Guidelines for authors

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Školski vjesnik journal of pedagogic theory and practice is an international, peer-reviewed journal open to scientists from the field of pedagogy as well as its partner sciences and disciplines. The journal publishes scientific papers that are original primary publications, that is, papers that have not been previously published.

JOURNAL STRUCTURE

The journal consists of the following segments:

  • Contents
  • Editorial
  • Papers
  • Guidelines for Authors

Texts in the Školski vjesnik journal are published in the Croatian language with the version of the full text in the English language. Texts can be also published in the English language with the version of the abstract in the Croatian language.

PAPER ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE

  1. Members of the Editorial Board read all the submitted papers according to the date of receipt of the papers and decide on initiating the review process.
  2. The paper must be previously unpublished, and it cannot be simultaneously under consideration for publication in other journals, as guaranteed by the author.
  3. The paper is submitted in compliance with Guidelines for Authors following instructions for preparing papers. In case the paper is not written in compliance with the Guidelines for Authors, the paper will be returned to the author without having been reviewed.

In the review process, the paper is sent to at least two reviewers of whom at least one is an international reviewer. The reviewer returns the reviewed paper to the editorial board. The editorial board forwards the paper along with reviewers’ review to the author for revising or correcting in accordance with reviewers’ comments. In case of a negative review, the paper is not accepted for publication. The paper which was sent to the author for correcting or revising is returned by the author to the editorial board after correcting. Members of the editorial board read the corrected and revised paper and if the paper was correctly revised, the paper is considered for publication according to the categorisation of the paper. Publication of the paper is possible if the paper was reviewed positively by at least two independent reviewers.

PUBLICATION DECISION

The decision regarding publication is made by the editorial board, primarily considering the reviewers’ opinion. The editorial board informs the author of the reviewers’ opinion. The editorial board is not obligated to explain its decision and the reviewers’ opinion. If the received reviews are contradictory, the editorial board sends the paper to a third reviewer or decides independently on the final category of the paper. The author may publish one paper within the period of two calendar years.

LANGUAGES

Papers in the journal are published in the Croatian language with the version of the full text in the English language. Texts can be also published in the English language with the version of the abstract in the Croatian language. Papers must be proofread. Authors take full responsibility for the quality of the translation of the text. Following acceptance of the paper for publication by the editorial board, authors have to enclose statements certifying that the Croatian and/or English version of the paper have been proofread.

AUTHORS’ RIGHTS

There is no payment for authors’ rights. Upon acceptance of the paper the author signs a statement of authorship of the paper. By submitting the paper to Školski vjesnik, the author agrees without any subsequent conditions to the publication of the complete paper on the web page of Školski vjesnik, that is, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split (www.ffst.hr), and other electronic portals on which the journal is represented. By submitting the paper for publication in Školski vjesnik the author accepts the above-stated conditions.

TEXT PREPARATION AND VISUAL STYLE OF THE PAPER

Authors have to follow instructions for preparing papers when composing their text. Papers prepared according to the Guidelines for Authors will be considered for publication in Školski vjesnik.

Format: OpenOffice or Microsoft Word.

Language: Croatian and English.

Jezik: hrvatski i engleski.

SUBMITTING THE PAPER: the paper is submitted in the following form: A4 format, margin size 3 cm, font size 11 pt., font type Times New Roman, single line spacing (1.0), exclusively via electronic mail at skolskivjesnik@ffst.hr. It is recommended to use italics instead of underlining. On the first page of the paper, the first name and surname of the authors and the institution in which the authors are employed as well as the authors’ email address should be written above the title in the upper left corner. When submitting the paper, authors should also list personal details of all the authors (their respective first names and surnames, titles, addresses, institutions, contact numbers and email addresses).

LENGTH OF THE PAPER: including the abstract and the bibliography, the paper should not be shorter than 15 pages or longer than 20 pages.

TITLE OF THE PAPER: upper-case letters, centred, Times New Roman, font size 12pt., bolded.

ABSTRACT: up to 1000 characters, font type Times New Roman, font size 11 pt., written in italics, should indicate the purpose of the paper, the main orientations and the conclusion. The abstract should be placed at the beginning of the paper and labelled Abstract:—  in bold and italics. Key words: (three to five words that do not appear in the title of the paper) should be listed alphabetically at the end of the abstract.

TEXT OF THE SCIENTIFIC PAPER: consists of the following parts: Introduction, Method / Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and References. The paper is written in Times New Roman font, with font size 11pt. and 1.0 line spacing. Subtitles are not numbered and are written in upper-case letters. There is an empty line before and after each subtitle. In the text of the paper, the first line of each paragraph is indented. Automatic settings for spacing which add an empty line before or after each paragraph should not be used.

GRAPHICAL FIGURES AND TABLES: Images, tables and graphs should be in black, white and a single tone of grey and they should be positioned in the appropriate place within the text, denoted in Times New Roman font, with font size 10 pt., centred. Each graphical display or table must have a title and a number (Arabic numerals) to use as reference in the text. The title of the image or graphical display is placed below, while the title of the table is placed above the table. Authors have to enclose a statement certifying that authors’ rights are respected when using images, photographs and other materials for which authors’ rights are protected by the authors’ rights and related rights act entitled, in the Croatian language, Zakon o autorskom pravu i srodnim pravima. Images, photographs, graphs and other materials used in the paper should be clear and visible. The editorial board reserves the right not to publish content that is not in compliance with what was stated above. When listing the names of participants in a research that was carried out by the authors, the authors have to enclose a statement certifying that the participants consented to having their names published in the journal and that they consented to take part in the research.

CITATIONS AND REFERENCES: Školski vjesnik journal uses the APA system for citations and bibliographic referencing. The reference list should include only the bibliographic entries on the basis of which the paper was written. If the thoughts, sentences or syntagms of others are cited in the paper, the source should be stated in the text (e.g. Gudjons, 1994: 34), and not in the footnotes or at the end of the paper. The list of references should include, in alphabetical order by author surname, all the works that are cited or referred to in the text. For Internet sources it is necessary to state the date of accessing the source.

CITATIONS AND REFERENCES: Školski vjesnik journal uses the APA system for citations and bibliographic referencing. The reference list should include only the bibliographic entries on the basis of which the paper was written. If the thoughts, sentences or syntagms of others are cited in the paper, the source should be stated in the text (e.g. Gudjons, 1994: 34), and not in the footnotes or at the end of the paper. The list of references should include, in alphabetical order by author surname, all the works that are cited or referred to in the text. For Internet sources it is necessary to state the date of accessing the source.

REFERENCE LIST EXAMPLES

a) Book

  1. Slunjski, E. (2018). Izvan okvira 3–Vođenje: Prema kulturi promjene. Element.

b) Chapter in a book

2. Matijević, M. (2017). Neke prednosti i epistemiološke vrijednosti studija slučaja u pedagogijskim istraživanjima. In S. Opić, B. Bognar & S. Ratković (Eds.), Novi pristupi metodologiji istraživanja odgoja (pp. 109-128). Učiteljski fakultet u Zagrebu.

c) Paper in a journal

3. Visković, I., & Ljubetić, M. (2019). The expert opinion on quality of family functioning in Croatia. International journal of cognitive research in science, engineering and education, 7(3), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.5937/IJCRSEE1903001V

d) Paper in a collection

4. Car Mohač, D. (2018). Odgojitelj – istraživač odgojne prakse. In S. Tomaš, I. Blažević & I. Restović (Eds.), 11. dani osnovnih škola Splitsko-dalmatinske županije – Od znanosti do učionice (pp. 27-35). Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Splitu.

e) Doctoral dissertation

5. Mandarić Vukušić, A. (2016). Roditeljska kompetencija i (ne)pedagoška zanimanja [doctoral dissertation, University in Zagreb]. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb Repository. http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/6917/1/Mandaric-doktorat.pdf

f) Internet source

6. Ministarstvo znanosti i obrazovanja (2020). Obrazovanje odraslih. Republika Hrvatska, Ministarstvo znanosti i obrazovanja. https://mzo.gov.hr/istaknute-teme/odgoj-i-obrazovanje/obrazovanje-odraslih/131

PUBLICATION: the journal is published biannually in printed and electronic version.