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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

PERSPECTIVA EDUCACIONAL(PE) is an interdisciplinary journal that receives research and theoretical articles on educational problems at various levels (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, and Higher Education) and modalities of the system, tending to expand frontiers of knowledge in education. To that end, the journal focuses on five lines of research: Curriculum and Evaluation; Teaching and Learning for the co-construction of knowledge; Culture, Policy and Leadership of educational organizations; Inclusion, citizenship and diversity; and Teacher Education.

PERSPECTIVA EDUCACIONAL has periodically published since 1980 until 2007. This process was paused with the purpose of transform it into a new format, allowing a greater visibility and coverage, nationally and internationally. As a consequence, our journal reappears in November 2010 with renewed, online publication, providing an easier way to review the articles and establishing a specialized mean of dissemination about pre- and in-service teacher education.

This journal only receives original papers without being simultaneously sent to other journals. Until 2016, two annual issues were published, in January (31) and June (30). Since 2017, starts the publication of three issues per year, in the months of January (31), June (30) and October (31).

The journal is intended for researchers, teachers, and professionals in the field of education. This contributes to: the development of teacher's training processes, the proposal of new lines of thought, pursuing the exchange of investigation results and the discussion of ideas in the field of education. In addition to the above, this journal aims mainly to the initial and continual teacher's training process.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

PERSPECTIVA EDUCACIONAL will receive articles that correspond to theoretical or empirical works in the area of teacher education. Among these type of works we include: scientific research articles and theoretical-reflective articles about current and relevant topics pertaining to the teacher education field. Articles should not have been submitted simultanously to other journals for their review. The period for article submission is open year-round and the following rules apply:

Articles must be unpublished, writen in spanish or english, formatted in letter size, with arial 11 font and 1.5 of line spacing, with regular margins (2.5 cms top and bottom and 3 cms. left and right) with justified alingment. It must present a summary and abstract of 150 words and a maximum of 5 keywords. The title must be writen in spanish and english. The bibliographical references must be at least 30 of which 50% must correspond to the last 5 years.

The first page must include:

  • Title: It must be concise but informative, presenting its corresponding translation in english or spanish, accordingly.

  • Summary in spanish: Using a maximum of 150 words, briefly describe the work using the following structure: justification and objectives, used methodology, results and conclusions.

  • Abstract: Use the same criteria of the summary in spanish. Automated translators are not allowed.

  • Keywords: Below the summary and abstract please include a maximum of 5 keywords that cover the main topics in study. For this, use the ERIC Thesaurus http://vocabularyserver.com/tee/es/?tema=1288) and the UNESCO Thesaurus (http://vocabularies.unesco.org/browser/thesaurus/es/). New words are allowed only in exceptional cases.

Articles must present the following structure:

  1. Introduction: Presents the purpose of the study and the foundation of the topic, based on a bibliographic review that includes pertinent and relevant literature.

  2. Methodology: It should include enough details so that the reader understands the context, and understands and validates the basis of the investigation or theoretical analysis. In the case of research, it should include specifics on the description of participants, sample, sampling strategies and type of analysis used.

  3. Analysis and results: Results should be presented in a clear and objective manner, avoiding value judgements. For this purpose, tables and/or figures can be used according to the 6th edition of the APA norm, making sure they make a logical sequence in the text and that it is a contribution and not a redundance of data.

  4. Discusion and Conclusions: This section must explore the meaning and importance of the results, not repeat them, comparing them with the used literature in the introduction. Projections and limitations must be included, linking the conclusions with the proposed objectives at the beggining of the article and generating deductions for future studies. All conclusions must be supported on the obtained results, avoiding making affirmations with no basis.

  5. References: The number of references must be sufficient to support the work, including a good foundation for the theoretical framework, methodology and the analysis of results, considering a minimum of 30. It is considered fundamental to use de 6h edition APA norm and the correct construction of each reference according to the type of each document. A DOI or recovery url must be added to each reference to a journal article and documents available in electronic format. At least 50% of the bibliography must be current, considering references within the last 5 years.

At the time of submitting the article to the journal’s platform, the author must attach the following to the attached files section, according to the indicated format: copyright release form, resume, originality statement, and document with suggestion of three potential article reviewers.

Finally, Perspectiva Educacional reserves its right to edit the style of the articles, according to the editorial decisions of the journal.

Sending of manuscripts

Perspectiva Educacional, submits all articles to a rigorous process that considers the following phases:

  • Reception of the manuscript
  • Initial review
  • Norm appropriateness analysis, regarding content and style, using iThenticate plagiarism checker software to verify the originality of written work
  • External peer blind assessment
  • Second version of the manuscript
  • Second round review
  • Final decision
  • Edition
  • Publication

Initial review: The editorial team makes an initial review of the manuscript, ensuring its thematic relevance and compliance with the formal criteria established by the journal. If the editorial team determines that the manuscript meets the minimum criteria for continued review, a co-editor is assigned to review the authors' suggestion for reviewers and determine two blind reviewers to begin the review process. If the article does not meet the criteria of thematic relevance, novelty, and editorial standards, the article is rejected.

External peers blind assessment: The two assigned blind evaluators complete the respective evaluation guideline (theoretical or research article), through the platform of the Journal.

The evaluation concludes with a report that indicates whether a manuscript is: Accepted, Needs minor corrections, Needs major corrections or Rejected. In the evaluation format, peers are asked to: a) indicate whether or not the criteria of form and content have been met, b) Make a general evaluation of the article, including suggestions and/or contributions.

If there are discrepancies between the opinions of the evaluators, the manuscript is sent to a third evaluator and with this third opinion, the editorial committee takes the decision to reject or send the article for modification.

The evaluators correspond to academic experts in the subject, external to the editorial committee and, preferably, from countries of a different geographical location from that of the authors of the article.

Second version of the manuscript: Based on the observations and contributions of the peer reviewers, the editorial manager prepares a document that gathers the suggestions and eliminates all information that allows them to be identified. This document entitled Evaluation Letter is sent to the authors, who decide whether to send a new version of their manuscript, considering the comments of the evaluators or if they abandon the process. If the authors decide to send the new version in order to continue the evaluation process, the editorial manager assigns a sending date according to the magnitude of the observations and modifications to be made by the author(s) (date that fluctuates between 2 and 3 weeks). If the authors decide not to continue in the process, the manuscript is removed from the journal's database and the evaluators are informed that there will be no new versions for evaluation.

In case the article is rejected by the evaluators, the author(s) is informed through a letter in which the suggestions made by the evaluators are sent.

In addition to the second version of the manuscript, a letter of response to the evaluators must be sent in attached files, in which the modifications made according to the suggestions indicated by the external peers are based.

Second round review: The editorial manager receives a new version of the article and the reply letter to the evaluators, documents that are sent to the assigned co-editor for a review on compliance with the formal aspects regulated by the Journal. Then, both documents are sent to the external evaluators of the first version, in order to check if the adjustments suggested by them were considered by the author(s). Based on this, each evaluator evaluates the new manuscript and indicates to the editor if it is necessary to make new modifications or if it considers that the article can already be published.

Final decision: Once the co-editor receives the new evaluations from the peer evaluators, together with the editor-in-chief, the overall evaluation of the manuscript is analyzed to determine whether the article is approved or rejected.

When the evaluators consider that it is still necessary to adjust the manuscript, the editorial manager prepares a new document with the evaluations, taking care of the anonymity of the experts, and sends it to the authors. The previous process is repeated until the evaluators consider that the manuscript can be published. This prepares the final version.

Edition: An article acceptance letter is sent and the editing process begins. In this step, minor style and translation corrections are made. Finally, the article is sent to layout.

Publication: The publication of the article is scheduled and thank you letters are sent to external evaluators.

Authors have all the specifications for publication on the journal's website for compliance with their manuscript, as well as the description of the submission process through the OJS platform.

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