ISSN 1414-3518 printed version
ISSN 2236-3459 online version



Scope and policy

The topic covered by História da Educação is History of Education. Its purpose is mainly to disseminate results of research performed by teachers and undergraduate and graduate students on this subject.

Aiming to achieve this purpose, the journal accepts for publication:

  • articles involving history and historiography of education, originating in theoretical studies, methodological reflections and discussions in general, that pertain to the field of historiography;
  • commissioned work and translations;
  • critiques, in which the presentation of the content is expected, and commentaries about recent publications or academically acknowledged work;
  • documents, materials considered important and difficult to access, that can help provide further information for studies.

The journal follows the normalization standards established by the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas - ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards).

The texts submitted to the journal must be as yet unpublished, by Brazilian or foreign authors, written in Portuguese or Spanish. Texts in English and French are accepted, as long as they are accompanied by the respective translation, in Portuguese or Spanish language.

For publication, the texts undergo the following evaluation stages.

Stage 1: analysis of the form

This stage is the editors' responsibility. The texts are evaluated as to appropriateness to the general criteria of the journal and to the editorial line.

The following articles are returned to the authors:

  • reports on experience;
  • only a review of literature;
  • a simple passage from a thesis or dissertation, without the appropriate adaptation;
  • presented in the form of a project or research report;
  • do not present a sufficiently in-depth analysis of the topic they propose to discuss;
  • do not focus the problems they discuss, even indirectly, on the field of History of Education;
  • present excessive errors of composition, as well as of text structure, to the point that they make it difficult to understand parts or even the entire text;
  • are merely descriptive and do not present an analysis of the problems discussed;
  • are not in the form of an article as usually practiced in periodicals;
  • do not meet the editorial standards of the journal.

Texts with these characteristics are returned to the authors with the suggestion that they be rewritten and resubmitted for a new evaluation. The papers that do not fit into any of the characteristics above will be considered appropriate for the second stage.

Stage 2: peer analysis regarding merit

In the second stage, the article, without identifying the author, is sent to at least two reviewers in the specific thematic area of the work (members of the editorial council or ad hoc guest reviewers) from two different states of the country or from abroad. Information available in the journal register is taken into account to designate the reviewers.
The criteria for text evaluation take into account:

  • formal aspects of the text;
  • currency and relevance of the topic;
  • originality and the fact that it is not something that has been published previously;
  • clear indication of the objectives;
  • research methodology;
  • up to date theoretical discussion;
  • appropriateness of the bibliography;
  • relevance of documents to be published or attached.

The reviewers can accept fully, accept conditionally, or refuse the article. Any of the situations is justified by a descriptive report.

  • when the two reviewers accept the work, it goes on to the next phase;
  • when both reviewers refuse the work, the article is returned to the author and filed away in the journal system;
  • when one or both reviewers request information, the paper is returned to the author asking them to consider the reports and rewrite the article within the deadline stipulated by the responsible editor. When the author resends the rewritten text and shows that they have followed the reviewers' suggestions, it is submitted to a new evaluation.

Stage 3: review and adaptation of the paper to the journal standards

Once it has been accepted for publication, the paper is submitted to a review of the language, normalization and formatting.


Author guidelines

Author Guidelines
História da Educação is presented in online form. The process of submission, evaluation, editing and publication is done using the electronic journal editing system and the form of presentation of the manuscripts should meet the guidelines presented below.

Article - Unpublished analytical text that presents the results of investigative and/or theoretical/methodological work. Articles are accepted with up to two authors, at least one of whom must have a doctoral degree. The article must have between 40,000 and 60,000 characters with spaces, including the bibliographical references, legends, footnotes, summary-tables and tables. The article must be submitted exclusively in the periodical template format.
Dossier  - A set of articles discussing innovative topics that are relevant for the field of History and Historiography of Education. It must be interinstitutional, consisting of one introduction and five to seven articles, gathering authors affiliated to at least three institutions and counting mandatorily on the participation of at least two researchers affiliated to foreign institutions. The dossier must be proposed by one or two researchers with doctorates as organizers. Only a proposal that obtains a minimum of five articles approved by the reviewers  will be published, and at least two must be by foreign authors. If up to four texts have been approved, they can be published separately after consulting the authors. The proposal for a dossier should also include an introduction (at most 17,000 characters with spaces). All the articles in the dossier must be submitted through the system. It is advised that before this the organizer (s) send an e-mail to, with the basic proposal of the dossier, informing its title, topic, titles and abstracts of the articles, together with the authorship, their titles, institutions and country of origin. The proposals are evaluated by the Editorial Board that decides on the possibility of submitting the set of articles as a dossier, according to the editorial policy of História da Educação Journal. After this evaluation, if it is accepted, the system will create a registry with the title of the specific dossier, so that the authors can submit the articles, awaiting to the peer review which is part of the editorial policy of the journal. The articles that are part of the dossier must be submitted exclusively in the periodical template format.
Translation - A relevant text for research in the field of History and Historiography of Education. It should be accompanied by the authorization of the author of the original work, or of the publishing house or periodical in which the text was published.  If the work is in the public domain this procedure is not necessary, and the author of the translation is responsible for supplying all the data on this information The translation must also be accompanied by the text in the original language from which it was translated. Translations with up to two translatorsare accepted, and, at least one of them must have a doctoral degree. The translation must be submitted exclusively in the periodical template format.
Interview - A text that consists of the introduction and an interview performed with a researcher with acknowledged academic production in the field of History of Education, or else a speech on the occasion of a homage or receiving an honorary degree. Interviews or special sections are accepted performed by up to two authors, at least one of whom must have a doctoral degree and the other at least a Master’s degree. The special section must have an introduction (at most 17,000 characters with spaces) unless there is an exception that has been expressly described to the editors and approved by them. The interview should also present bibliographical references at the end of the text. The interview/special section should be submitted exclusively in the periodical template format.
Review - A critical study of a recently published text/work  (maximum five years since publication), or another work considered classical in the field of History of Education. It should mandatorily present the complete bibliographical reference and an evaluation of the ideas expressed in the work, highlighting the relevance of the topic and the approach to the field, as well as the position of the  author (s) in the academic debate. Reviews are accepted with only one author, who should be at least a researcher doing their doctorate. It should be unpublished and have a length of up to 17,000 characteres with spaces , including if any, citations and bibliographical references. The review should be submitted exclusively in the periodical template format.
Archives/documents - Documents considered important and difficult to access are published, that may serve as a subsidy for studies and investigation in the field. The document must be transcribed and preserve as much as as possible of the original characteristics. The complete bibliographical reference must be informed as well as the location of the document (museum, collection, archive, library), and must also be accompanied by a consistent analytic introduction and by information regarding the permission to reproduce. The presentation of the institutional archives must indicate the location and access policy, describe the file content, justify the relevance for the field and highlight research possibilities. Presentations of documents/archives with a single author are accepted, if the researcher is at least a doctoral student. The presentation of the archive/document must have at most 17,000 characters with spaces, including, if any, citations and bibliographical references. The document transcript should not be greater than  60,000 characters with spaces, save for an exception specifically described by the editors and approved by them. The archives and documents must be submitted exclusively in the  periodical.

Invited authors
The editors can invite researchers with a known academic production in History and Historiography of Education to publish in the journal. The texts of the invited authors are submitted to the same stages of evaluation as the other articles. The texts must be submitted exclusively in the periodical template format.

Editorial standarts
The original texts, submitted for evaluation, must be sent, exclusively, through the journal site:, to generate a registry code and the registration of the evaluation processes, editing and publication which can be accessed by the authors and the editors.
The authors must look at the conformity of originals to the configurations adopted by the journal. Work that is not according to the standard will be automatically rejected.
The originals submitted to publication must be previously unpublished and it is not allowed to present them simultaneously to another periodical.
The texts submitted to História da Educação may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and/or Italian, as long as the texts in English, French and Italian are accompanied by their respective translation into Portuguese or Spanish.
In order to ensure compliance with the criteria for the evaluation of periodicals of excellence, including the geographic area and institutional diversity, each author can only have one text in a given modality – article, special section/interview, translation, archives/documents, review – undergoing the process between submission and publication, observing a two years interval between publication and a new submission of a text by a same authors/modality.

Mandatory orientation for submission
For the submission of articles and other modalities of texts, it is advised to observe the following points:

  1. Attention must be given to the mandatory requirement of authors’ degrees, which may be checked in the description of the modalities of texts. The file of the work, when attached, should not contain the name(s) of the author(s). Data on authorship and personal information must be completed when the submission is made, exclusively in the author(s)’ registry of the site/system. The registration of ORCID is mandatory at the time of submission. If registration data are missing from the work it will be sent back to be resubmitted.
  2. In thecase of articles/texts with more than one author, the co-author data must be in the system at the time of submission. If the data of both authors are not there, the work will be sent back for resubmission.

Condition for submission
As part of the submission process, the authors must check:

  1. Whether the identification of authorship was removed from the text and from the “file properties”, thus ensuring the journal’s criterion of confidentiality
  2. Whether the contribution is original and unpublished and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal.
  3. Whether the text follows the standards of style in the periodical template.

Layout/formatting/publishing the text
The standards of História da Educação follow the standards established by the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas – ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards). The article/text (according to modality) submitted, must meet the standards described below.

  1. The layout criteria informed in the Template must be followed.
  2. The texts must be saved in Word format, without identification of authorship;
  3. The rules above must be carefully followed. Otherwise the texts submitted will not be considered for evaluation. The authors must see to the correction of grammar, but the editors may make as many changes as they deem necessary to render the text appropriate to the editorial standard of a journal;
  4. It should be underscored that only articles that are within the standards for submission to the periodical and that have been sent via online submission will be sent to blindreview. The same procedure should be adopted in submitting the other texts modalities.

Declaration of responsibility
The authors are responsible for the truth and unpublished status of the work. The manuscript submitted must be accompanied by a declaration of responsibility, signed by all the authors, in which they state that the study has not been published previously, in part or in full, in printed or electronic medium, nor sent for publication in other periodicals, and that all the authors participated in the intellectual elaboration of its content.

Sources of funding
The authors must declare all sources of institutional or personal funding to perform the study. The name of the institution or person, city, State and country of origin must be identified. This information must appear in the declaration of responsibility. The Brazilian development agencies require that it appear in a footnote and, if possible the number of the process.

Declaration of copyright
História da Educação utilizes as a base to transfer right to the CreativeCOmmons BY license ( for open access periodicals Open ArchivesIniciative (OAI), greenroad category.
Open access means making it freely available on the Internet , so that the users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, research or reference the full text of the documents, process them for indexation, utilize them as input data for software programs, or use them for any other legal purpose, without a financial, legal or technical barrier.

  1. Authors keep the copyrights and grant the right of first publication to the journal, with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which  enables sharing the text with acknowledgement of authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors have permission to take up additional contracts separately for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g. publishing in an institutional repository or as a book chapter) with acknowledgment of authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors have permission and are encouraged to publish and distribute their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their personal page) to any point before or during the publication process, since this may generate productive changes, and also increase the impact and citation of the work published.

Submission flow
História da Educação receives scientific contributions by continuous flow. The originals must be sent, mandatorily, through the journal site (

História da Educação does not charge fees for submitting and publishing texts.

Predicted publication
The predicted publication depends on the flow of works submitted, the number of articles being evaluated and published, including in these stages the time used for the processes that involve the authors, reviewers and members of the Editorial Board. It is the Editorial Board that must decide on the articles that will be published in a given edition of the periodical, considering the topics, the date sent and the general context proposed for a given issue of the journal.

When desirable and relevant, it is recommended to name, in a footnote, the people who collaborated to produce the study, even if they do not meet the criteria of authorship. The authors are responsible for obtaining permission from these people before naming them in their acknowledgments.
Acknowledgments of institutions for their financial or logistic support to carry out the study can also appear.

Model of declaration of responsibility
The declaration must be attached as a complementary document in the fourth step of text submission, in the electronic system of the journal.
Place and date.
I declar that the article titled xxxxxxx, submitted to Revista História da Educação has not been, in part or in full, published previously in printed or electronic medium, nor sent for publication to other periodicals.
I declare that there is no situation of conflict of interests in the sphere of its elaboration [or, if any, specify which], and I also declare that its elaboration was funded by [indicate in detail the institution or the person] or did not receive any funding to perform it.


Submission preparation checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • A contribuição é original e inédita, e não está sendo avaliada para publicação por outra revista; caso contrário, deve-se justificar em "Comentários ao editor".
  • O(s) autor(es) informou(aram) seu(s) respectivo(s) número(s) ORCID.
  • O arquivo da submissão está em formato Microsoft Word ou RTF.
  • O texto segue os padrões de estilo e requisitos bibliográficos descritos em Diretrizes para Autores, na página Sobre a Revista.
  • URLs para as referências foram informadas quando possível.
  • Em caso de submissão a uma seção com avaliação pelos pares (ex.: artigos), as instruções disponíveis em Assegurando a avaliação pelos pares cega foram seguidas.


Copyright notice

The entire content of the periodical, except where it is identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence of the CC BY attribution type.

História da Educação uses Creative Commons BY for open access, Open Archives Initiative (OAI), green road category to transfer rights.

Open access means making something freely available on the Internet, so that the users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, research or reference the complete text of the documents, process them for indexation, use them as program input data for software’s, or use them for any other legal purpose, without a financial, legal or technical barrier.


Privacy statement

The names and addresses entered in this journal will be used solely for the services provided by this publication and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.


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