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Submitting Requirements

 Requirements and submission procedure 

The rules and requirements authors must follow when submitting articles to Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa, are detailed below:

Reception of articles

The reception of originals is open all year round and has no cost.

The calls will be timely communicated and disseminated in the "Avisos" section.

To start submitting articles, authors must register or log in (if they already have an existing account).


The journal will accept articles in Spanish and English. In particular, research in different areas such as the organization and management of the educational system, the teaching profession, the learning and teaching processes, technologies and educational policies.

Submission of files

Authors must submit three files:

1. Article
It must be in electronic format Microsoft Word (".doc" or ".docx") or OpenOffice (".odt").
It is important to ensure the work is completely anonymized, and that no information is included which would allow the identity of the authors to be recognized.

2. Authors' responsibility document: in which they accept the journal's policies and, in particular, general aspects of copyright.
PDF version
Word version (to download and edit)

3. Additional file
Including the following information:
- Names and surnames of the authors: as they wish to be shown in the article. The order in which they are presented, in addition, will be as it will be displayed when it is published.
- Email of all authors.
- ORCID of all authors: if you do not have one, you can request the identification number on the ORCID website.
- Institutional affiliation of all authors.
- Brief curriculum (between 50 and 75 words): in which the most relevant information in relation to the academic training and professional career of each author is indicated.
- Authorship contribution: a paragraph detailing the contribution of each author to the article. It is necessary to specify which the participation in the following stages was: conception of the work, research design, data collection, processing, analysis, preparation and correction of the document. Authors can submit a custom paragraph, or else use one of the following examples:

Option 1:
Authorship contribution: The authors have collaborated in equal parts, in all stages of the article.

Option 2:
Authorship contribution: The conception of the scientific work was made by [XXX] and [XXX]. The data collection, interpretation and analysis were carried out by [XXX]. The writing of the manuscript was carried out by [XXX] and [XXX]. Both authors reviewed and approved the final content.

Option 3:
Authorship contribution: All authors participated equally in the stages of research design, data collection, processing, analysis, and preparation of the text.

Article structure

The information must be presented in the following order:
● Title in Spanish
● Title in English
● Title in Portuguese
● Abstract in Spanish
● Keywords in Spanish
● Abstract in English (abstract)
● Keywords in English (keywords)
● Abstract in Portuguese (resumo)
● Keywords in Portuguese (palavras-chave)
● Body of the article
● Bibliographic references

a) Titles:
Titles will be as illustrative and concise as possible, written first in Spanish, then in English, and finally in Portuguese. They should have a maximum length of 12 significant words, taken - if possible - from the ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre) Thesaurus.

b) Abstracts:
Abstracts will have between 200 and 300 words. The abstract must first be detailed in Spanish, then in English (abstract) and, finally, in Portuguese (resumo).

The structure must follow the IMRD format:
- Introduction: it will include the objective or the purpose of the investigation.
- Methodology: it will include the basic procedures used.
- Results: will detail the main findings of the investigation.
- Discussion or conclusions: it will interpret the most relevant findings.

c) Keywords:
Five to ten keywords should be included, in Spanish, English (keywords) and Portuguese (palavras-chave). Authors will have to use internationally accepted terms in the field of education to express the concepts and content. Therefore, they will be extracted from the ERIC Thesaurus (Education Resources Information Centre).

d) Body of the article:
The following aspects of the article are recommended: introduction, statement of the problem or object of study, background, theoretical foundation, design and methodology, results, discussion, conclusions and limitations of the study –if applicable–.

To facilitate a coherent presentation and a better understanding of the reader, the use of subtitles and short paragraphs is also suggested.

e) Bibliographic references
Both textual citations and bibliographic references must respect the criteria established in the latest edition of the Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The general guidelines can be accessed through the APA website.

All the citations included in the body of the work will have to be listed in the bibliographic references, at the end of the work. Publications not been cited in the text should not be listed.

The list of bibliographic references must be in alphabetic order, according to the last name and initials of the first author. In the case of two references with the same surname and initials, the date and title of the work must be taken into account.

Presentation rules

Article titles (in Spanish, English and Portuguese): Verdana 16, centred and in bold.
Subtitles: Verdana 14, on the left and in bold.
Body of the text and bibliographic references: Verdana 12.

Line spacing
Simple; no blank spaces should be left between paragraphs.

Articles may not exceed 8,500 words long. This extension will include the titles (in Spanish, English and Portuguese), the abstracts (in Spanish, English and Portuguese), the keywords (in Spanish, English and Portuguese), the body of the article, the notes, the bibliographic references and the graphic elements.

Tables and Figures
They will be numbered consecutively according to the type of item –i.e. if it is a table or a figure– and they will be inserted in a suitable place, within the body of the article.

They must be presented in an editable format (not as images), in order to facilitate subsequent modifications –if there are any and if they are necessary–, at the time of the article’s layout.

If they exist, they will go to the end of the article. Documents serving as sources of information for texts, tables, graphs, statistics, maps, plans or other illustrations may be added.

They should be included only when they are really necessary and may not exceed 10% of the length of the work –in number of pages–.

They will be numbered consecutively and their text will be collected at the end of the article. However, they should be restricted to the minimum necessary and when strictly necessary.

The inclusion of bibliographic references as footnotes will not be accepted.

Other considerations
Any financial support used to carry out the work must be indicated on the first page, in a footnote related to the title.

Peer review process

Sending and receiving articles
Once the authors send the article to the journal, the Editorial Team makes a first assessment and checks the suitability of the work to the thematic profile of the journal, the editorial criteria and the formal requirements for submitting the manuscript.

Reception of an article does not imply its acceptance.

Editorial review and decision
At this stage, the responsible editor sends the work to the evaluators to initiate the reviewing process.

In accordance with international standards, all articles are subjected to a double blind peer review. The peer review system consists in assigning two expert reviewers on the subject.

To evaluate the article confidentially and anonymously, all identifying data is removed. The authors are not aware of the identity of the reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identity of the authors.

For each contribution, the reviewers will determine one of the following resolutions:
● accept and publish in its current form;
● publish after corrections; or
● reject the proposal and do not publish.

The reviewers will have a maximum period of 30 days to complete the journal evaluation form, in which they will base and justify their decision.

Among the criteria for the acceptance or rejection of the works, the following aspects will be evaluated: presentation, writing and organization of the information, originality, relevance for solving specific problems, current and novelty, significance for the advancement of scientific knowledge and methodological quality.

In case of discrepancy in the opinions, the text will be sent to a third reviewer. Then the Editorial Team will define whether or not the work will be published in the magazine.
Definitive acceptance of the manuscript is conditional on the authors incorporating all the modifications and suggestions for improvement proposed by the reviewers - if any - within a maximum period of 30 days after their communication.

Once the decision has been made, the responsible editor will transmit the resolution to the author responsible for communicating with the journal. 

Plagiarism detection
Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa uses the Turnitin plagiarism prevention system, in order to detect potential non-original content.

This process takes place after passing the first editorial review, prior to peer review and the assignment of reviewers. In case the reviewers have suggested modifications, the document will be reviewed and analysed again.

If during the process there are doubts regarding the results of the Turnitin reports, the Editorial Team will contact the authors to make the corresponding clarifications and modifications.

If the author is identified and confirmed to have plagiarized, the article will not be published.

The journal and its contents are provided under the Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which guarantees the publication, distribution, use and reuse of academic works.

Authors who publish in Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa retain their copyright and intellectual property rights. This implies that the author has the power to reproduce, publish, translate, adapt and, in short, to dispose of her work after the initial publication in this journal.

In this sense, they also give the journal the right to the first publication of their work, in accordance with the aforementioned license. By submitting your article to the journal, you accept that your manuscript be published on the website, with open access.

The content of published articles is the sole responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editorial Team or the reviewers.

Open access policy
Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa is available under the Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

The journal provides free and immediate access to its content and editions, free of charge for authors and readers. All numbers can be consulted on its website.

It is possible to copy, communicate and publicly distribute its content as long as the individual authors and the name of the publication are cited, as well as the publishing institution (Universidad ORT Uruguay).

These editorial policies are based on the principle that offering free access to research helps the global exchange of knowledge.

Privacy statement
The names and email addresses entered in this magazine will be exclusively used for the purposes stated in it, and will not be provided to third parties or for use for other purposes.
All manuscript submitted must represent the authors´original work. They are required to be in MS Word (*.doc, *.docx) or OpenOffice (*.odt) through the Opens Journal Systems (OJS) platform, which is accessed via

Additional files are accepted.
Once the authors are registered, they must follow the steps outlined. Any doubt about the submission process can be addressed to
The author must ensure that the manuscript is completely anonymized.
As a separated additional file, the authors must submit a brief resume (50 to 75 words) indicating their academic and professional profile together with the main research areas.


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