ISSN 0718-0705 online version
ISSN 0716-050X print version


Scope and policy

ESTUDIOS PEDAGOGICOS only receives original, unpublished papers that have not been sent simultaneously to other journals for its publication. The authors are the only responsible ones to comply with this norm. ESTUDIOS PEDAGÓGICOS’s Executive Committee only evaluates the intrinsic quality of the received papers by the assessment systems created for this purpose.

All jobs received by ESTUDIOS PEDAGOGICOS for its publication will be sent to two judges using the double blind method. The judges will receive the jobs (with no reference to the authors and no reference to any previous projects), and a copy of the judgment policy. In case of significant differences in the reports, the job will be sent to a third judge. Based on the three reports, the main editor will consult the associated editors and they will determine whether the job will be published or rejected. In all cases, the author(s) will be informed about the decision.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Instructions for author(s)

ESTUDIOS PEDAGOGICOS will only receive papers sent via e-mail to:

General Considerations

a) Developed in Word Office 97-2003 (.doc), letter size page and Windows OS.
b) Mandatory Font is Times New Roman, size 12, single line spacing and standard margins.
c) The first page will contain the title in Spanish, English and Portuguese; author(s)’ name and last name, institution they belong to, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
d) The title must be written in lower case letter, following correspondent language standards of writing and punctuation.
e) In case the research has been sponsored or funded by any institution, the name of the sponsoring institution will be signed in the Spanish title with an asterisk (*) and later specified in a footnote.
f) An abstract (no more than 150 words) in Spanish, English and Portuguese must be included, as well as 3 to 5 keywords in each language.
g) Papers must not contain more than 20 pages, including bibliographical references.

Considerations about the text

a) In case the article is divided into sections, titles must be written in capital letter beginning with number 1 and followed by 1.1. or 2, as needed.
b) The first line in a new paragraph will have a left indentation of 5 blank spaces. If the paragraph is located right after a title or subtitle, it will contain no indentation in the first line.
c) Footnotes will be used, preferably, to make comments, add information, or explain deeply something mentioned in the article’s body. There will be no limit in the number of footnotes, as long as all above mentioned specifications are respected.
d) Tables and charts must be included in the paper corpus. All must contain title and numbering.
e) In case of using images, these will have the following formats: high resolution .jpg, .tiff, .png and/or .gif.

Consideration about quotes

a) For non-literal or general quotes, the last name and the year will be shown between brackets, as in: (Morin, 2006). If the source has two authors, the following criteria shall be used: (Maturana y Varela, 1984). In case of a source with three or more authors, the criteria will be: (Marchesi et al. 2001). If the quote comes from an indirect source, see the next example for criteria to follow: (Cit. en Touraine, 2006: 47).
b) Literal quotes (no italics, except if it is used in the original text), will follow the next criteria: When containing four lines or less, they will be between inverted commas and included in the same paragraph. Quotes with more than four lines will be in a separate paragraph, with a 10-space indentation and no inverted commas. At the end of every quote and between brackets, the last name, the year and the page will be included; as in the following example: (Morin, 2006: 63). If the source has two authors, the following criteria shall be used: (Maturana y Varela 1984: 73). In case of a source with three or more authors, the criteria will be: (Marchesi et al. 2001: 98). If the quote comes from an indirect source, follow the next example: (Cit. en Touraine 2006: 47).
c) When the author(s) and the year have been clearly identified before starting the quote, just the page will be mentioned. In case the quote comes from and Internet source, “on-line” will be written after the last name (the specific Internet address will be included in the list of quoted references).
d) The quote shall always be as in the original, showing also any special features (expressions). Including, in such cases, the word sic between brackets.
e) In the case that part of the original text was to be omitted, (one or more words), this will be shown by the following symbol: […]. The square brackets will also be used to insert words that were not originally in the text but which would help to ease the reading process or would contextualize content that otherwise could lead to misunderstandings.


A list of quoted references will be included at the end of the article. The references will be sorted alphabetically, based on the last name of the main author. If two or more sources from the same author were quoted, these will be sorted chronologically, showing firstly the most recent one and including the last name of the author in it. The following jobs of the same author will begin with a hyphen and will not include the last name. If the edition year is the same, a letter will be inserted after the year in order to differentiate them (a, b, c).

BIBLIOGRAPHIC  REFERENCES will be written using the following criteria: Complete book from only one author

Last name in lower case letters, comma, initial from the first name, stop, year of edition between brackets, stop, title of the book in italics, stop, city where it was published, colon, publishing house, stop.

For example:                  
García, R. (2000). El conocimiento en construcción. De las formulaciones de Jean Piaget a la teoría de sistemas complejos. Barcelona: Gedisa.

Complete book from several authors

Following the above mentioned order, all authors will be mentioned. Between the penultimate and the last author (or between the first and the second one, if there are only two) “&” will be written.

For example:
Ceberio, M. & Watzlawick, P. (1998). La construcción del universo. Conceptos introductorios y reflexiones sobre epistemología, constructivismo y pensamiento sistémico. Barcelona: Herder.

Chapter in a book

The name of the author will be shown (following the above mentioned order). Afterwards, the year must be included and then the name of the chapter (no inverted commas and no italics). After the name of the chapter and following a stop, “In” will be written, including the initial of the first name and then the last name (in lower case letter) of the editor or compiler. After a comma, the title of the book will be written in italics, and the starting and ending page numbers for the chapter will be written between brackets (with a hyphen between the numbers).

For example:
Prigogine, I. (1998). Resonancias y dominios del saber. In M. Elkaïm (Ed.), La terapia familiar en transformación (pp. 183-188). Barcelona: Paidós.

Article in a journal

The name of the article will be written (no inverted commas and no italics) after the year it was published in. Following a stop, the name of the journal will be written in italics. The volume of the journal will be shown between commas, then the number of the journal and after another comma, the first and last page of the article (separated by a hyphen).

For example:
Villalta, M. (2009). Análisis de la conversación: una propuesta para el estudio de la interacción didáctica en sala de clase. Estudios pedagógicos, vol.35, n.1, 221-238.

Electronic documents

In general, they follow the much the same guidelines already mentioned, including at the end the date they were consulted on and the electronic address.

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