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Scope and policy


Educación y Educadores strives to circulate important contributions in multiple areas and at different levels of educational theory and practice, all of which are the product of rigorous research and study by the academic community and by all education professionals who want to contribute to the journal.


Educación y Educadores is an open publication with no methodological limitations to the scope of its institutional vision and nature. It is actively involved in systematically shaping and reinforcing teaching as the science of the task of education, helping to find dignifying and humanizing solutions in the diverse educational scenarios found in society.


The editorial philosophy of Educación y Educadores is founded on a set of principles that includes an understanding of education as free and rational human action of a personal and social nature intended to improve all who take part in it. Teaching is viewed as the multidimensional science of the task of education, while educators are regarded as direct agents who are committed to a well-rounded education for their students and the advancement of educational knowledge. The function of education in society is seen as a process bent on reshaping social structures towards increasingly fair and supportive ways of relating to others that defend and promote the all-important dignity of the human being.

Out of respect and appreciation for academic pluralism and dialogue, Educación y Educadores does not automatically rule out works that support points of view or educational proposals contrary to its own editorial philosophy, nor does it necessarily agree with the ideas held by contributing authors. They alone are responsible for opinions expressed in their work.

Educación y Educadores is for all education professionals with an interest in their own preparation, in improving their teaching practices, and in reinterpreting and giving new meaning the teaching profession.


The Scientific and Editorial Board ensures the scientific rigor, academic importance and thematic relevance of the contents of the journal. It also defines policy on the contents published in each issue, appoints peer reviewers, and resolves any differences or conflicts of interest that might arise with respect to the content and approach of an article that might generate controversy, if published.

The Board is comprised of five professionals who have extensive academic backgrounds and institutional ties to national or international organizations in the field of education, to universities or to social science research centers.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


Educación y Educadores circulates three times annually in January, May and September.


The journal is published both in printed form and electronically through Open Access, under the Creative Commons license.

Thematic Framework

Educación y Educadores is framed by the social sciences and the science of education. Accordingly, the articles it publishes are classified into one of the following categories.

  1. School Education
  2. Social Pedagogy
  3. University Teaching
  4. Information and Communication Technology in Teaching
  5. School Administration and Management
  6. Essays (rigorous, documented duly-sustained reflection on a topic concerning educational theory or practice)

Publishable Articles

The articles published by Educación y Educadores constitute significant contributions in many areas and at various levels of educational theory and practice. They are the result of rigorous research and study by the academic community and by all education professionals who want to collaborate with the journal. Summaries, letters to the editor, book reviews, institutional bulletins, obituaries, news, and translations of previously published articles, opinion columns and the like are not included.

Articles submitted for consideration that are commensurate with the type of work published in the journal must meet the following requirements:

  1. Length. Between 5,000 and 10,000 words, including graphs, tables and illustrations. The consolidated bibliography or reference list is not part of the word count.

  2. Abstract. A minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250, clearly explaining the subject, objectives, method or discussion, and the main conclusion.

  3. Keywords Six keywords, in accordance with the descriptors found in the UNESCO Thesaurus, so as to identify the article in international indexes.

  4. Observations and footnotes. A footnote (bibliographic or explanatory) is marked with a superior or superscript number. However, an asterisk is used in some cases; for example, with an explanatory note that does not pertain to the text itself (e.g., editor's note, source, etc.).

Format of Articles Submitted for Consideration

Articles are to be submitted in digital format (.doc or .docx MS Word).The text must be free of attributes such as tabs, the use of different fonts, ornamental icons, text highlighted in gray tones, or any other additions.

The resolution of images must be at least 300 dpi, JPG format.

Tables are to be submitted in MS Word or Excel. Illustrations (charts, diagrams, drawings, photographs, etc.) that are included to clarify or summarize information must be presented in high resolution TIF or JPG format (300 dpi). All graphics, tables and illustrations appearing in the printed version of the journal will be published in grayscale.

Documents to be Submitted with the Article

  1. Submitting an Article. All articles are to be forwarded through the Open Journal System (OJS). To do so, you must register with the OJS at

  2. The system generates a username and password. This is your identification as an author for all editorial procedures related to the journal, such as tracking the status of your article or submitting new material for possible publication.

    Information on the Author. All articles are to be accompanied by an author identification sheet that contains the following information: author's full name, ORCID, institution where the author's academic work is conducted, city, country, mailing address and e-mail address. A list of works published by the author(s) during the last three years, if any, must be included. This information must be cited in the first footnote of the document to be presented.

  3. Declaration of Originality. All articles submitted to Educación y Educadores must be accompanied by a declaration of originality that is signed by each of the authors. There are no exceptions to this requirement. The form included at the end of these instructions must be completed for that purpose.

All articles must be original and may not be under simultaneous consideration for publication in another journal or book.

Educación y Educadores reserves the right to make changes in the form or structure of articles to adapt them to the style of the journal. All articles submitted must be original works and must not be under consideration for publication in another journal or a book.

Each of the authors listed in a published article will receive a copy of the issue of the journal in which the article appears.


Educación y Educadores takes the following steps to ensure the observance of international standards of ethics for scientific publications.

  1. It has an Ethics Committee that operates according to the guidelines established by the Research Department at Universidad de La Sabana and by the Ethics Committee for Scientific Publications (COPE). The members of the Ethics Committee include the editor of the journal, the managing editor and a representative of the Scientific and Editorial Board.

  2. Cases Involving Conflict of Interest:

  3. Conflicts of interest that arise at a point in the publishing process are handled by the Ethics Board, which will resolve the impasse.

    An author who identifies a conflict of interest before starting the publishing process must report it promptly to the journal, so a decision can be reached.

    The reviewer must inform the Editorial Board of any conflict of interest attributed to financial relations, institutional affiliation or personal acquaintance with the author(s) of the document the reviewer has been asked to evaluate.

    No article involving conflict of interest will be submitted by the Editorial Board for review until the situation has been resolved. If the conflict of interest cannot be settled, the article will be withdrawn from the publishing process.

  4. Right to Reproduce Articles:

  5. Educación y Educadores is entitled to reproduce the articles it publishes. However, any such reproduction for lucrative purposes must be approved expressly by editor of the journal or by the Editorial Board.

  6. Errata:

  7. If a significant error is found in the publication of an article, the corresponding author shall cooperate, in conjunction with the Editorial Board, on publishing an erratum or, if appropriate, should consider removing the article.

  8. Policy on Plagiarism:

  9. All material sent through the OJS will be used only with the expressed consent of the authors.

    The author must ensure that all quotes in the text are properly cited, so as to acknowledge sources and give academic credit.

    If plagiarism is found, the article will be removed from the editorial process and an official copy will be sent to the appropriate entity so legal action may be taken.

  10. Ethical Standards for Authors:

  11. Authors must guarantee the information contained in their written text is accurate and includes the evidence necessary to support the data and analysis presented therein. They also must ensure that every person who made a significant contribution to the work is listed as one of the authors.

    Authors must sign a declaration of originality certifying that all the information is properly cited.

    Authors must ensure their text has not been published in another journal or in any other medium for the dissemination of scholarly content. The article must not infringe on the copyrights or property rights of another person or entity.

  12. Ethical Standards for Reviewers

  13. All reviewers agree to hold in strict confidence the information contained in the procedures and contents submitted for their review. They shall refrain from conveying to third parties, disclosing or publishing all or part of the documents they have agreed to review, or to use them in a way other than as requested by the journal.

    The commitment to confidentiality does not cease upon completion of the review process. A work may be cited only after it is published and by making proper use of the rules on citation.

    The reviewer must demonstrate a willingness to comply with the review process in terms of the time and rigor indicated by the journal.

    The reviewers agree to issue objective and respectful opinions with proper academic justification. For that reason, they shall not accept any academic product if they do not feel qualified to review it.

  14. Ethical Standards for the Board:

  15. The Editorial Board agrees to keep the affiliation and identity of the authors and reviewers anonymous, and will not reveal the contents of any article before it is published.

    The Scientific and Editorial Board is responsible for accepting the articles to be published. Its decisions in that sense are based on the journal's editorial guidelines and the opinions of the peer reviewers.

    The Ethics Committee of Educación y Educadores will rule on ethical conflicts, doing so pursuant to the guidelines set by COPE.

  16. Ethical Standards for Editors:

  17. It is the responsibility of the editor to ensure the quality and transparency of the editorial process. The editor also must guarantee compliance with all guidelines, obligations, rights and duties pertaining to the various members and participants in the journal, in their different categories.


Citations (in-text) and bibliographic references are to be identified and credited according to the American Psychological Association (APA) system.

a. Article in an Academic Journal

Surname, first name initial (year, date appearing in the journal). Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics, issue of the publication, number of the first page of the article, number of the last page of the article.


Biltereyst, D. (1992). Language and culture as ultimate barriers? An analysis of the circulation, consumption and popularity of fiction in small European countries. European Journal of Communication,7, 517-540.

b. Article in an Academic Journal Online

Surname, first name initial (year of the journal). Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics, issue of the journal, number of the first page of the article, number of the last page of the article. Retrieved from: URL

If the citation ends with an Internet address, it is not followed by a period.


López, J. R. (1997). Tecnologías de comunicación e identidad: interfaz, metáfora y virtualidad. Razón y Palabra [Online journal], 2 (7). Retrieved from [Accessed: November 28, 2008].

c. Books

Surname, first name initial (year). Title. City: Publisher.


Codina, L. (1996). El Libro digital: una exploración sobre la información electrónica y el futuro de la edición. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, Centro de Investigación de la Comunicación.

d. Books by Corporate Authors

Name of the institution or organization. (year). Title (ed. no.). City: Publisher.


American Psychological Association. (1998). Publication Manual of the APA (4 ed.). Washington: APA.

e. Chapters or Parts of a Book

Surname, first name initial (year). Chapter title. Initial and last name of the editor of the book (ed.), Title of the book (pp. number of the first page of the chapter, number last page of the chapter). City: Publisher.


Kisch, H. (1986). De la industria textil en Silesia y Renania: un estudio comparativo de sus procesos de industrialización. En P. Kriedte (ed.), Industrialización antes de la industrialización(pp. 266-298). Barcelona: Crítica.

The footnotes should contain only explanatory notes.

The reference list is presented at the end of the article, in alphabetical order, by author, and chronologically in relation to the same author.

Works to be submitted for review must be sent through the OJS online editing system. To do so, they must be registered on the website.

f. Presentation of the Reference List

References are to be listed in alphabetical order, according to the author's surname (or the surname of the first author, if the work is by multiple authors), maintaining the same structure and form stipulated in the foregoing points. In the case of references to chapters in a book, articles that are part of a collective work and journal articles, the first and last page of the work must be cited in full.

For editing and indexing purposes, it is extremely important to provide complete information in all bibliographical references (author, year, title, city and publisher). These references are to be listed at the end of the article and should be cited in a footnote within the text, pursuant to the order in which the citations appear therein. When citing a work published in a foreign language, the author's name, the title of the book, the city and the publisher are listed in the original language. Possible additional literature not mentioned in the text should be listed in keeping with the rules for references, unnumbered and in alphabetical order, according to the surname of the first author.

All references must be complete. This is indispensable. Otherwise, the article will not be sent for peer review and will be returned immediately to the author so the references can be perfected. Inaccuracies or errors in references can halt the publishing process for an article.

Evaluation Process

The publishing process begins once compliance with the guidelines for contributing authors has been verified and the subject of the article has been declared relevant to the nature of the magazine. The Board then will order a double-blind review, which takes thirty (30) calendar days to complete.

The Editorial Board appoints two peer reviewers for each article. They conduct a "double-blind" review and may decide to accept the article, to accept it subject to changes, or to reject it. Only articles that have been accepted unanimously by the peer reviewers will be published. If an article is not accepted for publication, the author will be informed accordingly and is free to submit it to another publication.

When one of the two peers assigned to review the article rejects it for publication, a third reviewer will be chosen in order to reach a final decision on publication.

When an article is sent for evaluation, the assigned reviewers have three months to deliver an opinion. If, during that time, no member of the academic community agrees to serve as a peer reviewer, or if the results of the peer review have not been forthcoming, the author will be asked if he/she wants to continue the process for another three months. If the evaluation process has not been completed by the end of this second period, the author is free to submit the article to another publication.

Authors are informed of the results of the evaluation, so they can make the changes suggested by the peer reviewers, if any. The authors are free to take into account the comments made by the peer reviewers. However, if such comments involve suggestions that determine publication of the article, and are not accepted, the article will be eliminated from the editorial process and may be submitted to another publication.

All articles approved for publication are subject to copyediting (a check of grammar and spelling, veracity of the references and formal correction of the bibliographical section). The title, the abstract and the keywords are included in the copyediting process, and the corrections are reviewed by the author.

The author authorizes the journal to make the changes in form suggested by the copy editor. This stage of the publishing process takes thirty (30) calendar days. Once it is complete, the author will be informed of the volume and number of the edition of the journal in which the article will appear.

The journal is published in Spanish. However, articles in other languages may be published, if warranted on the basis of their quality.

Educación y Educadores is an entirely academic publication. It is a non-profit periodical and, as such, neither requires nor provides economic compensation for the articles it receives and publishes.


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