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Author Guidelines

How to publish a paper with “Journal of Education Culture and Society”:

1)      First, you should send the full copy of the article (with metadata) to the editor in chief [email protected] and wait for registration.  When you get login and password, you should enter your article into ojs system (see the following link ).

Your text should be saved as a Microsoft Word document and follow the APA 7 citation guidelines.

2)      After reviews (you will be informed by the editor in chief) you need to save your META DATA into the ojs system on the website. These include the following:

  • personal data (MUST BE INDICATED FOR EVERY AUTHOR of the text)

- name and surname

- e-mail address

- affiliation (the name, department and the address of your institution)

- BIO STATEMENT- your position (student, doctoral student, professor, lecturer, researcher, freelancer), scientific titles  scientific interests, in the 3rd person singular

-ORCID link

  • details related to your article

- title

- structured abstract

- key words

- references in a APA style

-copyrights CC-BY


- founding source (the name of the project, the number of the grant, etc.)

-  Academic discipline and sub-disciplines

-Geo-spatial coverage

- Chronological or historical coverage

- Research sample characteristics

- Type, method or approach

  •  you can also attach an additional Word document, including pictures, research tools or other information


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3)      Finally (if all the reviews will be positive), you need to pay an editorial fee of 450,- EUR into the following bank account:

owner: Foundation Pro Scientia Publica

IBAN PL 50 1140 2017 0000 4012 0123 9862
noticed for: 'JECS'

Address of the bank: mBank S.A. FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A. (RETAIL BANKING) LODZ,
Skrytka pocztowa 2108, 90-959 Łódź 2

(for the money transfer from Poland in zlotys you have to ask for an account number [email protected])

Special discount for low income countries -20%


4)      Editorial Board makes preliminary decisions about accepting papers for reviews and appoints reviewers. Papers are sent to reviewers who prepare DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEWS.

 5)      The reviews are usually prepared after 4-8 weeks following the deadline for submitting articles.

6)       The editor accepts for publication only these articles ,which get  POSITIVE REVIEWS.

7)      In case of a negative review the paper is rejected by the Publisher. The Author of the rejected paper is informed by the editor and can send another article to the next issue of the Journal without making any additional payments. The same procedures will be followed in case of both papers.

8)      Articles accepted for publication are given to language and technical editors for final editing.

9)      The first Author is contacted by one of the editors to make necessary corrections.

10)   The Author should correct his/ her paper following the reviewers’ and editors’ comments. The time and scope of necessary corrections is agreed between the editor and the author.

11)   The articles undergo final editor’s revision.

12)   The papers are published in print and online in the ojs system.

13)   Articles registered and paid until 31st of January will be published in June

Articles registered and paid between 1st of February and 31st of May will be published until the end of September


Upon submitting a text to “Journal of Education Culture and Society”, the Author declares that he/she is the holder of propriety copyright to the text and that the paper has not been published elsewhere. By entering the paper into the system, the Author also agrees to make it available under the CC_BY license.



A STRUCTURED abstract should have around 150-250 words and it should contain the following sections (choose regarding the nature of the article):

◦         Aim/Thesis

◦         Concept/Methods

◦         Results and conclusion

◦         Research restrictions (optional)

◦         Practical application (optional)

◦         Originality/Cognitive value

Please find an example below:

Aim. The aim of the research is to confirm whether the English-Polish literary translations present the tendencies characteristic of the postcolonial translation. These tendencies are understood as an emphasis on the source culture at the cost of the target culture (i.e. so-called foreignisation).

Methods. The subject of the study were 886 cultural elements retrieved from ten top-selling dramas translated after the year 2000. They are analysed with the application of Toury’s DTS method (1995, Descriptive Translation Studies) and the results are classified according to the list of translational techniques proposed by Hejwowski (2004) and Newmark (1988). The techniques are divided into three categories: foreignising, domesticating, and sitting-on-the-fence.

Results. The analysis shows that there are more domesticating techniques (441 cases) than foreignising ones (345 cases). The most popular foreignising technique is transfer without explanation, whereas the most popular domesticating technique is recognised equivalent. It appears that certain types of cultural elements (e.g. names of the streets, brands, names) are strictly tied to relevant translational practices, whereas in some the translation relies solely on the translator’s preferences.

Conclusions. Even though the study considers the aspects of translation which are in the focus of the postcolonial researchers and it is not the first of its kind, it seems to be inadequate and it does not provide the answer to the research questions. The definition of the cultural elements in translation restricts the study to solely culturally-coloured words and the prevalence of domesticating techniques can be interpreted twofold.

Key words: University of the Third Age, social exclusion, marginalization, seniors


  • References - general guidelines



Reference type





Reference list example


Author(s) of book – family name and initials. (Year of publication). Title of book – italicised, Place of publication: Publisher.





One author


Boorstin, D. (1992). The creators: A history of the heroes of the imagination. New York: Random House.



Two and more


Moir, A., & Jessel, D. (1991). Brain sex: the real difference between men and women. London: Mandarin.


Boorstin, D.,  Kowalski, A., & Malinowski, M. (1992). The creators: A history of the heroes of the imagination. New York: Random House.



No author



The CCH Macquarie dictionary of business. (1993). North Ryde, NSW: CCH Australia.


Multiple works by the same author, published in the same year


Dawkins, R. (1996a). Climbing Mount Improbable. London: Viking.

Dawkins, R. (1996b). River Out of Eden. London: Phoenix.


Order alphabetically by title in the Reference list.

Edited book



Edited book


Everson, S. (Ed.). (1991). Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Friedman, S. L., & Wachs, T. D. (Eds.). (1999). Measuring environment across the life span: Emerging methodos and concepts. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Need to add in series name manually into reference list.

Book Series


Simons, R. C. (1996). Boo!: Culture, experience and the startle reflex. Series in affective science. New York: Oxford University Press.


Chapter in a book

Author(s) of chapter – family name and initials. (Year of publication). Title of chapter – in single quotation marks. In:  Editor(s) of book (Eds.), Title of book – italicised (page number). Edition, Place of publication: Publisher.                

Book section

Chapter in an edited book


Bryant, J. (1989). Message features and entertainment effects. In: J. J. Bradac (Ed.), Message effects in communication science (pp. 231-262). Newbury Park, Ca: Sage.

Dictionary or Encyclopaedia

Author(s) of work – family name and initials Year of publication, Title of work, in Editor(s) of book (eds), Title of book – italicised, Edition, Publisher, Place of publication.



Dictionary or Encyclopedia


Wolman, B.B. (1989). Dictionary of behavioral science (2nd ed.). San Diego: Academic Press.


Journal Articles

Author(s) of journal article – family name and initials. (Year of publication). Title of journal article, Title of journal – italicised, Volume, Issue or numer, page number(s).

Journal article


Journal article – one author


Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 50(2), 126-148.


Journal article


Journal article – two to six authors


Skenderian, J, Siegel, J. T., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E. E. & Lac, A. (2008). Expectancy change and adolescents'
       intentions to use marijuana. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22. 134-167.



Author(s) of page – (person or organisation) Year (page created or revised), Title of page - italicised, viewed date-in-full, web address.

Web page

Web page – with author – with date


Devitt, T. (2001).   The Why? Files. Retrieved  from


Web page

Web page – with author – no date


Devitt, T. (n.d.). Lightning injures four at music festival. The Why? Files. Retrieved January 23, 2002, from


Web page

Web page – no author


Behaviour modification. (2007). Retrieved from



Web page

Web page – with doi

Senior, B. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing ateamwork survey instrument. British Journal of
         Management, 18
(2), 138-153. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00507.x.



Foreign-language literature!!! We translate the title into English in brackets

Rexhaj, X. (2011). Kualifikimi i mesimdhenesve te Kosoves pa shkeputje nga puna dhe standardet perkatese evropiane [Qualifying Kosovo teachers job and the relevant
       European standards]. Prishtine: Punim ne doreshkrim.

Barakonyi, K. (2004).  Rendszerváltás a felsőoktatásban Bologna-folyamat, modernizáció [Change of Regime in Tertiary Education: the Bologna Process and
       Modernization]. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó.

Kolupayeva A.A. (2009).  Інклюзивна освіта: реалії та перспективи: монографія [Inclusive education: realias and perspectives].  Kyiv: Академия.




Examples and guidelines for APA styles




Statistical data Editing. Basic principles

  1. Authors are requested wherever possible, to provide basic descriptive statistics for analysed variables in one or more summary tables and report those in an Appendix; Basic descriptive statistics encompass such information as number of cases (N), central tendency measures (mean, median, mode), variance measures (standard deviation), normality of distribution scores (skewness and kurtosis or K-S or S-W normality tests). Authors should try to include in one table as much data as possible. Absence of such summary tables will not be accepted
  2. Authors should provide, wherever possible, in text Figures (coloured or black&white 2D png images) representing results of the statistical analysis (such as bar-plots, scatter plots, box-plots, structural equations trees etc.). Also authors should provide detailed model summaries (model fit, coefficients, statistical significance, odds ratio, marginal means etc.) in tables reported also in the Appendix and which should be directly related to the figures included in the the paper.
  3. Authors should not repeat information which is already included in the Tables and Figures directly in the text of the paper. Text in the paper should include the most relevant findings and interpretation of the scores, not just raw descriptive data which should be already available in all Tables and Figures reported in the paper (Figures) and appendix (Tables); When making conclusions and interpretation of the scores authors should just cite their own relevant material (e.g. see: Table 1 in Appendix I or see: Figure 1). Unnecessary repetition of information in the paper will not be accepted.

    4. Please use conventional statistical symbols to mark proper scores (list of the most often reported symbols in papers):


Sample size


Sub-sample size






Standard Deviation


Chi-square test score (reported often for contingency tables or logistic regression)


Statistical significance

CI 95%

95% Confidence Intervals


Standard Error


F Statistics (reported often in ANOVA and linear regression models)


t statistics (reported often in T-tests and linear regression models)


model statistics reported for Linear Regression with adj R2

adj R2

adjusted model statistics reported for Linear Regression with R2






Shapiro-Wilk test score


Kolmogorov-Smirnoff test score


Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; Times New Roman; uses a 12-point font (14 pt for the title); employs italics, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Margins: 2.5cm at all sides
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal (APA Style).
  • I (and all co-authors) agree to publish our names, bio statements, affiliations and email addresses with articles with the CC-BY license
  • Abstract is structured.

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