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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

The Journal of Educational Studies and Experiences (REXE) publishes original works as a product of research results aimed at enriching scientific understanding in the field of knowledge and pedagogical work. With the same purpose, it publishes original works such as studies, debates and experiences.

REXE has an Editorial Committee made up of: a) The Editorial Council, made up of a group of national and international academics with a long history and scientific productivity, responsible for ensuring that the objectives of the journal, its editorial policy and the rules for the publication and review of articles are met. It establishes the policies that add value to the journal, proposes authors and themes for the following issues, as well as the structure of each publication. b) Editorial Board, made up of a group of academics belonging to the journal's publishing institution, responsible of supervising the publication regulations in the articles received, suggesting modifications so that they conform to them and taking decisions on sending a third arbitrator when a certain article does not require agreement between the two arbitrators, and by a c) Scientific Evaluating Committee for each issue, integrated by a community of experts in the different topics published by the journal, whose function is to act as referees to each article that applies to be published in a specific issue of the journal according to a pre-established guideline for each category of articles (research, debate and pedagogical experiences).

REXE organizes its sections according to the accepted articles. The Research section publishes original research works that have methodologies according to their research problems and that generate knowledge as a result of them. The Studies and Debates section publishes unpublished works in which studies or debates on educational problems, theoretical positions, pedagogical approaches, etc. are presented, strongly argued, in order to deepen reflection and criticism on possible explanations or proposals for such problems. And the section of Pedagogical Experiences collects articles that systematize pedagogical experiences in which their innovative action is evidenced, either at a theoretical or practical level.

Refereeing System: each article received by REXE for eventual publication will be submitted to the double blind system, that is, neither the referees nor the authors will know the names, in order to evaluate articles and not individuals. The system involves sending the article to external referees who are experts in the subject in question.

With respect to the results of the evaluations:

The answers of the evaluators can be: Full Acceptance, Acceptance with minor modifications, Acceptance with major modifications, Total Rejection of the article.

If the evaluation of the two referees is of total rejection, the article will not be able to continue with the editorial processes of the journal and the author will be informed by e-mail, attaching the evaluation guidelines. If a referee completely rejects the article and the second accepts it with major modifications, the work will not continue with the editorial processes of the journal.

If a referee accepts the work as a whole or with minor modifications and the second referee totally rejects the article, the article should be sent to a third referee.

If the work is accepted as a whole, with minor modifications or major modifications, the evaluations are sent to the author to carry out the modifications (with a double-blind system). If the modifications are minor, the authors will have 15 working days to correct and if they are not major modifications, the authors will have 30 working days to incorporate the requested changes.

When the authors must make corrections, these must be accompanied by a letter explaining the modifications made, the document will be called "Corrections Report".

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The Journal of Educational Studies and Experiences (Revista de Estudios y Experiencias en Educación), is willing to receive collaborations from all academic members from the national and international community as well as anyone in a Chilean and/or international Master’s program. REXE publishes the articles in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Any paper sent to be published must comply with the following guidelines:

1. Topic: every article that is sent to be published in REXE must be original and unpublished, and be framed within the field of Educational Science.

2. Title: every article must have a title that summarizes its central idea, which must be presented in Spanish and English.

3. Summary: every article presented in REXE must include a brief summary in both Spanish and English. This summary cannot exceed 250 words. The abstract must follow the IMRyD format (introduction, method, results and discussion). Five or six internationally accepted keywords will be included. These must be extracted from the European Education Thesaurus (https://www.vocabularyserver.com/tee/es/), or from the Unesco Thesaurus (http://vocabularies.unesco.org/browser/thesaurus/en/?clang=es), in both Spanish and English.

4. Format: considering the Investigation section, the elaboration of the research paper must comply with the APA regulations, that is, problem statement, research objective(s), methodological design, results, discussion, conclusion and references. Similarly, the research papers belonging to the Studies and Debate section must include: introduction, background, development, proposals, conclusions and references. Finally, the papers from the Pedagogical Experiences section must contain the following: introduction, theoretical background, description of the experience and its results, discussion and references. Every article must be uploaded onto the OJS platform (https://revistas.ucsc.cl/index.php/rexe), using Times New Roman font, size 12, single spaced, as a Word Office document (2003 onwards).

5. Length: articles must be written using between 7,000 and 8,000 words (including resumen-abstract , palabras claves-keywords and references).

6. Authors’ personal information: authors must send a brief CV, in which they present their academic and professional profile, plus their main research interests. This must be sent as an additional file when submitting the research paper. It is essential to indicate the authors’ affiliation, along with their email and ORCID.

7. Citations and bibliographical references: the system of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 7th Edition) must be used. Some commonly used examples in references are:

  • Aguilera, F., & Bolgeri , P. (2021). Application and evaluation of an intervention for socio-emotional development and strengthening of self-esteem in elementary school students. REXE- Journal of studies and experiences in education, 20(44), 12–28. https://doi.org/10.21703/0718-5162.v20.n43.2021.001

  • Rohen , J., Yokochi , C., & Lutjen-Drecoll , E. (2007). Atlas of Human Anatomy: Photographic Study of the Human Body . (6th ed.). Elsevier.

  • Sanchez, G. (1983). Criteria of credibility in naturalistic inquiry. In A. Pérez Gómez (ed.), Teaching: its theory and practice . (pp.148-165). Akal.

  • Ramirez, M. (2004). Violence in intimate relationships and self-destructive behaviors in women . (Master's Thesis in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy). Iberoamerican University, Puebla. https://repository.javeriana.edu.co/bitstream/handle/10554/3284/PradaOlivaresAndreaCarolina2012.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y

8. Tables, graphs, charts and figures: these must be presented in an editable format with Arabic numerals. Font size must be readable, with standardized titles and headings in terms of format and styles used in the text. The indication of the source is similar to the bibliographical references - author and year - in parentheses.

9. Publication of research papers: the Editorial Board will have a period of 30 days to carry out an initial review of the article (correct academic writing, interest in the topic addressed and compliance with the rules for authors). If the basic conditions are met, the evaluation process will begin using the double-blind system. If accepted, the authors will be notified and will be asked to complete and sign a letter of Declaration of originality and conflict of interest, and Assignment of dissemination rights. The author retains his intellectual property rights over the research paper, without prejudice to the academic use that the journal and/or the Faculty of Education of the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción may give to the information it contains.

10. Declaration of originality and conflict of interest: authors who upload their work to the Journals of Studies and Experiences in Education (REXE) platform declare: 1) Their work is an original article with research topics in Education, which complies with the rules for the publication of articles that are detailed in each issue. 2) It is an unpublished article, which has not been sent for review and has not been published, partially or totally, in any other scientific journal, national or foreign. 3) There are no commitments or financial obligations with state or private organizations that may affect the content, results or conclusions of the submitted publication.

11. Assignment of dissemination rights: authors who upload their research papers to the Studies and Experiences in Education Magazines (REXE) platform will be asked, as a mandatory requirement, to agree with the "declaration of dissemination rights", in which it is specified that the authors retain the copyright and assign the right of first publication to this journal. Additionally, the articles must be registered with the Creative Attribution license Commons, which allows third parties to use what is published as long as they mention the authorship of the article and the first publication in this journal.

12. Research financing: If the work has been carried out with financial support (grants, projects), it must be indicated at the end of the research paper; including the name, project number and entity that provided the resources.

13. About publications and authors: Only articles with a maximum of five (5) authors will be accepted. Articles by the same author will not be published in the same volume.

14. Accepted articles: Authors whose articles are accepted for publication will receive the style correction of the paper, and, subsequently, its layout, so that typos or grammatical errors are corrected. Changes that affect the content of the article will not be accepted. Once the article is published, no changes will be made.

* If the article submitted exceeds the number of words or number of authors, a letter to the Editor must be sent. The Editor will make the decision to accept or reject the article to continue with the editorial processes of the journal.

Sending of manuscripts

To submit your manuscripts to REXE you must register and upload your work to the Open Journal Systems (OJS) page at the following link http://www.rexe.cl/ojournal/index.php/rexe/user/register.

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