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Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES   (in *.pdf file format)


 

Steps for Successful Manuscript Online Submission

Manuscript Online Submission

Manuscript must be upload via Open Journal System of the Journal of Subject Didactics.

For any additional information the authors are kindly requested to consult Author Guidelines link (see Submissions section in About the Journal link).

 

Step 1: STARTING THE SUBMISSION

From the drop-down menu Journal Sections, the author(s) need to select one of the provided options: Articles, Review, Short Review, Practical, Case study, Analysis, Perspective, Opinion, Commentary, Book review

Authors who wish to add comments to the editor regarding their paper can do so by selecting the option Comments for the Editor. The authors are kindly requested not to upload the manuscript in this step.

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.

 

Step 2: UPLOADING THE SUBMISSION

The manuscript needs to be prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines in Microsoft Word document (*.doc; *.docx; *.rtf), with the information about the authors omitted.


SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Also, submissions may be returned to the authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.

1. STYLE AND LAYOUT OF THE MAIN MANUSCRIPT FILE

Paper Submission

Only the papers written and prepared in accordance with Submission Guidelines will be considered for publication in JoSD.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Manuscripts that fail to comply with stylistic and bibliographic requirements will be rejected immediately without consideration.

 

2. NAMES AND IDENTIFICATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM THE SUBMITTED FILE(S)

Names and identification of all authors should be DELETED from the file submitted in Step 2 of the online submission procedure.

To ensure blind peer-review, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. Submissions that fail to comply with this request will not be considered.

The paper is submitted in English language with the title, abstract, tables, figures and graphs according to JoSD Authors Guidelines. There should also be a reference list and appendices. However, appendices should be avoided wherever possible, unless they are crucial for the paper.

3. SUGGESTING POTENTIAL REVIEWERS

Suggestion of 3 (three) potential reviewers with their affiliations and valid emails. Reviewers should be suggested in Step 1 of the online submission procedure (Starting the Submission) in the provided box.

When suggesting a reviewer please keep in mind that they should be recognized scientists from renowned institutions. They could not be colleagues or collaborators form author’s institution.  Furthermore, suggestions for possible reviewers should include scientists from different countries and institutions of the world. See Peer Review Process for more information.

Authors should not make any attempt to contact suggested reviewers themselves!

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.

 

Step 3: ENTERING THE SUBMISSION'S METADATA

1. ENTERING AUTHOR'S DATA

In this step, data about all authors need to be entered in the appropriate order and the name of the Principal Contact for the Editorial Correspondence needs to be specified. If there are multiple authors, their information can be added using the option Add Author. In case the order of the authors needs to be changed, the option Reorder Authors to Appear in the Order They Will Be Listed on Publication is selected, or if an author needs to be removed from the submission, the option Delete Author is selected.

All data about authors are entered in English language, with the name of each author's affiliated institution and the postal code specified. The author's country of origin needs to be selected from the drop-down menu.

2. ENTERING THE TITLE AND ABSTRACT

The title of the manuscript should be entered using sentence case letter format in English (Capitalize Each Words hould be used). When submitting the abstract, the English text is entered, followed by key words in a new line.

Key words are three to five words or phrases, not previously mentioned in the title, submitted in alphabetical order and separated with a semicolon (;).

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.

 

Step 4: UPLOADING SUPPLEMENTARY FILES

The authors are kindly requested to skip this step and continue submission procedure. All the files and data related to the manuscript need to be submitted in a unique archived (in a .zip or .rar archive) file in Step 2.

Tables should not be submitted as supplementary files but should be included in the main unique archived file.

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.

 

Step 5: CONFIRMING THE SUBMISSION

In this step the authors only confirm that they have correctly entered all the data so that the system can register it.

The process may continue by selecting Finish Submission.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. COPYRIGHT ISSUES

    The listed authors warrant that they are the authors and sole owners of the submitted manuscript. The authors also warrant that the work is original; that it has not been previously published in print or electronic format and is not under consideration by another publisher or electronic medium; that it has not been previously transferred, assigned, or otherwise encumbered; and that the authors have full power to grant such rights. With respect to the results of this work, the manuscript of this or substantially similar content will not be submitted to any other journal until the review process in the Journal of Subject Didactics has been officially completed (acceptance or rejection of the manuscript).

    The authors hereby grant to the Journal of Subject Didactics the right to edit, revise, abridge, and condense the manuscript.

    If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors hereby transfer the copyright of the paper to the Journal of Subject Didactics. The authors also grant their permission to the Journal of Subject Didactics to allow third parties to copy any part of the journal without asking for permission, provided that the reference to the source is given.

    For papers with more than one author, all co-authors agree to allow the corresponding author to make decisions regarding prepublication release of the information given in the paper to the media and government agencies.
  2. PAPER ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE

    The Editor-in-Chief read all submitted papers and assign a general priority level. Papers are first compared to the standard and the concept of the journal, then the methodology is preliminary reviewed, and after that they are sent to reviewers. The reviewed papers are returned to the authors with reviewers' suggestions for the improvement, or in case of a negative review, are rejected. Next, Editor-in-Chief read the revised paper and, provided adequate improvements have been made, the paper is selected for publication according to its categorization, or in case the authors have failed to make the required improvements, the paper is rejected.

    - Papers have to be previously unpublished and they cannot be under consideration for publication in other journals; however, if the paper has been submitted elsewhere, the editorial board of Journal of Subject Didactics should be notified.

    - The editorial board is under no obligation to provide justification of its decision regardless of whether the paper is accepted or rejected.
  3. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    Authors are obliged to submit the paper in English language and they take full responsibility for the quality of the translated text. Proofreading is provided for all well-prepared texts; however, all texts which require more than 10 proofreading corrections per standard page (1800 characters with spaces) will be charged in the amount of 6€ (SIX EURO) per standard page.
  4. ETHICAL STANDARDS

    By submitting their paper to JoSD, the authors confirm that the procedures followed during the research and in writing the manuscript are in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible institution.

    The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  5. PERMISSIONS

    Authors certify that copies of all permissions to reproduce published material, to use illustrations, report information about identifiable people, or to name people for their contributions are submitted along with the manuscript.

     

  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

     

  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

     

 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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