Literary History (Književna istorija) was founded in 1968 as a journal of the publishing house “Obod” from Cetinje, and later of the publishing house “Vuk Karadžić” as well. Its founder and first Editor-in-Chief was Aleksandar Petrov, succeeded by Jovan Deretić. During its entire existence, the journal relied on the cooperation of the research projects’ associates at the Institute for Literature and Art. In 1991 Literary History became the official organ of the Institute, and its new appointed Editor-in-Chief, Dušan Ivanić, continued with the distinct literary-theoretical and literary-historical orientation of the journal. With Miodrag Maticki taking the position of the Editor-in-Chief in 2001, Literary History broadened its concept to include interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scientific studies and articles as well.
As a journal with a M24 ranking, Literary History is among the leading scholarly journals in Serbia, open to all authors from the country, the region and from abroad whose articles pass through a carefully elaborated system of editorial and blind peer-review readings. In this manner, the journal’s international Editorial Board endeavors to raise the quality of published articles in each new issue and to establish exact criteria and high standards of academic writing and scholarly research.
Authors reserve the copyright to published articles and have the right to use the article in the same manner like third parties in accordance with the licence Attribution-Non-Commercial-Non-Derivate 4.0 International (CC BY). Thereby they must quote the basic bibliographic data of the source article published in the journal (authors, article title, journal title, volume, pagination).
Literary History is an Open Access Journal. All articles can be downloaded free of charge and used in accordance with the license that is published below each published article.
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.Literary History encourage readers, authors and librarians to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow wider readership to use them for any other lawful purpose.
The journal does not charge any fees at submission, reviewing, and production.
The submitted manuscripts are subject to a review process. The purpose of the review is to assist the editor in deciding whether a manuscript should be accepted or not, and to improve the quality of the manuscripts through the communication with their authors.
Reviews are anonymous.
The reviewer must finish his review within ten days as from the date the manuscript has been received. If prevented to finish his job within the given period of time, the reviewer must notify the editor-in-chief without delay.
Reviews are free of charge.
The choice of reviewers is at the editor's discretion. The reviewers must have relevant knowledge about the subject area of the manuscript and they must not be from the author's institution and they should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors (as co-authors) of the manuscript. During the review process, the editor may request from the author to provide supplementary information (including raw data), if such information is necessary for making a judgment on the scientific contribution (merit) of the manuscript. The editor and reviewer will keep such information as confidential and will not use it for personal gain.
The editorial board shall ensure the quality control for the review. In case authors have serious and grounded objections to a review, the editorial board shall l check whether the review is objective and whether it meets academic standards. In case of any doubt with regard to the objectivity or quality of the review, the editor will seek opinions of other reviewers.
This journal uses double-blind review.
Since January 2015 the journal is included in the international list ERIH PLUS, and since june 2017. journal is included in CEEOL.
Literary History publishes papers in the field of literary studies, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary papers, within the following sections: New Readings of Tradition; Modernist Heritage; Terminological Guide; Contexts; Studies, Articles, Contributions; Scholarly Debate; Reviews.
The journal is issued three times a year. The Editorial Board accepts papers throughout the year.