Revista de Educación

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General guidelines for the submission of manuscripts (Español)

Revista de Educación publishes basic and applied research, as well as systematized innovation experiences, essays and reports and reviews of recent publications of educational interest*.

All the papers are subject to external assessment. The original paper will be anonymously reviewed by at least two external experts (this will be done according to the double-blind method, in which the anonymity of the author(s) is also kept in the designation of the reviewers by the Secretarial Department of Revista de Educación). The reviewers will inform about the suitability of the paper for its publication and can make recommendations on the need to adjust its content and/or presentation. Reviewed versions are also checked by these external experts until its publication.

Agreeing with all:

  1. All manuscripts must be original or unpublished papers, with the understanding that they are currently not being reviewed by any other publication. This should be specified by the author(s) in the accompanying letter of request for evaluation.
  2. The receipt of a paper does not constitute a commitment for its acceptance for publication.
  3. Submission of manuscripts and style of presentation:
    • Provide 1 copy of the original manuscript (on DIN-A4 paper and using Word as text processor) and a file copy stored on a CD-ROM or diskette. Any reference to the author(s) of the paper will be omitted from them.
    • At the head of the paper's first page the following information should appear:
      • Paper title (should be concise, descriptive of its content and written in Spanish and English).
      • Descriptors or key words (max. 8) in Spanish and English.
    • It should be specified on a separate sheet of paper:
      • Author or authors' first and last name, working place (University, Department, etc.) and current mailing and email addresses.
      • Type of paper: a) Research project; b) Essay or report; or c) Educational experience. It must not to exceed the length (see 5th).
  4. Length:
    • Research projects or studies should not exceed 8,000 words. Educational experiences, essays and reports should not exceed 4,000 words. In these cases, notes, references, bibliography and graphic elements will be included in the aforementioned length. The full version of the paper will be published in the electronic edition of Revista de Educación.
    • The total of words of each paper must include a 250 word abstract in Spanish and English, which will be published in the printed edition of Revista de Educación.
  5. In the case of research projects and studies it is recommended that the paper should include, at least, the following aspects: description of the problem or subject matter under analysis, prior work and theoretical bases, organization and methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and further developments, if appropriate.
  6. 6. It is recommended that papers should be written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). Therefore, a list of references, in alphabetical order, should be included at the end of the manuscript and should meet the following criteria**:
    • Books:
      • Complete work:
        For one author’s works: last name in small capital characters, comma, first name initial, full stop, year of publication in brackets, full stop, book title in italics, full stop, place of publication, colon, publishing house, full stop.

        DARLING-HAMMOND, L. (2001). El derecho de aprender. Crear buenas escuelas para todos. Barcelona: Ariel.

        If two or more authors are present, they are to be separated by a comma, except for the last one that is preceded by “and” or “&”, e.g.:

        GREEN, A., LENEY, T. y WOLFF, A. (2001). Convergencias y divergencias en los sistemas europeos de educación y formación profesional. Barcelona: Pomares.

      • Chapter book:
        GUBA, E. G. (1983). Criterios de credibilidad en la investigación naturalista. En J. GIMENO SACRISTÁN y A. PÉREZ GÓMEZ (comps.), La enseñanza: su teoría y su práctica (pp.148-165). Madrid: Akal.
      • Presentations, symposia, conferences and seminars:
        MORENO OLMEDILLA, J. M. (2001). La conflictividad en el aula. I Congreso Regional de Atención a la Diversidad de Castilla y León, Valladolid, 1-4 febrero (en papel).
      • Different works by the same author:
        BRUNER, J. (1961). El proceso de la educación. México: Uteha.
        — (1985): En busca de la mente. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
        — (1988): Desarrollo cognitivo y educación. Madrid: Morata.
        If the year of publishing is the same, it will be necessary to make the difference with a letter (a, b, etc.) after the year.
      • Mention of editors or coordinators:
        FERNÁNDEZ BERROCAL, P. y MELERO ZABAL, M. A. (coords.) (1995). La interacción social en contextos educativos. Madrid: Siglo XXI.
    • Journals: Author or authors' last name and first name initials separated by a comma and in small capital characters, year of publication in brackets, full stop, paper title, full stop, journal title in italics, comma, journal issue, comma, and journal pages covered by the manuscript. If two or more authors are present, they are to be separated by a semicolon; e.g.:

      GARCÍA ROMERO, A. y FERNÁNDEZ ALADO, C. (1996). El sistema educativo en la nueva reforma. Revista de Educación, 309, 498-789.

    • Electronic Sources: documents in Internet cited as bibliographic references will appear after the standard bibliography under the title "Electronic Sources". The foundation or body corresponding to that page, written in small capital characters and followed by the date of access to that address will be mentioned in brackets. E. g. (Last accessed on 23/11/2005)
      More information in APA:

  7. Notes should be numbered consecutively and the information corresponding to them should be printed at the bottom of each page, restricted until maximum. Simple bibliography references have to be avoided; in that case they will be inserted in the text mentioning the author and the year of publication in brackets. Then, the complete reference will be included in the bibliography (see point 7).
  8. Direct citations should be distinguished from the rest by means of inverted commas, and followed by the author's last name and first name initials, year of publication and pages from where the text has been extracted; all of which should appear in brackets.
  9. Diagrams, pictures, figures, tables, photographs, etc. should be those necessary to complete or clarify the text. They should be numbered consecutively depending on the short (table, graphic…) and must be submitted in black and white. Graphics, diagrams and tables should not be images, so that further changes, if needed, may be possible.
  10. The author should include the following information when citing this journal: Revista de Educación, number, pages and year of publication.
  11. * Authors should consider that the Journal publishes more original research projects, so the rest of manuscripts (essays, reports and experiences) could be published later.
    ** More information about criteria in APA


I. With regard to the work reviewed:

  • Preferably scientific publications or outstanding innovations in the field of education.
  • Relevance of the work’s subject.
  • Specialization and prestige of the author or authors and of the publishing house.
  • Topicality (year in which it was published)
  • And due to the scientific nature of the journal, all the reviews related to works spreading information, textbooks and didactic materials are excluded, together with those connected with any work that defends or supports principles which go against democratic values.

    II. With regard to the review:
  • Quality of the text and specialization of the reviewer in the subject.
  • It cannot exceed 700 words
  • It must be headed by the details of the reviewed work (strictly following the norms of the journal)
  • The reviewer’s name must be written at the end of the text.
  • The review must be sent to the following electronic address The author must also send on a different piece of paper the following personal details: postal address, telephone number and e-mail address.

    Revista de Educación thanks the authors in advance for complying with these guidelines, which will speed the review and publishing process.
    The Director and Editor reserves the right to make the appropriate changes in the application of these guidelines, which will be notified at the proper time. The original manuscripts will not be returned.


    Revista cuatrimestral
    Fecha de inicio 1952
    Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa.
    Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
    c/ San Fernando del Jarama, 14
    28002 Madrid Tel: +34 91.7459229
    Edita Secretaria General Técnica
    Subdirección General de Documentación y Publicaciones

    NIPO: 030-12-087-4
    ISSN (versión impresa): 0034-8082
    ISSN (versión electrónica): 0034-592X
    Depósito Legal: M.57/1958