English version

 

About TORB

The Journal for Education Law and Educational Policy (TORB) is the reference for all those professionally involved with education, educational policy and educational law. The reader will find information, background and interpretation on the subject of education. Scientifically sound, clear and useful, directly linked to daily educational practice!

TORB is published bimonthly and consists of the following sections:

  • About five articles: a wide range of subjects from education policy and law are covered. The articles provide commentary and interpretation on current educational topics. The editorial team, with a multidisciplinary composition, ensures the balance between legal and more policy-oriented contributions.
  • annotated case law: commented, relevant judgments and judgments relating to education
  • chronicle of recent education legislation: classified by level of education (general, primary education, secondary education, higher education, adult education, staff)
  • side notes
  • reports and announcements

 

The editorial board

Editor-in-chief

  • Prof. Dr. Jan DE GROOF, Government Commissioner of the University of Antwerp and UHasselt, Professor of the College of Europe Bruges and Tilburg University

Editorial board

  • Prof. Dr. Marc BOSSUYT, Former Chairman of the Constitutional Court
  • Henri COREMANS (†), Honorary judge at the Constitutional Court
  • Prof. Dr. Daniël CUYPERS, Professor at the University of Antwerp
  • Prof. Dr. Johan HEENE (†), Professor UGent
  • Prof. Dr. Geert KELCHTERMANS, Professor KU Leuven
  • Prof. Dr. Gunter MAES, Senior Professor UHasselt
  • Prof. Dr. Wilfried RAUWS, Professor Free University of  Brussels, Maastricht University
  • Prof. Dr. L.P. SUETENS (†), Honorary judge at the Court of Arbitration
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk VAN DAMME, Senior lecturer UGent, Head of CERI-OECD
  • Geert VAN HAEGENDOREN, Chairman of the Chamber of the Council of State
  • Prof. Dr. Peter VAN PETEGEM, Professor at University of Antwerp
  • Prof. Dr. Ludo VENY, Senior lecturer Free University of Brussels, UGent
  • Em. Prof. Dr. Eugeen VERHELLEN, Professor UGent
  • Em. Prof. Dr. Raf VERSTEGEN, Professor KU Leuven

Editorial committee

  • Axel AERDEN, NVAO staff member
  • Francis CHARLIER, Consultant
  • Prof. Dr. Bieke DE FRAINE, Lecturer KU Leuven
  • Jim DERIDDER, Lawyer
  • Mia DOUTERLUNGNE, Administrator-General VLOR
  • Prof. Dr. Frederic EGGERMONT, Lecturer Free University of Brussels
  • Guy JANSSENS, Administrator General Education Department
  • Prof. Dr. Dimokritos KAVADIAS, Lecturer Free University of Brussels, University of Antwerp
  • Dr. David KEYAERTS, Postdoctoral associate KU Leuven
  • Prof. Dr. Sabien LUST, Senior lecturer UGent
  • Jurgen NEUTS, Auditor Council of State
  • Prof. Dr. Idès NICAISE, Senior Lecturer KU Leuven
  • Brecht STEEN, Auditor Council of State
  • Evelien TIMBERMONT, Assistant Free University of Brussels
  • Prof. Dr. Mieke VAN HOUTTE, Professor UGent
  • Prof. Dr. Ruben VANDERLINDE, Teacher UGent
  • Dr. Bengt VERBEECK, Legal Advisor Hogeschool Gent
  • Prof. Dr. Kurt WILLEMS, Lecturer KU Leuven

Editorial Secretariat

 

Instructions for Authors

We welcome your contribution, yet we would like for you to pay attention to the “house rules”.

Main article

  • A main article contains 5000 to 8000 words (8/12 pages).
  • Under the main title you mention your full name.
  • In the first footnote, with asterisk, you mention your function in brief.
  • Titles are highlighted in bold with Roman numerals (e.g. I. Introduction).
  • Subtitles are highlighted in bold as well (e.g. III.2.f. general).
  • Footnotes are placed continuously at the bottom of the page.
  • A bibliography is possible, yet not too extensive. Book reviews mention the name of the author, title, publisher, place of publication, year, number of pages.
  • Graphs and tables are to be saved in separate files, apart from the text.

Short article

  • A short article contains 3500 to 4000 words (5/6 pages)
  • Under the main title you mention your full name.
  • In the first footnote, with asterisk, you mention your function in brief.
  • Titles are highlighted in bold with Roman numerals (e.g. I. Introduction).
  • Subtitles are highlighted in bold as well (e.g. III.2.f. general).
  • Footnotes are placed continuously at the bottom of the page.
  • A bibliography is possible, yet not too extensive. Book reviews mention the name of the author, title, publisher, place of publication, year, number of pages.
  • Graphs and tables are to be saved in separate files, apart from the text.

Abstract

  • The author adds a brief summary, in Dutch and English, of ca. 10 lines to the article. The Dutch summary is placed before the article, the English version after.

Jurisprudence

  • The juridical contributions follow the V&A- guidelines of the interuniversity commission (third edition, 1998)
  • A note always has a title and mentions the author and its function at the end
  • The typed text of the annotated judgement is send as well, limited to the relevant parts.
  • The judgement always has a header, with keywords (in Roman) and a notation of the crucial point (cursive).
  • A note is no longer than a few pages. In case the note exceeds a few pages, it would be better to make your point in a main article.

Side note and announcement

  • A side note and announcement contain 1500 to 3400 words (2/4 pages).
  • The same rules of a main article apply here as well.

 

You mail your contribution to the redaction secretariat

With mention of your email address and the email addresses of possible co-authors.

Please mention the postal address as well, for the reception of an authors edition.

 

Review

  • Your article will be delivered to the members of the redaction secretariat, who will screen your contribution on basis of the qualitative requirements the magazine upholds. If applicable, you will receive feedback with comments and you will have the opportunity to rework and modify your contribution. You then resend the rework to luna.janssen@uantwerpen.be , haite.vanderwaeren@uantwerpen.be  and inge.willems@uantwerpen.be .

Print

  • You will then receive a first print in pdf-format. Only a limited amount of changes are possible in this first print.