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Šolska kronika / Instructions to contributors

Šolska kronika: Journal for the history of schooling and education, published by the Slovenian School Museum in Ljubljana, publishes original contributions in the field of the history of schooling and pedagogy, as well as reports from and assessments of conferences, exhibitions and publications on this subject. Contributions are read by the editorial committee and reviewers who decide whether the article is suitable for publication or, if necessary, it is returned to the author with comments for amendments. The review procedure is anonymous. Authors are responsible for all the assertions in their articles.


Form of the contributions

All the articles for publication should be submitted in electronic format in Word. The font size should be 12 points, with 1.5 line spacing. Articles can also be sent via e-mail to solski.muzej@guest.arnes.si.

Academic articles should be up to 16 normal printed pages long, i.e. approximately 5,500 words or 35,000 characters with spaces. The authors must submit articles that are linguistically correct. The article must contain:

- an abstract (5 to 10 lines), containing a description of the article and

- a summary (10 to 12 lines), containing the main findings.

- key words (3 to 5 words)


Pictorial content (3-4 per article)

Photographs, sketches and drawings should be scanned (at least 300 dpi) and added to the text of the article in electronic format, numbered sequentially. In the text it has to be clearly visible where the pictorial content belongs. Do not include pictures/figures in the actual text.

Picture/figure captions should be included at the end of the article with a precisely stated source, in italics.

Captions for pictorial content from publications:

Description (Name Surname of the author: Title, year, p. page number).

Example: Šolarji na vasi (Ferdinand Bobič: Preljubo Veselje, o kje si doma, 1939, p. 1).


Captions for other pictorial content:

Description (kept by institution/person, photo Name Surname).

Example: Delavnica lepopisja (kept by SŠM, photo library, photo Marijan Javoršek).

Example: Učitelj matematike (kept by Janez Novak).



Footnotes should appear together at the bottom of each page, font size 10.


Archive sources

Sources should be given in line with the rules of each archive, or otherwise:

Archive/institution, department, ring binder/box: Content.

SŠM, archive collection, ring binder. 9: Spisi trivialke v Trnovem v Ljubljani (1831–1870).


Internet sources:

If a book in digital form is involved, then the source is given in the same way as for a book in printed form and after the full stop the following should be added: website address (accessed on: day, month, year)

For all the other internet sources, the following should be given: website address (accessed on: day, month, year)

Example: http://www.ssolski-muzej.si/slo/aboutmuseum.php?page=9 (accessed on: 12 April, 2015)


Citing literature


Name Surname, Book title, Place: Publisher, publication year, p. page number.

Example: Jože Ciperle, Andrej Vovko, Šolstvo na Slovenskem skozi stoletja, Ljubljana: Slovenski šolski muzej, 1987, p. 123.


Serial publications:

Name Surname, Title of article, Title of journal, year number, publication year, no. volume number, p. page number.

Example Tatjana Hojan, Nekaj stoletnih šol v letu 2013, Šolska kronika : zbornik za zgodovino šolstva in vzgoje , 23, 2013, no. 3, p. 542.

Collections of papers and catalogues:

Name Surname, Title of article, Title of collection (ed. Surname of editor), place (no comma) publication year, p. page number.

Example: Mateja Ribarič, Zgodovina šolskih stavb na Slovenskem, Hiše učenosti na Slovenskem na starih razglednicah (ed. Mateja Ribarič), Ljubljana 2006, p. 15.


Repeated footnotes:

If a repeated footnote refers to the same work as the footnote before it, it should say: Ibid., page number. If it refers to the same page, Ibid.

If the repeated footnote refers to a work that was not mentioned directly before: Surname of the author (no comma) publication year, p. page number.

Example: Ciperle, Vovko 1987, p. 125.

Sources and literature

This final section should first include in alphabetical order all the sources and then all the literature cited in the footnotes.

Sources should be listed in line with the rules of each archive (as in footnotes).

Literature is given by first writing: Surname, Name: - and from then on the same as in the footnotes, but without the page number.


Details about the author

Each author should complete the attached form of personal details. Upon submission of an article, authors should submit a statement that they are sending their original, still unpublished article, which has not been sent to another publication. In addition to the printed publication in Šolska kronika, authors must also agree to the online publication of the article and the publication of specific details about the author.


The Šolska kronika Editorial Board

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