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Guidelines for Authors
Educa Journal is an international scientific journal open to scientists in all fields of education and the associated sciences.
Educa Journal accepts the scientific works that are in the group of primary publications.
Educa Journal publishes scientific and professional papers which directly or indirectly deal with the issue of theoretical and applied disciplines in the field of education.
In the international scientific journal Educa Journal we have the following sections:

  • Basic educational sciences,
  • Methodics,
  • Health education,
  • Information and communication sciences,
  • Art and culture.

The journal is structured from the following parts:

  • Content,
  • Introduction,
  • Word of the editor-in-chief,
  • Papers in sections,
  • Categorization of work,
  • Guidelines for Authors.

The texts in the journal Educa Jounal are published in English.

The procedure of acceptance of papers
Editor-in-Chief shall review all submitted papers and assign them a priority, based on the criterion of the actuality of the topic. The papers are awarded for the standard of the journal and they are submitted to the procedure of checking methodologies. The papers are then sent to reviewers, after whom they are returned to the authors with a remark of the reviewer for correction, or in case of negative reviews, they are rejected. Editorial board then reads the reviewed and possibly modified papers, after which they enter the selection for publication according to their categorization:

  • The paper must not be previously published,
  • It should be submitted in the format of the OpenOffice or Microsof Word document,
  • Enabled URL links that appear in the text,
  • The paper should be arranged according to the Guidelines for authors for writing papers.

The final decision on the publication of the paper is made by the Editorial Board taking into account the reviewers' opinions. The Editorial Board has no obligation to explain its decision on acceptance or rejection of the paper.
The papers are published in the English language. The author is obliged to submit the paper with the full and complete translation, and he is fully responsible for the quality of the translation of the article. The editorial board reserves the right for editing papers.

By submitting the paper to the journal Educa Journal, the author agrees, without any conditions, with the publication of the entire paper or a part of the paper in the journal, the journal's website and other electronic portals where Educa Journal appears. By offering paper for publishment in the journal, the author agrees with the stated conditions.

Each submitted paper goes through a reviewing procedure. The paper is reviewed at least by two recognized domestic and foreign scientists in the particular field of work, who independently evaluate the submitted papers. As for the reviewing procedure, reviewers do not receive any remuneration for it, provided that the journal keeps track of the success of the reviewing procedures for each reviewer, and enables the reviewer to provide information about the review performed for the purposes of his scientific advancement.

Preparation of the text for reading
Only manuscripts that were prepared in accordance with the guidelines for authors will be taken into consideration.
Manuscripts are submitted online at the website of the journal: educajournal.ba
The manuscript is submitted in the following format:

  • Format A4,
  • All margins 2.5,
  • Font size 12 pt Time Now Roman, single spaced (1.0), justify,
  • The composition and volume of the paper, including a summary and a bibliography,
  • For the original scientific paper 18 pages,
  • For a review paper 20 pages,
  • For the professional paper 10 pages.

Each author may suggest the scientific categorization which the editorial may or may not accept.
Title: Central, written in Times New Roman, 14 pt, Bold, the first letter of each word capitalized.
Author(s) name(s): Central, written in Times New Roman 12 pt: the name of the institution where the author works or independent researcher.

Summed up to the volume of 13,000 characters with spaces, Times New Roman, 12 pt, justify, with the purpose of the paper, the most important results and conclusions all pointed out. The abstract is placed at the beginning of the paper labelled as "Abstract", size 12 pt, Bold. At the end of the Abstract and under the "Keywords", there should be an alphabetical list of the most important terms discussed in the paper.

The text of the manuscript
It consists of:

  • Introduction,
  • Methodology,
  • Results,
  • Discussion,
  • Conclusions.

Subtitles are written without numbering, Times New Roman (written letters, the first letter of each word capitalized), size 12 pt, Bold, with one row above the subtitle free.
The beginning of every paragraph should be indented, with no blank rows above paragraphs.

Graphics, images and tables
Graphics, images and tables should be included in the text at the desired point and expressed in black, white and gray tones. Times New Roman, 12 pt, Center. Each graphic display, figures and tables should be numbered in ordinal numbers (e.g. Table No. 1) and be associated with the text. The title of the table is located above the table, while the title of the graphic and the image is below the same.

Citations and bibliography
Educa Journal makes use of the Harvard system of referencing and recording bibliographic units (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6-th ed., 2010).
The manuscript will immediately be returned upon receipt, if the process of referring and recording bibliographic units has not been met as specified. The paper contains only those references and sources on the basis of which it is written.

Categories of papers
The papers are categorized as scientific and professional papers.
The categorization of scientific papers:

  • Original scientific paper,
  • Scientific report paper.

Categorization may be proposed by the author of the paper, and it is finally determined by the editorial board, based on the recommendation of the reviewers.
Original scientific paper contains original theoretical or practical research results in its structure.
Report paper contains a holistic view of the situation, dynamics of the development of specific fields of theory, practice, or methodology with a critical comment or evaluation and ultimately an original conclusion. It is necessary that the cited literature is sufficiently complete and that it provides a good insight into the treated area.
Professional paper is not necessarily linked to the original research and contains a discussion of the applicative value and applicability of the known and recognized scientific results and theories.

The International scientific journal Educa Journal is published four times a year with a circulation of 300 copies and in an electronic format. The journal reserves the right to publish a special edition based on the decision of the editorial board.