Educational Challenges

“Educational Challenges” Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research and review articles across all aspects of up-to-date education.


Educational Challenges

“Educational Challenges” Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research and review articles across all aspects of up-to-date education. The Journal was founded in 1996The previous title "Pedagogy and Psychology" [Pedahohika ta psykholohiia].

ISSN 2312-2471 (Print), ISSN 2313-2361 (Online).
Archives of issues up to 2017 are HERE & HERE.
The archive of issues after 2017 is HERE.

In 2020 the title is changed to “EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES” (e-ISSN 2709-7986).



Aims and scope 

“Educational Challenges” Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research and review articles across all aspects of up-to-date education.


The journal publishes manuscripts in the following basic areas:

• Educational policies: Educational technology; Challenges, trends and good practices in contemporary education at preschool, school, university, and postgraduate level; Learning and teaching; Paradigms of contemporary education; Quality assurance in education; Reform, change, and innovation in education; Formal, non-formal and informal education in the context of contemporary educational policies and practices.

• Initial and Continuing Teacher Training: Teacher education; Mentoring and Coaching in Teacher Training; Teaching career; Training trainers; School learning; Experiential learning.

• Experimental education: Testing and evaluation; Practice of education; Practice of training; Educational research.

• E-Learning and Software in Education: Distance learning; e-Learning technologies; Projects and e-Learning experiences; e-Tutoring & Mentoring; e-Learning for sustainable development.

• Specialized education: Research of humanitarian disciplines; The new education; Psychology of education.

• Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Research and practice of teaching different languages; Research and best practices in methods of teaching English; Teaching English for Specific Purposes; Teaching English for Academic Purposes.



You can submit your manuscript via the Submission Form or send a manuscript as one file via e-mail to

NOTE: download the template (docxdocpdf). 

 1. Manuscripts:

  • Articles should be original, they should outline problems, issues, and key results of the author's research.
  • The articles are verified by anti-plagiarism software for originality.
  • Articles must satisfy the Journal requirements.
  • By submitting a manuscript for publication the author(s):

Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.

2. General Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation. Article Style. Citing in the Text.
This section provides detailed general style and formatting requirements for manuscripts. 
Manuscripts should be prepared following the general style guidelines set out in the Publication:  EASE (European Association of Science Editors) Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English.
The accurate and clear expression of your thoughts and research information should be the primary goal of scientific writing. Remember that accuracy and clarity are even more important when trying to get complicated ideas across. Contain your literature review, ideas, and discussions to your topic, theme, model, review, commentary, or case. Avoid vague terminology and too much prose. Use short rather than long sentences. A sentence made of more than 40 words should probably be rewritten as two sentences. Avoid Adjectives and Adverbs. If jargon has to be utilized keep it to a minimum and explain the terms you do use clearly. Write with a measure of formality, using scientific language and avoiding conjunctions, slang, and discipline or regionally specific nomenclature or terms (e.g. exercise nicknames). Journal prefer authors to write in the active voice ("we performed the experiment...") as experience has shown that readers find concepts and results to be conveyed more clearly if written directly. We have also found that use of several adjectives to qualify one noun in highly technical language can be confusing to readers. Over the whole document, make the average sentence length 15-20 words. The editors reserve the right to make any final adjustments to the manuscript to ensure consistency within the journal.
Manuscripts should meet the general requirements.
The text should be 1.5 spaced, in Times New Roman, 14-point typeface. Margins: 2 cm at top, bottom, right, and left. Manuscript size: 4.0006.000 words.
Citing in the Text – APA Style (7th edition)


TITLE PAGE should carry:

  • the article title in English (the most important summary of a scientific article, should also include information on the scope of investigation);
  • the article title in Ukrainian or your native language;
  • full names: first name and family names of all authors (maximum 4 authors);
  • authors’ affiliations (scientific degree and academic rank, current institutional position, personal or institutional email, full institutional name and full institutional correspondence address, city, country); if authors belong to different institutions, superscript digits should be used to relate the authors’ names to respective institutions;
  • The registrations on the ORCID page is free.
  • author’s photo

Author’s First name and Family name1, Author’s First name and Family name2 
1 Affiliation & Short Biography (information about the academic title & degree; affiliation; e-mail address; ORCID ID);
2 Affiliation & Short Biography (information about the academic title & degree; affiliation; e-mail address; ORCID ID).

ABSTRACT PAGE should carry:
Structured abstract (250350 words / 1.800 characters), consisting of the following sections:

  • Purpose: should describe clearly the rationale for the study being done.
  • Methodology: mention the methods, materials, techniques, and procedures used without going into extensive methodological detail. Include sample sizes for key experiments as appropriate.
  • Results: list basic findings, and results without any introduction. Draw no conclusions.
  • Conclusions: provide the key conclusions as clearly as possible. You may also include a brief, more general interpretation of the results and/or specific recommendations for future research.

Keywords: 5 to 7 keywords (not from the title) in alphabetical order that describe the content of the paper written strictly. These descriptors should be as standard as possible, thus guaranteeing searches in the bibliographic bases and indexes.

Note. The same Abstract and Keywords must be in Ukrainian or your native language.

BODY TEXT (Introduction (including Purpose), Methodology (including Methods and Materials), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements /if necessary/, Conflict of interests, Funding, and References /according to APA Style (7thedition) requirements/):

Should be comprehensible to a general reader. Authors should briefly introduce the problem, particularly emphasizing the last data. It should be brief, in such a way as to provide a reader with sufficient background information. The length of the introduction should not exceed 1/4 of the full article (a full article is 4000-6000 words), describing the aim and scope of the problem, previous research analysis, and the Purpose of the study.

It is essential to make a concise but complete description of the research type, and the selection of the methods and materials, techniques, and procedures used.
If it is experimental research the Methodology section consists typically of three subsections: Participants, Procedure, and Statistical analysis (optionally).
You can choose to add other subsections if they can be justified.

  • Example. Thirty university students and staff members (28 women and 2 men), aged 18-24 years, volunteered to participate in the experiment. All were assigned to the same experimental task. In this experiment, informed consent was obtained orally from all participants.

The Procedure subsection is the second subsection.-

  • and it gives a reader a summary of each step in the research execution. This summary must be concise, precise, and logical. Do not burden a reader with too much detail, but give enough, so a reader can follow what is being done;
  •  and it tells a reader what equipment, tools you used to run your experiment and to acquire data.

Statistical analysis:
Within the subheading Statistical analysis: the authors need to explain which statistical tests were used in their data analysis and the rationale for using those tests. Care must be taken to assure that: a) all tests used are listed in the Methodology under Statistical analysis, as well as b) that all tests listed are indeed applied in the study. From this section, every reader should be able to understand which test exactly was used for every comparison of the data presented with the Results section. At the end of the Statistical analysis, the authors need to state the level of significance applied in their study and the statistical program used.
Should describe clearly the selection of observational or experimental subjects including controls, such as age, gender, inclusion and exclusion criteria, (the circumstances for rejection from the study should be clearly defined), randomization and masking (blinding) method.
The protocol of data acquisition, procedures, investigated parameters, methods of measurements, and apparatus should be described in sufficient detail to allow other scientists to reproduce the results. Name and references to the established methods should be given. References and a brief description should be provided for methods that have been published but are not well known, whereas new or substantially modified methods should be described in detail. The reasons for using them should be provided along with the evaluation of their limitations. Names of devices used should be followed by the information.
The statistical methods should be described in detail to enable verification of the reported results. List the tests used. Relate each test to a particular data analysis. This should be repeated in the Results section. Statistical significances should be shown along with the data in the text, as well as in tables and figures.
Studies on volunteers require informed consent mentioned in the manuscript text. In reports on the experiments on human subjects, it should be indicated whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) or with the 2008 revision of the Helsinki Declaration.

Should concisely and reasonably summarize the findings. Restrict tables and figures to the number needed to explain the argument of the paper and assess its support. Do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Give numbers of observations and report exclusions or losses to observation such as dropouts from a study. Report complications. The results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations related to the statements in the text by means of reference remarks. Do not repeat in the text all the data from the tables or graphs. Emphasize only important observations.
Present the information obtained in a clear manner, specifying the main findings, without any interpretation. It is necessary to include the interpretations after the results, identifying the answers to the research questions, with the appropriate explanation.

Should include interpretation of study findings, and results considered in the context of results in other studies reported in the references. Do not repeat in detail data or other material from the Introduction, Theoretical framework, or Results section. Include in the Discussion the implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for future research. The discussion should confront the results of other investigations especially those quoted in the text.

Should be linked with the purpose of the study. They must be clear, and they must express the final research balance. Include recommendations when appropriate. Unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the obtained data should be avoided.

List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as technical assistants, writing assistants or head of department who provided only general support. Describe their role. Financial and other material support should be disclosed and acknowledged.

The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.

The authors declare that this study received no specific financial support (or received financial support from Fund #12345 or Grant #12345).

REFERENCES: at least 15, APA Style (7th edition).
The article must contain up-to-date references to papers included in the Web of Science, Scopus, and this Journal as well.
All references not in English must be transliterated, for example, from Ukrainian with
The authors may use self-citation not more than 10-15 % in references.
Include a DOI for all works that have a DOI, regardless of whether you used the online version or the print version or at least the URL address of the works.
Avoid using abstracts as references. Unpublished observations and personal communications cannot be used as references. If essential, such material may be incorporated in the appropriate place in the text.

Book/Ebook References
Whole authored book
Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Whole edited book
Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.

Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons.

Several volumes of a multivolume work
Harris, K. R., Graham, S., & Urdan T. (Eds.). (2012). APA educational psychology handbook (Vols. 1–3). American Psychological Association.

Chapter in an edited book
Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent(pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Chapter in an edited book, reprinted from another book
Bronfenbrenner, U. (2005). The social ecology of human development: A retrospective conclusion. In U. Bronfenbrenner (Ed.), Making human beings human: Bioecological perspectives on human development (pp. 27–40). SAGE Publications. (Reprinted from Brain and intelligence: The ecology of child development, pp. 113–123, by F. Richardson, Ed., 1973, National Educational Press)

 Wikipedia Entry References
Oil painting. (2019, December 8). In Wikipedia.

 Journal article
Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article e0193972.

Magazine Article References
Lyons, D. (2009, June 15). Don't ‘iTune’ us: It’s geeks versus writers. Guess who’s winning. Newsweek, 153(24), 27.

 Newspaper article
Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times.

Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The Washington Post, A1, A4.

Blog post
Ouellette, J. (2019, November 15). Physicists capture first footage of quantum knots unraveling in superfluid. Ars Technica.

Report by a Government Agency References
National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Conference presentation
Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Conference Proceeding References
Conference proceedings published in a journal
Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesUSA, 116(47), 23499–23504.

Conference proceedings published as a whole book
Kushilevitz, E., & Malkin, T. (Eds.). (2016). Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 9562. Theory of cryptography. Springer.

Conference proceedings published as a book chapter
Bedenel, A.-L., Jourdan, L., & Biernacki, C. (2019). Probability estimation by an adapted genetic algorithm in web insurance. In R. Battiti, M. Brunato, I. Kotsireas, & P. Pardalos (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer scienceVol. 11353. Learning and intelligent optimization (pp. 225–240). Springer.

Published Dissertation or Thesis References
Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Miranda, C. (2019). Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: Self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development (Publication No. 27542827) [Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University]. PQDT Open.

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.

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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is 1.5 line spacing; uses a 14-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, URLs & DOIs for the references have been provided.



The procedure for reviewing manuscripts of articles in the journal "Educational Challenges"

NOTE: Download the standard form template (pdf). 

  1. The purpose of reviewing (expert evaluation) manuscripts of scientific articles is to maintain a high scientific, theoretical, and practical level of the journal "Educational Challenges" and to select the most valuable and relevant scientific papers..
  2. The journal "Educational Challenges" uses Double-Blind Peer Review:
  • the reviewer does not know the personal information of the author/authors;
  • the author/authors do not know the personal data of the reviewer. The scientific articles submitted undergo initial control first by technical support regarding the completeness and correctness of their registration and compliance with the Manuscript Requirements set out on the site in the section ‘Author Guideline’.

 3. The manuscript is first reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Associate Editor to ensure that it meets the basic requirements for publication in the journal, such as relevance to the journal's scope, adherence to ethical guidelines, and compliance with the journal's formatting and style guidelines.

  4. Once the manuscript has passed the initial screening, it is assigned to two reviewers who have expertise and competence in the relevant field of study (article). The Reviewers are selected based on their academic credentials and experience, as well as their availability to complete the review within the specified timeframe. The Editor-in-Chief (or Deputy Editor) determines the Reviewer from the reviewers’ bank who oversees the relevant scientific direction for the article or in the disputable issue. Reviewers should be known experts in the subject matter of the submitted manuscript and have published in the field of research (preferably during the last 5 years). 

 5. The Reviewers are provided with a set of guidelines that outline the criteria for evaluating the manuscript, such as originality, significance, methodology, clarity, and validity of the results. The reviewers are also asked to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improving the manuscript.

 6. The Reviewers are given a deadline for submitting their review, typically 4-6 weeks from the date of assignment. In some cases, the reviewers may request an extension if they need more time to complete the review.

 7. Once both reviews have been received, the Editor-in-Chief or an Associate Editor evaluates the comments and feedback provided by the Reviewers and makes a decision about the manuscript.

 8. After an expert evaluation of a scientific article, the Reviewer may:

    • Accept without revision;
    • Accept after minor revision;
    • Reconsider after major revision;
    • Reject, especially because it does not fit the criteria outlined above of originality, importance to the field, interest, or sound methodology.

 9. The Reviewer may give Specific Reviewer Comments and Suggestions: If the Reviewer rejects the article, the Reviewer must state the reason for the decision. The editor recommends using the developed standard review form, which is available on the site's website when reviewing.

 10. When reviewing articles Reviewers must:

    • pay special attention to the urgency of the scientific problem raised in the article;
    • characterize the theoretical and applied value of the performed research;
    • correctness of the given mathematical calculations, graphs, and drawings;
    • assess how the author's conclusions are linked with the study purpose, and relate to existing scientific concepts;
    • adherence by the authors of the rules of scientific ethics, and correctness of references to literary sources.

The necessary element of the review should be the reviewer's assessment of the author's personal contribution to solving the problem under consideration.

It is advisable to note in the reviews the conformity of style, logic and availability of scientific teaching, as well as make conclusions about the authenticity and validity of conclusions of the author (authors) in this article.

 11. If revisions are required, the Author is notified and given a deadline for submitting a revised version of the manuscript. The revised manuscript is then sent back to the original Reviewers for a second round of review, along with a response letter that addresses their comments and suggestions.

 12. After the second round of review, the Editor-in-Chief (or Deputy Editor) or an Associate Editor evaluates the revised manuscript and the Reviewers' comments and makes a final decision about publication.

 13. The Editorial Office sends copies of reviews to the Author(s) (unnamed, so as not to disclose the data of the reviewer)or the reasoned refusal of the Editorial Office to publish this particular manuscript.

 14. The Author is notified of the decision, and if the manuscript is accepted for publication, it is forwarded to the production team for copyediting etc.

 15. The Author receives page proofs for final review and approval before publication.

 16. Once published, the article is freely available to readers through the journal’s website and other platforms, subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. You can find more information about it in the section 'For Author' - 'Copyright and Licensing'.

In general, the expected time from submission of an article to acceptance for publication is an average of 6 weeks. This period includes the initial screening by the Editor-in-Chief (or Deputy Editor) and Technical Editor, review by two Reviewers, and, if necessary, a period for the author to revise the manuscript after receiving the reviewers' comments and suggestions.

However, it's worth noting that the review process timeline can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the complexity of the topic, the availability of reviewers, and the number of revisions required. It's always a good idea to check the specific guidelines and timelines provided by the journal when submitting an article to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the expected timeline for the review process.

Additionally, authors should note that "Educational Challenges" publishes twice a year in April and October. Therefore, the time period from acceptance of an article for publication to its actual publication on the journal's website will depend on when the author submits the manuscript to the Editorial Board, either via email or through the submission form on the journal's website.



The journal "Educational Challenges" provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Full-text access to scientific articles of the journal is presented on the official website in the Archives section.

This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The licensing policy is compatible with the overwhelming majority of open access and archiving policies. 

The journal "Educational Challenges" is an open-access journal, which means all articles published in Education Challenges are available to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to, without any subscription or paywall restrictions.

To ensure maximum accessibility and reuse of its content, Education Challenges uses the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC) license. This means that readers can share and adapt the journal's articles, as long as they give appropriate credit to the authors and the journal, and do not use the content for commercial purposes.

By using the CC-BY-NC license, "Educational Challenges" aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing in the field of education, and contribute to the advancement of education worldwide."

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"Educational Challenges" follows the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors to ensure ethics and quality in publication.
H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University as a publisher of "Educational Challenges" takes its duties to guarantee serious approach to all stages of publishing and recognizes the responsibilities. Advertising, reprint and/or any commercial revenue have no influence on editorial decisions.

Compliance with standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved in the publishing process: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Duties of the Editor and the Editorial Board
Publication decisions
The Editor makes a decision on publication of the submitted papers. It is guided by the journal’s policy and is based absolutely on the academic value and the conclusion of the reviewers. The Editor clings to the contemporary regulations regarding defamation, copyright violation and plagiarism. The Editor is entitled to carry out decision-making in consultation with reviewers or members of the editorial board.

The editor must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning the submitted manuscript or published paper.

The editor evaluates manuscripts without regard to previous merits, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, citizenship, sexual orientation, or political philosophy of the authors.

The Editor and Editorial Board do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript (author(s), topic, text, etc.) to anyone other than the corresponding author, (potential) reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in any research of the editor, reviewers or any other informed person without the written consent of the authors. Privileged information or arguments obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal or third party advantage. Editor and any member of the editorial board should release themselves from the duties of considering manuscripts in case of any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies/institutions having relevance to the manuscripts. Editor should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests. In case of revealing the competing interests after publication, the corrections should be published. A retraction or expression of concern may be published if needed.

Ensuring the integrity: involvement and cooperation.
"Educational Challenges" will respond to all claims or doubt of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or others. If concerns about the conduct or validity of academic work are raised, the Editorial Board with an involvement of relevant experts, as appropriate, will assess cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication. The editor will also ask the author(s) about responding to the affairs. "Educational Challenges" will take this to the institutional level: the journal may request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies, if that response is unsatisfactory.

In cases when concerns are very serious and the published work is likely to influence the scientific knowledge or practical applications, "Educational Challenges" may consider informing readers about these concerns, by issuing an “expression of concern”, and then publish explanations the findings of the investigation. Otherwise "Educational Challenges" may decide to retract a paper if the Editorial Board is persuaded that severe misconduct has happened. Retracted papers will be retained online, and conspicuously marked as a retraction for the readers’ benefit.

Duties of the Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review is an obligatory step in making editorial decisions and, if necessary, in improving the paper through editorial communications with the author.

The reviewer asked for peer review, who feels the shortage of qualification in the research reported in a manuscript or knows about the lack of time that makes his/her review impossible at the appointed time should notify the editor and relieve himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts and supplementary materials received for review must be processed as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with third parties except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unsuitable. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should indicate relevant published papers that have not been discussed/cited by the author(s). Any assertion that an observation, conclusion, or suggestion had been previously reported should be supported by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also inform about any important similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or arguments obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal or third party advantage. Reviewers should release themselves from the duties of manuscripts consideration in case of any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), companies/institutions having relevance to the manuscripts.

Reviewer misconduct
Editors will take reviewer’s misconduct seriously and investigate any evidence of confidentiality breach, non-declaration of conflicts of interest (both financial and non-financial), inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of severe reviewer misconduct (e.g. plagiarism) will be taken to the institutional level.

Duties of Authors
Reporting standards
Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data if practicable. Authors should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. The confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors may use self-citation not more than 10-15 % in references. Authors should ensure that submitted manuscript:

  • describes entirely original work;
  • is not plagiarized;
  • has not been published elsewhere in any language;
  • indicates appropriate citation or quotation, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others.

Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently creates unethical publishing conduct and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and proper acknowledgment of other works must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of a manuscript
Authorship should be limited (maximum 4 authors) to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section.

The corresponding author should ensure that all contributing co-authors (according to the above definition) and no uninvolved co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Reporting of research involving humans
Bioethics principles should be adhered while carrying out the research. Appropriate oral or written approval, licensing or registration should be obtained before the research begins and details should be provided (e.g. Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Committee approval, or national licensing authorities).

If requested by editors, authors should supply evidence that reported research received the appropriate approval and was carried out ethically (e.g. copies of approvals, licences, participant consent forms).

Researchers should not generally publish or disclose identifiable individual data collected in the course of research without specific consent from the individual (or their official representative).

Authors should submit research protocols to the editors if requested so that reviewers and editors can compare the research report to the protocol to check that it was carried out properly and that no relevant details have been missed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor or publisher promptly and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Neither the editors nor the Editorial Board are responsible for authors’ expressed opinions, views, and the contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. The originality, proofreading of manuscripts and errors are the sole responsibility of the individual authors.

All manuscripts submitted for review and publication in "Educational Challenges" go under double-blind reviews for authenticity, ethical issues, and useful contributions. Decisions of the Editor, Editorial Board, reviewers are the only tool for publication in the journal and will be final.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from



Welcome to the Repository Policy section of the "Education Challenges" journal website. In this section, we provide information on our policies related to the sharing and archiving of research data and materials.

At E"Education Challenges", we believe that the dissemination of research findings and data is crucial for advancing knowledge and promoting scientific inquiry. To that end, we encourage authors to share their research data and materials openly and make them available to the public whenever possible.

In line with our Open Access Policy, authors retain the copyright of their published article and are allowed to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or another repository of their choice. This policy is recorded at Sherpa/Romeo, a database of publisher copyright and self-archiving policies.

In summary, "Education Challenges" supports open science and encourages authors to share their research data and materials openly whenever possible. We allow authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or another repository of their choice, and this policy is recorded at Sherpa/Romeo. We require authors to include a data availability statement in their manuscript and recommend that they deposit their data and materials in a trusted repository.



The Journal takes only the original materials for publication,  i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere nor is under review elsewhere. 

The plagiarism percentage is calculated by the software and is also estimated by the editorial board.

The journal Educational Challenges uses software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts (Unicheck). 

Manuscripts in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source are rejected by the editorial board for publication in the journal.

The Educational Challenges will judge any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript - before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking her or him to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive- that is, if at least 15-20% of the original submission is plagiarized - the article may be rejected and the author's institution/employer notified.



"Educational Challenges" policy in the field of copyright aims to ensure free access to the results of the study.

If the article is taken for publication in the Journal, the author should sign the authorship statement. The statement is sent to the post-office (the original) or e-mail address (the scanned copy) of the Journal’s publisher.

Copyright Policy for "Educational Challenges"

  1. All articles, reviews, and other original works published in "Educational Challenges" are protected by copyright. The copyright of each article, review, and other original work published in the journal is held by the author(s).
  2. By submitting their work to "Educational Challenges" authors retain the copyright to their work and grant the journal a license to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, and transmit their work in any form, whether now known or later developed, and to make derivative works based on their work.
  3. Authors have the right to use, distribute, and share their work with others, including posting it on their personal or institutional websites or in an online repository, provided that they comply with the license terms and include a statement identifying "Educational Challenges" as the original source of the work.
  4. Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions to include copyrighted material in their work, including images, figures, and tables. Authors are also responsible for ensuring that their work does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  5. "Educational Challenges" reserves the right to reject or withdraw any submission at any time, for any reason.
  6. "Educational Challenges" recognizes the importance of authors' rights as copyright holders and will take appropriate measures to protect those rights.
  7. "Educational Challenges" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. This means that readers are free to share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for non-commercial purposes, provided that appropriate credit is given to the author(s), a link to the license is provided, and any changes made are indicated.
  8. For any questions regarding this copyright policy or the licensing of "Educational Challenges", please contact the journal's editorial office.

This work is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International



Indexing and Abstracting

Digital Preservation



II International Scientific and Practical Conference in English

LEARNING AND TEACHING: after War and during Peace

10 November 2023

(Kharkiv, Ukraine)


Form of participation (online):

  • publication of an abstract, poster, talk, (free of charge)

Conference topics:

  • multidisciplinary


  • humanitarian section
  • natural and mathematical section
  • art section

Language of abstracts and talks:

  •  English

Abstract size:

  • 1 full page of text or 1 full-page poster.



undergraduates, master students, postgraduates (PhD students), doctoral students, young researchers, scientists, and educators.

Each participant will receive a FREE certificate of participation if he/she speaks online at the conference.




  • Write an abstract/poster that fits within one full page, adhering to the requirements and template specified by the conference. Send it via email to the conference committee at no later than October 15, 2023. Please note that all abstracts will be checked for plagiarism.





  • Page size: A4; Page margins: all margins should be set to 2 cm;
  • Font: Times New Roman; Font size: 14;
  • Line spacing: 1; Paragraph indent: 1 cm; Text alignment: Justified;
  • File name: Surname_abstract (e.g., Ivaniuk_abstract); File Format: doc, docx, rtf.

Please use the template provided on the conference website.


1. Information about the author(s): Include the surname and first name(s) of the author(s), followed by the full name of the place of study or work (full affiliation) and the country. If available, include the ORCID. Align this information to the right;

2. Title of the abstract: write the title of the abstract in capital letters, using bold font with a size of 14. Align the title to the center;

3. Text of the abstract: Write the abstract using plain font with a size of 14. Align the text to be justified;

4. Structure of the abstract: purpose, result(s), conclusion(s).



Poster reports are prepared in a similar manner to abstracts, but instead of written text, they are presented in the form of drawings, diagrams, and tables. They should follow a mandatory structure, including sections for the purpose, results, conclusions.





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