Guide for authors

Education Sciences welcomes contributions from the field of education and its related domains. The journal publishes both original research articles presenting current original research findings and review articles which provide a synthesis of the current state understanding of a certain topic in the field.

Types of articles

Each issue of Education Sciences has a special thematic focus designed and communicated by the Editorial Board a year in advance and contains the following sections:

Feature article

The feature article is the opening article of the journal issue written by an internationally acclaimed researcher in the field. The feature article is usually a review article and as such it accumulates the results of previous (international) research on the focus topic of the issue providing a state of the art report in the field. The language of the feature article is preferably English. In certain cases manuscripts written in other languages are also accepted.

Submission of feature articles

Submission of a feature article implies that the work described has not been published in the language it was submitted (English or other), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in the language it was submitted (English or other), that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Special focus articles

Special focus articles, which can be both original research and review articles, address the thematic focus of the journal issue. Besides papers dealing with national and international trends, manuscripts on innovation in the contexts of primary, secondary and higher education are also particularly welcome. Special focus articles are written preferably in Hungarian and English.

General articles

General articles, which can be both original research and review articles, address the latest developments and key topics of field the education and are not connected to the special thematic focus. General articles are written preferably in Hungarian and English.

Submission of special focus articles and general articles

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Review

Articles submitted to the journal will be peer reviewed anonymously within 30 days by an external reviewer and an editor. Evaluation criteria include relevance, significance, originality, style and format, theoretical framework, use of literature, research approach, design and methods, presentation of results. . After the review process the author will be contacted electronically. If necessary, authors can be requested to resubmit the paper after revising it according to the reviewers’ recommendations

Submission procedure

Submission to this journal proceeds online at the journal’s manuscript site here. New users should first create an account. Once logged in users will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of their files.

Format and reference style

Length

For individual papers, a length of between 15-20 pages (about 35,000 -40,000 characters) is acceptable.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (of no more than 200 words). The abstract should state in a single paragraph the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided.

Keywords

After the abstract, a maximum of 5-6 keywords will be required. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Reference style

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association and prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. For details, see: http://www.apastyle.org/

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.

Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style.(4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.