Full paper guidelines and template

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS – FULL PAPERS

Scientific papers, reviews and news for publication shall be submitted as an attachment through the mail: conference2019@almamater.si. Deadline for submission of full papers is February 15, 2019.

The official languages of the conference are Slovene and English. The author(s) can write the paper in either of the languages. In case the paper is written in Slovene language, please include the English abstract. In case the paper is written in English, no translation into Slovene is needed. Author(s) are required to deliver statement that submitted paper in full or in-short form has not been previously published or submitted simultaneously to another journal for publication. The paper must also include at least three key words at the end of the abstract (minimum 3, maximum 6). The abstract must not exceed 200-300 words.

The full paper will be submitted for a blind peer review. Reviewers are anonymous and independent. After conducted review procedure and suggested scientific categorization, the Scientific Committee will make the decision about paper publishing. The best scientific papers will be submitted to the journal Informatologija (https://hrcak.srce.hr/informatologia), while the others will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

The title shall be suitable for the content of the article and should not have more than 120 characters

Name and Last name of the 1st author, abbreviation of the academic title and scientific title, (name of the institution),

Name and Last name of the 2nd author, abbreviation of the academic title and scientific title, (name of the institution),

SUMMARY (the summary shall have between 250–300 words. There are no citations in the text. The text can be structure according to the IMRAD scheme or written in paragraphs, depending on the type of the article.)

 

The summary should include a short introduction, defined research problem, used methods, key findings from discussion and up to five keywords.

 

Key words: Key word1, Key word 2, Key word 3, Key word 4, Key word 5

The article should be written in a concise and understandable languages, being no longer than 5,000 words (approximately 10 typed pages).

 

Please use

  • Font Times New Roman, 12
  • No hyperlinks
  • Titles shall be written in UPPERCASE, 14, bold
  • Subtitles at the first level are written in smaller case, 12, bold;
  • Subtitles at the second and third level are written in smaller case, 12, normal style;
  • There shall be one empty row between the titles and the text body;
  • Main body of the text shall be split into chapters, using Arabic numbers:

1, 1.1, 1.2 etc.

Introduction

The introduction serves to define the research problem. A review of the existing literature should justify the need for our research and is the basis for the design of the research objectives, research questions, hypothesis and research plan. We use scientific knowledge and concepts of current international and domestic researches and papers that are not older than ten years or five years if the research problem is well researched. It is compulsory to quote and summarize the findings of research.

Purpose and objectives

We identify the purpose and objectives of the research. We recommend a record of research questions (qualitative research) or hypothesis (quantitative research).

Methods

We list the selected research method / paradigm (quantitative, qualitative, or other)

Description of the instrument

Description of the sample

Description of the course of research and data processing

We state the following: ethical authorizations for carrying out the research and permissions for carrying out the research in an organization; presenting the course of the implementation of the research, the assurances for the anonymity of the involved and voluntary inclusion in the survey, the period of data collection and the place of data collection, the method of collection, the methods of data analysis and statistical methods, program and version of the statistical processing program. In the qualitative research, we will describe in detail the entire course of research, the method of recording, data collection, data transcription, processing analysis steps, data processing techniques and data interpretation.

Results

The results are presented with words, tables and pictures, and we make sure to select only one view for each result and that the content does not duplicate. In the interpretation of the results, we focus on statistically significant results and those which have surprised us. In qualitative research we show the course of codes and categories; for each code we present one to two representative statements included in the survey, which best describe the formatted code. We prepare a schematic representation of the obtained codes, categories and conclusion.

Figures and pictures should be marked with Arabic serial numbers and have a descriptive title (above the figure). The author must comment each figure and picture (maximum of five).

Discussion

The results are displayed according to the set variables, we answer the research questions or hypothesis. They derived from individual variables and from the perspective of the raised research questions, or hypotheses, which are not repeatead, but answered with words. The results are compared with the results of other studies and what this means for our work. At the end of the discussion we list the limitations of the research from the point of view of the instrument, the sample and the course of the research, as well as the recommendations, deriving from our research.

Conclusion

We briefly summarize our key findings, summarize the suggestions for practical usage, and suggest the possibility of further research of the discussed problem.

Literature / Resources

Each claim, theory, used methodology, and the concept should be confirmed by quoting. Authors should use the APA system (adjusted version 6 of APA standards) for mentioning authors of the text and the literature list at the end of the article.

Exactly defined pages must be indicated at all times when they refer to a quotation, when we refer to a specific thought or we mention information we have obtained from the given source. Use the dash (hyphen) for the page range.

 

Citing authors in the text:

  • One author: (Kroflič 2015) or Kroflič (2015);
  • Two authors: (Kroflič and Petek 2010) or Kroflič and Petek (2010);
  • Three or more authors: (Kokol et al. 2007) or Kokol et al. (2007);
  • Several cited works: we list them alphabetically or depending on the last name of the author (Gabrijelčič, 2009; Koch, 2004; Tivadar, 2012);
  • Several works of the same author, issued in the same year: Kostanjevec (2004a and 2004b) or (Kostanjevec 2004a, 2004b);
  • Author unknown: The Education Act (1993) or (”The Education Act“, 1993);
  • Direct quotation: (Krnel 2012, 10) or Krnel (2012, 10);
  • Indirect quotation (used rarely): Milner (1992, in Zgaga, 2011) or (Milner, 1992, in Zgaga, 2011).

 

All quoted sources must be listed in the literature section.

 

References to literature in the section References:

The authors are listed in alphabetical order (and only that!). We number the sources.

Book:

  1. Lovšin, F. and Svečko, M. (2010). Gospodinjstvo 5. Textbook. Ljubljana: DZS.
  2. Pahor, M. (2006). Medicinske sestre in univerza. Domžale: Izolit.

A book whose author is unknown:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition). (2010). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Electronic version of the book:

Devjak, T. (ed). (2015). Vpliv družbenih sprememb na vzgojo in izobraževanje. Ljubljana: Pedagoška fakulteta. Obtained from http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/fileadmin/Datoteke/Posvet/Vpliv-druzbenih-sprememb_Posvet-PeF-2015_znanstvena-monografija.pdf.

Book with an editor:

Kristovič, S., Polak, A. and Koch, V. (2007). Razumevanje modela prehranske piramide pri starejših. In J. Zurc (ed.), Zdrava prehrana (pgs. 177–195). Ljubljana: Fakulteta za zdravstvene vede

Diploma, Master or Doctoral thesis (change in brackets):

Lovšin, F. (2007). Sistemi organizacije dela izvajalcev zdravstvene nege v bolnišnični dejavnosti (Diploma thesis/ Master thesis/ Doctoral thesis). Fakulteta za organizacijske vede, Maribor.

Electronic version of the diploma, master or doctoral thesis:

Last name, name initials. (Year). Title (Diploma thesis, Name of the institution). Obtained from http://www.xxxxxxx

Congress proceedings:

Jošt, B. (1992). Evaluation of the success model in different sports on the basis of expert modelling. In Physical activity for better lifestyle in a new Europe: Abstracts, 6th ICHPER-Europe Congress (pgs. 228–233). Praha: Faculty of physical education and sports, Charles University.

Congress proceedings with an editor:

Klojčnik, T. and Leban Derviševič, M. (2010). Uporaba informacijsko-komunikacijske tehnologije učiteljev bolnišničnih šolskih oddelkov. In A. Lenarčič, M. Kosta and K. Blagus (ed.), Mednarodna konferenca Splet izobraževanja in raziskovanja z IKT – SIRIKT 2010 (pgs. 118–123). Ljubljana: Miška.

Article from a journal:

Škrbina, V. and Zurc, Z. (2016). Gibalna aktivnost pri zaposlenih v tovarni z večizmenskim delom. Obzornik zdravstvene nege, 50(3), 193-207.

Electronic version of an article:

Malmivirta, H. (2015). Art appreciation as a learned competence: a museum-based qualitative study of adult art specialist. CEPS journal, 5(4), 141–156. Obtained from http://www.cepsj.si/pdfs/cepsj_5_4/cepsj_pp_141-157_bracun%20sova.pdf.

Reed-Bouley. J, Wernli, M. A. and Sather, P. (2012). Student employment and perceptions of service-learning. Journal of service-learning in higher education, 1. Obtained from http://journals.sfu.ca/jslhe/index.php/jslhe/article/view/21.

Laws online:

Health Care Act. Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 12 (13. 12. 1996). Obtained from http://zakonodaja.gov.si/rpsi/r05/predpis_ZAKO445.html.

 

The above examples used for quoting are fictitious.