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Instructions for Authors

The Lifelong Learning journal accepts original scientific articles based on a scientist's  own research, theoretical study and outstanding student works, reviews, significant notices, themes and experience for teaching practice,  conference, seminar and workshop reports covering the issue of lifelong learning and education.

The contributions are published in Czech, Slovak or English languages in categories as follows:

  • scientific articles based on a scientist's own research, theoretical study and outstanding student work up to 20 standard pages (36 000 characters); 
  • reviews up to 6 standard pages (10 800 characters);
  • significant notices, themes and experience for teaching practice up to 10 standard pages (18 000 characters);
  • conference, seminar and workshop reports.

The range of contributions includes the abstract in Czech and English, key words, list of references, tables, images, graphs, attachments etc. According to prior editor arrangement, an individual range of an article can be arranged for.

Texts are submitted in editable format *.doc, *.docx or *.rtf.  Use the following templates for your contributions:

Scientific articles and theoretical studies going through the reviewing pocess should follow the fixed structure: 

Article title in Czech

  • Author/authors
  • Abstract in Czech
  • Key words in Czech
  • Article title in English
  • Abstract in English
  • Key words in English
  • Introduction
  • Article content
  • Conclusions
  • Literature/References
  • Author(s) contact information

The form of articles is defined by the standard of ČSN 01 6910 - Modification of Documents Processed by Text Editors. Bibliografical references are defined by the standard of ČSN ISO 690 and ČSN ISO 690-2. Scientific articles based on a scientist's own research have to include, among others, research objectives, brief description of methodology used and methods of data analysis.

Send your articles electronically at the e-mail address of the executive editor.

Ethical standards for authors

  • The submitted manuscript shall contain Acknowledgements disclosing any financial or other substantive conflict of interest (e.g. personal, political or academic) that might have influenced the results or their interpretation in the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they are original pieces of work and not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication.
  • It is inappropriate for an author to submit more than one paper describing essentially the same research/project to more than one place of publication.
  • The submitted manuscript shall not contain plagiarized material or falsified research data.
  • The submitted manuscript shall contain detailed reference to public sources of information sufficient to permit the author's peers to repeat the work or otherwise verify its accuracy.
  • Only persons who have significantly contributed to the research/project and preparation of the manuscript shall be listed as coauthors.
  • Book reviews: The journal refuses to publish book reviews that constitute a conflict of interest, and reviewers are required to disclose any potential conflicts (for example, department colleague, dissertation advisor, close collaborator on the book).