Guidelines for Contributors

The New Educational Review includes manuscripts in English that describe or synthesize both theoretical and empirical research in the sciences of education, sociology of education and psychology of teaching, and attempts to reflect on a variety of future trends in these fields. The articles may be of two types:

  1. a) papers – formal presentations of significant research projects,
  2. b) correspondence – general comments, brief descriptions of new results, letters to the Editor.

Apart from the main articles, each issue may also contain essays, book reviews and information on international conferences that will be held in the Slovak Republic, Poland and the Czech Republic, together with a sect ion on research reports focusing on recently completed empirical work.

  1. Contributors should submit manuscript to be considered for publication electronically as Word fi les with minimum formatting in Times New Roman by e-mail: to by authors from the Slovak Republic, to by authors from the Czech Republic and to by authors from Poland and other countries.

  2. The length of every manuscript is limited to 25 000 characters, including spaces, tables and figures. The following information should be provided on the first page: the title, the author’s name and surname, full address of the institution, and an abstract of about 100 words. It should precede the text and include a brief statement of the problem, research method, data, and conclusions. In the case of a manuscript commenting on an article previously published in the journal, the abstract should state the topics covered and central thesis. Below the abstract, keywords should be written – cf. Guide for Authors on the website:

  3. If any of the findings reported in the manuscript have been published elsewhere, or if there are plans to use any or all of the findings in other manuscripts for publication, the author(s) should explain the intent and the circumstances at the time of first submission.

  4. Reproductions of figures (graphs and charts) may be submitted for review purposes, but figures must be supplied in their original source fi les if the manuscript is accepted for publication – we do not accept scans of figures.

  5. Avoid explanatory notes whenever possible by incorporating their content in the text. For essential notes, identify them by consecutive superscripts and list them in a section titled Notes at the end of the text.

  6. Principles of citations in the text. The author’s name, the year of publication and the page number in parentheses. References should be placed at the end of the article in alphabetical order. References written in languages other than English should be translated into English in brackets.

  7. All manuscripts are blind reviewed by two independent reviewers, who pay attention to the following aspects of every manuscript: presentation of the most important results of empirical research (not all results), qualitative discussion of quantitative data, information on what is new in the presented research and the author’s contribution to the sciences of education, sociology of education or psychology of teaching. Accepted manuscripts are normally published within six months of acceptance.

  8. Because of a great number of manuscripts sent to the editorial office from the whole world, we publish only those which obtain the greatest number of points in the reviewer’s form, placed on the website.

  9. Together with the manuscript, every author should send the filled in and signed declaration and copyright form, which are placed on the website of the journal. Only the manuscripts which fulfill the formal as well as the essential requirements of our journal are referred to the editorial process.