INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHORS
Journal of Articles of the Faculty of Education in Užice, is a scientific journal that publishes theoretical, transparent and original research papers in the field of education, in order to improve, develop and innovate this area of knowledge. The aim of this journal is to enable the readersʼ auditorium (researchers, pedagogue practitioners, and students) to gain access to such research. In Journal the scientific articles are published, such as: the original scientific article containing unpublished results of own conducted research in accordance with a specified structure (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion); a survey scientific article presenting the original and critical views of a specific problem being investigated, and in which the author made a considerable contribution (according to auto-citations); a brief scientific article summarizing the results of the original research work or work that has not yet been completed; a professional article in which already obtained results are made known, as well as the results of some original research that are in the function of dissemination or application in practice. In this journal, the reviews of the books and translations of the works that are significant for the field of education are published to a lesser extent.
The Journal comes out once a year. The deadline for the submission of papers is April 30th of the current year.
Papers not written in accordance with the Instruction for Authors will not be considered.
Language. – The papers are published in Serbian, English or Russian. Every paper should be followed by a summary written in Serbian, English or Russian.
Length. – The papers should be up to 30,000 characters long (with empty spaces). Exceptions are survey articles that can be up to 50,000 characters long (with empty spaces). The editorial board reserves the right to publish works that exceed this length in cases when a clear and concise presentation of the scientific content requires a longer length or a larger space.
Paper evaluation. – Every paper is evaluated by two competent reviewers. Reviewers will not know the identity of the author, nor will the author recognize the identity of the reviewer. All information about the author, including personal thanks and the institution, should be presented exclusively on the cover page, and the text should be cleaned from all the facts that can lead to the recognition of the author (for example, recognizable auto-references: “In our previous work…”). Reviewers use a form for evaluating papers, and evaluate different aspects of the paper in question, providing suggestions for its improvement, and proposing the category of the paper. The author is obliged to inform, in written form, the Editorial board about all the changes he has made in the text after the review, in accordance with the remarks and recommendations of the reviewers. After that, a decision on publishing is made and the author is notified.
Delivery of Papers. – Papers should be sent exclusively by e-mail to:
The papers are sent in Word format with Times New Roman font, size 12. Tables, charts, images and photos are delivered in jpg or png format. The text should be 1.5 spaced and margins should be of Office 2003 Default (see Page Layout). All pages must be numbered (in the lower left corner). If the papers are submitted in Serbian language Serbian, Cyrillic should be used. The papers can also be written in English or Russian. If the author wants his work to be published in a foreign language, he himself must take care about the translation into the language he chooses. The editorial board reserves the right to edit the papers, as well as to make changes related to the technical preparation of the texts. The paper should be accompanied with a signed and scanned Statement of the Author (the form can be downloaded from the Website http://www.zbornikradova.pfu.kg.ac.rs/).
Elements of the paper. – On the cover page state the name of the author, his middle letter, institution, place, and title of the paper. Contact address (electronic) and the year of birth should be stated in a separate note, linked by the star to the last name of the author. If the work was created within a project, the title of the project and project number should be given in a special note attached to the title of the paper by a star. If the article was presented at a meeting as an oral announcement (under the same or a similar title), the information about this should also be given in a note related to the title of the paper.
Abstract. – Abstract should be up to 1,400 characters (with empty spaces), written in Times New Roman font, font size 10. It is published in three languages (Serbian, English and Russian), and can be enclosed in two ways: (1) at the beginning of the paper in the language in which the text is written, (2) in a separate file, translated into English or Russian. If the paper is in English or Russian, the abstract should be delivered in Serbian. The title of paper, authorʼs name and surname are also given. The abstract should contain six compulsory elements: the significance and context of the problem, goals, research sample, methods, research results, conclusions and pedagogical implications. In the case of theoretical papers and reviews, the abstract should contain basic research hypotheses, the methodological framework and the results of the research. Key words (up to five) are given in the language of the enclosed work, and also, preferably, in one of two languages (English and Russian), in the Times New Roman font, font size 10.
Paper structure. – The paper must have an introductory, central (main) and final part, in which concluding observations and references are presented (according to the structure of IMRAD, if the works are research papers).
Titles and subtitles. – The main title is written in capital letters (bolded). Section headings can be given in the text as the most general title in capital letters (normal and centered). Subtitles are written in italics / bold and “sentence” format (capital initial letter). The subtitle can be above the paragraph (centered) or written inside the paragraph (also in italics, in “sentence” form). In the case where the author has three levels of title in the paper, the first title is written in capital letters (normal), the first subtitle is bolded, and the second subtitle is italicized.
Citations are given under double quotation marks (quoted in Serbian as „…”, but in the papers in other languages in accordance with the corresponding spelling rules), and a citation within citation under the single mark (ʼ…’). If the cited text in the paper is longer than three lines, it should be extracted as a separate passage and written with letters of the font size 10. For accentuation, italic (not bold) is used.
Graphic attachments. – Submit graphic attachments in black and white variants. The number and the title of the tables, legend or explanations accompanying the graphic attachments should be listed above, and the number and headings of the charts and pictures below the attachment. The resolution of digital images must be at least 300 dpi. The results of the statistical data processing given in the text, should be indicated in brackets: (F = 27,35, df = 12, p < 0,01)
Tables. – The data in the tables should be typed in 1.5 line spacing, and the name written in italics and marked with the appropriate serial number. The table title should be clear, short and precise. It is necessary that the tables be positioned in the text itself and composed in Word or in a format that is compatible with Word. Tables from the statistical packages should be “switched” to Word. The tables need to be graphically arranged so that the columns are not separated by vertical lines or rows by horizontal lines, except the header of the table that should be separated by the horizontal line from the data. For example:
References. – The list of references should be typed using single-space. The names of the Serbian authors in the text are given in Cyrillic, while in the parenthesis and in the list of references they are given in the way in which the sources used were printed – that is, books and magazines. The names of foreign authors in the text are written in original or in Serbian transcription – the phonetic writing of their surnames is given. If they are transcribed, the original names should be indicated in brackets, for example: Tomas (Thomas, 2000). The names of several authors should be alphabetically arranged in brackets, not chronologically. In case of two authors, both are mentioned in brackets (Jovanović and Đuric, 2015). The names of all authors listed in the list of references and in brackets within the paper are always written in the same way. In case when there are two authors, both are mentioned in the brackets (Pavlović and Šefer, 1995) or if they are foreign authors (Kupersmidt & Coie, 1990). A reference containing more than three and fewer than six authors is cited in its full extent when first used in the text. Every next time, in brackets, the surname of the first author is given and the abbreviation – i sar. (for the authors from the Serbian speaking region) or et al. (for authors from abroad) is added. For example, instead of (Vujačić, Pavlović, Stanković, Džinović, Đerić, 2011), (Vujačić i sar., 2011) should be written, and instead of (Mori, Ming, Mobd Nor, Suppiah, Imm, 2011), (Mori et al., 2011).
If an author is cited in the text, the author (s) name(s), year of publication and page number from which the citation was taken is given in the brackets: (Nikolić i Đurović, 2012: 565).
The list of references is given at the end of the paper, i.e. only the list of literature that was actually used, that is, only references to which the author referred in the paper, rather than the bibliographic list. The list of references at the end of the work is given in accordance with the APA style (American Psychological Association). The references are given in the Cyrillic alphabet order by the surnames of the authors for papers in the Serbian language, or in the alphabet order if the work is in the English language. It’s not necessary to put ordinal numbers in front of references.
References in the book should include the surname and initial letter of the authorʼs name, year of publication, title of the book (in italics), place of publication and publisher:
Maksić, S. (1998). A Gifted Child at School. Belgrade: Institute for Pedagogical Research.
Fletcher, J., Lyon, F. & Marcia, B. (2006). Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention. New York: Guilford.
b) The chapter in the book is listed as follows: Author, A. A. (year). Title of the chapter. А. Editor. and B. Editor and (ed.): Book title (pgs. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.
Marušić, M. (2010). The Course of Changes in the System of Professional Teacher Training and Development. In Н. Half and J. Pavlović (ed.): The Theory and Practice of Professional Teacher Development (41–62). Belgrade: Institute for Pedagogical Research.
c) The article in the journal should contain the surnames and initial letters of the names of all authors, year of publication in brackets, article title, full name of the journal (in italics), volume and page number:
Nikolić, V. and Đurović, Lj. (2012). Goals and Tasks of Ecological Education through the Prism of Blumʼs Operationalization. Themes, 36(2), 561–579.
Cobb, P., Zhao, Q. & Visnovska, J. (2008). Learning from and Adapting the Theory of Realistic Mathematics Education. Education et didactique, 2(1), 105–124.
If available, the DOI number should be given at the end, after the number of pages.
d) Scientific meetings. A reference relating to papers printed in full length is given in the following way: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C. and Author, D. D. (year). Title of the attachment. In А. Editor, B. Editor and C. Editor (ed.), Name of the scientific meeting, paper printed as a whole, time of the conference, city (page xxx-xxx). City: Name of the institution that organizes the meeting.
Maksimović, J. (2013). The Role of Teachers in Improving Educational Practice through Action Research. In N. Hrvatić, A. Lukenda, S. Pavlović, V. Spajić-Vrkas and M. Vasilj (eds.), Pedagogy, Education, Teaching. The paper printed as a whole, 21–23. March 2013, Mostar (76–82). Mostar: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education, University of Mostar.
e) Web document. – The reference should contain the name of the author, year, document name (in italic), the date when the site was visited, the website’s internet address.
Seikkula-Leino, J., Ruskovaara, E., Ikavalko, Markku, M. & Rytkola, T. (2010). Teachers` Reflections on Entrepreneurship Education. Retrieved May 12, 2017 from the World Wide Web http://www.utbildningsstyrelsen.fi/download/ 116383 _EARLI2009_Hollanti.pdf.
f) Official documents. – The reference should include the title of the document (in italic), the year of publication, the name of the newsletter and the number.
The Rulebook on Standards of Quality of the Institution’s Work (2018). Educational Gazette, Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 14/2018.
g) Doctoral dissertations and master theses. – The reference should include the name of the author, year, the name of the thesis (in italic), note: the doctoral dissertation or the master thesis (if it is not published state it in the brackets: (unpublished doctoral dissertation). place: institution:
Đurović, Lj. (2015). Didactic-Methodical Determinants of Textbooks of Nature and Society. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Užice: Faculty of Teacher-training.
If one author is listed several times, the list is made in the order (year) of publication of the reference. If several works of the same author are cited in one year, they should be marked with the letters a, b, s (2000a, 2000b).
Attachment. – Only those descriptions of materials that would be useful to readers for understanding, evaluating or repeating of the research should be attached.
Footnotes and abbreviations. – Footnotes and abbreviations should be avoided. Footnotes only contain additional text (comment), not bibliographic references. All abbreviations listed in the tables and graphic attachments should be explained in detail. Explanations (legends) should be given below the table or image.
Citation license. – Authors are obliged to obtain written permission to publish long citations (over 350 characters), illustrations, etc. for which they do not have copyright.