Editorial Preface

Vladimir E Trajkovski

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Dear readers,

 

In the last period we have intensified the control of plagiarism. In addition to using the program eTBLAST, through our electronic publisher De Gruyter we have introduced the program iThenticate, a program for prevention of plagiarism. This program is being used worldwide by the publishers of scientific journals and it ensures the originality of papers before publishing. We hope that with this dishonesty, fraud and duplication of papers will be disabled or minimized. On the other hand, the strict reviewers have increased the  rate of rejection of papers and now it is 60%. As editorial office, we are constantly trying to raise the level of quality of the published papers. It seems necessary to deliver a seminar where the authors will gain new knowledges about the process of writing, submitting, publishing scientific papers in reviewed journals, as well as the ethics of publishing.

What to expect in volume 15, edition 1-2? The Special Educationand Rehabilitation section begins with a paper which gives a comparative study of the attitudes of Israeli and Slovak students and teachers regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream education. The second paper in this section also refers to the inclusive education and the support of children with behavioral problems in primary education in Germany. The author Sheffali Gulati from India gives a literature review of options for diagnosis and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. The Bosnian authors from the University of Tuzla write about the development of phonological awareness of stuttering children and children with fluent speech. To be or not to be: an informative non-symbolic numerical magnitude processing study about small versus large numbers in infants is presented in the section entitled Psychological and pedagogical review. The colleagues from the practice can broaden their knowledge by reading the paper The Effectiveness of theory of mind training on the adaptive behavior of students with intellectual disabilities. A group of authors from the USA introduced us to Peer tutoring intervention for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: meta-synthesis.

In the section News and Information the readers can read information on the Fourth International Conference held in October 2013, in Ohrid. Then, there is news about the International Student Seminar in Zlatibor, Serbia, where our students have participated. At the end we can introduce the activities on the occasion of the celebration of 3th of December – the International Day of People with Disabilities. In this edition, there is also an abstract from a defended master thesis by our colleague Irena Novacheska, titled: Risk factors for the emergence of behavior disorders and the need for prevention and early intervention.

As in all previous editions, you will read the regular rubrics: Bibliography, List of reviewers and Author Index.

The publication of scientific papers in international journals is a difficult task, but at the same time it is a  rewarding job because you are doing a favor to your own careers.

 

 

With respect,

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski


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