Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Prima Educatione is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing original scientific and reflective articles on research related to children, childhood and early childhood education. Our intention is to combine considerations on early education with other subdisciplines of pedagogy and other areas of knowledge - psychology, philosophy, sociology, cultural anthropology, medicine and law. We invite the Authors to publish original manuscripts in Polish or English in the form of theoretical studies, research and reports from educational practice. The editorial board also accepts opinions, book reviews and reports on important scientific events.


Section Policies

Studies and Dissertations

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Experiences and Proposals

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews and reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The principle of double-blind review process applies to the Prima Educatione year journal. The editorial office accepts for publication the articles provided by the authors, original works that do not infringe the rights of third parties. Manuscripts submitted to Prima Educatione cannot be subject to any other publishing procedures at the same time. The authors sign a declaration on these issues. Moreover, in order to counteract the practices of ghostwriting and guest authorship, the statement includes a declaration regarding compliance with the rules of ethics and the percentage contribution of each of the authors in the preparation of the manuscript (with affiliation and contribution, i.e. information who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, etc.).


Each of the submitted articles is formally assessed by the editorial team, which, when deciding whether to accept or reject the manuscript, takes into account the convergence of the issues with the general profile of the journal and the subject matter specified in a given issue, as well as compliance with the basic standards of the scientific paper. The manuscript is then subjected to anonymous review by two independent reviewers.


Reviewers are not members of the editorial office and are not employed by the institution issuing the journal. The submitted manuscripts will not be sent to reviewers from the same institution with which the author is affiliated and to persons who may have a conflict of interest with the author. Reviewers are not in service dependency with the author; they are specialists in a given field and have at least a doctoral degree and relevant scientific achievements. The manuscripts are reviewed confidentially and anonymously. Reviewers take into account the substantive content of the manuscript, the novelty of the subject, the carrying capacity of the content and conclusions for the theory and practice of pedagogy, and in the case of research reports - the methodological quality of the project. For quantitative research, statistical analyzes are assessed by the statistical editor. The written review contains the justification for the assessment and suggestions for improvement, as well as an unambiguous conclusion by the reviewer regarding the conditions for admitting a manuscript to publication or for its rejection. The author is informed about the result of the reviewing procedure and has the possibility to correspond with the editorial office regarding any comments from reviewers. The final decision about publishing will be made by the Editorial Board of Prima Educatione.


Publication Frequency

The journal is issued yearly. Articles are collected from January to April. After the successful completion of the review process, the articles are published online with a DOI number by the end of a given calendar year.


Open Access Policy

Prima Educatione is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative) definition of open access. The articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY).


Principles of ethics in the Prima Educatione

Based on COPE (Committee on Publication  Ethics)[1] resources:

Ethical regulations for the authors

1. The submitted materials must be original and should not be published anywhere before.
a. Autoplagiarism (duplicate publication) - the authors sign an appropriate statement in which they inform about the originality of the submitted text.

b. Methodological dishonesty and data fabrication - in the research papers the author should describe in detail the steps they followed, the sample selection, the tools used in the research, the methods of data analysis.

2. The authors of the paper inform about the contribution to its writing in the statement of the originality of the text. The author of the article is the person who contributed to its development.
a. The phenomena of ghost writing - it is unacceptable to omit the authors who contributed to the writing of the article on the list of the authors.

b. The guest/gift authorship practice - the list of authors should not include people who did not participate in its elaboration.

c. Plagiarism - the use of the publication of all or part of the publication of another author without marking it in accordance with the principles of referring to other resources included in the APA[2] publishing standards for social sciences may result in the withdrawal of the article and launching the next steps suggested by COPE[3], namely, informing author's superiors or a person responsible for supervising research in the author's institution.

d. Conflict of interests - the author of the article should report all its manifestations by completing the appropriate statement.


Ethical regulations for the reviewers

1. The texts are reviewed in accordance with the double blind peer review principle, which means that the author and reviewer remain anonymous to each other.

2. The reviewers are representatives of two scientific centers, not related to the center represented by the author.

3. Reviews are passed to the author in the form of anonymous comments and suggestions for paper improvement.

Ethical regulations for the editors

1. The Editorial Board makes a preliminary substantive evaluation of the article in terms of its reliability, compliance with the journal's profile and scientific suitability.

2. Editors impartially make the decision to refer the article to the external review and accept it for publication or rejection, as suggested by the reviewers.

3. The editors correspondence communicates the author decision regarding the article without denying his personal dignity.

4. The editors are obliged to keep the information about the content of the edited articles confidential.
5. The editors do not use any data from unpublished articles without the author's consent.


[2] http://www.apastyle.org

[3] https://publicationethics.org



Prima Educatione is indexed in the following databases:


List of reviewers cooperating with Prima Educatione

  1. prof Ana Paula Alves, Universidade Fernando Peddoa,, Portugalia
  2. dr hab Beata Antoszewska, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Poznaniu, Polska
  3. prof. dr hab. Józefa Bałachowicz, Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej w Warszawie, Polska
  4. dr hab Ditta Baczała, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Polska
  5. prof. PhDr. Beáta Balogová, PhD., MBA, Presovska Univerzita Presove, Słowacja
  6. dr Anna Basińska, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Polska
  7. prof. Larysa Bereziwska, Państwowa biblioteka naukowo-pedagogiczna imienia Wasyla Suchomlińskiego Narodowej Akademii Nauk Pedagogicznych Ukrainy, Ukraina
  8. dr hab. Ewa Borowiec, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, Polska
  9. dr. paed. Ilze Briška, University of Latvia, Łotwa
  10. dr Magdalena Brodowicz-Król, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, Polska
  11. dr Krzysztof Cipora, Universität Tübingen, Niemcy
  12. dr hab Ewa Domagała-Zyśk, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski, Polska
  13. dr hab. n.med. Dorota Hojan-Jezierska, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Polska
  14. Marta Garcia-Sampedro Fernandez-Canteli, Universidad de Oviedo, Hiszpania
  15. dr hab. Małgorzata Głoskowska-Sołdatow, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Polska
  16. dr hab. Anna Jakubowicz-Bryx, Uniwersytet Kardynała Wyszyńskiego w Bydgoszczy, Polska
  17. dr hab. Elżbieta Jaszczyszyn, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Polska
  18. dr Jarosław Jendza, Uniwersytet Gdański, Polska
  19. Ing. Mgr. Jana Juříková, Ph.D., Masarykova Univerzita,  Czechy
  20. dr hab. Eugenia Karcz-Taranowicz, Uniwersytet Opolski, Polska
  21. prof. Michał Klichowski, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Polska
  22. prof. dr hab. Anna Klim-Klimaszewska, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach, Polska
  23. dr hab. Kinga Kuszak, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Polska
  24. dr hab. Jolanta Lenart, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, Polska
  25. prof. Ilana Levenberg, Gordon-Academic College of education. Haifa,  Izrael
  26. dr Svitlana Loboda, National Aviation University, Ukraina
  27. dr hab. Renata Michalak, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Polska
  28. prof. Nataliya Mukan, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraina
  29. prof. nadzw. dr hab. Małgorzata Muszyńska, Kujawsko-Pomorska Szkoła Wyższa w Bydgoszczy
  30. dr hab. Małgorzata Muszyńska, Kujawsko-Pomorska Szkoła Wyższa w Bydgoszczy, Polska
  31. dr hab. Ewa Pasterniak-Kobyłecka, Profesor Ewa Maria Pasterniak-Kobyłecka, Uniwersytet Zielonogórski, Polska
  32. Maria Gabriella Pediconi, Universita Degli Studi di Urbino, Włochy
  33. dr hab. Monika Podkowińska, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego, Polska
  34. dr Tomasz Przybyła, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Polska
  35. dr hab. Aneta Rogalska-Marasińska, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Polska
  36. dr hab. Anna Sajdak-Burska, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Polska
  37. dr Agnieszka Samorek, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, Polska
  38. phd Pauli Sarsama, University of Helsinki, Finlandia
  39. dr hab. Barbara Skałbania, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Polska
  40. dr hab. Ewa Skrzetuska, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego, Polska
  41. dr hab Teresa Sołtysiak, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Polska
  42. dr hab. Szplit Agnieszka, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Polska
  43. prof. Anne Mette Stabel, Rudolf Steiner University College,  Norwegia
  44. prof. Vilde Stabel, Rudolf Steiner Univercity in Oslo, Norwegia
  45. prof. Maria Szczepska-Pustowska, uniwersytet  Gdański, Polska
  46. dr hab. Agnieszka Szplit, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Polska
  47. dr hab. Urszula Szuścik, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, Polska
  48. dr hab. Janina Uszyńska-Jarmoc, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Polska
  49. Prof. nadzw. dr hab. Anna Weissbrot-Koziarska, Uniwersytet Opolski, Instytut Nauk Pedagogicznych, Polska
  50. dr Anna Włoch, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Polska
  51. dr hab. prof. UP Justyna Wojniak, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Polska
  52. dr hab Zuzanna Zbróg, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Polska
  53. dr Dorota Zdybel, Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
  54. prof. dr hab. Krystyna Żuchelkowska, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Polska
  55. dr Emilia Żyłkiewicz-Płońska, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Polska