HUM, journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Mostar, was conceived as a scientific publication which will publish articles of high quality in the area of humanistic and social sciences. Thus the Editorial Board was formed and it was composed of professors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Mostar and professors from the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences in Republic of Croatia. Eminent professors from higher education institutions in Italy and United States are also members of the Editorial Board. In that way the journal fulfills one of criteria necessary for gaining the status of international review journals. Hum is registered in the Ministry of education, science and culture of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton. ISSN Center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is a part of National and University Library in Sarajevo, issued the international standard number for Hum. It is published at least once a year.
As the other journals of similar profile, Hum publishes peer-reviewed papers and uncategorized non peer-reviewed papers. Those which go through the peer review procedure can be divided into four categories according to general standards: original scientific article, short communication, review article and professional article. The category is suggested by author, and final decision is made by the Editorial Board on the proposal of a peer reviewer. Ifthe categorized articles are accepted for publication the author is not allowed to publish the same article somewhere else without the approval of the Journal Editorial Board. Uncategorized papers such as commentaries, reviews and evaluations are not subject of peer review procedure and they are accepted by Editorial Board on the basis of their personal view.Articles can be written in Croatian or some world language. As far as scientific instruments are concerned, following the contemporary trends authors can use either Oxford or Harvard referencing system. It means that the author can choose any of those two systems, but their combination in the same article is not allowed.
Eighteen issues have been published so far. Orders can be sent on the telephone number 036/355-401. The price per a copy is 10 KM.
TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH
FRAM ZIRAL, Mostar
The journal is published semiannually
Journal is indexed in:
EBSCO – Full text online library (www.ebschohost.com)
Central and Eastern European Online Library (www.ceeol.com)
Slavus – Slavic Humanities Index (www.slavus.ca)