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Submitting Requirements

Presentation guideline

Publishing process








Submitting Requirements

 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.


 Presentation guideline

Language: Spanish or English.

The title, abstract and the key words must be in the three languages, Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Original title and subtitle: Verdana 14 points.
Title and subtitle in other two languages: Verdana 12 points.

Main body and bibliographic references: Verdana 10 pts.
Line spacing: Single-space. There will not be blank spaces between paragraphs.

Title: Should summarize the content in a very concise manner, first provided in the manuscript´s original language and then in the other two languages, containing 8-9 keywords ideally taken from the ERIC thesaurus (Education Resources Information Center).

Abstract: Should contain between 200 and 300 words in the original manuscript´s language and then it should be translated into the other two languages. Is to be structured according to the IMRYD format; Introduction, stating the research´s objective or purpose, methodology, outlining the basic procedures used (design sample or case selection, methods and techniques of experimentation, observation, and analysis), results, reporting the main findings, (give specific data and their statistical significance when appropriate) and discussion or conclusions.
Keywords: After the abstract, include 5 to 10 keywords or descriptors in the original manuscript´s language and then in the other two languages. Use key words or terms that are internationally accepted in the field of education to express concepts and contents. The keywords will be taken from the ERIC Thesaurus (Education Resources Information Center)

Length: For papers reporting research articles and studies, the length will not exceed 8.000 words. In the case of education practices, essays or reports, they will not exceed 4.000 words. In all cases, the length stipulated includes the title, the abstract, and keywords (in the three languages), the main body of the article, notes, bibliographic references,  and illustrations.

Structure: In the case of research articles and studies, it is recommended to include at least the following points; description of the problem or subject matter, prior work and theoretical foundations, design and methodology, results, discussion of results, conclusions, limitation of the study if relevant.

Writing process: Authors are to adhere to the last edition of the style guidelines set by American Psychological Association (APA), (

Names, symbols, and nomenclatures: Authors must use each disciplines´standard names.

Figures, graphics, sketches, tables, and equations: are to be numbered consecutively by function (table, graphic...), and inserted in the appropriate place within the body of the article´s text. Graphics, sketches and tables must use a format that will facilitate any changes that need to be made during the layout process. Bibliographic references will not be accepted as footnotes.

Bibliographic references: At the end of the paper, a list entitled “bibliographic references” must be included. References are to be listed in alphabetical order following the APA criteria. All bibliographic citations included in the article´s text must refer to words included in the bibliographic references. Basic tutorial for APA style on
If the manuscript has received any kind of financial support (scholarhips, projects, etc.), this must be stated on the first page, in a footnote next to the title.
After the bibliographic references, a note is to be included, which indicates the degree (%) of participation/contribution of each author to the manuscript.



Publishing process

Manuscript Submission Checklist
As part of the submission process, the author/authors are required to check off their submission´s compliance with the following items, and submission will be returned to authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.
•    The submission has not been previously published or submitted for consideration by any other journal (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to the Editor).
•    The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word format.
•    Whenever possible references include URLs.
•    The manuscript uses single line spacing; 10 dots of font size; Italics are used instead of underlining (except in URLs), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text, rather than at the end.
•    The submission file complies with the style and bibliographic requirements summarized in the author guidelines placed on About the Journal
•    If the article is sent to a section that requires peer- evaluation, instructions must be followed on Ensuring an Anonymyzed Evaluation. 

Declaration of privacy
Names and E-mail addresses included in this journal will only be used for the purposes declared by the journal and will not be available for any other purpose or person.
Peer review evaluation process
Submission and reception of articles
The submitted manuscripts stay in the queue. The journal will perform the first editorial review to ensure that the article meet the subject guidelines, that they are of interest according to the journal´s editorial criteria, and they meet the requirements of formal presentation set by publication rules. Reception does not imply acceptance of the article.
Review and editorial decision
The manuscripts will be submitted to the editor in chief and this will forward the manuscripts to the reviewers starting the first round of revision. The peer-review system consists of assigning two external expert reviewers who assess the article confidentiality and anonymously (double- blind assessment).
Final acceptance of the papers only takes place provided that the authors have included all the improvement changes and suggestions indicated by the expert reviewers and that they resend the manuscript in no more than 30 days.



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