Form and preparation of manuscripts
Articles sent to Praxis & Saber, a publication by the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, must meet the following requirements:
All national or foreign researchers' work that meets the required criteria of scientific quality may be published. Praxis & Saber includes articles resulting from research experience and educational innovations, scientific and technological articles, reflection articles and review articles. The works to be presented must contribute to the education and the pedagogy fields.
Praxis & Saber admits only original and unpublished articles.
Every article is subjected to a rigorous process of evaluation (double blind review). The article is evaluated according to originality, topicality, contribution, scientific accuracy criteria and fulfillment of the established publishing rules.
No more than four authors per article is recommended.
There are three possible categories for the evaluated articles: publishable, publishable with adjustments, and unpublishable.
The author will be informed if his/her article is classified as publishable with adjustments, and decides whether or not he/she adjusts the text. If the author decides not to adjust the text, he/she must notify his/her decision to the publishing committee through a written message.
An author may request the reasons behind a rejected article when his/her article has been classified as unpublishable.
When two evaluators disagree about the category of an article (publishable - unpublishable), a third evaluator will take part in the decision.
Articles are evaluated in THREE MONTHS to evaluate the articles since delivering date. The decision will be sent to the author after the publishing committee ordinary meeting.
The publishing committee reserves its right to publish the articles and the issue where they will be included. Once the decision is known, the author will be informed.
Receiving the articles does not imply that the evaluation committee is committed to publish them. Publication is possible only after approval.
It is mandatory to send a letter to the publishing committee authorizing the journal to publish the paper, confirming its originality and intellectual property. In addition, evidences or credentials that confirm the registration to the university or the research center are required, as it is recorded in the code (see attachment).
The abstracts will be included in Spanish, English, and/or other languages according to the content of the articles.
Praxis & Saber accepts articles on education and pedagogy topics on a year-round basis.
Praxis & Saber accepts original articles of the following types, according to what is established by Publindex program of Colciencias:
Scientific and technological research article. A document in which detailed and original results of completed research projects are presented. Its general accepted structure comprises four main sections: introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions.
Reflection article. A document in which it is shown the results of a completed research from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author, about a specific topic and using original sources.
Review article. A document product of a completed research in which it is analyzed, systematized, and integrated the results of published and unpublished research, concerning a technological or scientific field, with the purpose of reporting the advances and tendencies of development. The features of these articles consist on presenting a careful literature review containing no less than 50 references.
The following are the minimal features texts must meet:
Word or OpenOffice digital file, 2003 version or later.
Font: Times New Roman, twelve (12) points, one and a half spacing, margins: 3 cm every side; letter size paper.
The title must not be longer than twelve (12) words
Article heading must contain: title of the article, author(s)'s complete names, institution, research group and project the article belongs to, e-mail address, telephone number, and link with the institution.
The abstract of the article must not be longer than 180 words. The introduction, objectives, methodology, and the main results of the research have to be presented in a synthetic way. The title of the article must not be included.
Including up to five words according to UNESCO thesaurus.
Supporting graphics, photographs and illustrations (diagrams, charts, tables, drawings, etc.) of the article must be delivered in .JPG or TIFF format and must not be bigger than 7.5 x 6 cm and 150 pixels/inch resolution.
Besides, they must have a title, be numbered, and point out whether they were created by the author(s) or the corresponding source if so.
The articles must follow the guidelines found on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition - 2009).
Foot notes will be exclusively used for clarifying or explaining and must not include bibliography.
References must be given in the text during, or directly after, each sentence or short section quoted; full details are provided at the end. The bibliography must contain the quoted sources in the paper, under a specific section called 'References'.
Quotations must have the following features: if they are four-line long or less, they must be written in italics and in double quotation marks; if they are longer they will be presented in a separated paragraph, indented, and font must be one point smaller. In both cases reference data must be provided in the following way: in brackets author's surname, year of publication and page number(s); for example: (Freire, 1975, pp. 88-89).
Paraphrases must only contain author's name and year of publication: for example (Freire, 1975).
If one or more books of the same author were published the same year, they will be differentiated with the letters a, b, c, etc.; for example: (Freire,1996a, p. 27).
References are organized alphabetically and the books of the same author, chronologically.
Presentation of references along the text must be the same.
In order to answer any question about how to cite, please consult the basic quotation tutorial found on http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
If an abbreviation or acronym is used, the complete equivalence is registered first and after that, in brackets, the term that will be used in the rest of the document.
If any word or phrase requires emphasis, it is recommended to use italics or underline the expression, avoiding bold type and quotation marks.
To fulfill these guidelines is essential. The papers accepted will be subjected to a style revision process. Authors are recommended to deliver corrected versions. Besides, its publication will depend on the space availability in every issue. In no case originals will be returned to the author and there will not be any kind of responsibility for the magazine.
The publishing committee reserves its right to modify the title of the articles and to make the editorial changes that considers appropriate in order to make them as clear as possible. Therefore, authors are recommended to write in a rigorous way, check spelling, employ short and homogenous paragraphs, and use punctuation properly.
The author submits his/her publication rights to Praxis & Saber Journal of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia. Praxis & Saber reserves its publication rights, if printed, electronically, or any of other kind, in all the languages.
Exceptionally, the committee can consider the inclusion of articles featured in other publications, even if they need translation, as long as it does not imply additional costs to Praxis and Saber.
Note: any situation non-described in these publishing rules will be solved by the publishing committee.
Sending of manuscripts
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