Focus and Scope

Journal of Education Culture and Society is a multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary Internet journal, which aims at promoting young scholar talents from the field of humanistic and social sciences, especially those functioning within the subfields of pedagogy, psychology, sociology, history of education, philosophy and economy. Articles relating thematically to education and teaching are preferred as the aim is to make educational issues a reason for a wider interdisciplinary scholarly discussion.
Journal of Education Culture and Society is published in June and September. The journal was established to support young and talented students, PhD students and adjuncts who do not find place for themselves within already established disciplines, do not have the possibility of sharing their research results in the currently functioning scientific press and who are not convinced of the value of their scholarly work and wish to subject themselves to evaluation external to their closest work environment.
Authors can submit articles to one of the six sections.

In the Ethics section, there are articles relating to the law, history, philosophy, and pedagogy and exploring the issues regarding the ethics and organization of education.

In the Transgression section, there are articles focusing on the effects of educational, cultural, and social changes.

In the Experience section, there are articles placing emphasis on the description and analysis of phenomenon.

In the Dynamics section, there are articles underlining the change itself, without concentrating on the results of the change.

In the Expression, there are usually articles relating to artistic activities and the fields of literary, art, and cultural studies. It creates space for the presentation of artistic schools, specific nature of art activities and the role of given pieces of art in the shaping of the culture.

In the Local Cultures and Societies section, there are articles defining the peculiarity of local cultural and educational phenomena in the national, regional or narrower perspective.

The final decision regarding the publication of an article in a given section is made by the editor-in-chief.

The full and basic version of the journal is printed, copies are archived in Library of Congress

 

Review Policy

There are numerous persons engaged in the review process:

- section editors who preliminary assess the value of the submitted text and proofread the formal aspects of the text (footnotes, abstract, keywords, affiliation, authors titles);

- linguistic editors who assess the correctness of the English text;

- internal reviewers appointed by the editorial team, who assess the value of the text;

- external reviewers appointed by the editor-in-chief or consultants, who assess the value of the text and the validity of the research process.

Reviewers are usually persons who co-operate with the journal on long-term basis. Double blind peer-review is applied in the journal.

 

Review Guidelines

 

In their assessment, the reviewers take into consideration the following:

  1. The significance of the raised issues
  2. The validation of the conclusions
  3. The correspondence between the length of the text and raised issues
  4. Formal features of the text (comprehensibility, grammar, description of graphs and tables, references)

Every reviewer is allowed to apply additional criteria in the assessment of the text; however, it needs to be clearly indicated why a given text cannot be published and what needs to be changed in order to publish the text. Review conclusion or the complete review form is sent to the authors by their editors.

 

From the year 2015 Journal of Education, Culture and Society  was approved to the ERIH plus datebase.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal team

Editor-in-Chief

  • Aleksander Kobylarek, University of Wrocław, Poland

Editorial Board:

  • Aleksander Kobylarek, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Liliana Janik, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Norbert Kapferer, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
  • Roman Leppert, Bydgoszcz University, Poland
  • Errol Sundelowitz, Pauwau Facilitation, South Africa
  • Nathan Pipitone, Adams State University, United States of America
  • Sophia Grabowska, Lviv National University, Ukraine
  • Ineta Luka, Turiba University, Latvia
  • Victor Synjov, Kiev National University, Ukraine
  • Juan Carlos Suarez, University of Seville, Spain
  • Hamdan Sameer Mohamad, Middle East University, Amman, Jordan
  • Barbara Baschiera, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Oksana Shulga, Janko Kupała  National University, Belarus
  • Paolo Di Sia, University of Verona, Italy
  • David Padilla Gongora, University of Almería, Spain
  • Remedios Lopez- Liria, University of Almería, Spain
  • Adnan Tufekčić, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Yahya Jahangiri, University of Religions and Denominations, Iran
  • Anthony Miller, Skyline University College, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Julio César Durand, Universidad Austral, Argentina
  • Neerja Shukla, National Council of Educational Research and Training. New Delhi, India
  • Prem Nath Arora, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, India
  • Irena Stonkuvienė, Vilnus University, Lithuania

  • Z. Adam Krezel, Deakin University, Australia

 

Section Editors:

          Jacek Gulanowski, University of Wrocław, Poland

  • Luba Jakubowska, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Aleksandera Marcinkiewicz-Wilk, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Ewa Jurczyk-Romanowska, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Joanna Golonka- Legut, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Ilona Zakowicz, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Liliana Kołodziejczak, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Beata Działa, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Ewa Musiał, University of Wrocław, Poland

Secretary:

  • Kamil Błaszczyński, University of Wrocław, Poland

Layout Editor and Webmaster

  • Marcin Gołębiowski, Poland

Linguistic editors:

  • Kenneth Flaming, England
  • Tony King, England
  • Jessica Robbins, University of Michigan, United States of America
  • Patrycja Karpińska, University of Wrocław

Statistical editor:

  • Piotr Kwiatkowski, University of Wrocław, Poland

 

 Data bases:

Aleksander Kobylarek- Index Copernicus+ DOAJ

Kamil Błaszczyński- CEEOL

Archives until the year 2015

avalible online on www.jecs.pl

 

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

 

1. Publication and authorship:
All authors of works submitted to the "Journal of Education Culture and Society" for publication must confirm that they are original articles and that the work submitted represents their authors’ original contribution and has not been copied or plagiarised from other works, either in whole or in part.  Section Editors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish and to detect potential plagiarism
All articles submitted to the "Journal of Education Culture and Society" must be accompanied by a list of references to all works quoted within the article. The author must acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources, and obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources
Information on financial or other support during the realization of the resaearch must be provided, including the role of the funders in the research. The author must declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).
The "Journal of Education Culture and Society" accepts only original, previously unpublished material. The author must confirm that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.
2. Author's responsibilities:
All authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process; every text will be submitted to double blind review. 
All authors must provide information on all co-workers  and collaborators who have participated in the research 
All authors are required to provide a statement that all data in the article are genuine and authentic.
All authors are obliged to keep in constant contact with the editors regarding the article's content, and to implement any corrections or retractions as may be required.
3. Peer review and  reviewers' responsibilities :
The"Journal of Education Culture and Society"  is committed to objective and fair peer review (double blind) of articles submitted for publication and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Reviewers should contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively.
Reviewers should be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript. 
Reviewers should draw attention to any rerlevant published work which has not been included in the article under review.
Reviewers are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author, and not to retain or copy the manuscript.
4. Editorial responsibilities:
Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication are based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
The Chief Editor accepts only a paper when he is reasonably certain of its validity, and in the case of errors being found, promotes then publication of corrections or retraction.
Editor uses own systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected (double blind review) and that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
5. Publishing ethics issues
The monitoring and safeguarding  of publishing ethics is the responsibility of the editorial board, and particularly the Chief Editor, who in Polish law is legally  responsible for every published article. 
Guidelines for retracting articles.
When one of the reviewers  questions  the validity of an article, the author will have an appropriate period of time to carry out any required corrections (usually 1-2 weeks). In the case of an article being rejected by one of the reviewers, the editorial board will send to the author the final decision and the contents of the review(s)
The editorial board strives to maintain the integrity of the academic record by publishing the "Journal of Education Culture and Society" regulary without delays.  
The editorial board is free from commercial and business interests which may  compromise intellectual and ethical standards, and the publisher is strictly independent and devoted solely to the promotion of science.
The publisher  always is  willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.  
The publisher is responsible for ensuring that no cases of plagiarism or fraudulent appear in published works.
 

Ghostwriting firewall

There is an obligation to indicate all persons responsible for the preparation and publication of texts sent for publication of the following procedure. This includes co-authors and coworkers supporting the process of research for the article with money, knowledge or skills.

 

Journal History

The Journal of Education, Culture and Society is published to promote the work of emerging young academics in the field of science, althought our periodical accepts  texts written not only by students and doctoral candidates who are embarking on an academic career and who wish to publish their first research in English.

The aim of the periodical is to promote the work of young talented researchers in the humanities, cultural studies, social sciences, law, economics and education and the dialogue of sciences. We hope that this international and interdisciplinary project will engage the enthusiasm of academics in scientific work much more than other existing possibilities for publication. 

Each issue is divided into a maximum of 6 sections: ethics, transgressions, experience, dynamics, expression, Polish culture and society/ local cultures and societies. It was very difficult to find appropriate names for the interdisciplinary articles so we have decided to use a specific key for describing phenomena and links, trying to avoid the dependence on disciplinary divisions which are frequently not clear enough when related to the various traditions of making science.