Call for Papers: Chemistry Education in the Countries of Former Yugoslavia


Guest Editors: Silvija Markic, Roko Vladusic and Lana Saric

The states in the Balkan region had been part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for a long time. Following changes in the 1990s and later, seven countries arose: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Over the years, some of the countries also became part of the EU. All the political changes in the new countries influenced the education system, in general, and chemistry education, in particular. Chemistry education research developed as well.


The special issue should give an overview of research evidence related to the chemistry education issues specific for each of the countries. It would be interesting to see the development of seven countries which were a part of one system for a long time.


Possible papers may include but are not limited to:

- Development of and changes in chemistry education in each country

- Research on chemistry teacher education in the country

- Presentation of chemistry teacher training in each country

- The challenges and issues of teaching chemistry in the country


Articles should:

- provide an argument for new knowledge supported by careful analysis of evidence;

- be situated in existing literature, and either report the meaningful analysis of carefully collected research data or the rigorous evaluation of innovative practice.



Article submission timeline:

30 September 2018: submission of paper title and abstract [250 words max.]

30 June 2019: paper submission [between 5,000 and 7,000 words]

March 2020: publication of the focus issue in the CEPS journal


Please send the abstract to and clearly state the title of the focus issue.


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