About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal Social and Education History, aims to closely connect these two fields of study, by publishing relevant articles focused on both the analysis of societies and, the socialization processes and cultural and educational transmission. It focuses on the study of social change and transformation periods. It includes the analysis of social and pedagogical thought, as well as the teaching of history. It is open to all historical periods.

The journal comprises the analysis of all learning, cultural transmission and socialization processes, together with social analysis. It brings together education and society, and enhances the role of education in the learning processes and development of societies. Furthermore, it includes the study of social and pedagogical thought and the teaching of history, and as there is no limitation of time period, this journal achieves an integrating dimension regarding the study of history that a vast majority of publications do not have.

Social and Education History is a digital open-access publication, which aims at disseminating scientific knowledge and generating debate in order to promote an active history addressed to reflect on the past, the present and the future, and at the same time to be useful in deepening in the values of democracy and social justice. The journal publishes research articles, monographs, and articles on doctoral dissertations, about social and educational history. It is a four-monthly publication.

HSE publishes articles in English and Spanish.

Peer Review Process

Consideration: The works received are reviewed by the editorial team, which prepares the corresponding report for the acceptance or rejection of the article, based on the quality criteria. It is checked both if the article meets the formal criteria and the specific scope of the journal. Once the adequacy of the works has been verified, the editors assign the review of the article to two external evaluators through the "double blind peer review" system. In case of discrepancy, the editors will assign the review to a third evaluator.

Once the article has been reviewed, each external reviewer submit an evaluation report in which he/she recommends accepting the article, carrying out changes and improvements or rejecting the manuscript. At this time, the decision is sent to the author/s. If the evaluators have asked the author/s to make minor or major changes, he/she must submit a new version of the work including all the recommendations. The editorial team, according to the initial assessments made in the aforementioned reports, will evaluate this work again.

The evaluators play a central role in guaranteeing the quality and integrity of the journal. The peer review process depends largely on the trust and voluntary participation of the academic community and requires that all those involved act in a responsible and ethical manner. HSE invites its reviewers and potential reviewers to follow the guidelines published in the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Proofreading. The authors themselves will do the revision of the proofreading within the period indicated by the Editorial Board. In the case where the author does not respond within the stipulated period, the Editorial Team will carry out the revision.

Responsibility: Social and Education History journal will not be responsible for the ideas and opinions expressed in the published works. The full responsibility will be of the author/s. 

Open Access Policy

The full text of all HSE articles is available for free and is Open Access without delay (i.e. no embargo period). The journal follows the “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing” recommended by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Publication Ethics

HSE is committed to meeting high standards of ethical conduct at all stages of the publication process. In our ethical standards and procedures, we set out general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and society partners. HSE guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the evaluation process: the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors, the content evaluated, the rationale report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial and advisory boards.

Also the confidentiality will be maintained before any clarifications or complaints that an author wishes to send to the committees of the journal or to the evaluators of the article.

HSE declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in HSE and texts that are identified as plagiarism or its content are fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published or will not be published. Hipatia Press and HSE editors will act, in these cases, as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by HSE, authors must ensure that the article or review and the materials associated with them are original or do not infringe copyright. The authors also have to justify that, in case of a shared authorship, there was a full consensus of all the authors affected and that the article or book review has not been previously presented or published in other journals.

In the event that HSE editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, these allegations would be treated accordingly. HSE editors will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever needed.