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 Polish National Library and Library of Congress
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.
In their assessment, the reviewers take into consideration the following:
- The significance of the raised issues
- The validation of the conclusions
- The correspondence between the length of the text and raised issues
- 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.
In the year 2011 Journal of Education, Culture and Society was approved to the Index Copernicus datebase
In the year 2012 Journal of Education, Culture and Society was approved to the Academic Search Complete datebase (EBSCO)
In the year 2015 Journal of Education, Culture and Society was approved to the ERIH plus datebase.
In the year 2019 Journal of Education, Culture and Society was approved to Emerging Sources Citation Index (part of Web of Science) and Ulrichsweb
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.
Loreta Chodzkiene Dr.soc.sc., associate professor, Vilnius University and Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania
Suat Begeç Ph.D, Cag University, Turkey
Jana Poláchová Vašťatková PhD, associate professor, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Czech Republic
Roma Kriauciuniene, Dr.soc.sc., associate professor, Vilnius University, Lithuania,
Linda Daniela, Dr.paed., associate professor, University of Latvia, Latvia,
Sanita Madalane, Dr.paed., director, Salas Secondary School, Latvia,
Velga Vēvere, Dr.phil., professor, the University College of Economics and Culture, Latvia,
Daiga Kalniņa, Dr.paed., assistant professor, University of Latvia, Latvia,
Inga Odiņa, Dr.paed., assistant professor, Riga Stradiņš University College, Latvia,
Rita Birziņa, Dr.paed., senior researcher, University of Latvia, Latvia,
Dr. Zsuzsanna Ajtony, lecturer, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania,
Dr. Judit Pieldner, lecturer, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania,
Lūcija Rutka, Dr.psych., professor, University of Latvia, Latvia,
Karine Oganisjana, Dr.paed., associate professor, Riga Technical University, Latvia,
Anna Stavicka, Dr.paed., assistant professor, University of Latvia, Latvia,
Andris Pētersons, Dr.soc., associate professor, Turība University, Latvia,
Jānis Načisčionis, Dr.iur., professor, Turība University, Latvia,
Ingrīda Veikša, Dr.iur., professor, Turība University, Latvia,
Ineta Luka Dr.paed., professor, Turiba University, Latvia
Zanda Rubene, Dr.paed., professor, University of Latvia, Latvia,
Ainārs Brencis, Dr.oec., assistant professor, Turība University, Latvia,
Diāna Rumpīte, Dr.paed., Riga technical University, Latvia
Vita Zarina Dr.oec., professor, Turiba University, Latvia
Tamāra Pīgozne, Dr.paed., senior researcher, University of Latvia,
Andra Fernate Dr paed., associate professor, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Latvia
Aija Poikāne-Daumke, PhD, the University College of Economics and Culture, Latvia,
Ieva Rudzinska Dr. sci. adm., assistant professor, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Latvia
Juris Ozols, Dr.phys., assistant professor, Turība University, Latvia,
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
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.
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.