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Author Guidelines

By submitting a manuscript, authors warrant that their contribution to the Journal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authors must make sure that only the contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.

Electronic submission -We are unable to process files sent by E-mail. It is mandatory to submit your original work using our online manuscript submission system (Open Journal Systems), via the Journal's home page: First, you have to register as the author. You have to make "New Submission", and then follow the procedure in 5 determined steps. In step 2 upload your paper by using the online interface. It is mandatory to enter all the needed metadata in the step 3, including the basic data on the author and all the co-authors of the paper. In the step 4, as supplementary files, you have to upload filled-in, signed and scanned Author's Statements and Copyright Transfer Agreement (in the .pdf format) and eventualy the supplementary material.

The Author Statements may be downloaded from the link:

The Copyright Transfer Agreement may be downloaded from the link:

All subsequent versions should be uploaded by using the same paper ID and your defined password. We will do the final formatting and all necessary format conversions of your paper.

Manuscripts are pre-evaluated at the Editorial Office in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism.

Only those contributions which conform to the following instructions can be accepted for peer-review. Otherwise, the manuscripts shall be returned to the authors with observations, comments and annotations.

Manuscript Preparation

Authors must strictly follow the instructions for authors.

Paper submitted for publication may be written preferably in English. The manuscript should be written in MS Word for Windows format (formats .docx or .doc). Template for preparing the manuscript are available on web address: Research papers should not exceed 37 000 characters, and reviews should not be longer than 8 000 characters, including all of their parts.

Parts of the manuscript are: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Text of manuscript; Acknowledgements (to the authors’ desire), References, Appendixes. On the title page, the manuscript should contain manuscript title, full name(s) of author(s) and affiliations (when the paper has more than one author, their names and affiliations should be marked using superscript Arabic numerals). Official and e-mail addresses and phone number of the corresponding author should be provided in the footnote of the first page. Abstract and keywords should be placed before the main text of manuscript. Acknowledgments shall be provided at the end of the article before the references. Tables and Figures should be placed at logical points in the text (i.e. not all at the end).

Manuscript title (maximum 20 words) should be informative, relevant, and concise.

Abstract, not exceeding 250 words, should contain a short review of the method and the most important results of work, so that its original text can be used in referential periodicals and databases. Do not include citations in the Abstract.

Keywords should be relevant to the topic and the content of the paper. An accurate list of keywords will ensure correct indexing of the paper in referential periodicals and databases.

The manuscript title, abstract and keywords should be written in English and Serbian (translation will be organized by the Editorial Board for non-Serbian speaking authors).

Units of Measure/ Abbreviations-The metric system is preferred for expressing units of measure. Abbreviations may be used for terms. The full term for each abbreviation should appear at its first use in the text, unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measure.

Equations should be typewritten using MathType add-on ( For equations in your paper (Insert | Object | Create New | or MathType Equation), and, with the number, placed in parentheses at the right margin. Reference to equations should use the form "Eq. (2)" or simply (2). Each formula should occupy one line.

Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and must be cited in the main text in numerical order. Each table should have an appropriate title at its head. Tables should be in Word format and placed in the main text where the table is first cited. Regarding the formatting, all tables must contain horizontal borders separating the header, body and conclusion, and must be open laterally. Do not use shading in tables. Tables in Excel should be copied and pasted into the manuscript Word file. Abbreviations used in a table must be explained below the table. Maximal table width is 12,75 cm.

Figures -All figures (Photos, drawings, graphs and other illustrations) should be numbered with consecutive Arabic numbers, should have descriptive captions, be mentioned in the text, and placed in the main text where the figure is first cited. Figures should be planned in advance, so as to allow reduction to 12,75 cm in column width and should be of good quality, minimum resolution 300 dpi. The acceptable image formats are TIFF and JPEG. Graphs generated in MS Excel or similar programs must be converted in an acceptable image format. Line drawings should be prepared in electronic form, but the use of text boxes and shapes as elements from MS Office, not converted in an acceptable image format, are not allowed. Acknowledgements should be included in a separate section at the end of the main text of manuscript - before the references.


Authors are responsible for the accuracy of cited references and these should be checked before the manuscript is submitted.

Citing in the text- References must be numbered alphabetically including the author(s) surname(s) and the year of publication. Whenever referring to a source (monograph, article, statistical source), the author should cite the source in the text, using the author-date system (Surname, year of publication, pages referred to, all in brackets).

The original spelling of the author's name should be provided in brackets when the author is mentioned for the first time, especially in texts using the Cyrillic alphabet: e.g. „Пијаже (Piaget)...“.

When referring to several works by the same author, provide all the years of publication chronologically after the author's name. If there are several works by the same author published the same year, provide further specification using letters (a, b,...) after the year of publication: "...confirming this hypothesis (Wuthnow, 1987а, p. 32)...".  When referring to several works by different authors, provide the authors' names in brackets following the alphabetical order, separating authors by semi-colon: "... Recent studies were central to this question (O’Meara, 2011; Janka, 2008; Stoeckelmayr, Tesar and Hofmann, 2011)."

If there is no author, use the title (or a short form of the title, if it is lengthy) and the year.

If the work has more than 5 authors and repeated quotation, use this form: Andrews et al., 1999, 63 or Andrews et al. (1999, 63).

When an original quotation is used, always state the author, the year and the page where the quotation can be found in the given text, and in the reference summary state a full quotation by the source. For example, Andrews, 1999, 63 or Andrews (1999, 63), Davis & Cox (2002, 25), Kocsis, Kiss, & Knoll (1999, 12). Direct quotations can be included in the text if not longer than 20 words. Longer quotations should be given as separate paragraphs, spaced-out from the previous and following text.

Manuscripts which are still in the press (forthcoming) should be marked as "in press".

References shall be cited in English. If original reference is not in English, the language in which they were published must be placed in parenthesis at the end of the reference.

Preparing the reference list-reference list consists of all sources cited in the text of a paper, listed alphabetically by author’s surname. Only papers published or in press should be included in the reference list. Personal communications or unpublished data must be cited in parentheses in the text with the name(s) of the source(s) and the year. Authors should request permission from the source to cite unpublished data. For publication titles in Serbian, the English translation should also be provided in parenthesis.

In the reference list, the references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically, if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. Where possible, for every reference DOI should be provided.

All in-text citations and references must be listed in the References, and the References must not contain sources not referred to or cited in the text.

Reference style- Journal use APA (see: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition, 2001; see also: referencing style (see example below).


Example references


Periodicals (Regularly published journals, magazines, memorial volumes etc.):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (1999). Name of the article. Name of the magazine, Vol (Number), Pages.


-        Hiebert, J. & Wearne, D. (1993). Instructional tasks, classroom discourse, and student learning in second grade. Americian Educational Research Journal, (30), 393-425.

-        Zdravković, D., Savić, Z. & Šiljak, V. (2014). The "Sokol" movement as a model of intercultural cooperation. HISTORICKY CASOPIS, 62 (4), 679-693.

-        Cummings, E., Schermerhorn, A., Merrilees, C., Goeke-Morey, M., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2010). Political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland: Testing pathways in a social–ecological model including single-and two-parent families. Developmental Psychology, 46, 827-841. Doi: 10.1037/a0019668.

-        Milojević, M. and Zlatković, B. (2012). Motivacija postignuća - razvoj i savremena teorijska određenja [Achievement Motivation - Development and Contemporary Theoretical Determinations]. Godišnjak Učiteljskog fakulteta u Vranju [Annual of Teacher Training Faculty in Vranje], 3, 207-222.


Non-periodicals (books, monographs, unscheduled published memorial volumes, lecture notes, brochures, etc.):

Author, A. A. (1994). Name of the work. Place: Publisher.


-        Zdravković, D. (2004). Tihomir Đorđević u ključu srpske etnosociologije [Tihomir Đorđević in Serbian Ethnosociology Key]. Beograd: Zadužbina Andrejević.

-        Bruner, J. (1996). The culture of education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

-        Krummheuer, G. & Naujok, N. (1999). Grundlagenund Beispiele Interpretativer Unterrichtsforschung [Basics and Examples of Interpretative Research on Classroom Teaching]. Opladen: Leske + Budrich.


A section from a non-periodical (i.e. chapter in a memorial volume, book, etc.):

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1994). Name of the chapter. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor, Name of the book (pp. xxx-xxx). Place: Publisher.


-        Lejmen, M.E. (1984). Doprinos igre i sporta emocionalnom zdravlju [Contribution of game and sports to emotional health]. In E. Dž. Kejn (Eds.), Psihologija i sport [Psychology and sport] (pp.235-265). Beograd: Nolit.

-        Lamon, S.J. (2001). Presenting and Representing: From Fractions to Rational Numbers. In Cuoco, A. A. & Curico, F. R. (Eds.), The Roles of Representation in School Mathematics: 2001 Yearbook (pp. 146-165). Reston, Virginia: National Councils of Teachers of Mathematics.


Article from the proceedings of a conference, congress or symposium:

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (2001). Name of the article. In A. Editor, B. Editor & C. Editor (Eds), Name of a conference, congress or symposium (pp. xxx-xxx). Place: Publisher.


-        Maričić, S., Špijunović, K. & Malinović-Jovanović, N. (2013). The role of tasks in the development of students’ critical thinking in initial teaching of mathematics. In J. Novotná & H. Moraová (Eds.), International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching SEMT ‘13 (pp. 204-212). Prague: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education.

-        Stojanović S. & Malinović-Jovanović N. (2014).  Kompetencije nastavnika za primenu obrazovnih standarda [Teachers Competence for the Implementation of Educational Standards].  U R. Nikolić (Ur.) Naučni skup: Nastava i učenje: savremni pristupi i perspective [Scientific Meeting: Teaching and Learning: Contemporary Approaches and Perspective]. (str. 155-166). Užice : Učiteljski fakultet.


Encyclopaedia entry

Lindgren, H. C. (2001). Stereotyping. In The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (Vol. 4, pp. 1617-1618). New York, NY: Wiley.


Bachelor's, master's, doctoral thesis

-        Malinović-Jovanović, N. (2008). Taksonomski model operacionalizacije cilja i zadataka nastave matematike [Taxonomic Model of Operationalization of  the Mathematics Teaching Aim and Objectives]. (Doktorska disertacija) [Doctoral Thesis]. Vranje: Učiteljski fakultet u Vranju.

-        Gibson, L. S. (2007). Considering critical thinking and History 12: One teacher’s story (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from


Institutions as authors

Републички завод за статистику. Месечни статистички билтен. Бр. 11 (2011).


Names of documents (laws, regulations, Curriculum)

-        Закон о основама система васпитања и образовања [The Law on the Foundations of the Education System], Службени гласник РС. Бр. 62 (2004).

-        Nastavni program obrazovanja i vaspitanja za prvi i drugi razred osnovnog obrazovanja i vaspitanja [The Curriculum for First and Second Grade of Primary Education]. Službeni glasnik Republike Srbije – Prosvetni glasnik, br. 10, 2004.


WWW (Internet):

Electronic reference formats recommended by the American Psychological Association. (1999, November 19). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Retrieved May 3, 2000, from the World Wide Web:

Articles from Internet-only journals

Oblinger, D. G., and J. L. Oblinger, (2005, March 26). Educating the Net Generation. Washington, D.C.: EDUCAUSE. Retrieved March 26, 2007 from


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. An FU Teach Learn Teach Ed Author's Statements and Copyright Transfer Agreement (in the .pdf format) and eventualy the supplementary material will have to accompany your submission. Authors are responsible for obtaining any security clearances. All authors have to sign the copyright transfer form. The signed copyright form has to be scanned and uploaded by using the corresponding Supplementary files upload interface on the website.

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