Submissions

Login or Register to make a submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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 single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Submission Procedure

  • Papers submitted to the Multidisciplinary Journal of School Education should not have been published or submitted for publication before, e.g. to the editorial offices of other periodicals or in the Internet.
  • Papers presented for publication should be submitted in electronic form as Word documents at the Multidisciplinary Journal of School Education. The submission procedure requires:
    • Registering for an account
    • Logging in to your account
    • Selecting your role as an Author
    • Selecting "Start a new submission"
    • Completing 5-step submission process
  • Papers should be submitted in English or in Spanish. All papers will be read by a native speaker of English and reviewed in terms of linguistic quality. The Editorial Board reserves the right to return papers to authors in the case of a low standard of English.
  • Papers should be written in accordance with the APA 7th style or https://apastyle.apa.org/ 
  • In order to send the text for publication, prepare a file with text according to the structure described below. In the text sent for review, all data about the Author should be deleted in accordance with the "blank review" rules. Data about the Author/ Authors should be entered in the metadata: Name and Surname, Affiliation - Faculty (University), e-mail address and a link with the personal ORCID number (required for each author): example: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8781-7643.
  • If the article contains an illustration it should be sent in the following file types (.tif; .eps; .jpg) at a resolution of 300 dpi; and graphs (only shades of gray) prepared using Microsoft Office Excel must be accompanied by the source files (.xls).
  • The preferred length of the article is between 20.000 and 30.000 characters.
  • Abstract (up to 1000 characters in length) should include the following: objectives (aims) of the research, research issues or problems, research methods, a short description of the context of the presented issue, process of argumentation, findings (research results), conclusions and recommendations.
  • Direct quotations: If a quotation consists of fewer than 40 words, treat it as a short quotation: Incorporate it into the text and enclose it within double quotation marks. For a direct quotation, always include a full citation (parenthetical or narrative) in the same sentence as the quotation. If a quotation contains 40 words or more, treat it as a block quotation. Do not use quotation marks to enclose a block quotation.
  • Footnotes: Use footnotes sparingly (or not at all) and place them at the bottom of the column on the page on which they are referenced. Use 8-point Times, single-spaced. To help your readers, avoid using footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).
  • References: Begin the reference list on a new page after the text. Apply a hanging indent of 0.5 in. to each reference list entry, meaning that the first line of the reference is flush left and subsequent lines are indented 0.5 in. from the left margin. Use the paragraph-formatting function of your word-processing program to apply the hanging indent. References for works with DOIs also include the DOI in the source element, and references for most online works without DOIs include the work’s URL. When a book is in a different language than your paper, include a translation of the book title in square brackets. If the other language uses a different alphabet from the one you are writing in, transliterate the alphabet into the Roman alphabet.
  • Submission of the article to the editorial office entails the author's permission for printing as well as making the full electronic version of the article available on the Internet.
  • Papers submitted in accordance with the editorial criteria will be reviewed by two reviewers, according to the double-blind review procedure. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers in the case of a negative review.
  • The final decision to print a text is made by the Chief Editor or the Deputy Editor.
  • The Editorial Board does not return submitted materials.
  • Papers are published free of charge.

 

Structure of a Paper

 

Article:

  • Author’s first name and surname
  • Author's ORCID ID
  • Author’s affiliation (university, faculty, department)
  • Contact e-mail address
  • Title of paper/title of article
  • Abstract (approx. 1000 characters)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Main body, divided into sections/subsections with headings
  • Conclusion
  • References

 

Report (conference, events, etc.):

  • Author’s first name and surname
  • Author's ORCID ID
  • Author’s affiliation (university, faculty, department)
  • Contact e-mail address
  • Title of report
  • Main body

 

Review:

  • Reviewer’s first name and surname
  • Reviewer’s ORCID ID
  • Reviewer’s affiliation (university, faculty, department)
  • Contact e-mail address
  • Review of monograph/publication (author's name or names, publication date, title of the work, place of publication, publishing house, ISBN, total number of pages)
  • Main body

 

 

 General Rules Related to Reference Lists and In Text Citations

 

Below you can find examples of in text citations and reference listings. They are related to various types of printed and internet sources.

Item Reference list In text citation
Book: 1 author Harris, P.L. (1989). Children and Emotion. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Harris (1989) or (Harris, 1989)
Book: 2 authors Turner, J.S., Helms, D.B. (1983). Lifespan Development (2nd ed.). Chicago: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Turner, Helms (1983) or (Turner, Helms, 1983)
Book: 3-5 authors Vasta, R., Haith, M.M., Miller, S.A. (1992). Child psychology: The modern science. New York: Wiley. First citation: Vasta, Haith, Miller (1992) or (Vasta, Haith, Miller, 1992) Subsequent citations: Vasta et al. (1992) or (Vasta et al., 1992)
Book: more than 5 authors Gazda, G.M., Balzer, F.J., Childers, W.C., Nealy, A.U., Phelps, R.E., Walters, R.P. (2005). Human relations development: A manual for educators (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Educational. Gazda et al. (2005) or (Gazda et al., 2005)
Book chapter Flavell, J.H. (1992). Perspectives on Perspective Taking. In H. Beilin, P. Pufall (Eds.) Piaget’s Theory. Prospects and Possibilities (pp. 107–140). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Flavell (1992) or (Flavell, 1992)
Book: corporate author United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International (2012). Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge. New York, London: UNFPA and HelpAge International. United Nations Population Fund (UNCPA), HelpAge International (2012) or (United Nations Population Fund (UNCPA), HelpAge International, 2012)
Journal article Bartsch, K., Wellman, H.M. (1989). Young Children’s Attribution of Action to Beliefs and Desires. Child Development, 60, 946–964. (DOI: if available) Bartsch, Wellman (1989) or (Bartsch, Wellman, 1989)
Online article Read, E. (2007, November 1). Myth-busting gen Y. New Zealand Management, 54 (10), 63-64. Retrieved from http://www.management.co.nz Read (2007) or (Read, 2007)
Online article with no date Flesch, R. (n.d.). How to write plain English. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from http://www.mang.canterbury.ac.nz/writing_guide/writing/flesch.shtml Flesch (n.d) or (Flesch, n.d.)
An entry in an Encyclopedia Baker, J.S. (2006). Psychoanalysis. In Encyclopedia Americana. (Vol.15, pp.26-3284). New York, NY: Encyclopedia Americana. Baker (2006) or Baker (2006)
Conference Proceedings Jones, A.M., Graham, O.T. (Eds.). (1998). Proceedings from SEE ’98: Synergy of Educational Environments. Buffalo, NY: Erlbaum. Jones, A.M., Graham, O.T. (1998) or (Jones, A.M., Graham, O.T., 1998)
Dissertation, published Salt, J.B. (2007). New directions in cognitive therapy. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from [Name of database]. [Order or accession number] Salt, J.B. (2007)
Dissertation, unpublished Salt, J.B. (2007). New directions in cognitive therapy. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). [Name of institution, Location]. Salt, J.B. (2007)

For non-English or translated sources, a reference follows the basic APA Style templates, but you may need to include some additional information.

If you refer to a non-English source you need to add the English translation of the source's title (article or book, not the journal) put in square brackets.

Here's an example:

Piaget, J. (1966).La psychologie de l’enfant [The psychology of the child]. Paris, France: Presses Universitaires de France.

The reference for a translated source includes the translator’s name in parenthesis right after its title.

Here's another example:

Piaget, J. (1969).The psychology of the child (H. Weaver, Trans.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

Privacy Statement

By creating an account in the profile of the journal, I also agree to receive notifications via e-mail. Newsletters will inform about the publication of new issues of the journal or other matters related to the journal's activity.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

General Information

  1. The operator of the Website is: Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow
  2. The website performs the function of obtaining information about users and their behaviour in the following way:
    1. by information entered voluntarily in forms;
    2. by saving cookie files in end devices (so-called "cookies");
    3. by collecting web server logs by the hosting operator.

 

Information in forms

  1. The website collects information voluntarily provided by the user.
  2. The website can also store information about the connection parameters (time, IP address).
  3. Any data given in the form is not shared with third parties without the user’s consent.
  4. The data provided in this form may be a set of potential customers, entered by the Service Operator in the register kept by the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection.
  5. The data provided in this form are processed in the order resulting from the function of a particular form, for example in order to make the process of handling a service request or a business contact.
  6. Data provided in the forms may be forwarded to entities technically performing certain services. This concerns in particular the transfer of information about the holder of the registered domain to entities that are the operators of Internet domains (especially the Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa j.b.r - NASK), services that handle payments or other entities with which the service operator cooperates in this regard.

 

Information about cookies

  1. The Website uses cookies.
  2. Cookies contain statistical data, text files in particular, that are stored in the Website User's end device and are intended to be used for browsing the sites of the Website. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they originate, their storage time on the end user device, as well as a unique number.
  3. Subject placing cookies on the end device of the Service User and obtaining access to them is the Operator of the Service.
  4. Cookies are used for the following purposes:
    1. create statistics which help understand how the Service Users benefit from websites which allows for the improvement of their structure and content;
    2. maintenance of the Service User's session (after logging in) to allow the User to use the Service without re-typing his/her login and password;
    3. to determine the user profile in order to display personalised materials in advertising networks, in particular the Google Network.
  5. Two types of cookies are used within the Website: “session” (session cookies) or “persistent” (persistent cookies). Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on the User's end device till log out time, leaving the website or disabling the software (web browser). Persistent cookies are stored in the user's end device for the time specified in the cookie file parameters or until the user deletes them.
  6. The software used to browse websites (a web browser) usually allows for default storing of cookies on the User's end device. Users of the Website may change the settings in this area. The web browser allows the user to delete cookies. You can also automatically block cookies. It is also possible to block cookies automatically. Check help or documentation of the web browser for detailed information.
  7. Please be advised that any restrictions in the use of cookies may affect some of the functionalities available on the Websites.
  8. Cookies on the end device of the Website User can be used by advertisers and partners cooperating with the Website Operator as well.
  9. We recommend reading privacy policies of these companies to learn how the cookies are used in statistics: Google Analytics Privacy Policy.
  10. Cookies can be used by ad networks, in particular, the Google Network, to display ads tailored to the way the user uses the Service. For this purpose, information about the user’s navigation path or time spent on particular web page may be kept.
  11. In terms of information about User preferences collected by the Google advertising network, the User can view and edit information derived from cookies using the tool: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.

 

Server logs

  1. Information about some of user behaviours are subject to logon in the server layer. These data are used solely to administer the site and to provide the most efficient hosting service.
  2. Browsed resources of the Website are identified by URL addresses. In addition, recorded may be:
    1. enquiry receipt time
    2. answer sending time
    3. name of the User station - identification performed by the HTTP protocol,
    4. information about errors that occurred during the execution of the HTTP transaction,
    5. URL address of the page previously visited by the user (referrer link) - in the case when the transition to the Website was made via link;
    6. information on the user's browser;
    7. IP address information.
  3. The above data are not associated with individual persons browsing the web sites.
  4. The above data are used only for server administration purposes.

 

Data sharing

  1. The data shall be made accessible to third parties solely within the limits of the law.
  2. The data allowing for the identification of a natural person shall be shared only upon that person's consent.
  3. The operator may be required to disclose information collected by the Website to authorised authorities to comply with lawful requests to the extent resulting from the request.

 

Management of cookies - how to give and withdraw consent?

  1. If the user does not wish to receive cookies, they may change browser settings. Please note that disabling cookies that are necessary for the processes of authentication, security, storing of the User preferences can hinder, and in some cases, prevent the user from viewing web pages.