Hungarian Educational Research Journal
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HERJ Hungarian Educational Research Journal is an Open Access academic journal focusing on contemporary ideas and themes in educational research. Its mission is to provide a forum for emerging researchers as well as established scholars to exchanging their research results, views and opinions on education, educational policy and research. Working for this mission, HERJ advocates a world-wide comparative approach.
HERJ publishes thematic issues and book reviews four times a year (March, June, October, December). It welcomes proposals for new thematic issues as well as high quality theoretical and empirical studies. All papers submitted for publication will be subject to rigorous blind peer-review.
Content published before 2019 is available on the website of HERJ’s previous publisher, Debrecen University Press (DUPress).


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Call for Paper a Special Issue of the scientific journal HERJ


Fair play and ethical issues in sport and education systems


In its Special Issue which will be focusing on fair play, sportsmanship, gamesmanship and ethical issues in sport (doping, cheating, etc.) and the education systems.

According to Coakley (1982) and Stevenson (1975), the theory that sport has a positive impact on physical, emotional and social development has long been known for many years. Although the belief in sport’s character-enhancing effect was incorporated into the public awareness, some researchers questioned this, arguing that sport may in some cases lead to antisocial forms of behaviours. Since 1975, numerous studies have been carried out on the subject, and various attitude scales have been developed and internationally validated. But where are we now, in 2021-2022, at the midpoint of a pandemic?

The rapid development of technology, the widening of the research world and the idea of much emphasized internationalization gave the opportunity for an international study of the meaning of fair play, about its associated moral values and norms.

It is a more popular topic, so we can find programs and studies in international literature which are suitable for measuring this. In the meantime, the question may arise: why has it become a central topic? Perhaps because of the growing perceptibility of moral and value losses in societies? Where are we now in this process? What do young people perceive from this inside and outside Europe? What does fair play, sportsmanship, gamesmanship and other ethic question in sport mean to them?

Research related to fair play in international literature can be divided into two large groups. On the one hand, a fair play program was developed in which different age groups, athletes and non-athletes were examined. They measured their attitude towards fair play, sportsmanship, gamesmanship at the beginning and end of the program.

The other group includes researches in which moral judgment and its development in sports were measured by different age groups among athletes and non-athletes. According to the previously described, moral behaviour also affects sportsmanship. In each case, the authors started from the view that sport has a positive influence on character and plays a decisive role in moral development, thus creating a sportsmanlike attitude.

In this special issue we call for original papers on ethics in sport and education systems, fair play and doping.

Abstract submitted to special issue editors: 01/6/2022

Papers submitted to special issue editors 01/12/2022

We wait kindly for papers to the part of „Research articles”. If you are interested in the topic, please upload your abstract to the journal’s online submission platform OJS via the link

Inquiries can be sent to the guest-editor Gabriella Hideg:

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Senior Editors

Founding Editor: Tamás Kozma (Debrecen University)

Editor-in-ChiefAnikó Fehérvári (ELTE Eötvös Loránd University)

Assistant Editor: Eszter Bükki (ELTE Eötvös Loránd University)

Associate editors: 
Karolina Eszter Kovács (Debrecen University)
Valéria Markos (Debrecen University)
Zsolt Kristóf (Debrecen University)


Editorial Board

  • Tamas Bereczkei (University of Pécs)
  • Mark Bray (University of Hong Kong)
  • John Brennan (London School of Economics)
  • Carmel Cefai (University of Malta)
  • Laszlo Csernoch (University of Debrecen)
  • Katalin R Forray (HERA Hungarian Educational Research Association)
  • Zsolt Demetrovics (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest)
  • Csaba Jancsak (University of Szeged)
  • Gabor Halasz (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest)
  • Stephen Heyneman (Vanderbilt University, Nashville)
  • Katalin Keri (University of Pecs)
  • Marek Kwiek (Poznan University)
  • Joanna Madalinska-Michalak (University of Warszawa)
  • John Morgan (Cardiff University)
  • Roberto Moscati (University of Milan-Bicocca)
  • Guy Neave (Twente University, Enschede)
  • Andrea Ohidy (University of Freiburg)
  • Bela Pukanszky (University of Szeged)
  • Gabriella Pusztai (University of Debrecen)
  • Peter Toth (HERA Hungarian Educational Research Association)
  • Juergen Schriewer (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Ulrich Teichler (University of Kassel)
  • Voldemar Tomusk (Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallin)
  • Horst Weishaupt (DIPF German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt a.M)
  • Pavel Zgaga (University of Ljubljana)


Address of editorial office

Dr. Anikó Fehérvári
Institute of Education, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University
Address: 23-27. Kazinczy út 1075 Budapest, Hungary




CrossRef Documents 36
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Hungarian Educational Research Journal
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Hungarian Educational Research Journal
Language English
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Founder Magyar Nevelés- és Oktatáskutatók Egyesülete – Hungarian Educational Research Association
H-4010 Debrecen, Hungary Pf 17
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
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ISSN 2064-2199 (Online)