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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-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.
  • Manuscript is from 5,000 to 7,000 words long, including the abstract and reference list. It is written in UK English.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Publishing in the Journal is free of charges.

Manuscripts should be from 5,000 to 7,000 words long, including the abstract and reference list. They should be written in UK English.
 Submissions should be no more than 20 pages in length, and should be original and unpublished work not currently under review by another journal or publisher.

Submission of the manuscript

Your manuscript should be submitted via the Open Journal System, which is available at http://ojs.cepsj.si/.

Review Process

Manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those meeting the aims and scope of the journal will be sent for blind review. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, but the review process usually takes at least 3 months.
The CEPS Journal has an online-based review system via the Open Journal System. All submissions should be made via the OJS - http://ojs.cepsj.si/.

Format of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be typed on in 12-point font Times New Roman, double spaced throughout.
All text should be ragged-right. Figures and Tables should be incorporated into the adequate place in the manuscript text.

Cover Page

To facilitate blind reviewing, the cover page should not form part of the manuscript file, but all meta data should be entered in the OJS.

Citations in text

References should follow the 6th edition of APA standards (American Psychological Association) in alphabetical order. References should be cited in the text first alphabetically, then by date (e.g., Devetak, 2009; Tašner & Gaber, 2017; Vogrinc & Valenčič Zuljan, 2010) and listed in alphabetical order in the reference section at the end of the manuscript. If there are three, four or five authors, all authors should be cited at the first mention. If the cited paper has more than five authors, it should be cited as the first author + et al., but the first six authors should be listed in the reference list. Use a comma between two references by the same author (e.g., Vogrinc, 2000, 2002). When authors are mentioned in the text, i.e., not in parentheses, do not use an ampersand (e.g., As suggested by Devetak and Vogrinc (2003), but NOT As has been shown by Brown & Green (2004)). When a specific page, section, equation or other division of the work is cited, a specific page reference should be included after the author’s last name(s) and the year of publication, (e.g., Vogrinc, 2008, p. 5).

In the case of a literal quote of up to 40 words, state the page on which the quote is given in the original source (e.g., Vogrinc, 2008, p. 5) and put quotation marks around the quote.

The titles of sources that are not originally in English must be translated into English so that the English translation follows the original title in square brackets.

 Examples of acceptable forms of references at the end of the chapter are:

Journal papers

  • Tašner, V., & Gaber, S. (2016). The age of studies and reports: Selected elements concerning the background of encounters defining the power of education. Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 6(2), 61–78.


  • McNamee, S. J., & Miller, R. K. (2009). The  meritocracy myth. Lanhman, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Edited Books

  • Brown, P., Halsey, A. H., Lauder, H., & Stuart Wells, A. (1997). The transformation of education and society: An introduction. In A. H. Halsey, H. Lauder, P. Brown, & A. S. Wells (Eds.), Education: Culture, economy, and society (pp. 1–44). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Electronic sources

  • Clarke, A. C. (2007). Remembering Sputnik: Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Retrieved from http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/space-flight/remembering-sputnik-sir-arthur-c-clarke

Other Guidelines:

First page

The name(s) of the author(s) should not appear on this page. 

For papers reporting empirical research, state in brief: the primary objective (the research questions addressed or any hypothesis tested); the research design; the methods and procedures employed; the number of subjects; the main outcomes and results; the conclusions drawn from these data and results, including their implications for further research or application/practice.

Key Words
Please provide 3 to 5 key words or short phrases in alphabetical order after the abstract.

Figures, tables and ilustrations

All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a Figure and they should be numbered as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Complete and descriptive titles of the figures should be put below the figure.
Each table should be numbered as Table 1, Table 2, etc. Complete and descriptive titles of the tables should be put before the table. Tables and figures must be referred to in the text and numbered in order of their appearance.


Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.


Supplementary material should be submitted as a suplementary file.