Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Guidelines for Editors and Reviewers

I. Editors

  • The primary responsibility of the journal editor is to ensure an efficient and fair review process (double-blind review) for all manuscripts submitted for publication.
  • The editor shall give unbiased consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication, and shall judge each on its own merits without regard to any personal relationship or familiarity with the author(s), or to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, professional association, or political philosophy of the author(s).
  • The editor and editorial staff shall not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than those from whom professional advice regarding the publication of the manuscript is sought. The names of reviewers shall not be released by the editors or editorial staff.
  • An editor who authors or coauthors a manuscript submitted for consideration to the journal with which that editor is affiliated, shall not review that work. If after publication, the editor-author’s work merits ongoing scientific debate within the journal, the editor-author shall accept no editorial responsibility in connection therewith.
  • The editor shall disclose any potential conflicts of interest and/or the appearance thereof.

II. Reviewers

  • The reviewer shall treat a manuscript received for review as a confidential document and shall neither disclose nor discuss it with others except, as necessary, to persons from whom specific advice may be sought.
  • Unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in a submitted manuscript are confidential and shall not be used in the research of a reviewer or otherwise disseminated, except with the consent of the author and with appropriate attribution.
  • The reviewer shall avoid conflicts of interest and/or the appearance thereof.
  • The reviewer shall objectively judge the quality of a manuscript on its own merit and shall respect the intellectual independence of the author(s). Personal criticism is never appropriate.
  • The reviewer shall be frank, but tactful.
  • The reviewer shall explain and support his/her judgments adequately so that the editor and author(s) may understand the basis for the review.

The reviewer is requested to pay attention to the following:

  • Does the abstract adequately represent the manuscript?
  • Is the core research question interesting and important? Does the manuscript offer an original or innovative contribution/approach to the theory or methodology of educational research or educational practice?
  • Does the manuscript provide up-to-date knowledge of the relevant research? Is it adequately used and evaluated?
  • Are appropriate methods used to address the research question? (In the case of empirical research: Can it be replicated?)
  • Are the conclusions well justified by the reasoning and evidence presented?
  • Is the information given in the tables, figures, and diagrams useful, clear and in agreement with the text?



Slovak Educational Society within the Slovak Academy of Sciences


Reviewer: anonymous

Review results

Overall assessment:


A. □ suitable for publishing

B. □ not suitable for publishing

Specific requests or recommendations for any correction(s) and/or further elaboration of the manuscript:




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