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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The text concerns philosophy of education and/or theology of education.
  • The whole text is in English. Grammatical and stylistic proofreading has been made.
  • The paper has not yet been published, nor is it currently submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the Editor's Comments).
  • The paper file is in Microsoft Word or RTF format.
  • All references must be according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, author-date system.
  • URL links to references are provided wherever possible.
  • The text is single-spaced; font size is 12; italics rather than underlining is used (except for URL addresses); all illustrations of tables and figures are placed in the text rather than at the end.
  • All basic sections (introduction, main part, conclusion, literature cited) are included.
  • The basic sections (introduction, main part, conclusion, literature cited) and all headings and subheadings are used to elucidate the text.
  • The whole text is ordered consistently in a way that is logical, clear, gradually to follow.
  • An anonymized version of the text is uploaded.

Author Guidelines

We accept manuscripts in Microsoft Word or Rich Text formats. Papers submitted for consideration in Theology and Philosophy of Education (TAPE) cannot exceed 3000 words (minimum: 1500 words), including footnotes and bibliography. An abstract with 70–100 words and keywords (5–8) precedes the text. TAPE accepts articles in English only. All references are in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, author-date system

Peer-reviewed Article

TAPE publishes the following types of academic papers, i.e., peer-reviewed articles: theoretical, historical research, book(s) review article (≠ book review): 1500–3000 words.


800–2000 words

Book Review

800–2000 words


1000–2000 words


400–2000 words

TAPE is published in a typeset format that can be read on-screen or printed by the reader. The journal has an ISSN index and is indexed by several other indexing services to allow reliable citations. TAPE is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal; therefore, authors should not include their name, affiliation, etc., in the text submitted.  

Manuscript presentation guideline

  • The text must be submitted in MS Word or RTF format
  • The journal’s language is English: American or British English may be used; however, the author should be consistent in the selected variant throughout the text
  • The article should contain an Abstract (70-100 words), Keywords (5-8 words), Main Text (cannot exceed the specified maximum number of words for a given text type; see the Author’s Guideline or below) sections
  • The main text should consist of all basic sections (introduction, main part, conclusion, and references); headings and sub-headings are used to elucidate the text
  • Sections headings and sub-headings should be concise and, if numbered, then sequentially – in the form of decimals for sub-headings
  • All references are provided in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, author-date system, examples:

“Whitehead, Alfred North. 1933. Adventure of Ideas. Cambridge: University Press.”

“Zvěřina, Josef. 1995. “Dějiny a zbožnost” [The History and the Devotion] Teologické texty 2 (1995): 44.”

  • The citations are placed in-text in the form: “(Whitehead 1933, 153)”
  • The text is single-spaced; the font size is 12; all illustrations of tables and figures are placed in the text; underlining is used only for URL links
  • Acknowledgements of grants, funds, etc., are placed in a separate section before the section of References
  • Supplementary materials are placed in an Appendix (before the section of References)
  • URL links to references are provided wherever possible.

TAPE’s Peer-review process

All papers (articles) submitted to Theology and Philosophy of Education are subject to double-blind review by two reviewers. The journal actively checks for plagiarism in each submitted paper. Reviewers are independent of the authors, i.e., not affiliated with the same institution. A minimum of one of the reviewers is external (i.e., not a member of the editorial board). In TAPE, each peer reviewer plays a vital and significant part in the peer-review process. All our reviewers must conduct peer reviews in an ethical and responsible manner recommended by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All our editors respect COPE guidelines for the best publication ethics practice.

After uploading the text to the journal system, the issue editor will check the text for plagiarism. He will then perform a formal check to accept the text for peer review. If the manuscript meets the formal and basic content criteria for peer review, it will submit the manuscript for double-blind peer review. The editors of a given issue of the journal will invite at least two reviewers to ensure the quality and objectivity of the review process. A minimum of one of the reviewers is external (i.e., not a member of the editorial board). If the issue’s editor is not capable of choosing the reviewer, the other editor (a member of the Editorial Board who has been chosen) makes a choice. All reviewers of the TAPE accept Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers – COPE

If a reviewer does not want to accept to be a reviewer for the article, then s/he declines the request for review. Each reviewer has to agree with the goals and guidelines in the peer review form of the TAPE and declares free will to prepare a review.

For each article published, there must be two accepting reviewers’ reviews for accepting the submission for publication. The final decision on the manuscript publication is drawn by the Editor-in-chief.

We apply the platinum (diamond) open-access model, which means that we publish without charging authors article processing charges: APC = 0, submission charge: 0.

We apply the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). The authors hold the copyright without restrictions.

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