The Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science publishes papers of the following categories: full research papers, short communications, review studies and book reviews (on invitation only).
FULL RESEARCH PAPERS should consist of the following sections: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References. The paper should be between 10-20 pages (in the journal paper template style) including references and appendices. The abstract should be between 100-200 words in length.
SHORT COMMUNICATION should consist of the following sections: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, References. The paper should be up to 8 pages including references and appendices. The abstract should be between 100-200 words in length.
REVIEW STUDY summarizes findings in the field concerned. The reviewed literature sources must have been published in the last 10 years. The study should be up to 15 pages in length, a short abstract should be submitted with the study.
Papers are published in English. A paper may comprise an empirical study using an acceptable research strategy, such as survey, case study, experiment, archival analysis, etc. It may contain a theoretical study aimed at advancing current theory or adapting theory to local conditions or it may arise from theoretical studies aimed at reviewing and/or synthesizing existing theory. Concepts and underlying principles should be emphasized, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area.
The paper. The paper is carefully formatted according to the template of the journal (see bellow). Special attention is paid to the exact application of the Harvard referencing convention to both continuous citations and list of references. If an electronic source has the DOI number assigned, also it will be provided in the list of references. Manuscripts are submitted via the editorial system in the DOC or PDF format.
Research highlights. The core results, findings or conclusions of the paper are emphasized in 1-3 bullet points (max. 100 characters per bullet point including spaces). The highlights are submitted as a text into the submission form in the editorial system.
Copyright form. The submission of a paper will imply that, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher. The manuscript submitted is accompanied by the copyright form signed by the corresponding author who declares the agreement of all authors with the conditions in the Form. The Form is submitted into the editorial system in the PDF format.
Suggested reviewers. It is required to suggest two experts appropriate to evaluation of the paper. The experts should be out of the affiliation of the author(s), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, and also both experts should be from different affiliations. The reviewers are submitted into the text fields in the submission form of the editorial system.
Template of the paper Harvard referencing convention Copyright form Template of the Replies to reviewers' comments
- Authors are responsible for applying all requirements that are specified in the journal’s paper template in individual sections. Especially, the paper must provide a short review of current state in the area of the paper’s aim in Introduction. The paper should refer significant sources, particularly scientific journals or monographs.
- Papers must be closely scrutinized for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not author’s first language then the paper should be proof-read by a native English-speaking person, preferably one with experience of writing for academic use. Spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Tables, graphs and illustrations should be drawn using a suitable drawing package. Colour may be used. Place all diagrams and tables where you wish them to appear in the paper. Ensure your diagrams fit within the margins and are resizable without distortion.
Following Editorial recommendation, papers are submitted to a double-blind peer review process before publication. Commentary by reviewers will be summarized and sent by email to authors, who can choose to revise their papers in line with these remarks. Re-submitted papers should be accompanied by the description of the changes and other responses to reviewers’ comments (see above), so that the desk-editor can easily see where changes have been made.
Authors are fully responsible for the paper’s originality and for correctness of its subject-matter, language and formal attributes. Author’s statement should be enclosed declaring that the paper has not been published anywhere else.
The submission of a paper will imply that, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher. Before publication, authors will be asked to complete a copyright release, giving the publisher permission to publish the paper in a specific issue of this Journal. Overall copyright ownership of the paper, however, remains with the author/s. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.