Anafora is an international double blind peer-review academic journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek. The journal addresses a broad range of topics in the field of literature and related areas within humanities and social sciences. It welcomes submissions of original research articles, review articles, state-of-the-art articles, preliminary communications, and book reviews that focus on thematic topics as well as general section contributions such as case reports and commentaries addressing literary and academic concerns.

The journal seeks to advance the development of research in literature by addressing diverse literary and interdisciplinary perspectives and promoting high-quality scientific work. The primary editorial goal of the journal is to create a forum for scholars and professionals from Croatia and abroad that will foster a dialogue in the fields of literature and related disciplines and provide a common ground for productive knowledge exchange. The journal is intended for scholars and students as well as the broader academic, cultural, and social community. It accepts manuscripts in Croatian, Polish, Hungarian, English, and German.

Its multilingual focus and a strong comparative approach that juxtaposes multiple national perspectives and a diverse target audience (Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, and German) in relation to academic scholarship in English at the global level makes Anafora’s contribution to the literary studies and its related disciplines significant and unique both regionally and internationally.

Copyright and Access

Anafora provides open access to all its content to support greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the full texts of the journal’s articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose, without the author’s and the publisher’s permission, provided that the original work is properly cited.


The journal shares a common HRCAK platform for archiving of Croatian Open Access journals, managed by the University Computing Centre SRCEThe Certificate Policy and Certification Practice Statement of the SRCE Certification Authority, which describes the set of procedures followed by the SRCE Certification Authority, is structured according to RFC 2527. This Policy also regulates records archival. Hrcak provides metadata for each article and journal included in its repository via the OAI-PMH protocol, according to the Dublin Core standard. Anafora‘s HRCAK archive may be accessed HEREAnafora is also archived in Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)EBSCO Host (Humanities Source Ultimate), and MLA International Bibliography.