Instructions to authors

Journal Our School is a scientific journal published by the Pedagogical Association of the Republic of Srpska. We publish review scientific papers, original research papers, professional papers, scientific critiques and polemics, reviews and other forms of scientific and professional papers relevant to the theory and practice of education.

Papers that have already been published or offered for publication in another publication cannot be accepted. If the paper was presented at a scientific conference, under the same or similar title, the information about that should be stated in a special note at the bottom of the first page of the article.

Authors who submit an incorrectly cited text or plagiarism will be removed from the list of potential authors in the magazine OUR SCHOOL.

Manuscript preparation.

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the APA standards (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) - before sending them to the editorial office.

Manuscripts are sent by e-mail.

The e-mail address of the editorial office is:

Authors may submit papers in the languages ​​of the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in English. The editorial office reserves the right to proofread the papers, as well as to make changes related to the technical preparation of papers.

The manuscript should be written in a Microsoft Word, 12-point Times New Roman font, line spacing 1.5, first line indented automatically.

Manuscripts can be up to one author's sheet long (16 pages, 36,000 characters).

The editorial office reserves the right to approve the publication of longer papers (up to 50,000 characters) in the case of high-quality scientific review papers.

The number of characters does not include abstract and bibliography.

After the title of the paper and the name of the author, and before the text of the paper, an Abstract should be written, which can have from 150 to 250 words. The summary should concisely present the problem, goal, methodology and results of the presented scientific research.

After the summary, it is mandatory to write up to five key words that are used in the paper.


Each citation, regardless of length, should be accompanied by a reference with a page number, for example (Marković, 2010: 68). The titles of special publications (monographs, collections, journals, dictionaries, etc.) mentioned in the text of the paper are in italics in the language and script in which the publication whose title is cited was published, whether it is the original or a translation.

Foreign names in the text are written in the original. If the author deems it desirable, he may also use the transcribed name, provided that he puts the original in parentheses at the first mention.

References or bibliography should be given without numbering, in alphabetical order at the end of the paper, by stating the author(s) and then the year, title (in italics), place and publisher.

All references mentioned in the text must be listed in the bibliography and vice versa.


Kovačević, B. (2012). Interaktivna nastava i moralno vaspitanje učenika. Filozofski fakultet Univerzitetа u Istočnom Sarajevu.

Biggs, J. & Tang, C. (2011). Teaching for Quality Learning at University: What the Student Does (4rd edition). SRHE and Open University Press.


Павловић, З. (2016). Аналогије у уџбеницима физике за завршни разред основне школе. Зборник Института за педагошка истраживања, 48(1), 70-86. doi: 10.2298/ZIPI1601070P

Tsui, L. (2002). Fostering critical thinking through effective pedagogy: Evidence from four institutional case studies. The Journal of Higher Education, 73(6), 740-763. doi:10.1353/jhe.2002.0056

Book chapter/Edited volume

Đorđević, J. (2006). Nastava i učenje u savremenoj školi. U S. Krnjajić (Ur.), Pretpostavke uspešne nastave (str. 13–36). Institut za pedagoška istraživanja.

Hays, P. A. (2004). Case study research. In K. De Marrais & S. D. Lapan (Eds.), Foundations for research: Methods of inquiry in education and the social sciences (pp. 217–234). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Поповић, К. (2019). Изазови интеркултуралног васпитања у свјетлу миграција. У: С. Маринковић (ур.) Наука, настава, учење: проблеми и перспективе, рад штампан у цјелини, 25. октобра 2019, Ужице (стр. 83- 98). Педагошки факултет.

Tapavicki-Duronjic, T. & Pribisev Beleslin, T. (2011). Second Media Age in the Education System of Republic of Srpska. In T. Bastiaens, M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of EDMEDIA 2011-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 275-282). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Web documents:

Bognar, L. (2007). Mladi i vrijednosti u procesu društvenih promjena. Preuzeto sa

Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2007). The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools. Near University of California at Berkeley. Retrieved from 16/IIsem/cml522/CriticalThinking.pdf

Unpublished Master or PhD Thesis:

Драгић, Ж. (2020). Образовно-васпитни ефекти рецепције књижевног текста у развијајућој настави на млађем школском узрасту ученика. (Unpublished PhD Thesis). Филозофски факултет Универзитета у Бањој Луци.

Graphs and images should "float" within the text, and the lines on which the figures and curves are drawn must not be thinner than 0.5 points.

Displaying the same data in tables and graphs is not allowed.

Statistical data.

The results of statistical tests should be given as follows: F = 25.35; df = 1.9; p <0.001 and similar for other tests.

Formulas and references do not need to be given for common statistical indicators.

Footnotes and abbreviations should be avoided. They may contain less important details, additional explanations or very familiar abbreviations.

Masked reviews are mandatory, which means that each paper is reviewed by at least two competent reviewers under a code and without information about the author. Authors are therefore obliged to remove in the text all places where authorship could be identified. Also, the authors cannot know which of the reviewers evaluates their work (double-blind principle).

Reviewers classify papers into categories such as: original scientific paper, review article, short scientific article, professional article, informative article, book review and the like.

Permits / information.

If the protected instruments of other authors were used during the research, it is necessary for the author to obtain permission to use these instruments. This also applies to other statements in accordance with the standards prescribed by the APA.

The works of several authors must be documented with the written consent of the co-author. Each paper must be accompanied by information on how readers can communicate with the author(s), which includes the e-mail address of the author and co-author. In addition, the editorial board needs to submit a completed Author Form, which is used to form the Database of Authors and Contributors.