Invitation to submit a full paper – article

We invite you to submit an article that discusses the topic of your presentation at this year’s conference. Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that they are original and not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication. All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed.

 The submission deadline is October 18th. 

The article will be published in  the journal Leadership in EducatioThe journal Leadership in Education (Vodenje v vzgoji in izobraževanju, ISSN 1581-8225) is aimed at leaders and other professionals in educational organizations whose work includes leadership on different levels. The journal is published in Slovene with abstracts in English, special issues are published in English. The fundamental purpose of the journal is to inform the target groups about theoretical implications of leadership in education, and to provide a forum for disseminating practical, directly applicable leadership issues and practical professional contributions.

The journal covers three sections:

  • Perspectives on Leadership – includes different theoretical and research aspects of leadership in educational organizations (original research papers, research overview papers, and professional experience accounts).
  • Practitioner Exchange – includes thematically arranged articles on newly introduced  legislation acts, on changes in organization and finance in public education,  on projects and best practice.
  • Miscellanea – brings book reviews in the field of educational management, school leaders’ stories, foreign school leaders’ roles and responsibilities, and reports from congresses and confrences.

The journal Leadership in Education is listed in the Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities and Index Copernicus.

Responsible Editor: Vladimir Korošec, National School for Leadership in Education, Slovenia


Arrangement of the paper


  • Papers should be between 5000 and 6000 words, accompanied by a 100-words abstract and 3–5 key- words.
  • Paper size should be A4. Margins should be set for a 25 mm (1 in.) top, bottom, left, and right. The point size should be 12 and the font should be Times New Roman. Italics should be used for emphasis and bold for headings. Blank lines should be left between paragraphs.
  • Up to two orders of heading are acceptable in the journal. Please indicate clearly the status of your headings.
  • Footnotes to the text should be avoided wherever this is reasonably possible.



Divide paper into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


State the objectives of the paper and provide background, avoid a detailed literature survey and summary of the results.

Theoretical framework.

Give adequate review of literature supporting your work and explaining your research.


Results should be presented clearly and concisely.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeating them. Reference to literature should be precise and adequate.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented with reference to the practice if necessary.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

Figure captions, tables, figures, schemes.

Present these at the end of the paper. They are described in more detail below. High-resolution graphics files must always be provided separate from the main text file. The locations of the figures etc. must be represented in the text (e.g. (Figure 1.).

Specific remarks


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Be careful in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the text.


Responsibility for the accuracy of references lies entirely with the authors.

Citations in the text.

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

Citing and listing of Web references. 

The author-date system of citation for references should be used in the text, followed by page number if a direct quotation is given. The alphabetized reference list should be titled ‘References’ with entries according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. A quick guide to the Chicago-Style is available at (please note that initials should be used for the authors’ names).

University of Chicago Press. 2010. The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference list.

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.


Reference to a book:
Smith, J., (1979). On writing papers. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Bush, T., and L. Bell. 2002. The Principles and Practice of Educational Management. London: Sage.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Smith, R., & Baker, L. B. (1994). How to write papers. In: R. Jones, & R. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to research (pp. 281-304). New York: E- Publishing Inc

Reference to a journal publication:
Smith, J.,  (2000). On writing a scientific article. In: Journal of Scientific Communications, Vol. 163, pp. 51-59.

Hanushek, E. A. 1992. ‘The Trade-off between Child Quantity and Quality.’ Journal of Political Economy 100 (1): 84–117

Reference to  conference proceedings:

Hanses, S., and M. Lundgren. 2002. ‘School Leadership and in-Service Training: Reflections on OrganisationTheory and Pedagogy.’ In Leading Schools for Learning: Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of theEuropean Network for Improving Research and Development of Educational Management, ed. D. Oldroyd, 27–39. Ljubljana: National Leadership School; Koper: School of Management.