The Journal of Elementary Education (JEE) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research and review articles primarily but not limited to the area of elementary school education. JEE is especially committed to publishing research papers which inform educational researchers about issues of contemporary concern in education. The basic purpose of the journal is to cover a broad spectrum of education theory and its implications for teaching practice, seeking to bridge and integrate diverse methodological and substantive research. The Editorial Board brings together academics and researchers from different European countries, who seek to promote a vigorous dialogue between scholars in various fields both central and related to scientific enquiry in education.

    Articles accepted for publication in JEE should address an important, up to date issue in education, apply appropriate research methodology, and be written in a clear and coherent style. Accepted articles should make significant contributions to the field. In addition, JEE accepts articles which promote advances in education from closely related fields, such as cognitive psychology, child development, applied linguistics and others. JEE does not publish articles that have appeared elsewhere or have been concurrently submitted to or are already under consideration for publication in other journals. The languages accepted for the papers eligible for publication in JEE are Slovene and English.

     Paper Acceptance Procedure

    After a paper is submitted to JEE, the editor/publishing board first establishes if it is within the journal's domain of interests and meets the journal's requirements for style and quality.

    1. If the paper meets the standard and the concept of the journal, it is sent to reviewers. JEE uses a double-blind review. Papers which are within the journal's domain but do not meet its requirements for style or quality, may be returned to the author for revision.
    2. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of the article about three months after submission of the manuscript.
    3. The reviewed papers are returned to the authors with reviewers’ feedback and suggestions for improvement or an indication of the reasons for a rejection.
    4. The decision regarding publication is made by the editor after considering the reviewers’ recommendations. The editorial board is under no obligation to provide justification for its decision.
    5. The text of the paper should be edited in accordance with the Submission Guidelines.
    6. Authors must certify that the data cited in the article are, to the best of their knowledge, accurate, reliable and authentic. When the article is accepted for publication, the author has to sign the Publishing Ethics Statement and the Statement of Authenticity. Manuscripts will also be submitted to plagiarism detection software.

    organigram

     Preparation of Copy

    Follow these instructions for the preparation of the manuscript:

    1. Submit your manuscript as a Word file. Use Times New Roman: 12 pt. for main text and 10 pt. for abstract in Slovene and English, and for references and quotations of three lines or more. All text must be 1.5 spaced and justified. Use boldface type for first level headings, italics for second level headings and regular type for all other headings. Do not number headings. Do not number headings or use uppercase.
    2. The length of your paper should not exceed 8,000 words including the abstracts, bibliography, and key words.
    3. The title of your article should not exceed 15 words. The title should be written in English and in Slovene.
    4. At the beginning of the manuscript include an abstract (up to 100 words) in the language of the article, and its translation into the other language, followed by 3-5 key words. In addition to the abstracts also include a longer summary (about 500-700 words) at the end manuscript, before reference - in English if the article is in Slovene and in Slovene if the article is in English.
    5. Do not use either footnotes or endnotes.
    6. Quote references in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Include only the sources cited in current text, arranged in alphabetical order.
    7. Tables, figures and graphs should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text (e.g. Table 1.) and should be referred to in the text. The title of the tables, figures and graphs should be 10pt and placed below the table.
    8. Send a separate document with the following information: author’s name and family name, address, full title of the article, academic title, affiliation and e-mail address.

    Example:

    Books: last name and name of the author, year of publication, title, location, press.

    Duh, M. (2004). Vrednotenje kot didaktični problem pri likovni vzgoji. Maribor:Pedagoška fakulteta.

    Articles from Magazines: last name and name of the author, year published, title of the article, name of the magazine, year, issue number, page(s).

    Planinšec, J. (2002). Športna vzgoja in medpredmetne povezave v osnovni šoli. Šport, 50 (1), 11–15.

    Academic Journals: last name and name of the author, year published, title of the article, information about the journal, page(s).

    Fošnarič, S. (2002). Obremenitve šolskega delovnega okolja in otrokova uspešnost. In M. Juričič (Ed.), Šolska higiena: zbornik prispevkov (p. 27–34). Ljubljana: Sekcija za šolsko in visokošolsko medicino SZD.

    Citing sources in the body of the text: If a direct quotation is cited, write the last name of the author, year it was published and page number. Put this information in parenthesis (Lipovec, 2005, p. 9). If the information is paraphrased, leave out the page number (Lipovec, 2005).

    Manuscripts may be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in printed form, sent with a saved version on a disk to the following address:

    UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
    PEDAGOŠKA FAKULTETA MARIBOR
    REVIJA ZA ELEMENTARNO IZOBRAŽEVANJE
    Koroška cesta 160
    2000 MARIBOR
    SLOVENIJA