Call for Papers: The Role of Textbooks in Teaching and Learning Processes


Vol. 12, Issue 2 (Year 2022)

Issue Editors: Miha Kovač, Mojca K. Šebart and Gregor Torkar

Nowadays, a range of learning resources are used to support students in their learning process, among which textbooks are the most notable. Textbooks play an important role in almost any school system in the world, representing a useful resource for both teachers as course designers and students acquiring knowledge. However, the use of commercial textbooks and other teaching and learning resources has advantages and disadvantages, which is what we invite authors to address in this focus issue of the CEPS Journal.


This focus issue aims to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of using a textbook, as well as ways of adapting textbooks that provide teachers with an opportunity to personalise teaching material and enable students to be more actively involved in the learning process. In addition, we would also like to focus on differences in the use of printed and digital textbooks, and to address the question of the extent to which printed textbooks are being replaced by photocopies, digital learning tools and other non-textbook materials and how this affects the quality of education.


In this context, we invite authors to investigate the quality criteria for evaluating textbooks, such as whether they address individual learners’ needs, maintain high standards of design and production, follow the aims and objectives of syllabuses or course programmes, use effective teaching and learning approaches and methods, are accompanied by various learning resources, are sensitive towards gender equality, etc.


Theoretical and empirical articles are therefore welcome for this issue, in order to contribute to new insights into the role of textbooks in teaching and learning processes.


Article submission timeline:

30 December 2020: submission of paper title and abstract with up to five keywords [250 words max.]

30 September 2021: paper submission [between 5,000 and 7,000 words]

June 2022: publication of the focus issue of the CEPS journal


Please send the abstract to clearly stating the title of the focus issue.


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 Submissions should be no more than 20 pages in length, and should be original and unpublished work not currently under review by another journal or publisher.


When preparing the manuscript, please follow our guidelines, which are available here: