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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

Revista Latinoamericana de Educación Inclusiva receives original, unpublished works which have not been presented in other publication media, or with very low dissemination in Latin America, with prior authorization from the publisher, referring to studies, research projects, innovative experiences and theoretical reflections related with the theme of inclusion in education. Complying with this provision is the authors’ responsibility, and the Editorial Board is responsible for ensuring compliance with the journal’s editorial line and its publishing standards, by means of the established arbitration systems for evaluating the quality of works received.

RLEI publishes, in digital format, two issues per year in June and December and is hosted in RINACE, Red Iberoamericana de Investigación sobre Cambio y Eficacia Escolar, website (www.rinace.net/rlei). Submission of originals is open from March to December each year. Priority for allocation of external reviewers strictly depends on the date of reception of the article.

Editorial and arbitration process

All articles sent to the journal for possible publication undergo a double blind peer evaluation process including the following:

  • Selection of external reviewers will be based on norms and principles based on both their qualifications and the quality of their scientific production.
  • Articles are valued by experts in the subject or discipline that the work addresses according to previously established evaluation criteria.
  • The review process is completely anonymous for both authors and reviewers. Articles and their reviews are treated confidentially.
  • Reviewers consider, among their evaluation criteria, respect for essential ethical principles in scientific research.
  • Judgments expressed in reviews should be objective.
  • Both authors and reviewers should disclose relationships and funding sources that may generate potential conflicts of interest.
  • The result of the opinion will be communicated in writing to the principal author of the article, indicating acceptance with or without corrections, or its inadmissibility.
  • In the appropriate cases, observations and suggestions for improvement will be sent, specifying delivery deadlines of the corrections requested, for their final review.
  • The editorial board has the responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article based on the results of external reviews. Only articles with full evidence of compliance with editorial standards will be accepted.
  • The journal editor is authorized to publish in online version, in collaboration with Red Iberoamericana de Investigación sobre Cambio y Eficacia Escolar RINACE, the accepted article, which will be communicated to the author pointing location information: publication volume and issue, open subject matter or monographic section of the journal.
  • In case his/their article is published, the author/authors will sign a declaration of copyrights transfer addressed to the Director/editor of the journal.

Publication Ethical Principles:

Works should be free of plagiarism or scientific fraud, as expressed below in a non-exhaustive manner:

Plagiarism: literal unquoted copy without citing the source; substantial copy (research materials, processes, tables ...); paraphrasing or reproducing ideas without citing the source and/or changing the original meaning; reusing and sending already published own texts without indicating the source and abusive paraphrasing even citing the source.
Scientific fraud: non-acknowledgment of all researchers participating in the work preparation, simultaneous sending to several publishers, division of the work in different parts that share the same hypothesis, population and methods, as well as the use of false or unproven data. Finally, when submitting work, authors should declare to the journal the potential conflicts of interest.

Treatment of conflict of interest and plagiarism will be adjusted according to the declarations in the Code of Institutional Ethics of Universidad Central de Chile, as well as in international ethical standards.

Authors shall have to sign a declaration of authorship responsibility and, when appropriate, indicate whether they have any relationship, personal or otherwise, with an economic or financial group, which directly or indirectly affects the contents of the article sent.

Peer external reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest or alleged scientific fraud at the time of evaluation of an article.

For their part, regarding the articles it rejects or accepts, the editorial board will reveal relationships or funding sources that might be potentially considered conflicts of interest, if any, as well as alleged scientific frauds it might detect.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

  1. Revista Latinoamericana de Educación Inclusiva publishes in electronic form articles related to studies, research projects, proposals, experiences, and reflections related to the topics of the journal.
  2. Only unpublished and original works are accepted. No works under publication in other journals will be admitted.
  3. Originals should be presented in Spanish and conform to APA editing standards.
  4. The publication general format should conform to the following model: letter size, Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space and margin 3.
  5. It is recommended not to exceed approximately the 8,000 words.
  6. At the beginning of each article, the author's name, academic degree and e-mail shall be included.
  7. Title of the article shall be included, along with the author/s data: full name, address, reference institution, position held, telephone and email. Clearly indicate to which of the authors correspondence should be sent. When appropriate, identify scholarships, grants or financial support received (Research Projects) to finance the work.
  8. Include a brief resume, six to ten lines long, of each of the authors, to be published in conjunction with the article presented.
  9. Articles shall be presented according to the following structure.

Order and structure of the articles

  • Title of the article, written in Spanish and English, as illustrative and concise as possible.
  • Date of receipt and acceptance of the article.
  • Full name of each of the authors.
  • Academic degree and affiliation of each of the authors, which will be referenced next to the author’s name, with an asterisk.
  • E-mail address of each author.

Summary and Key Words (in Spanish and English).

  • Summary not exceeding 200 words. It concisely describes relevant aspects of the work, purpose, meaning, results or contributions.
  • Include a maximum of 5 keywords or descriptors identifying the content of the work. Internationally accepted terms in the field of education will be used to express concepts and contents (see ERIC Thesaurus).

Text of the article should contain:

In case of empirical articles, they should adjust as far as possible to the following sections: Introduction, Review of the literature, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References.

Introduction: It is the general presentation of the article, there will justify the importance of the research problem addressed.

Review of the literature: It must collect a review of the literature on the aspect studied, using the bibliographic citations strictly necessary. It will not include data or conclusions of the work presented. Presents the objective of the investigation.

Method: It will be presented with the precision that is convenient for the readers to understand and confirm the development of the research. In the case of using quantitative methodology, the Method section will be organized in the following subsections: methodological approach, variables, sample and sampling, instruments for obtaining information, field work and data analysis. In the case of qualitative methodology, the contents will be: methodological approach, categories of analysis, participants, instruments for obtaining information, field work and data analysis.

Results: They will appear in a logical sequence in the text, tables or figures, and the same data should not be repeated in all of them. Efforts will be made to highlight important observations. The observations made with the material and methods used will be described, without interpreting or making value judgments.

Discussion and Conclusions: They will summarize the findings, relating the observations themselves with other studies of interest and pointing out the contributions, limitations of both. The data or other material already mentioned in other sections should not be repeated in detail. Mention the inferences of the findings and their limitations, including deductions for future research. Link the conclusions with the objectives of the study, avoiding free statements and conclusions not supported completely by the work data.

References: The references that have DOI (Digital Object Identifier System) must appear with their corresponding link. The rules of the APA must be followed obligatorily. Here are some examples of references:

Charts, Figures and Abbreviations Format

Charts: They should be presented numbered in order of appearance in the text with Arabic numerals. They will be used to clarify important points, not accepting double documentation in the form of tables and figures. Titles or footers accompanying them should fully explain the contents thereof.

Figures: They should be presented numbered in order of appearance in the text with Arabic numerals. All kinds of photographs, graphs or drawings will be considered figures. They will be assigned an Arabic number in order of appearance in the text, and identified by the abbreviated term fig.(s). Footers or legends in each of them should be typed with the corresponding number on a separate sheet.

Abbreviations: Only universally accepted standard abbreviations should be used. If a term frequently used in the text were to be shortened, the corresponding abbreviation, in brackets, should be attached the first time it appears. No Roman numerals shall be used in the text, and decimals will have a dot to the right of zero, not a comma.

References

APA standards should be strictly followed. Citations should be taken from the original documents, always indicating the initial and final page of the work from which they come. All authors up to six shall be mentioned, or the first six and et al when they are seven or more.

Examples of properly referenced citations.

Regular publications

Journal article, one author

Bekerian, D. A. (1992). In search of the typical eyewitness. American Psychologist, 48, 574-576.

Journal article, two authors or more authors

Klimowski, R. y Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45 (2), 10-36.

Books and book chapters

References to entire books

Bekerian, D. A., Jr. (1992). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Chapter in a volume of a series

Maccoby, E.E. (1992). Socialization in the context of the family. In P. M. Musen (Series Ed.) y M. J. Martin (Vol Ed.). Handbook of child psychology: Vol. 4. Socialization, personality, and social development (3ª ed., pp. 1-101). New York: McGraw-Hill.

References from Electronic Sources (INTERNET)

Sitios WWW Tilton, J. (1995). Composing good HTML (Vers. 2.0.6)
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tilt/cgh/ (13 Jan. 1997).

All articles sent to the journal are subjected to blind peer evaluation under the criteria established for this purpose in the evaluation protocol.

Along with the original, authors should complete and send the documents "Declaration of authorship responsibility and conflict of interest" and "Declaration of copyrights transfer" that can be downloaded from RLEI website.

Sending of manuscripts

Articles should be sent by email, as attachments to the message in MS Word or RTF formats to the address of the Director of the Journal.

In case the author or authors do not have access to e-mail, they may send their work by post. In this case, a paper copy and one on CD shall be sent to the following address:

  • Revista Latinoamericana de Educación Inclusiva
    Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
    Universidad Central de Chile
    Santa Isabel 1278
    Santiago de Chile
    Telephones: (56-2) 25851307 - 2582676

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Universidad Central de Chile
Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Centro de Desarrollo e Innovación en Educación Inclusiva

Santa Isabel #1278, Santiago Centro
Santiago de Chile
Tel.: (56-2) 25851307


inclusiva@ucentral.cl