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I. Nature of the texts

1. Only original and unpublished works will be accepted.

2. The texts can be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese.

3. The section “Articles” includes research reports, empirical studies, evaluative intervention studies, or diagnostic studies on predominantly educational topics; 5,000 to 7,000 words in length.

4. The section “Essays” refers to the elaboration on explicit topics in educational matters; 5,000 to 7,000 words in length.

5. The texts in the “Reviews” section are summaries and commentaries of publications on educational topics, 2,000 to 3,000 words in length.

6. The papers submitted to Educación are subjected to a double-blind or anonymous peer review process performed by national or international colleagues. The result of the evaluation is expressed in rulings: publication is recommended, publication with light modifications is recommended; publication with major modifications is recommended; publication is not recommended. If the article is approved with corrections, it will be sent once again to peer review once the author(s) have rectified the observations made. In the event no consensus can be reached between the reviewers’ rulings, the article will be subject to a casting vote, after which the final ruling will be issued.

7. Texts that are not approved after the review process may not be resubmitted for publication.

II. Submittal conditions

1. The papers shall be sent in Word format, Arial 11 points, 1.5 spacing, A4 page format and numbered, by e-mail to: and

2. The title and abstract shall be presented in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

3. The abstract must have no more than 130 words in length, as well as three to five scientific terms (keywords) in Spanish and their English and Portuguese equivalents. Check the Controlled Vocabulary of the IRESIE at:

3. On a separate sheet of paper, enclose the title of the text, the name of the author(s), the institution where they work, and a brief description of the updated professional background in a maximum of 6 lines, including the telephone number and e-mail. Send a recent photo of the author(s) in jpg format.

4. Works are considered as received for evaluation once the author(s) have completed and sent the statement of originality to the editorial team.

III. Text editing

1. The first subtitles of the articles are set in Arial 12-point font, in upper and lower case, and bold. For the second subtitles: Arial 12 font, upper and lower case, no bold. Example:

1. Contemporary Challenges of Education

1.1. Economic challenges to contemporary education

2. The first time that an abbreviation or acronym appears, it must be written in extenso, with the corresponding acronym in parenthesis.

3. Footnotes are to be included only at the bottom of each page (not at the end of the document). These must be used for important explanations and be written up in concise form in Arial 10 points, with single spacing.

4. The bibliographical references included must follow APA version 6 guidelines.

5. The tables, graphs or figures must be numbered and with their corresponding title preceded by the denomination: figure. The title and the source are placed at the bottom of the corresponding figure.

6. The figures shall be submitted on a separate file, in the program or format in which they were created, writing down the source at the bottom and indicating the place where they shall be inserted. They should specify, also, the source of the information required for its preparation; mentioning that the material has been prepared by the individual will not suffice.

IV. Structure of the texts

1. Articles: Although the headers of the articles can vary in their denomination, all of them must follow the structure presented below:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References

2. Essays: All the essays must consider the following structure:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusions

3. Reviews: Although the content of the reviews is less strict than that of the essays and articles, they must consider the following scheme:

  • Bibliographical reference of the book being reviewed
  • Commentaries
  • Conclusions


Checklist for the preparation of submissions

As part of the submission process, the authors have to comprobate that their sending includes all the elements shown below. All the sendings that don't have the following elements will be returned to their authors.

1. The submission haven't been already published, or submitted to another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the editor).

2. Web addresses have been added for the references where possible.

3. The text has simple line spacing; the font size is 11; cursive is used instead of underline (in exception of the URL links); and all the illustrations, figures and charts are inside the text where they should be and not at the end of the article.

4. The text have all the bibliographic and styling requirements, indicated in the Writer Guidelines, that can be found in the About section.

5. If the submission is to a section of the journal that is evaluated by peers, it must follow the instruction in Ensuring a blind review.




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