Focus and scope

Revista Iberoamericana de la Educación is a scientific journal dedicated to the quarterly publication of articles of original research results in Spanish, English and Portuguese covering a variety of topics related to diverse knowledge in the educational sciences.

The purpose of the journal is to disseminate the scientific knowledge of researchers. Revista Iberoamericana de la Educación is aimed at teachers, researchers and the academic community.

Revista Iberoamericana de la Educación is a publication edited by the Instituto Tecnológico Superior Corporativo Edwards Deming. All material submitted to the journal for publication and accepted by the Editorial Committee for its quality and relevance is submitted to peer review by specialists in the corresponding fields of knowledge.

Peer Review Process

Publication and authorship 

The Journal does not accept previously published material. Authors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions to partially reproduce material (text, tables or figures) from other publications and for citing the source correctly. The collaborations that appear here do not necessarily reflect the thinking of the Journal. Collaborations are published under the authors’ responsibility.

If the author of an article wants to include it later in another publication, the journal in which it is published shall clearly identify the data of the original publication, previous permission requested to the journal Editor.

For its part, the Journal reserves the printing and total or partial reproduction of the material rights as well as the right to accept or reject the article. It also reserves the right to make any editorial changes it deems appropriate.

Peer Review Process

Each of the articles received is subjected to a process of review and selection. The study and the initial selection of the writings are in charge of the Editorial Committee, which accepts or rejects the original work based on the scientific quality, agreement with the Journal themes, and the validity in time of the results. In addition, the Committee may request changes and make recommendations they deem necessary to adjust the document to the indications of the Journal. Following this review, the article will undergo double-blind evaluation by two external academic peers who will issue a concept in which the article is accepted without any changes, the article is accepted subjected to minor changes and does not require a new evaluation, the article is approved subject to major changes and requires a new evaluation or the article is rejected. In the case the evaluators’ concept leads to disputes, such disputes will initially be resolved by the Editor of the Journal or, if necessary, a second or third academic peer evaluation will be requested.

Anonymity of both, the authors and evaluators, is required in the evaluation process. Similarly, this evaluation will be reported to the author of the article via email in order to make the necessary adjustments requested by the evaluators. Upon receipt of the article with the corrections made, the Journal will verify compliance with the suggestions of the evaluators and will analyze the justifications for those corrections that have not been taken into account. Once approved this phase, the article will be sent back to the author, and if necessary, the author will make adjustments as may be appropriate. The review and acceptance process of the submitted material can take an average of four months, and the article reception does not imply its approval and automatic publication.

Publication Process Time

The review of the papers submitted to the journal maintains a review time of 4 to 8 weeks. The publication will be scheduled according to the shipping order depending on the evaluations and corrections

Publication Frequency

 Its  periodicity is quarterly publishing the month of January – March, April – June, July – September, October - December

Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate open access to all its content on the principle of making research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.

In this way, the reader can access all the contents of the journal from the moment of publication without cost or subscription obligation.

The journal is licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license agreement. The authors retain the copyright and third parties are permitted to copy, distribute and make use of the works as long as they comply with the terms and conditions set forth by such license

cite authorship and the original source of publication (journal, publisher and URL of the work).
Do not use them for commercial purposes.
If you remix, transform or create from the material, you must disseminate your contributions under the same license as the original.
More information can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.es.

The journal at its inception and until Vol 3 No 3 in 2020 published its content under the license (CC BY 4.0).

The Journal declines any responsibility for possible conflicts arising from the authorship of the works published.

The Journal adheres to the COPE guidelines (https://publicationethics.org/).

The Journal allows any user to read, download, copy, distribute, or print the scholarly work published here without financial, legal, or technical barriers, in order to use the information for any responsible purpose with proper acknowledgement of authorship.

DOI system

The Journal articles adhere to the DOI system whereby technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of identifiers for use in digital networks is established.

Plagiarism detection

The works sent by authors to the Journal will be submitted to anti-plagiarism software (URKUND). The dictum will be known to the authors by correspondence in cases that exceed the 10 % coincidence. The works that maintain a percentage less than 10 % will proceed to the editorial and blind peer review.

Charges for publication

The journal DOES NOT MAINTAIN ANY CHARGE for review, submission or publication of papers, each paper must be submitted according to the editorial policies stated above and to the regular submission of information through the OJS platform

Code of Ethics

1. Duties of the authors

Originality and plagiarism: All articles must be original work of the authors and not evidence plagiarism.

Acknowledgement of sources: If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it has been cited or quoted appropriately.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: Authors should not submit the same article to more than one journal at the same time.

Access and retention: If deemed appropriate by the Editor or members of the Editorial Board, authors of articles should also make available the sources or data on which the research is based, which may be retained for a reasonable period of time after publication and possibly accessible.

2. Editor's functions

Publication decisions: The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the Journal should be published. The publication decision should be guided by the policies of the Editorial Board of the Journal and should be based exclusively on academic merit and the decision of the reviewers.

Honesty: An editor should evaluate articles for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial advisors, as appropriate.

3. Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions.

Promptness: Any selected referee who feels incompetent or knows that prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Confidentiality: Any article received for review should be treated as a confidential document. They should not be shown or discussed with others, except as authorized by the Editor.

Standards of objectivity: reviews should be conducted in an objective manner. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources: reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any arguments that have been previously reported should be accompanied by the appropriate citation. A reviewer should also bring to the Editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article of which he or she has personal knowledge.

Conflict of Interest

The Journal expects authors to declare any business associations that may involve a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

By the nature of the articles that may eventually be published in the Journal, there may be conflict of interest conditions that may affect fairness in editorial conditions or against authors. Therefore, each author should make an effort to identify them.

In this sense, authors should attach, together with the article and the declaration of commitment, a communication to the Journal indicating clearly and concisely if there are conflicts of interest, specifying each one. This communication should also specify the source of funding for the research, as well as the declaration of any commercial, economic or personal relationship that may affect the article or the editorial institution.

Duplication

For the duplication of texts, which is the ability to copy or reproduce in textual form one or more times a content or literary work in a new medium (digital or any other format), the Journal is based on the following general procedure: all editorial material, with respect to which a duplication has been requested or configured, must be headed by a legend that clearly identifies the quality of the duplication and that establishes a difference with the original.

To perform this type of reproduction, the applicant must complete the internal duplication request form and mail it to the Journal (see format). The form must be filled out by the person responsible for the procedure, even if it is the Journal that determines the need for it.

Procedure against originality and plagiarism

For the purposes of this policy, originality should be considered from two perspectives: first, as the certainty that the work comes from the person who claims to be its author; and second, that it is new and different from other previously created works. The concept of plagiarism also refers to the fact that the work or article is distinguished from unauthorized copies, forgeries or branches, or the unauthorized or inappropriate use of fragments of another work.

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of the articles provided to the Journal, as well as the veracity of the data and results included in them, stating clearly and concisely that the contents are original and have not been copied, fabricated, distorted or manipulated. .

Plagiarism or unauthorized use of other people's or third parties' contents, in all its forms, is totally rejected by the Journal. Likewise, multiple or redundant publications are considered a serious breach of ethics.

Authors shall refrain from submitting to the Journal, texts that have been sent simultaneously to another journal. It is possible to publish content to expand other published content or content under consideration, as long as the text on which it is based is duly cited.

Errata (erratum)

An erratum applies only to cases where the journal has effectively wrong without the knowledge of the author. The author has a number of instances where errors/mistakes can and should be corrected such as author name, keywords, title, and errors in the main text.

The journal submits the final test of the revised and ready article for publication to the author of correspondence with the period of one week for review and correction of the article. If the deadline for response expires without a return of the authors, the magazine considers that the article is approved (since the author has not spoken about the need for any changes / fixes) and therefore ready for publication.

Events of conflict of interest against evaluators

It corresponds to the evaluators of the Journal to declare any conflict of interest that arise in relation to papers submitted for consideration.

The conflict of interest in relation to a work submitted for consideration of an evaluator or people who are part of the editorial team arises when there exists direct personal or professional relationship with the author, feud, or there is a relationship of any kind with the research that gave rise to the article, as well as if there is a deep moral or ethical conflict with the subject examined. Generally, members of the editorial team and external evaluators have to refrain from reviewing works when any of these or similar situations occur.

The editorial team of the Journal will refrain from selecting evaluators whom they have knowledge they are or may be affected by any of the situations mentioned.