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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submissions

A. Guidelines for authors

All the manuscripts should be send through the Electronic platform where the Journal is based (Open Journal System). Submitted articles must be original and unpublished, and should not be under consideration for publication in other journals. C&SC will not publish more than one article of the same authorship or co-authorship within 24 months period.

The authors that send a manuscript to C&SC, they are invited, including their professional data, to add their ORCID Id (If they have it). Regarding those authors who have not this ID, we invite you to register in ORCID in the following web:

C&SC does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) to its authors to publication.

Research manuscripts must:

  • Address an important topic in the field of educational research from a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Adequately incorporate existing, relevant and updated literature; and
  • Contribute to and expand our understanding of learning and educational micro and macro processes.

Style: All manuscripts should follow APA style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2009). Below are some examples of referencing:

  • Lareau, A. (2004).Unequal childhoods: Class, race, and family life. Berkeley, CA: University of California.
  • Meyer, D. S. (1999). How the Cold War Was Really Won: The Effects of the Antinuclear Movements of the 1980s. In M. Giugni, D. McAdam, & Ch. Tilly (Eds.),How Social Movements Matter(pp. 182-203). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Lareau, A. & Lopes Muñoz, V. (2012)."You're Not Going to Call the Shots": Structural Conflicts between the Principal and the PTO at a Suburban Public Elementary School.Sociology of Education,85, 201-208.doi:10.1177/0038040711435855
[Capítulo de libro]
  • [Artículo de revista] Lareau, A., & Lopes Muñoz, V. (2012)."You're Not Going to Call the Shots": Structural Conflicts between the Principal and the PTO at a Suburban Public Elementary School.Sociology of Education, 85, 201-208.doi:10.1177/0038040711435855

Length: All the submissions should have between 6.000 and 8.000 words and doubled-space throughout, including all materials. The files should be submitted in MS Word, WordPerfect o RTF format.

Authorship: Candidates should avoid any clue about the authorship of the work submitted especially in the first pages of the manuscript. Name(s) of the author(s) must not appear in the manuscript. Information about the authors is included in the Electronic platform but not inside the sent manuscript file for review.

Abstract and Keywords: All manuscripts should to include an abstract between 100 and 200 words. Between three and five keywords defining the focus of the article are also needed.

Running title: A running title of less than 25 characters should be included on the title page.

Notes: Try to avoid notes whenever possible. All notes should be endnotes and not as footnote in order to not distract the reader.

Tables and figures: Outlines, figures, graphs and tables will have a short explanatory title and will be sent on a separated document.

Language: Please, be aware that regardless of the language you choose for your article or review, the language must be well used and the paper well written. It is responsibility of the authors to ensure that the manuscript that is submitted meets the language standards that are required for publication in a scientific journal. For doing so, authors may use language editing services.

Hipatia Press requires an excellent language editing to potential authors of any of its journals. In case the manuscript sent is written as a second or third language (i.e. English), please refer or contact with a language editing service in order to avoid grammatical and spelling errors.

Evaluation Procedure: When a manuscript is submitted, the editors screen the manuscripts to make sure that all the files have no identifying information on the authors and that the article has not been published elsewhere. Then, in a time period of 15 days maximum from the date of reception of the article, the journal editor will assign it to two external evaluators that will carry out a blind review of the article (double blind peer review). Over the review period of the article, both the names of the authors as well as the evaluators’ will be anonymous.

Peer reviewers are identified by editors of the journal, who are experienced researchers in their fields. The most suitable reviewers are selected according to the submission received and the reviewer’s expertise; also a network of scholars can collaborate as reviewers in our journal.

The Editors are in charge of exploring the reviewer’s reports and exchange opinions with some members of the editorial board in order to make a proper decision whether an article could be publishable or not. The decision is reached through the reviewers’ reports.

Editors check all the reviews done and contrast the reviewers’ notes with the content of the article before sending decisions and reviewers comment to authors. If reviewers do not carry out their duty correctly, editors will delete them from the list and send the article to another reviewer or to a member of the editorial board to carry out a fast-track review of the manuscript.

In cases where Editors have doubts after the process of review, they double-check the evaluation with some members of the Editorial board, according to their field of specialization, in order to reach an agreement and a decision on the manuscript.

The result of the evaluation will be send to the authors in amaximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.

Manuscripts not fulfilling these norms may be rejected.

B. Guidelines for presenting reviews of books and doctoral dissertations

Preference will be given to reviews of relevant works published no more than two years before the review date. The following criteria will be used to assess the submissions:

- Specialization and prestige of the author or authors and of the publishing house.

- Update of the topic and year of publication.

- Reviews of popular books, text books and instructional materials are not accepted.

- About the review, its quality will be also evaluated, and the scientific specialization of the author(s) of the review or work will be considered. It should never be longer than 700 words. The review should begin with the bibliographical details of the book (name and surname of the author, year of publication, title of the book, place of publication, and publishers' name). The author (s) name (s) should appear at the end of the text.

Books for review should be sent to Cristina Pulido - Beatriz Villarejo, Universidad de Barcelona, Departament de Teoría e Historia de la Educación, Facultat de Formació del Professorat. Campus Mundet, Llevant, Pl. Baixa. Pg.Vall d'Hebron, 171. 08035 Barcelona.


The opinions and contents of the manuscript published in C&SC are under exclusive responsibility of the author(s). Therefore, authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing the material published in other publications.