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Author Guidelines

Aims and Scope

Journal Underground Mining Engineering is published twice a year by University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mining and Geology and it publishes original papers in field of Mining, Geology and Geosciences in general. This covers underground and surface mining, mine surveying, oil and gas exploitation, mineral processing, environmental protection and mine mechanization, structural geology, hydrogeology, geotechnics, geophysics and other related fields that have their application in mining and geology.

Papers submitted to journal must not be published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Manuscript preparation

Manuscript should be written in English (US or UK, but not mixed), typed in doubled spaced A4 paper, using Times New Roman 12pt. Manuscript may be prepared in Word, Open Office Writer or LaTex. Document format should be plain with minimal amount of formatting.

Title page

Provide Title of the manuscript, with author names, affiliations, addresses and emails. Clearly mark author responsible for editorial correspondence. Provide Abstract with no more than 200 words. Up to 5 Keywords.

Main text

Prepare your manuscript in English, A4, 12pt Times New Roman, Jusitfied. Divide your manuscript in logical sections. Don’t use more than 3 section levels.


Tables should be prepared to fit width of the page. Split long tables in two parts naming them Table 1, Table 2, etc. Each table must have brief caption. Put units inside the parentheses. Each table and figure must be referred in text.



Use high quality figures (300 dpi) and put them in appropriate place in text. You may use .jpg, .tif, .ps, eps file formats. Do not use low quality images optimized for web (.png). Put the caption to each figure and reference it in appropriate place in text. All figures should be also supplied as separate files. Use archiving software to put all figure in .zip, or .rar archive (other formats may be supplied too). Name your files like Fig1.jpg, Fig2.jpg, etc.


Refer equations in text as Eq. 1, Eq. 2. Use Word or the MathType equation editors to prepare equations. Each equation should be numbered in order as it appears in manuscript.



All cited papers must be listed in the References list. Journal uses the Harvard citation system. In text citation should be in (Author, year) format.


AUTHOR(S) (Year) Title. Edition – if not the 1st. Place of publication: Publisher.

CLARKE, S. (2011) Textile design. London: Laurence King.

SEIDMAN, S. (2012) Contested knowledge. 5th ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.


Two or three authors:

LI, X. and CRANE, N.B. (1993) Electronic style: a guide to citing electronic information. London: Meckler.

LIGHT, G., COX, R. and CALKIN, S. (2009) Learning and teaching in higher education: the reflective professional. 2nd ed. London: Sage.


Three or more authors:

SHAW, R. et al. (2011) Management essentials for doctors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Remark: Electronic books are referred same as printed.


Journal articles

AUTHOR(S) (Year) Title of article. Title of journal, Vol. no. (Part no./Issue/Month), Pages, use p. or pp.

LU, H. and MIETHE, T.D. (2002) Legal representation and criminal processing in China. British Journal of Criminology, 42 (2), pp. 267-280.


Paper in conference proceedings

AUTHOR(S) (Year) Title. In: Title of conference proceedings. Place and date of conference (unless included in title). Place of publication: Publisher, Pages, use p. or pp.

GIBSON, E.J. (1977) The performance concept in building. In: Proceedings of the 7th CIB Triennial Congress, Edinburgh, September 1977. London: Construction Research International, pp. 129-136.


Publications from a corporate body (e.g. Government publications)

NAME OF ISSUING BODY (Year) Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Report no. (where relevant).


Theses and dissertations

AUTHOR (Year) Title. Designation (Level, e.g. MSc, PhD.), Institution.

MARSHALL, J. (2002) The Manuscript tradition of Brunetto Latini’s “Tresor”. Unpublished thesis (PhD), University of London.

Web pages

AUTHOR(S) (Year) Title of document. [Type of resource] Organisation responsible (optional). Available from: web address [Accessed date].

NHS (2012) Mobile phone safety. [Online] NHS. Available from: http://www.nhs.co.uk/ conditions/Mobile-phone-safety/Pages/Introduction.aspx  [Accessed  08/08/12].


Citations in the text

All references in text must be in the form (Author, year), e.g. (Marshall, 2002). For more details about Harvard citation systems use:




Manuscript submission

Submit your manuscript with supplementary files via email to the Journal address editor.ume@rgf.bg.ac.rs or via online submission system.