Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Guidelines for Authors

Pedagogika.SK is an electronic journal published by the Slovak Educational Society of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. It brings together a broad range of original scholarly articles, information about events, and book reviews. The journal welcomes submissions of articles that expand the knowledge base of the educational sciences, particularly in areas related to theory and methodology of educational research, history of ideas in education, theory of instruction, andragogy, pedeutology, educational psychology, social aspects of education, and sociology of education. The journal also publishes reviews of monographs and collections of papers printed (in original or in translation) within the last five years, with preference given to works that are important contributions to solving a scientific problem. The journal also disseminates information about events in the educational community in both Slovakia and abroad, especially in the EU. All articles and book reviews are reviewed by two anonymous reviewers.


  • The journal accepts manuscripts in Slovak, Czech, or English. If submitted in English, it is recommended to have the text proofread by a native English speaker.
  • Manuscripts should be e-mailed to the executive editor:

Ethical standards for authors

  • The submitted manuscript shall contain Acknowledgements disclosing any financial or other substantive conflict of interest (e.g. personal, political or academic) that might have influenced the results or their interpretation in the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they are original pieces of work and not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication.
  • It is inappropriate for an author to submit more than one paper describing essentially the same research/project to more than one place of publication.
  • The submitted manuscript shall not contain plagiarized material or falsified research data.
  • The submitted manuscript shall contain detailed reference to public sources of information sufficient to permit the author’s peers to repeat the work or otherwise verify its accuracy.
  • Only persons who have significantly contributed to the research/project and preparation of the manuscript shall be listed as coauthors.
  • Book reviews: The journal refuses to publish book reviews that constitute a conflict of interest, and reviewers are required to disclose any potential conflicts (for example, department colleague, dissertation advisor, close collaborator on the book).

Technical details

  • The name of your file must contain the first four words of the title of your article, e.g., Quality_of_Teacher_Life.doc
  • The maximum length of submissions (including references) is as follows: Scholarly articles – max. 25 standard pages (45.000 characters), information about events – max. 4 standard pages (7.200 characters), book reviews – max. 6 standard pages (10.800 characters).
  • The scholarly article must contain an abstract of 10-15 sentences and have 5-6 keywords.
  • At the end of the text, provide the full name, academic title, affiliation or home address, and e-mail address of all authors/coauthors. Authors of scholarly articles should also provide a professional profile of 10 lines for each author.
  • Text editor: MS Word.
  • Page margins: left and right 2.5 cm, upper and lower 3.5 cm.
  • Lines: single-spaced.
  • Pagination: centred.
  • The tabulator or the space key should not be used at the beginning of a paragraph.
  • Do not use spaces between characters in a word, e.g., m e a s u r e .
  • Avoid using all capitals (except names of authors in the list of references).
  • Do not underline words; instead, use bold or italics.
  • Place the heading of a table above the table.
  • Place the heading of a graph or picture under it.
  • Diagrams should be created as pictures in MS Word. Use commands Insert/Picture/New drawing.
  • In the text, please refer to literature as follows: (T. Cummings, 2005, p. 21) or (Broom, Brozman, 2009, p. 33).
  • References should be listed at the end of the article (not at the foot of each page).
  • The “List of References” style examples:

ROGOFF, B. 1991. Apprenticeship in Thinking. Cognitive Development in Social Context. 2nd ed. Oxford: The Oxford University Press. 179 p. ISBN 7184-767-4.

PAULÍNY, E. – RUŽIČKA, J. – ŠTOLC, J. 1998. Základy lingvistiky. Praha : Karolinum. 179 s. ISBN 80-888421-57-X.

WRIGLEY, W. 1968. Parish Registers and the Historian. In STEEL, D. J. National Index of Parish Registers. London: Society of Genealogists. Vol. 1, p. 155–167.

BELMONT, J. M. 1989. Cognitive Strategies and Strategic Learning. In American Psychologist, Vol. 44, No. 4, p. 54–59.

MARHOLD, K., HINDÁK, F. (eds.) 1998. Zoznam nižších a vyšších rastlín Slovenska. [CD-ROM] Bratislava : Veda, vydavateľstvo SAV. 688 s. ISBN 80-224-0526-4.

VITIELLO, G. 2001. A European Policy for Electronic Publishing. In The Journal of Electronic Publishing. [online] Vol. 6, No. 3. [viewed Oct. 15, 2002]. Retrieved from <>





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1. this manuscript is an original output originated in my (our) theoretical or empirical research;
2. my (our) manuscript has not been published previously, nor sent to be published elsewhere;
3. I (we) affirm authorship of the presented work; all other contributing works are fully recognised and quoted and/or cited in the text;
4. I (we) agree that this manuscript will be published electronically in the journal PEDAGOGIKA.SK.