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Author Guidelines


Steps for Successful Manuscript Online Submission

Manuscript Online Submission

Note: Manuscript Online Submission, i.e. upload via Open Journal System of the Croatian Journal of Education must start from the English language web page. Language may be selected from the drop-down menu located on the right side of the web page.

For any additional information the authors are kindly requested to consult Author Guidelines link (see Submissions section in About the Journal link).


From the drop-down menu the author(s) need to select one of the three provided options:

  • Basic Educational Sciences,

  • Teaching Methodologies and Related Fundamental Sciences,

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Other Sciences and Arts.

Authors who wish to add comments to the editor regarding their paper can do so by selecting the option Comments for the Editor. The authors are kindly requested not to upload the manuscript in this step.

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.



The manuscript needs to be prepared in accordance with the Submission Guidelines link in Open Office or Microsoft Word document, with the information about the authors omitted.


Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Also, submissions may be returned to the authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.



Paper Submission

Only the papers written and prepared in accordance with Submission Guidelines will be considered for publication in CJE. link

IMPORTANT NOTE: Manuscripts that fail to comply with stylistic and bibliographic requirements will be rejected immediately without consideration.



Names and identification of all authors should be DELETED from the file submitted in Step 2 of the online submission procedure.

To ensure blind peer-review, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. Submissions that fail to comply with this request will not be considered.

The paper is submitted in English language with the title, abstract, tables, figures and graphs positioned in the appropriate place in the text. There should also be a reference list and appendices. However, appendices should be avoided wherever possible, unless they are crucial for the paper.

The authors also need to submit the Croatian version of the title, abstract and the manuscript with the omission of tables, figures, graphs and references. The authors submitting the Croatian version of the paper are kindly requested to specify the position of tables and illustrations in the paper marking it with e.g. Table 1.; Figure 1.

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.




In this step, data about all authors need to be entered in the appropriate order and the name of the Principal Contact for the Editorial Correspondence needs to be specified. If there are multiple authors, their information can be added using the option Add Author. In case the order of the authors needs to be changed, the option Reorder Authors to Appear in the Order They Will Be Listed on Publication is selected, or if an author needs to be removed from the submission, the option Delete Author is selected.

All data about authors are entered in English language, with the name of each author's affiliated institution and the postal code specified. The author's country of origin needs to be selected from the drop-down menu.



The title of the manuscript should be entered using sentence case letter format in English and Croatian language with the two language versions separated by a slash (in English Capitalize Each Word should be used). When submitting the abstract, the English text is entered, followed by key words in a new line. Then there should be an empty line followed by the Croatian version of the abstract and key words in a new line.

Key words are up to five words or phrases, not previously mentioned in the title, submitted in alphabetical order and separated with a semicolon (;).

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.



The authors are kindly requested to skip this step and continue submission procedure. All the files and data related to the manuscript need to be submitted in a unique file in Step 2.

Tables should not be submitted as supplementary files but should be included in the main manuscript file.

The process may continue by selecting Save and Continue.



In this step the authors only confirm that they have correctly entered all the data so that the system can register it.

The process may continue by selecting Finish 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 listed authors warrant that they are the authors and sole owners of the submitted manuscript. The authors also warrant that the work is original; that it has not been previously published in print or electronic format and is not under consideration by another publisher or electronic medium; that it has not been previously transferred, assigned, or otherwise encumbered; and that the authors have full power to grant such rights. With respect to the results of this work, the manuscript of this or substantially similar content will not be submitted to any other journal until the review process in the Croatian Journal of Education has been officially completed (acceptance or rejection of the manuscript).

    The authors hereby grant to the Croatian Journal of Education the right to edit, revise, abridge, and condense the manuscript.

    If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors hereby transfer the copyright of the paper to the Croatian Journal of Education. The authors also grant their permission to the Croatian Journal of Education to allow third parties to copy any part of the journal without asking for permission, provided that the reference to the source is given.

    For papers with more than one author, all co-authors agree to allow the corresponding author to make decisions regarding prepublication release of the information given in the paper to the media and government agencies.


    The Editor-in-Chief and Section-Editors read all submitted papers and assign a general priority level. Papers are first compared to the standard and the concept of the journal, then the methodology is preliminary reviewed, and after that, they are sent to reviewers. The reviewed papers are returned to the authors with reviewers' suggestions for the improvement, or in case of a negative review, are rejected. Next, editorial board members read the revised paper and, provided adequate improvements have been made, the paper is selected for publication according to its categorization, or in case the authors have failed to make the required improvements, the paper is rejected.

    • Papers have to be previously unpublished and they cannot be under consideration for publication in other journals; however, if the paper has been submitted elsewhere, the editorial board of Croatian Journal of Education should be notified.

    • The editorial board is under no obligation to provide justification of its decision regardless of whether the paper is accepted or rejected.


    Authors are obliged to submit the paper in both languages and they take full responsibility for the quality of the translated text. Publication cost per article for author(s) is 1500 kunas (200 €). Authors who do not justification of their paper in both languages will be offered a translation for a fee according to the market price of 150 kunas (20 €) per standard page. The fee will be paid by the authors after the paper has been accepted and before its publication. The standard page size is 1800 characters with spaces. Proofreading is provided for all well-prepared texts; however, all texts which require more than 16 proofreading corrections per standard page will be charged additionally in the amount of 60 kunas (8€) per standard page.

    Authors whose papers have been accepted for publication may be delivered one copy of the issue for the first author for a fee of 1500 kunas (200 €).


    By submitting their paper to CJE, the authors confirm that the procedures followed during the research and in writing the manuscript are in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible institution.


    Authors certify that copies of all permissions to reproduce published material, to use illustrations, report information about identifiable people, or to name people for their contributions are submitted along with the manuscript.

    All the employed research instruments need to be legally obtained, in other words, the authors are obliged to present a written consent by the rightsholder, the publisher or the author, granting them the right to use the instrument.


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