SocEd publishes two electronic issues per year, on 15 April and 15 November with free access to its website at www.soced.cz/en. The publisher represents the Tomas Bata University in Zlín and the partner of the journal is the Masaryk University in Brno. The publisher covers the costs incurred with the running of the journal.
Publisher: Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Publication frequency: 2 issues per year
SocEd is a platform for the development of social education as a scientific discipline. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical studies on ongoing and completed research, book reviews and information on scientific activities in the field of social education.
SocEd embraces social education within the broad framework of the area of education and development of children, youth and adults. Social education is an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with a wide range of other disciplines. Regarding the scientific article, the journal is open to various theoretical concepts and methodological preferences (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodology design) if they bring new results and interesting views.
SocEd is placed on the List of non-impact peer-reviewed journals published in the Czech Republic and included in ERIH PLUS database, Educational Research Abstracts Online ERA (Taylor & Francis), EBSCO Education Source, CEJSH, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest Social Science Journals, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, SSRN, DOAJ, ROAD, The Keepers Registry, SHERPA/RoMEO, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Academic Resource Index, CEEOL, OAJI and SIS database. The medium-term goal is indexing in Scopus database and Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). The journal provides DOI, Similarity Check and CrossMark (CrossRef) for the reviewed papers.
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“The history of the Social Education journal dates back to 2013 and, despite the fact that it has not been in existence for even ten years yet, it has advanced development of social education as a science on the national and international level. This journal enables international exchange of findings not only in the field of social education, but also in the fields of sociology of education, special pedagogy, social work and other sciences, which also allows inter-disciplinary collaboration. I positively rate the fact that the journal presents the history and the current situation of social education and the problems of social education, not just in the Central European region, but also in other parts of the world. The orientation and development of social education has been significantly different in individual regions throughout its history and this remains true today, which is also proven by the focus of the articles. Presentation of profiles and important figures in the sphere of social education contributes to awareness of the specifics and differences in the development of social education in individual regions. Information about social education associations and their focus, and also about the publication activities of social educators in the field of social education theory and practice, also enables the international exchange of findings and experience and mutual acquaintance. Our great thanks must be expressed to the Editor-in-Chief and the entire editorial team members and also the office, where this journal is published, for creating the Social Education journal and the constant effort expended on creating each issue.” Prof. Jolana Hroncová, Association of Social Pedagogues in SR
“Since 2013, when the first issue of the Social Education journal came out, 14 issues have been published. Over this time, the journal has undergone significant progress from an international perspective, both in terms of the composition of the editorial board, and also in the authors published. The most recent issue contained only the work of foreign authors. The journal’s international success is promoted by the fact that some issues are published entirely in English. A number of single-topic issues have also been published. The journal also includes fascinating profiles and interviews with leading experts in social education. In terms of its content, the journal has a broad scope and the topics it presents also cover areas of sociology, social pathology and in particular social work. The journal has thus become an indispensable source not just for a wide circle of people in academia, but also for specialist practitioners.” Prof. Blahoslav Kraus, University of Hradec Králové