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Description of the journal´s article style
The Publisher enables prospective authors to contact the editor-in-chief as described below:
Only original research papers and reviews can be submitted to the Slavonic Pedagogical Studies journal (Pegas journal). According to the Slovak law statute Act n. 618/2003, the editor decides about copyright and does not offer any remuneration. It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the SVO, s.r.o. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the journal, to the widest possible readership in paper and electronic formats as appropriate. The articles that were not called for will not be sent back to the authors. We strongly encourage you to send the final, revised version of your article, electronically, by mail to pegasjournal(at) without paying the publication fee. In case, the paper is accepted, authors are obliged to pay publication fee. All original articles are subjected to a double blind peer-review process.
If the journal´s board decides to call for thematic issues or extensive empirical studies (up to 108 000 characters or 60 standard pages), these will be also peer-reviewed. Only after the decision of their publication, names of the reviewers will appear at the end of each long study due to its easy registration as a journal monograph.
Proofs will be sent to authors. Minor grammatical or orthographic changes are usually done in the end of the reviewing process. This sort of correction is communicated by mail in order to get author´s agreement or asking for revision.
Proofs in which reviewers ask questions or ask to reformulate paragraph or status are sent to the authors. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within few weeks. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.
As a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, it comprises these types of studies:
Scientific studies
 with research results (template-page: 5-15 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields from education
- title of the study, name of the author, full address of the institution the author works for, e-mail
- noticeable text paragraphing (titles, subtitles)
- translated citations coming from foreign authors´ work as well as citations from original works (in the text)
- if the contribution is a part of research, please indicate the full name and project registration number
- abstract in language you write the contribution as well as in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-10)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make point about basic pieces of information - e.g. citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)
Extensive empirical studies (only when there is a Call for extensive empirical studies)
 (standard-page length: 60 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields and research from education
- title of the study, name of the author, full address of the institution the author works for, e-mail address
- noticeable text paragraphing (titles, subtitles)
- translated citations coming from foreign authors´ work as well as citations from original works (in the text)
- if the contribution is a part of research, please indicate the full name and project a registration number
- abstract has to be in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-6)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make point about basic pieces of information - e.g. citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)
Book reviews
- a full bibliographic reference about the book that is (being) reviewed: author, title, town, editor, year, number of pages, ISBN (as title of the book review)
- types of the book reviews: a) informative (max. 1 page), b) analytical (max. 5 pages)
- author of the book review, full name and address of the institution the author works for, e-mail.
APA style
Citation form - example:
- message in text: (Harmer, 1991: 12) or (Harmer, 1991) or Harmer (1991: 12) or Harmer (1991)
- full references in the list of bibliographic references

Bibliographic references
Book bibliographic reference - example:
Harmer, J. (1991). The Practice of English Language Teaching. London: Longman. ISBN 0582 04656 4
Birova, J., & Andrejcakova, M. (2010). Competence phonologique chez les etudiants en francais. OEP. ISBN 078 99 456 213  

Journal bibliographic reference - example:
Lah, M. (2009). Évolutions des manuels. Didactique du FLE dans les pays slaves 2(2), pp. 9-12. ISSN 1337-9283.
Mrkva, J., Mrkvova, A., & Kilmanova, F. (2021). Impact on learning French. Contemporary education 12(2). Doi code ...

If there is a number of works cited from one author from the same year, please, use the following form: e.g. 1971a, 1971b... 
(no diacritic marks in the Bibliographic references, neither in brackets in the text)
Authors of research studies should present an accurate account of the work performed as objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts in MS Word must be submitted using the elements listed below and must be written in one of the following languages (English, Slovak or Czech) following the rules of academic style where high-quality grammar and style are essential. 

Submissions must include:
- the main text of the very final author´s version of the scientific article about education (without author´s identification) sent in attachment using the ARTICLE TEMPLATE format (title, introduction, main text, research results, conclusion, appendixes, bibliographic references, citations of relevant research mentioned in scientifically recognized monographs, databases - Scopus, WOS and scientifically recognized journals) 
- the personal questionnaire QUESTIONNAIRE format (sent as an attachement)
the following elements (to be sent in the e-mail): title, authors (maximally 5 authors), affiliations (academic institution address), contacts, academic e-mails, abstracts in English and in the language of the written text (Slovak, Czech or English), key words in English and in the language of the written text (English, Slovak or Czech), author´s agreement to receive a printed copy if the article is accepted, author´s note that the submitted article was not published elsewhere and is not under consideration by any other journal, link to your university or academic website in case  you do not provide academic e-mail address.
Innovative contribution in the research field (education)
The impact of an article is defined as the number of authors that have been influenced by it. Thus, the measure aims at quantifying the paper´s reach, putting emphasis on scientists.

The paper should be formatted into Template pages, with the title in 10-point Times New Roman: main text, bibliographic references and professional signature, in single-spaced one-column format. Figures and tables must be sized as they are to appear in print (the best is to copy them into the text as a figure - print screen of the table). Figures should be placed exactly where they are to appear within the text. Other formats are not acceptable. Authors submit their papers electronically via e-mail to the Journal's Submission address:
The paper should be sent from the academic institution e-mail address. If you do not use or do not have your academic institution e-mail address, you are supposed to introduce yourself in a detailed way, otherwise your paper might not be accepted as we cannot know whether you are an academic professional in the field of education. 
The authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. If you need some corrections of your text in English language, please, use services. If your English is of sufficient level, the paper will be sent to review process. If editors decide that the paper requires large correction process, the author must have his article corrected elsewhere or he/ she might ask our editorial board and be charged some more fees. The authors should ensure they have written work of original contribution, the papers and/or works of other scholars have to be appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are of unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception of a research study, or interpretation of the reported study. All those, who have made significant contributions, should be listed as co-authors (maximum 5 authors). They should be mentioned as those, who participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project so that they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author´s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
When sending a scientific paper, authors should note that papers are judged on a date-by-date basis.
Publication Fee
The publication fee is 120 euros per accepted paper.
The publication fee must be paid after the approval was granted by Scientific board and Editor-in-chief.
The scholars have to use the e-mail address from which the paper was sent (payment announcement) so that their study may be easily identified.

The fee must be sent to the following account:
IBAN: SK8311000000002620148945, BIC (SWIFT) code: TATRSKBX
Bank: Tatra banka, a.s., Hodzovo námestie 3, 811 06 Bratislava
Invoice Address: Slovenská Vzdelávacia a Obstarávacia s.r.o., Petzwalova 30, Nitra 94911, Slovakia
IDnumber (ICO): 44618735

All manuscripts will be subject to a well established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and considered on the basis of their significance, novelty and usefulness to the journal´s readership. We highly recommend you to send papers containing research, innovation, analyses. The reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The review process may take several weeks. Each paper will be provided with a paper ID for further reference and anonymous reviewers will be in contact with you via editors´ adresses. 
Manuscripts which do not reflect the journal´s scope will be excluded.
The review output will be one of the following decisions: 
A, Accept; 
B, Accept with minor changes (several points regarding bibliographic references or other formal mistakes or lapsus in the text); 
C, Reject (the paper is rejected if it does not correspond to the scope of our journal or if the author is committing malpractice, or if the research results do not reflect the correct methodology procedure, or do not introduce an original/ innovative study, or if no research is done, or the study has no relevant citation, or the study with a poor level of scientific language, a study considered by reviewers with poor or nearly no scientific impact in the research field). 
If required, the authors are supposed to revise the paper according to the reviewer's commentaries. After publishing, the authors will receive a copy of the journal and/or may download the study from the journal´s website. They are supposed to write it in the mail.

The complete versions of the journal issues in PDF are published on the journal´s website on February and September. 
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