Orbis scholae is a Journal published by Charles University in Prague in cooperation with Masaryk University in Brno. It comprises articles on school education in the wider socio-cultural context. It aims to contribute to our understanding and the development of school education, and to the reflection of teaching practice and educational policy.


Established: 2007
Frequency: 3 issues per year (1 in English, 2 in Czech)
Volume: ca 600 pages per year

Faculty of Education, Charles University,
Faculty of Education, Masaryk University

Availability: on-line in full text at http://www.orbisscholae.cz (“Archiv”)
ISSN: 1802-4637


Abstracting and indexing services

  • Seznam recenzovaných neimpaktovaných časopisů vydávaných v České republice (List of Czech peer-reviewed non-impact journals); since 2008.
  • Education Research Complete (available through EBSCO); since 2010.
  • CEEOL; since 2013.
  • SCOPUS; since 2013.
  • ERIH PLUS; since 2014.



Orbis scholae carries four types of article:

theoretical papers (ca 36 000 characters)
methodological papers (ca 36 000 characters)
review papers (ca 36 000 characters)
research reports (ca 36 000 characters)
discussion papers (ca 18 000 characters)
conference reports (ca 9 000 characters)
book reviews (ca 9 000 characters)


The articles should have the following structure: abstract (max 1 200 characters), key words, introduction, state-of-the-art, method, results and interpretations, discussion.


Authors are expected to respect APA guidelines concerning referencing while preparing manuscripts.


Prior to publication, each paper (excluding reports and book reviews) is peer-reviewed by two anonymous experts (double-blind review).


The Journal accepts previously unpublished papers only.


Editorial Board
Eliška Walterová (chair) Charles University, Czech Republic
Miroslav Dopita Palacký University, Czech Republic
Peter Gavora Tomáš Baťa Univesity, Czech Republic
Gábor Halasz University Eötvös Lóránd, Hungary
Jan Hendl Charles University, Czech Republic
Alena Hošpesová University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Jan Mareš Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Jiří Němec Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pertti Kansanen University of Helsinki, Finland
Karel Pančocha Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Laura B. Perry Murdoch University, Australia
Štefan Porubský Univerzita Mateja Bela, Slovakia
Manfred Prenzel Technische Universität München, Germany
Jan Průcha Prague
Milada Rabušicová Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Jean-Yves Rochex Université Paris 8 - Saint-Denis, France
Dana Řezníčková Charles University, Czech Republic
Renate Seebauer Wien, Austria
Zuzana Sikorová University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Petr Soukup Charles University, Czech Republic
Petr Urbánek Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Arnošt Veselý Charles University, Czech Republic
Anthony Welch University of Sydney, Australia
Stefan Zehetmeier Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Dominik Dvořák Charles University, Czech Republic
David Greger Charles University, Czech Republic
Tomáš Janík Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Veronika Laufková Charles University, Czech Republic
Petr Najvar Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Karolína Pešková Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Karel Starý Charles University, Czech Republic
Jan Vyhnálek Charles University, Czech Republic

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List of issues Since 2007:


In English


In Preparation:

2017: Vol. 11, No. 3 – Multilingualism and Languages in Education
Guest Editors: Eva Vetter, Miroslav Janík, Karolína Pešková

2016: Vol. 10, No. 3 – School Tracking: Diverse mechanisms, effects and policy responses
Guest Editors: David Greger, Adam Gamoran



2015: Vol. 9, No. 2 – Striving for Change: Video-Based Teacher Education Programmes and Related Research
Guest Editors: Tomáš Janík, Eva Minaříková, Alexander Gröschner

2014: Vol. 8, No. 2 – Textbooks and Educational Media in a Digital Age
Guest Editors: Zuzana Sikorová, Dominik Dvořák

2013: Vol. 7, No. 2 – Emotional Aspects of Learning and Teaching
Guest Editors: Michaela Gläser-Zikuda, Iva Stuchlíková, Tomáš Janík

2012: Vol. 6, No. 2 – Changing Teaching Mathematics in the Changing Society
Guest Editor: Naďa Vondrová

2011: Vol. 5, No. 2 – Towards Expertise in the Teaching Profession
Guest Editor: Michaela Píšová

2010: Vol. 4, No. 2 – Educational Change in the Global Context
Guest Editors: David Greger, Petr Najvar

2009: Vol. 3, No. 2 – Studies on Teaching and Learning in Different School Subjects
Guest Editors: Tomáš Janík, Pertti Kansanen

2008: Vol. 2, No. 2 – Education, Equity & Social Justice
Guest Editor: David Greger

2007: Vol. 1, No. 2 – The Transformation of Educational Systems in the Visegrád Countries
Guest Editors: Eliška Walterová, David Greger


In Czech


In Preparation:

Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
Pre-school education and the transition to primary education
Editors: Jaroslava Simonová, Jana Straková

Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)



Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016)
The cultures of teaching and learning in different school subjects
Editors: Jan Slavík, Petr Najvar

Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)

Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
Understanding text in schools
Editors: Karel Starý, Veronika Laufková

Vol. 9, No. 1 (2015)

Vol. 8, No. 3 (2014)
Standards in the teaching profession
Editors: Tomáš Janík, Michaela Píšová, Vladimíra Spilková

Vol. 8, No. 1 (2014)

Vol. 7, No. 3 (2013)
Tracking in school education
Editors: David Greger, Jana Straková

Vol. 7, No. 1 (2013)

Vol. 6, No. 3 (2012)
Quality in education
Editors: Tomáš Janík, Martin Chvál

Vol. 6, No. 1 (2012)

Vol. 5, No. 3 (2011)
Instructional leadership: people in charge of schools and learning
Editors: Dominik Dvořák, Martin Sedláček

Vol. 5, No. 1 (2011)

Vol. 4, No. 3 (2010)
The Czech school of today
Editors: Eliška Walterová, Tomáš Janík, Věra Ježková

Vol. 4, No. 1 (2010)
School evaluation
Editors: Martin Chvál, Milan Pol, Stanislav Michek

Vol. 3, No. 3 (2009)
Research on educational needs and educational policy
Editors: Karel Černý, Martin Chvál

Vol. 3, No. 1 (2009)
Social determinants of education
Editors: Jiří Němec, Kateřina Vlčková

Vol. 2, No. 3 (2008)
The school as a learning organisation
Editors: Karel Starý, Petr Urbánek

Vol. 2, No. 1 (2008)
Video studies in research on teaching and learning
Editors: Tomáš Janík, Petr Najvar

Vol. 1, No. 3 (2007)
The teacher and changes in school education and educational policy
Editor: Jaroslava Vašutová

Vol. 1, No. 1 (2007)
Curriculum and school change
Editors: Josef Maňák, Tomáš Janík

Vol. 0, No. 1 (2006)
Introducing the project Research Centre on Schooling