Serbian (Latin script), English, Russian, German, French and Italian language. All of the contributions must have resume and keywords on English language.


The Journal is issued two times per year: on February 1st and August 1st.

The journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS list (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences) and available via CEEOL database (Central and Eastern European Online Library).


Open Access Policy


Istorija 20.veka is an Open Access Journal.

All articles can be downloaded free of charge from the journal’s website and used in accordance with the Creative Commons license – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (

Istorija 20 veka is not charging Submission Charge or Article Processign Charge.

The journal does not charge any fees at submission, reviewing, and production stages.