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Author Guidelines

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Dear authors,

It is mandatory to submit your original work by using our online manuscript submission system. You have to make “New Submission” and upload your paper by using the online interface. All subsequent versions should be uploaded by using the same paper ID and your defined password. We draw the authors’ attention to the fact that in the process of registration on the site after filling in the obligatory information marked with an asterisk *, it is necessary to indicate ORCID ID, Affiliation, Department and rank, postal address for sending the hard copy of the journal.

The journal publishes original research articles and review articles contributing to comparative education, language learning and other educational processes.

A research article should report original research, presenting all the standard elements of a scientific investigation: the INTRODUCTION, METHOD (including participants, instruments and procedure), RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, REFERENCES and LEGENDS (Illustrations, Tables and Equations).

A review article is a critical evaluation of material that has already been published. A review article should include an analysis, evaluation, and synthesis and should not just be a reproduction of scientific facts. It is composed of the following sections: problem definition, summary of previous research, explanation of subject matter inter-relations, contradictions, problems and suggestions for further research. It includes the following sections: the INTRODUCTION, MAIN TEXT, CONCLUSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, REFERENCES and LEGENDS (Illustrations, Tables and Equations).

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The article should be typed in a MS Word text editor, font Times New Roman and should not exceed 16 pages, including all parts of the article (title, abstract, main text, tables, illustrations and references). Author name, affiliation and complete address are to be placed underneath the title.

Language

The article must be in English. Authors from non-English speaking countries are requested to have their text thoroughly checked by a competent person. Articles may be rejected on the grounds of poor English. Revisions regarding language errors are the responsibility of the author.

An ABSTRACT which does not exceed 250 words should be provided on a separate page. It should briefly describe the problems being addressed in this study, how the study was performed, the pertinent results and what the authors conclude from the results, respectively. The abstract should be written in English and Serbian (translation will be organized by the Editorial Board for non-Serbian speaking authors). The abstract should be a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article (the problem, method, findings, including statistically significant levels, conclusions and implications).

Below the abstract: KEY WORDS, not more than 5 in total, accurately describing the contents of the manuscript. They should be written in English and Serbian.

TEXT

Introduction: this section should state the purpose of the paper, the reasons for the research and relevant findings of prior research projects.

The Method section is usually divided into: the Subject sample (Participants), Measures (Apparatus or Materials) and Procedures. The procedures (Procedures) should be described in such detail as to enable repetition of the experiment and gathering of comparable data. Any statistical method must be outlined in detail in the subjects and method section, and any methods not commonly used should be described fully or supported by references.

Results

Limit the number of tables and illustrations to the minimum and use them only as a qualification and support to your statements. Use graphs as an alternative to tables, but do not duplicate the information in tables and graphs. Define the statistical terms, abbreviations and symbols. All given units should be in accordance with the international metric system, and decimal points should be used. The results should be presented in the text, tables and illustrations in a logical order. Do not repeat the data from the tables or illustrations in the text, and present only important findings.

Discussion

Compare the results of the research with previous research projects. Connect the conclusion with the aims of the article, but avoid statements and conclusions that do not follow from outline research. Emphasis should be put on new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow. Do not repeat data or other information given in the introduction or the results in detail. Connect the conclusions with the aims of the article, but avoid statements and conclusions that do not follow from your data.

Conclusion

A conclusion section must be included. Provide succinct summary of the implications of findings as previously discussed. Do not make sweeping statements or conclusions that extend beyond your data.

Acknowledgements

An acknowledgement section may be added after the conclusion, if desired.

References in the text

The references in the text should be cited according to the APA style (see: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition, 2001; see also: http://www.apastyle.org).

The references in the text should be cited according to the APA style (see: http://www.apastyle.org).

The quotations are marked in analogue form in the literature summary.

In other articles: according to Parizkova, 1966, 1968; Staffieri, 1967; Stefanik, Heald, & Mayer, 1959; Alexander & Anriacchi, 2001; Sommer et al., 1996.

A similar conclusion was reached by Kocsis (1999), Kocsis et al. (1998), Kocsis & Kiss (1999), Kocsis, Kiss, Knoll, & Jurak (1999), Overman (1998, 1999) and other authors.

If there are more than 5 authors and repeated quotation please use this form: Kocsis et al. (1998) or Sommer et al., 1996.

Manuscripts which are still in the press (forthcoming) should be marked as "in press". In case of more than one article per year, add the suffixes "a", "b" etc. (Kocsis, 1999a, 1999b).

When an original quotation is used, always state the author, the year and the page where the quotation can be found in the given text, and in the reference summary state a full quotation by the source.

Andrews, 1999, 63 or Andrews (1999, 63), Davis & Cox (2002, 25), Kocsis, Kiss, & Knoll (1999, 12).

If the work has more than 5 authors and repeated quotation, use this form: Andrews et al., 1999, 63 or Andrews et al. (1999, 63).

Reference summary

It is always stated at the end of a manuscript / article. It comprises of the sources cited in the manuscript and are referred to in the text. The order of quotations in the reference summary should be alphabetized by the surname of the first author of each work.

References are sequenced according to the year of publication, the older ones cited first.

Paunonen, S. (1995).

Paunonen, S. (1998).

Paunonen, S. (in press).

The reference of one author precedes those of several authors, which begin with the same name. Weiner, S. (1994). Weiner, S., & Lourie, A. (1992).

Periodicals (Regularly published journals, magazines, memorial volumes etc.):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (1999). Name of the article. Name of the magazine, Vol (Number), Pages.

Bullen, B., Reed, R., & Mayer, J. (1964). Physical activity of obese and nonobese adolescent girls appraised by motion picture sampling. American Journal Clinical Nutrition, (14), 211.

Overman, S. (1999). Sporting and recreational activities of students in the mideval universities. Facta Universitatis, Series: Physical Education, 1 (6), 25-33.

Non-periodicals (books, monographs, unscheduled published memorial volumes, lecture notes, brochures, etc.):

Author, A. A. (1994). Name of the work. Place: Publisher.

Kostić, R. (2001). Ples, teorija i praksa (Dance, theory and practice). Niš: "Grafika Galeb".

Medved, V. (2001). Measurement of human locomotion. New York: CRC Press LLC.

A section from a non-periodical (i.e. chapter in a memorial volume, book, etc.):

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1994). Name of the chapter. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor, Name of the book (pp. xxx-xxx). Place: Publisher.

  Mason B.R., & Formosa D.P. (2011). Competition analysis. In S. Ludovic, C. Didier, & M. Inigo, World book of swimming: From science to performance (pp.411-424). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

 Lejmen, M.E. (1984). Doprinos igre i sporta emocionalnom zdravlju (Contribution of game and sports to emotional health). In E. Dž. Kejn, Psihologija i sport (Psychology and sport) (pp.235-265). Beograd: Nolit.

Article from the proceedings of a conference, congress or symposium:

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (2001). Name of the article. In A. Editor, B. Editor & C. Editor (Eds), Name of a conference, congress or symposium (pp. xxx-xxx). Place: Publisher.

Kukolj, M., & Ugraković, D. (1997). Nasleđe kao osnova motoričkog ponašanja (Heredity as the basis of motor behavior). U R. Kostić (Ur), Šesti međunarodni simpozijum "Fis komunikacije 1997" u fizičkom vaspitanju, sportu i rekreaciji (Sixth International Congress "Fis Communications'97" in Physical Education, Sports and Recreation) (pp. 218-225). Niš: Filozofski fakultet, Univerzitet u Nišu, Institut fizičke kulture.

 Radovanović, D., Aleksandrović, M., & Georgiev, G. (2005). Defining canonical correlations of functional and situation-swimming motor skills of 12 years old water polo players. In: Milanović, D. & Prot, F. (Eds.), 4th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology ”Science and Profession – Challenge for the Future”. (pp. 713-715), Zagreb: Faculty of Kinesiology.

 Bachelor's, master's, doctoral thesis

Vest, A.L. (1995). Model nekaterih energijskih značilnosti kajakašev (Model of some energy-characteristics of water-slalom kayakers).Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Ljubljana: Fakulteta za sport.

WWW (Internet): Electronic reference formats recommended by the American Psychological Association. (1999, November 19). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Retrieved May 3, 2000, from the World Wide Web: http://www.onlinebachelordegreeprograms.com/apa-style-guide-for-psychologists/

Articles from Internet-only journals

Fredrickson, B.L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000 from http://journals.apa .org/prevention/pre0030001a.html

LEGENDS

Tables

Tables should be numbered consecutively and given a suitable caption. Tables should not duplicate any results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs). All the necessary explanations and a legend of the abbreviations have to be provided at the bottom of each table.

Illustrations

This category includes: photographs, schemata, diagrams, algorithms and other graphic material.

Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are referred to. All illustrations should be prepared by computer software. Each illustration should have a number and a title. Legends to illustrations should be given at the foot of the illustration. If illustrations contain symbols, arrows, numbers or letters, these should be explained in detail in the legend.

Equations

When giving equations, please simplify the complex formulas and check them carefully. Place short and simple equations in the line of text, which should not project above or below the line. In articles where complex equations are a fundamental part of the manuscript and it is impossible to present their development in full, we advise that the authors present the missing parts in the form of a separate informal written communication to the reviewer. All special characters (where there might be doubt) should be accompanied by a note on the margin of the text.

 

 

 

 

 

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