Acta Didactica Napocensia accepts research articles in the following subjects:

  • Didactics of Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Health  and Environmental Education)
  • Didactics of Mathematics, 
  • Didactics of Computer Science and ICT,
  • Educational Technology,
  • Media Education,
  • Critical thinking & auto regulation of learning,
  • Intercultural Education,
  • Comparative Education.

We also have thematic issues. Please, consult the thematic issues link. 

All the articles are double-blinded peer-reviewed. The review process has the following steps:

-          The editorial board checks the article if the topic is adequate for the journal and if the paper satisfies the structure and formatting criteria described below. If the article is not suitable for the journal or if it is not written according to the journal’s requirements, it is rejected.

-          The articles accepted by the editorial board are sent to two referees.

o   If both of the referees reject the article, it is rejected by the journal.

o   If only one of the referees rejects the article, it is send to a third referee. If the third referee is also rejects the article, it is rejected.

-          If the referees accept the article with revisions, their comments are sent to the author, who has to correct the article taking in consideration these comments.

-          The corrected article is sent back to the referees, who decide, if the article is accepted for publication.

-          The editorial board decide, based on the referees’ opinion, if the article is published or not.

Read this, before submitting and article!     Articles submitted to Acta Didactica Napocensia should not be under consideration by any other journal, or have been published elsewhere. The author is responsible for the content, language, originality of the article. Also the author should deal with any copyright issue related with the text and figures from the submitted article. The text of the e-mail, when submitting an article, should contain the following paragraph: “The article is the original work of the author(s), it is not under consideration by any other journal and it hasn’t been published elsewhere.” The journal has a strict policy regarding plagiarism, the author caught with plagiarism is not anymore accepted to submit a paper for the journal.

The articles must be written in English, have an abstract in English, keywords in English (please, choose the keywords carefully). If the article is in Didactics of Mathematics or Didactics of Computer Science, it also should contain the appropriate code from 2010 Mathematics subject classification (as these articles will be included in MathEduc database). 

The manuscript must be typed in Word, using the style of the journal. This file can be downloaded from here: style file. In exceptional cases we accept also articles typed in Latex (not Tex!), but in this case also the formatting has to be the same as given in the Word document. If the submitted article is not in the journal style, it will not send to evaluation.

The preferred length of an article is between 5-15 pages. In special cases we admit longer articles, too.

The article should have a good theoretical base. For this it is important that the reference list contains articles from international journals, articles which are relevant for the topic of the paper. Thus, most of the references should be articles from international journals, written in a widely circulated language (English, French, German – but mostly English, as the language of the journal is English). Try to include the most important articles for the subject, and also the newest results. The reference list should contain at least 10-15 articles. We will not accept articles, which reference list contains mainly articles from local volumes, journals. The items in the reference list should be numbered (ex. [1], [2] etc.) and when you refer to these in the text of the article, you should use that numbers (ex. In [1] the authors ...) It should be a reference in the text to all the items from the bibliographic list.

The articles should contain research results. (For example, a description of a method or theory should be accompanied by a research on the efficiency of that method, or the frequency of use of that method by teachers, etc.) We will accepts only those review articles, which was requested by the editorial board of the journal (so please, don’t send review articles without our request). We won’t accept articles, which focusing on description of some events (open days, workshops, etc.), projects (even if the authors try to study the impact of that event or project) or institutions; on educational management or history of education topics. We won’t accept articles, which focusing exclusively on scientific content (ex. Physics, Mathematics, etc) without any Didactics content.

The responsibility for the language correctness is belonging to the author, so referees will not do language corrections, but could suggest language check or reject an article based on incorrect language or unclearness of communication.

Read this, when you get the evaluation of the referees!    When the author resending the modified article, he/she should attach a letter to each referee which suggested modifications, in which to answer to all the comments of the referee (ex. if the referee says, that one idea should be confirmed by references, the answer would be something like “I have added references [3] and [6] to confirm this idea” or “This is an original idea, and it is proved by the experiment ... “ If the corrected article is not accompanied by a letter to each referee, which suggested modifications, it will be rejected.

Please, send the articles to the e-mail address submitadn@gmail.com