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.


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.


  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 The paper must be previously unpublished, and it cannot be simultaneously under consideration for publication in other journals, as guaranteed by the author.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.

The authors, as well as the editors, members of the editorial board and reviewers are expected to adhere to the standards of ethical conduct and comply with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Publishing Ethics of Školski vjesnik.


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.


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.


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 (, 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.


Authors have to follow Article Writing Template when composing their text. Only papers prepared according to the Guidelines for Authors and the Article Writing Template will be considered for publication in Školski vjesnik.

Format: OpenOffice or Microsoft Word.

Language: Croatian and English.

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 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: The paper is written in Times New Roman font, with font size 11 pt. 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.

Text consists of the following parts: Introduction, Method/Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and References.

The Introduction should describe the topic, express what is being researched and why, present important knowledge about the research problem and present the results of previous research. The authors should state the aim of the research and hypotheses or research questions at the end of the Introduction.

The section Method/Methodology should describe the research sample, the research instrument and the procedure, the analysis of research results, using the past tense. 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.

The Results and Discussion are written in the past tense. It is necessary to clearly and precisely present the main results (tabular or graphical), explain the meanings of the results and the relationships that arise from them, compare the results with the results of other researchers and present their theoretical and practical effects.

The Conclusion presents the basic conclusions of the paper, without introducing new elements. An overall overview of the paper is given and the contribution of the paper is given to a better understanding of the research area.

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. Each graphical display or table must have a title and a number (Arabic numerals) to use as reference in the text. The table number (eg. Table 1) is located above the table (Times New Roman, font size 10 pt, left alignment, bold).  The table title appears one double-spaced line below the table number (italic title case). The table body may be single-spaced, one-and-a-half-spaced, or double-spaced. Horizontal lines are only used at the top and bottom and to separate major sections of the table. Tables have no vertical lines.

The figure number (e.g. Figure 1) appears above the figure title and image (Times New Roman, 10 pt, left-align, in bold). The figure title appears one double-spaced line below the figure number (italic title case).

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.

CITATIONS AND REFERENCES: Školski vjesnik journal uses the APA style 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, pp. 34), and not in the footnotes or at the end of the paper. Authors in parentheses should be listed alphabetically. In addition to the first appearance of the abbreviation, it is necessary to state the full name (e.g. Ministry of Science and Education, MSE). The list of references should include, in alphabetical order by author surname, all the papers that are cited or referred to in the text. The DOI should be listed for all sources that have it, and a valid URL should be provided for those that do not have it.


Notice that the entries in the reference list have a hanging indent (CTRL+T).


a) Book

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

Hacker, Huges, J. (Ed.) (2017). Military veteran psychological health and social care: Contemporary approaches. Routledge.

Miller, A. J., Thomson, F., & Callagher, D. (1998). Affluence in suburbia. BL Books

Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. 037/0000092-000

Schmid, H.-J. (Ed.). (2017). Entrenchment and the psychology of language learning: How we reorganize and adapt linguistic knowledge. American Psychological
               Association; De Gruyter Mouton.

Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. (1966). La psychologie de I’enfant [The psychology of the child]. Ouadrige.

b) Chapter in an edited book

Matijević, M. (2017). Neke prednosti i epistemološke 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.

Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Sylvia, J. A. (2003). Defining forensic psychiatry: Roles and responsibilities. In R. Rosner (Ed.), Principles and practice of forensic
(2nd ed., pp.7–13). CRC Press.

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa
               & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287–314). American Psychological

c) Journal article

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.

McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological
, 126(1), 1–51. 037/ rev0000126

Chaves-Morillo, V., Gómez Calero, C., Fernández-Muñoz, J. J., Toledano-Muñoz, A., Fernández-Huete, J., Martínez-Monge, N., Palacios-Ceña, D., & Peñacoba-
               Puente, C. (2018). La anosmia neurosensorial: Relación entre subtipo, tiempo de reconocimiento y edad [Sensorineural anosmia: Relationship between
               subtype, recognition time, and age]. Clínica y Salud, 28(3), 155–161.

d) Conference proceedings

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) Dissertations and Theses

Mandarić Vukušić, A. (2016). Roditeljska kompetencija i (ne)pedagoška zanimanja [Doctoral dissertation, University of Zagreb]. Repozitorij Filozofskog fakulteta
               u Zagrebu.

Hollander, M. M. (2017). Resistance to authority: Methodological innovations and new lessons from the Milgram Experiment (Publication No. 10289373)
               [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

f) Internet source

Ministarstvo znanosti i obrazovanja (2020). Obrazovanje odraslih. Republika Hrvatska, Ministarstvo znanosti i obrazovanja.

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety.

g) Tests and inventories

Tellegen, A., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2011). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF): Technical manual. Pearson.

Alonso-Tapia, J., Nieto, C, Merino-Tejedor, E., Huertas, J. A., & Ruiz, M. (2018). Situated Goals Questionnaire for University Students (SGO-U, CMS-U) [Database
               record]. PsycTESTS. 0.1 037/t6626 7 -000

h) Regulations, official documents

Australian Government Productivity Commission & New Zealand Productivity Commission. (2012). Strengthening trans-Tasman economic relations.

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