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ESTUDIOS PEDAGOGICOS only receives original, unpublished papers that have not been sent simultaneously to other journals for its publication.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 aspects:

  • Every article must be sent respecting the following format: Word Office 97-2003 (.doc), letter size, for Windows O.S.
  • Font format must be Times New Roman 12 for the entire document. Simple line spacing and standard indentation must also be applied.
  • First line must present the Title of the paper in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
  • Titles must be written in lower case, following the corresponding language rules for writing and punctuation.
  • In case the research has been sponsored or funded by any institution, this must be signed by the inclusion of an asterisk (*) at the end of the title in Spanish and then specified in a footnote.
  • Abstracts cannot exceed 150 words and must be presented in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
  • Following every abstract three to five key concepts must be included.
  • Papers must not exceed 10.000 words or, on the contrary, contain less than 4.000 words. Including title, abstracts, descriptors and bibliographic references.
  • The file including the paper must be completely anonymized in the title of the file or the body in order to avoid any author(s) identification.
  • The entire information must be contained in the body of the paper, no later attachments after the bibliographic references.

Every paper must include an external document, with the same formatting rules of the paper where an identification form includes: Names and last-name of every author(s), degrees and the institutions where these were obtained, authors current working institution, email and telephone.

Considerations related to the text

  • 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.
  • The first line in a new paragraph will have a left indentation of 5 blank spaces. A paragraph located right after a title or subtitle will not contain indentation in the first line.
  • Footnotes will use the font Times New Roman size 9. These will be used, preferably, to make comments, add information, or explain deeply any aspect mentioned in the article’s body. There is no limit in the number of footnotes, as long as all above mentioned specifications are respected.
  • Tables and charts must be included in the paper corpus or development. All must contain the corresponding title and numbering.
  • In case of using images, these will have the following formats: high resolution .jpg, .tiff, .png and/or .gif.

Considerations related to quotes

All the sources quoted within the papers or mentioned in the body of the text must be clearly identified following the quotation norms stablished by the American Psychological Association (APA).

  • For non-literal or general references, the last name of the author and the year of publication will be shown between brackets.
  • If it is a source with two authors both of them will be mentioned followed by a comma and the year of publication between brackets.
  • In sources with three to five authors, the first time the source is quoted all the last-names must be mentioned followed by a comma and the corresponding year. From then on, only the first last-name will be mentioned followed by the abridging “et al.”
  • In case the source quoted includes more than six authors only the first one will be mentioned followed by the abridging “et al.”
  • If the reference comes from an indirect source, it will be included the quoted document, year, colon, and the page number of the corresponding document between brackets.
  • Literal quotes (in which no italics will be used unless if in the original text are) will be presented as follow: when quotes do not exceed four lines will be presented between quotation marks and included within the paragraph. Quotations which exceed four lines will be incorporated in a separated and exclusive paragraph, with an indentation of 10 blank spaces and without quotation marks. At the end of both types of quotations the last-name, year of publication and the corresponding page number of the source will be included between brackets.
  • Only when the author(s) and the year have been clearly presented before including the quote, then only the page number will be included. In case the quote comes from an internet source, following the last-name the expression “on line” will be added (the specific internet address will be presented in the list of references).
  • The fidelity of the quote to the original text will be complete, reproducing even expressive singularities in it, in which case following the corresponding expression the Word sic will be written between brackets.
  •  In case of numbering the quotations a chronological pattern must be used.
  • The exclusion or omission of any part of the original text (one or more words) must be noted in the quotation with the sign [...] where it belongs. At the same time, square brackets will be used when adding words which are not part of the original text but which result necessary to incorporate in order to provide more fluency when reading, or for contextualizing an expression or any information which might be confused.

Bibliographic References

  • At the end of the document a list with all the works cited must be presented under the title Referencias Bibliograficas.
  • The reference list must include only bibliographic works quoted or mentioned within the body of the text.
  • When quoting a work published in a foreign language the original name of the author(s), title, and publishing house are kept.
  • When referencing a book chapter authors must use “En/”In” and “2da Ed. / 2nd Ed.” According to the corresponding language.
  • References must be ordered alphabetically according to the authors’ last-name or the main author quoted. When two or more works of a same author are quoted, the order will be chronological beginning with the latest one and writing the authors’ name only in this case (the following ones will be preceded by a line). If references of the same author have the same year of publication the difference will be given by the use of letters afterwards (a,b,c,).
  • Bibliographic references must respect the following guidelines:

Complete book by one author

  • Last-name in lower case, comma, first name initial, dot, publication year between brackets, dot, book title in italics, dot, city of publication, colon, publishing house, dot.

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

Book by corporate author(s):

  • Name of the institution and organism, year of publication between brackets, dot, book title in italics, dot, city of publication, colon, publishing house, dot.

Example: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2nd Ed.).Washington: APA.

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. Elkaim (Ed.), La terapia familiar en transformación (pp. 183-188). Barcelona: Paidós.

Article in a journal

  • he 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.

  • It is necessary to note that any article with DOI (Digital Object Identifier System) must specify its information at the end of the reference.
Electronic Documents
  • Any document online must be refrenced as it has been explained previously adding at the end of every reference the specific date of retrieval as well as de electronic address of the document.

Example: Ambrosy, I. (2012) Teoría Queer: ¿Cambio de paradigma, nuevas metodologías para la investigación social o promoción de niveles de vida más dignos?. Revista Estudios Pedagógicos, vol.38 (2) 277-285. Retrieved on March 30th, 2015 from

Originality commitment and Cession of rights for publicity

To start the application and pater evaluation of each paper, every author must attach a letter of commitment related to the originality of the contribution, the fulfillment of publishing norms and the cession of publicity rights. The letter format can be downloaded from this website. Se adjunta nueva carta de originalidad y cesión de derechos.

Publishing Process

ESTUDIOS PEDAGÓGICOS will receive papers following the format previously mentioned. Not fulfilling general considerations automatically implies the rejection of the contribution. Nonetheless, there will be chance to change mistakes committed. Thus, in case the document still presents mistakes in its second version submitted, the article will be rejected definitely.

When receiving and including articles for evaluation an immediate response will be sent via email. In case of approval or rejection the corresponding letters will be sent to the authors notifying the committee’s decision.

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