Call for papers


We are inviting submissions for the special issue of Estonian Journal of Education (Eesti Haridusteaduste Ajakiri), Vol. 13, No. 2, which is scheduled to be published in November 2025.

The special issue will focus on promoting early mother tongue and second language instruction. The editors of the issue are Professor of Primary Education Krista Uibu (University of Tartu), Professor of Estonian Language Reili Argus (Tallinn University) and Associate Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language Mare Kitsnik (Narva College, University of Tartu).

Authors are expected to submit high-quality empirical research articles about early language acquisition and learning, language comprehension and language formation from birth to the end of basic school. More specifically, we invite articles from within, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

  • early language acquisition;
  • early language environment;
  • early multilingualism;
  • supporting and valuing the home language;
  • Estonian language acquisition and learning at home, in kindergarten and at school;
  • an acquisition and learning of a second language at home, in kindergarten and at school;
  • early teaching of Estonian as a first language;
  • early teaching of Estonian and/or other languages;
  • etc.

The deadlines for the publication are as follows:

  1. Author(s) will send the topic of the article(s) accompanied by the abstract in Estonian to Krista Uibu ( The abstract of no more than 200 words should summarize the theory of research, the objective(s), the methodology as well as the (expected) outcomes of the study – 20 September 2024 at the latest.
  2. The editors send confirmation about the acceptance of the manuscripts to the corresponding authors – 01 October 2024.
  3. The authors will submit properly formatted manuscripts with a summary in English – 13 January 2025.
  4. The editors will inform the authors about the review results – 25 February 2025.
  5. The authors will consider the reviewers’ comments and submit the revised manuscripts – 24 March 2025.
  6. Second revision of the manuscripts (if necessary), the editors will inform the authors about the second review results – 21 April 2025.
  7. The authors will consider the comments in the second-round review and submit the final manuscripts – 12 May 2025.
  8. Language editing of the manuscripts – May–June and August 2025.
  9. Lay-out of the journal at University of Tartu Press – from 10 September 2025.
  10. Date of final publication – 1 November 2025.

Estonian Journal of Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal. The journal uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) and will be published in collaboration with the University of Tartu and Tallinn University by the University of Tartu Press. The journal is indexed in the database EBSCO Academic Search Complete and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Google Scholar.

Information about the journal as well as the requirements for the submitted manuscripts can be found at the journal’s website ( For further enquiries, please contact Krista Uibu (