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Guidelines for authors

As part of the submission process, authors must verify submission compliance against all items listed below. Submissions that do not comply with the rules will be returned to the authors.

  • All research involving human beings or animals [under any circumstances] must necessarily insert the Ethics Committee protocol number when submitting the proposal.
  • The contribution must be original and unpublished and not being evaluated for publication by another journal. Files for submission must be in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or RTF format (as long as they do not exceed 2 MB).
  • The article file and other statements must be in line with the templates available on the site.
  • All Internet page addresses included in the text (Ex: must be active and ready to click.
  • The text, with a maximum of twenty pages, must be formatted according to the Template (available at files); use italics instead of underlining (except for URL addresses); the figures and tables inserted in the text.
  • The authorship identification of the work must have been removed from the file and from the Properties option in Word, to guarantee the journal's secrecy criteria in peer review (e.g., articles), as per instructions available in Ensuring Blind Peer Review.
  • To ensure the Blind Peer Review, “GROUP OF RESEARCH” should not be mentioned in the manuscript.
  • If the manuscript is approved and selected as the featured article in the issue, the authors undertake to produce a Press Release, following the SciELO recommendations (available at and send to the journal.
  • In the submission process, the full names of the authors, ORCID identification number, their institutional addresses, and the e-mail of the author indicated for correspondence must be inserted.
  • At the time of submission, the author must indicate whether the manuscript is for Continuous Flow or Thematic Call. If it is for the Thematic Call, the Call must be indicated.
  • If the work is accepted for publication, the author is responsible for the English version.


Flowchart of the submission, evaluation, and publication process



Instructions to authors

1 - Registration

Registration in the system and subsequent access, through login and password, are mandatory for the submission of works, as well as for monitoring the ongoing editorial process. Acess on an existing account or Register a new one.

2 - Procedures and care before submission

  • Before submitting, check the journal's focus, scope, and guidelines.
  • Ensure that the manuscript is original, that it has not been published elsewhere, and that it contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Education.
  • Do not simultaneously submit the work to another journal.
  • Make sure that the manuscript does not contain expressions, excerpts, and information that could constitute plagiarism.
  • If the manuscript is a translation, this information must be included on the first page of the text.
  • All authors must meet the criteria for unpublished authorship of the work, and no researcher involved in the research presented may be omitted from the list of authors. Authorship, within a limit of four, must be attributed to those who contributed significantly to the design and development of the work. The order of authorship must be explained in the act of submission in a supplementary document signed by all authors, evidencing the role of each one in carrying out the study.
  • As a reference publication in the area, the journal requires a minimum doctoral degree for authors interested in submitting articles. In the case of collective authorship, at least one of the authors must have such a title.
  • In order to avoid endogeny and to guarantee the diversity of published authors, it is required that, after publication in the Journal, authors wait at least two years before publishing any other article in the journal.
  • After submission, in case of observation of any inaccuracy that needs adjustment or correction, the author must contact the editors.
  • It is necessary to inform the ORCID registration number and institutional affiliation of the authors.
  • Files for submission must be in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or RTF format (as long as they do not exceed 2 MB). When preparing the file, one must use the submission template.
  • All Internet page addresses included in the text must be active.
  • The text should be formatted like this: italics instead of underlining (except in URL addresses); Figures and tables must be inserted in the text.
  • The identification of authorship of the work must be removed from the file, as well as any information that makes it possible to identify institutional affiliations, such as the Properties option in Word, according to instructions available at ;
  • If the article is approved and selected as a featured article in the issue, the authors undertake to produce a Press Release, following SciELO's recommendations.
  • In the submission process, the registration must be completed with the full name, the ORCID identification number, the institutional address of the author(s) and the e-mail of the author indicated for correspondence.
  • The journal accepts a maximum index of 5% of self-citations.

3 - Instructions for article submission

  • The authors undertake to declare the assignment of copyright, that their manuscript is an original work, and that it is not being submitted, in part or in its entirety, for analysis in another means of scientific dissemination, under penalty of exclusion. This statement is available at:;
  • When appropriate, it must be certified that the research was approved by the Ethics and Biosafety Committee of the institution.
  • The data, ideas, opinions, and concepts expressed in the texts, as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic references, are the sole responsibility of the author(s).
  • Submissions may be made in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, or Italian. Authors must carry out or provide an accurate grammatical review of the article in the language, which must be attested by sending a digitalized declaration (as a supplementary document), according to the model available here.
  • Authors cannot submit a new proposal while they have one in the process of being evaluated.

4 - Bibliographic referencing

  • In the submission process, the authors' full names (maximum of four), ORCID identification number (ID), their institutional addresses and the author's e-mail indicated for correspondence must be inserted.
  • The articles must be subdivided with the following subtitles: Abstract, Keywords, Abstract, Keywords, Resumen, Palabras Claves, Introduction, Conclusion/Final considerations, and References.
  • The title, with a maximum of twenty words, in Portuguese and English, must be precise. A short title of no more than six words should also be provided.
  • The summary and abstract (200 to 300 words) should contain succinct information about the work and be properly structured as follows: Sources (iconographic, printed, digital, etc.); Goals; Methodology; Results. Up to six Keywords (it is recommended not to use the words in the title) should be added at the end of the summary and the abstract.
  • The keywords must be adequate to the standard in the Thesaurus Brasileiro da Educação - Brased | LIS - and keywords. BRASED “is a controlled vocabulary that brings together terms and concepts, extracted from documents analyzed in, related to each other based on a conceptual structure of the area”. The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary with a list of terms from the area of education organized by subject in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Russian. Access can be done at: Thesaurus da UNESCO.
  • Articles and essays should have 12 to 20 typed pages, including figures, tables, and references. A minimum citation of six different authors and their references is required.
  • The file, containing the work to be attached (transferred) during submission, cannot exceed 2 MB.
  • Tables, figures, and graphs must be inserted in the text right after their citation. Color illustrations are accepted for publication.
  • Figures and tables should not exceed 17 cm in width.
  • Scanned figures must have a resolution of 300 dpi and, preferably, saved in JPG or PNG format.
  • Citations should follow the examples below, which are based on the American Psychological Association (APA) standard. For citation in the text, use the surname and year: Garraffoni (2007) or (Garraffoni, 2007); for two authors: Virtuoso and Rabelo (2015) or (Virtuoso & Rabelo, 2015); for three to five authors (1st citation): Gheorghiu, Gruson, and Vari (2008) or (Gheorghiu, Gruson & Vari, 2008) and, in subsequent citations, Gheorghiu et al. (2008) or (Gheorghiu et al., 2008); for six or more authors, cite only the first followed by et al.: Cachioni et al. (2015) or (Cachioni et al., 2015).
  • The sources of quotations from classic works (up to the 18th century) must follow their own norms consecrated by tradition, as shown in the examples below: Example 1 (author as part of the text): Homer exults the people: “Brave, my children! Watch, always like this; let no one give in to sleep […]” (Iliad, X, 173); Example 2 (author not part of the text): “Brave, my children! Watch, always like this; let no one give in to sleep […]” (Homer, Iliad, X, 173); Example 3 (textual citation of verses – original edition): “Non iam coniugium […]” (Virgil, Aeneid, IV, 431-434). However, the references at the end must follow the current APA standard.
  • Citations in a foreign language, in articles in Portuguese, must comply with the following procedure: in the text corpus, the citation must be in Portuguese with an indication of the authorship of the translation and the original in a footnote.


Evaluation process

To avoid conflicts of interest and to ensure impartiality, during the evaluation process (cf. Flowchart), the identity of the reviewers and the authors are kept confidential.

After verification by the editorial team of the adequacy of the manuscript to the focus and scope of the Journal and compliance with the standards informed on the website, the articles are evaluated, applying the double-blind process, that is, two referees external to the Journal evaluate them. The manuscript that receives an acceptance and a rejection is forwarded to a third reviewer, also anonymous and external to the Journal.

Authors can follow the evaluation process of their submissions in SEER, using their login and password for access. In the environment intended for authors, it is possible to access opinions.

A list of guidelines is available to be examined by the reviewers, which include the following aspects: originality of the article; pertinence of the discussion, of the informed data, of the interpretation, of the methodology and of the cited references; clarity and adequacy of the title, abstract, keywords, introduction, development, and conclusion.

Acceptance of the article can be total or conditional on the reformulations and corrections proposed by the evaluators and editors. Structure and content modifications suggested during the evaluation process will only be carried out with the agreement of the authors.

These guidelines are followed both in the evaluation of articles submitted in a continuous flow and in the evaluation of articles submitted to thematic calls.

Requests for changes and redrafting
At the end of the evaluation process, the articles may receive opinions with the recommendation of alterations or adaptations. In these cases, they must be changed or reformulated by the authors, within the period defined by the editorial team and in accordance with its guidelines. Articles not changed according to the recommendations of the reviewers and the editorial team or delivered after the established deadline may be rejected by the editorial team.

Approved articles
The approved article leaves the “Under evaluation” status and moves to the “In editing” status, the text preparation phase for publication. During this process, information may be requested from the authors.

The acceptance of the manuscript does not guarantee its immediate publication. Once approved, its publication will respect the submission date and geographic location criteria of the authors' institutions.

In order to avoid endogeny and to guarantee the diversity of the authors of the published articles, only after a two-year interval, this journal will publish another article by the same author.


Guidelines for evaluators

Is the subject addressed in the article relevant to be published by the journal? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Is the article original? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Does the title clearly and sufficiently reflect the content of the article? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Are the presentation, organization, and length of the article satisfactory? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Does the introduction review the topic addressed and make the objective of the work clear? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Is the discussion relevant and sufficient? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Do the data justify the interpretations? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Is there a need to add any item that can enrich the article? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Is it necessary to reduce or remove any part of the article? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Are illustrations and tables necessary and relevant? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

The figures are illustrative and have good quality for reproduction.? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Are the keywords suitable for the article? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Does the abstract give good information about the job? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Are references adequate and necessary? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Are the references written in accordance with the journal’s guidelines? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Are the authors referenced in the text cited in the references? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Were any notes made in the manuscript? *
(   ) Yes
(   ) No

Does the research involve interviews or case studies? Check if the authors informed the approval protocol number of the Ethics Committee (Plataforma Brasil) *.
(   ) The author informed.
(   ) The author must inform.
(   ) It is not necessary.

Opinion on the publication of the article:
1) Unfavorable:
2) Unfavorable (reject):
3) Favorable, provided that the indicated reformulations are met (mandatory corrections). Suggestions can be indicated below.
4) Favorable (The work is accepted for publication)

Notes (if needed):


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