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Description of the Slavonic Pedagogical Studies Journal´s article style
The Publisher enables prospective authors to contact the editor by e-mail Only original previously unpublished (empirical) studies might be proposed for the Slavonic Pedagogical Studies Journal (Pegas Journal).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 Pegas 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 Contributions and studies are double-blind peer-reviewed.
If the Pegas Journal decides to call for extensive empirical studies (up to 108 000 characters or 60 standard pages), these will also be peer-reviewed. Only after the decision of their publication, names of the reviewers will appear at the end of each long study. And this due to its easy registration as a journal monography.
Proofs will be sent to authors if there is sufficient time to do so. They should be corrected and returned to the editor within three days. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.
Types of scientific studies within the journal aims and scope
As a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, it comprises these types of pedagogical studies:
Scientific studies
 with research results (standard-page length: 10-20 pages)
Contributions and materials
 (standard-page length: 10 pages)
Extensive empirical studies
 (standard-page length: 60 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields of pedagogy, education, methodology, teaching, and learning
- title of the study, the 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 the research, please indicate the full name and project registration number
- abstracts in a language you write the contribution as well as in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-6) (search key words in Scopus database)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make a point about basic pieces of information - e.g., a citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)
Book reviews
- a full bibliographic reference to the book that is (being) reviewed: author, title, town, editor, year, number of pages, ISBN (as the 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.
Citation form:
- please if you write your text in Slavonic language, do not use in bibliographic references any punctuation, neither in title and authors´names
- message in the text: (Harmer, 1991: 12) or (1991: 12) or (Duchovicova, 2013: 5)
- full bibliographic reference in the list of bibliographic references:
Book bibliographic reference
HARMER, J. 1991. The Practice of English Language Teaching. London: Longman. ISBN 0582046564.
DUCHOVICOVA, J. 2013. Psychodidakticke aspekty vyucovania. Nitra: UKF. ISBN 0283556991
Journal bibliographic reference
LAH, M. 2009. Evolutions des manuels. Didactique du FLE dans les pays slaves, vol. 2, n. 2, pp. 9-12. ISSN 1337-9283.
If there is a number of works cited by one author from the same year, please use the following form: e.g., 1971a, 1971b...

Authors of contributions and research studies should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts in MS Word must be submitted using the TEMPLATE format 1 and 2 and written in one of the following languages (English, Slovak, Russian) following the rules of academic style where high-quality grammar and style are essential. Submissions must include – apart from the main text – the following elements: title, authors, affiliations, contacts, abstracts, key words, and when applicable: introduction, main text, research results, conclusion, appendix, references. Papers should be formatted into A4-size pages, with the title and whole author´s names in 10-point, abstracts, key words, main text, bibliographic references and professional signature in 9-point Times New Roman, in single-spaced one-column format. Figures and tables must be sized as they are to appear in print. Figures should be placed exactly where they are to appear within the text. Other formats are not acceptable. Authors submit their papers electronically through e-mail to the Journal's submission address
The paper should be sent from the professional (academic institution) e-mail address in two documents. In the first document, there will be the author´s name, the whole professional institution address, an academic e-mail address. In the second document, there will be the very final author´s version of the scientific article about selected educational topics (without author´s identification). Besides, the author submits, in an e-mail the article attachment which comprises two formats of abstract and key words and the title of the article. The first format of abstract and key words and title will be written in the language of the article (English, Slovak, Russian or Czech). The second format of abstract and key words, as well as the title of the article, are obligatorily submitted in English. In the e-mail which will contain the two documents, the author will write a note that the submitted article was not published elsewhere and is not under consideration by any other journal. The authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for an editorial review. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others that this has been 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 acknowledgment 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 constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, 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 on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to 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 we are obliged to review a number of papers and these are considered and judged in the hierarchy
The publication fee is 120 euros and comprises costs connected with the double-blind review process, and if the paper is accepted, the fee also comprises DOI code allocation and one copy of the printed journal. The publication fee must be paid the day when the article or the study is sent to . The payment should be provided with the author´s variable symbol (author´s name) which will be indicated in the mail with two folders (article and authors´ names). 
Account details:
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. 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 if the article is accepted with the minor changes.

The review output will be one of the following decisions: A, Accept; B, Accept with minor changes; C, Reject. 
A, The paper is accepted if it fulfils the scope of the journal, treats a new theory, an innovative approach or is a result of research led in the field of education (see the journal´s scope), is written in scientific English, Russian or Slovak, was not published elsewhere, is not under the review process elsewhere, no authorship misconduct is revealed. 
B, The paper is accepted with minor changes if it fulfills the scope, the level of scientific writing and a condition of the innovation or research but there occur small mistakes of the formal side.
C, The paper is rejected if one or more A´s conditions are not maintained.
If required, authors need to revise the paper according to reviewer's comments. After publishing, the authors will receive a copy of the journal or may download the journal from the website. They are supposed to point it out in the first document when sending the mail with the article.
The complete versions of the journal issues in PDF are published on the journal‘s webpage on February and September.
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