• Submission guidelines

    Before submitting your manuscript to this journal, please ensure you have read the Aims and Scope Section. We publish original articles, reviews, reports, and polemics in English. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th edition.


    To submit your manuscript, please click here: make a new submission.


    1. Formatting

    - The preferred format for your manuscript is Word.

    - The manuscript must be prepared in the A4 format of a standard typescript (app. 2700 characters per page, margins: upper and lower- 25 mm, left- 25 mm).

    - It is recommended to use 12-point Times New Roman (or similar) font, 1.5-line spacing.

    -The volume of the main manuscript file should not exceed 20 pages (including tables, graphs, footnotes, and references).


    2. Title Page

    The title page must be prepared as a separate one-page file, and must consist of:

    - Authors' first and last name

    - Academic title and one affiliation per Author

    - Authors' e-mail address

    - Authors' ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, see: https://orcid.org/)

    - Article title

    - Abstract (app. 200 words)

    - 4-5 Keywords

    - Corresponding author address, phone number, e-mail


    3. The main manuscript file

    The main manuscript file should not be longer than 20 pages (including abstract, keywords, tables, figures, and references).

    The main manuscript must consist of parts as follows:


    - Paper title

    - Keywords

    - Introduction

    - Literature review

    - Methods

    - Results

    - Discussion

    - Conclusions

    - Limitations

    - References


    The abstract must not exceed 200 words. The abstract should be descriptive, instructive, and summarize the conducted topic. The authors should define 4-5 keywords that represent the content of the manuscript and are specific to the paper's field or subfield.


    4. Tables, artwork, figures, and other graphics

    Tables and figures (figures, graphs, photographs) should be placed in the main text and separate files and accurately described. The place of their insertions should be marked in the right margin of the text.


    The font in the table should be 10-points. There is no other table formatting than the grid. The title is placed above the table. Footnotes to the table are placed directly below it.


    Figures should be in the jpg format. There is no other table formatting than the grid. The title is placed above the table. Footnotes to the table are placed directly below it.

    Charts (black & white only!) should be prepared using Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Microsoft Graph). The chart number and title are saved below the graph. Charts made with other programs and pasted as figures are allowed. 

    The minimum resolution of figures is 300 dpi. In the case of figures, tables, etc. from studies published in other journals or books, the author is required to obtain permission to use them and add references to such figures below them in the text.

    Both figures and tables must be cited in the text as (Table 1), (Figure 1), etc. 


    5. References

    The reference list should appear at the end of the paper. Each source you cite in the paper must appear in your reference list. Likewise, each entry in the reference list must be cited in your text. The reference list should be correctly formatted in the APA 7th Style. References shohuld not be added as the Word Index. Only Manual references listed at the end of the paper will be accepted. 

    The author declares that he or she has checked whether the bibliographic sources referred to in the article are registered in the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system and whether they have the DOI. In the case of its occurrence, the DOI number appropriate for the article recalled in the references/footnotes (do not use footnotes in APA format) has been given in the relevant footnote, after the bibliographic data of the referenced source, in the form of an active hyperlink. DOI numbers should be verified directly on the journal's website or publishers or the CrossRef agency website: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/


    6. Ethics in research

    Authors of submited papers must indicate the ethical aspects of their research and provide the consent of the Ethics Committee to conduct research in the scope of the article submitted to IJSE. Please, see the ethical aspects in research explaination here.

    When submiting the paper, the ethical aspects of the research must be included. The details must be provide in "Methods" or "Procedure" section in the paper and the Bioethics Commission certificate  included as the separate file in the paper metadata (as Research Materials).
    If Authors do not provide the details on ethical issues of their research, the paper will not meet the eligibility criteria for the IJSE and will be declided by the journal Editors.


    7. Extensive English Editing

    It is the authors’ responsibility to submit their work in correct American English. The APC includes only minor English editing, conducted by native English speakers. The APC does not include extensive English editing. If extensive editing is required, your paper could be returned to you at the English editing stage of the publication process. This could delay the publication of your work. 



    Duties and responsibilities
  • Aim & Scope

    The International Journal of Special Education offers a wide range of professionals a peer-reviewed international forum for original papers in special education. Research papers, as well as, theoretical and review articles are sought from all over the world.

    We encourage Authors to submit their results of the research, historical and philosophical reviews in addition to evidence-based data on the effectiveness of innovative approaches in special education.