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Author Guidelines

Topic covered by journal Tekstilec

The journal Tekstilec publishes scientific articles from the field of textile fibres and textile research, chemical and mechanical textile technology, textile care, technical textiles, medical textiles, interior design textiles, clothing technology, protective clothing, clothing comfort, textile and clothing design, ensuring textile and clothing quality, and the use of computer technologies in textiles. The journal also publishes articles from interdisciplinary fields connected with textiles, e.g. marketing, ecology, ergonomics, education etc. 


Article categories

Articles are reviewed and classified in accordance with the typology of articles by the COBISS system into the following categories:

– 1.01 Original Scientific Article

– 1.02 Review Article

– 1.03 Short Scientific Article


1.01 Original Scientific Articles are the first publication of original research results in such a form that the research can be repeated and conclusions verified. Scientific information must be demonstrated in such a way that the results are obtained with the same accuracy or within the limits of experimental errors as stated by the author, and that the accuracy of analyses the results are based on can be verified. An original scientific article is generally designed according to the IMRAD scheme (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) for experimental research or in a descriptive way for descriptive scientific fields, where observations are given in a simple chronological order.

1.02 Review Articles most frequently present an overview of most recent work in a specific field, work of an individual researcher or a team of researchers with the purpose of summarizing, analysing, evaluating or synthesizing information that has already been published. This type of article brings new syntheses, new ideas and theories, and even new scientific examples. No scheme is prescribed for scientific reviews, as it is the case with original scientific articles.

1.03 Short Scientific Articles are in fact an original scientific article where some elements of the IMRAD scheme have been omitted. Short scientific articles are short reports about finished original scientific work or work which is still in progress. 

Authors may suggest other categories for their publications; however, the final decision is left to the editorial board.


Graphically technical article preparation

Title, authors: The title should be as short as possible, specific and informative, in order to reflect the article content. Author’s (Authors’) full name and surname, academic title and address of the institution or company should be written above the article title (on the left). The proposed article category and the corresponding author (academic title, name and surname, telephone and e-mail) should be written below the article title on the left. The title of the article is to be translated into UK English.

Abstract: Abstracts should comprise 200–400 words, giving a succinct account of the work, not only the subheadings and conclusions. An abstract can contain basic research hypotheses, information on work methodology and most relevant results. It should be translated into UK English. The translation is only exceptionally taken over by the editors.

Keywords: At the end of the abstract, below the text, three to five keywords from the article title and abstract should be listed and translated into UK English.

Text structure: The article structure should be in compliance with the article typology as defined by the COBISS system.

The text should be written in Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx) in A4 format, leading 1.5, type size 12 pt, title 14 pt, text being justified. The recommended typeface is Times New Roman. For the whole text, no other but style NORMAL should be used. Paragraphs should be separated with one blank line. Only the main chapters and subchapters, respectively, should be numbered consecutively (e.g. 1 Chapter or 2.1 Materials). The subheadings at the third level should be marked in bold.

The text should be written in a clear and concise way. The editors reserve the right to shorten the text if something is repeated several times, if commonly known facts are stated or if superfluous words are used. The article should be written either in the first person plural or third person singular, despite the author themselves conducting the research. Experimental part should generally follow this structure (cf. IMRAD scheme at original scientific article): introduction, materials and methods, results with discussion and conclusion. The writing of the article should spring from the supposition that the readers are already familiar with the basics of the field the article refers to. The experimental technique and equipment should be described in detail if they significantly deviate from previously published description in the literature; for the techniques and equipment the readers are most likely already familiar with, the sources where additional explanations can be found should be listed.

Tables and figures (schemes, diagrams, graphs, photographs etc) represent a component part of the manuscript. The tables and figures should be comprehensible even if not reading the text of the article. They are submitted separately from the text; however, the references in the text should be made to tables and figures, in order to approximately define their position in the printed version of the article (e.g. Measurement results (Table 3) clearly demonstrates …). Figure descriptions (legend) should be written below the figures they refer to. The accompanying figures should be original and prepared by the authors themselves in electronic form.

The text describing tables (table titles) should be written above the tables and numbered consecutively, as should be figures, apart from the text describing figures which should follow below the figures and not above as it is the case with tables.

Figures (schemes, diagrams, graphs etc) should be prepared in graphic programs, as demonstrated by the figure below, and saved in formats: *.pdf, *.ai, *.eps or *.jpg:

Photographs should be saved in the formats *.tif, *.jpg or *.eps (photographs should be prepared in the width of one or two columns). The resolution should be at least 300 dpi. The authors can also send original images or photographs, respectively, to the editors in case the resolution of attachments would not suffice the requirements for a qualitative print.

Mathematical and chemical formulas should be prepared in Microsoft Word Equation. Each formula should have its own successive number written in a round bracket, which is also mentioned within the text, since it is for technical reasons not always possible to locate the formulas to exact places in the article. The authors should write the corresponding numbers of formulas into the text. All special characters used in formulas (Greek letters etc) should be separately explained below the corresponding formula or within the text.

Referencing: The literature used as reference should be listed in the correct order from one onwards, as these references appear in the text. We mark the references with numbers in square brackets (e.g. “According to Morton [3], this phenomenon is …”). The list of references presents an obligatory part of the manuscript and is located at the end of the manuscript. The literature sources should be cited in accordance with the SIST ISO 690:1996 standard (Documentation – Bibliographic references – Content, form and structure). All cited literature sources should have the tag from the CrossRef base added, if the latter exists (DOI – Digital Object Identifier).

The titles of cited literature sources should be written out in full. All information taken from foreign sources should be written in the language of the article; however, the titles of books and referenced articles are not to be translated.

Examples of referencing:

  • Articles
  1. ZAVRŠNIK, Tomaž. Biološko plemenitenje s pomočjo encimov. Tekstilec, 1996, 39(12), 292−299.
  2. GAMBLIN, Rodger L. Surfactant-enhanced dyeing. Textile Chemist and Colorist, 1996, 28(2), 12−15.
  3. KOSTAJNŠEK, Klara and DIMITROVSKI, Krste. Multilayer cotton fabric porosity and its influence on permeability properties. Tekstilec, 2013, 56(4), 335−344, doi: 10.14502/Tekstilec2013.56.312–322.
  • Books
  1. PREVORŠEK, Dušan Ciril. Visokozmogljiva vlakna iz gibkih polimerov : teorija in tehnologija. Edited by T. Rijavec and F. Sluga. 1. ed. Ljubljana : Univerza v Ljubljani, Naravoslovnotehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za tekstilstvo, 1998, p. 169−180.
  2. Wool dyeing. Edited by D. M. Lewis. Bradford : Society of Dyers and Colourists, 1992.
  • Contributions in monographs and journals of scientific articles
  1. CERKVENIK, Janez and NIKOLIĆ, Momir. Prestrukturiranje slovenske tekstilne industrije s stališča tehnološke opremljenosti, porabe energetskih virov in ekologije. In 28. Mednarodni simpozij o novostih v tekstilni tehnologiji in oblikovanju : zbornik predavanj in posterjev. Edited by B. Simončič. Ljubljana : FNT Oddelek za tekstilno tehnologijo, 1994, p. 24−38.
  • Patents
  1. JAKŠIĆ, Danilo. Stroj za izdelavo triaksialne tkanine, SI patent, no. 9500115. 1996-11-04.
  • World Wide Web references
    1. Pattern design software [accessible from a distance]. OptiTex [accessed 29. 9. 2011]. Available on World Wide Web:

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  • Standards
  1. DIN 53884 Gewichtsbestimmungen an Gewirken und Gestrickten. Taschenbuch für die Textilindustrie. Berlin: Fachverlag Schiele & Schön, 2001, 37−43.

Language: The manuscript of submitted articles should be written in UK English and it is the authors responsibility to ensure the quality of the language.

Manuscript length: The manuscript should not exceed 30,000 characters without spacing.


Article submission

The texts should be submitted only in their electronic form in the *.doc (or *.docx) and *.pdf formats,  where for each author must be given:

- first name and family name

- title

- full institution address


- e-mail.

The name of the document should contain the date (year-month-day) and the surname of the corresponding author, e.g. 20140125Novak.docx. The articles proposed for a review need to have their figures and tables included in the text. 

Reviewer suggestions

Authors can suggest potential reviewers. Please provide their titles, ORCID IDs, institution, and e-mail addresses. The proposed referees should not be current collaborators of the co-authors nor should they have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last three years. The proposed reviewers should be from institutions other than the authors.

Authors may also provide the names of potential reviewers they wish to exclude from reviewing their manuscript during the initial submission process.

Peer-review process

All submitted articles are professionally, terminologically and editorially reviewed in accordance with the general professional and journalistic standards of the journal Tekstilec. All articles are double-blind reviewed by two or more reviewers independent of editorial board.

The review process takes a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one month. The reviewers’ comments are sent to authors for them to complete and correct their manuscripts. If there is no consensus among the reviewers, the editorial board decides on the further procedure. We accept the articles for publication based on a positive decision.

Copyright corrections

The editors are going to send computer printouts for proofreading and correcting. It is the author’s responsibility to proofread the article and send corrections as soon as possible. However, no greater changes or amendments to the text are allowed at this point.

Colour print of hard copies

Colour print is performed only when this is necessary from the viewpoint of information comprehension, and upon agreement with the author and the editorial board.


Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file must be Microsoft Word document file (.doc or .docx) and a pdf file. The text must be written from left to right direction.
  • The text is 1,5-line spacing; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

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