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Author Guidelines

As part of the submission process, all authors are required to check that their submission complies with the guidelines established by the journal. The submitted articles that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to the author/s.

A. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Article Processing Charges

Since its birth in 2012, IJEP has not charged Article Processing Charges (APCs) to the authors for the publication of their manuscripts. From October 2020, IJEP offers open and immediate online access of published articles (Gold Open Access). This access implies expenses associated with both the publication process and the necessary services for publication that, despite the voluntary work that is carried out, are not covered. This work supposes some charges of processing of the articles that should be covered once the articles are accepted by the authors. Therefore, authors will pay 400 euros to cover these charges (plus 21% VAT only applicable to payments from institutions, companies, individuals and professionals residing in Spain; individuals residing in the EU, and companies, organizations and professionals residing in the EU without VAT Number).

Guidelines for authors

All the manuscripts should be sent through the electronic platform where the journal is based (Open Journal System). The article must be uploaded using the following doc template.

Submitted articles must be original and unpublished, and should not be under consideration for publication in other journals. Articles must be written in English.

In order to ensure originality of the received manuscripts, we recommend the authors to use programs of plagiarism detection. You can visit the following information on iThenticate:http://www.ithenticate.com/

The authors that send a manuscript to IJEP are invited to add their ORCID Id (If they have it). For authors without this ID, we invite them to register in ORCID in the following website: http://orcid.org

IJEP will not publish more than one article with the same authors and co-authors in a lower interval than 24 months.

 

Structure of the article:

Each original manuscript should have:

  • Title of the paper (up to 16 words).
  • Abstract and title of the article in English and Spanish.
  • The key words in English and Spanish.
  • Text of the article.
  • Notes (at the end of the document bu before the list of references, with endnote formatting).
  • References.
  • Tables and figures (if any) in a separate file. In case of submitting images, authors must send them in jpeg format with the highest quality.

Style: The manuscripts have to follow the APA style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, 2020). The following are some citation examples:

[Book] Lareau, A. (2004).Unequal childhoods: Class, race, and family life (2nd edition). Berkeley, CA: University of California.

[Edited book] 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.

[Book chapter] Naimark, N. M. (2012). The Russions and Germans: Rape during the War and Post-Soviet Memories. In R. Branche, & F. Virgili (Eds.), Rape in Wartime(3rd edition, pp. 201-219). Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi:10.1057/9781137283399

[Journal article] 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. http://doi:10.1177/0038040711435855

Length: The manuscripts submitted should have and extension between 4.000 and 8.000 words, including abstract, notes, references and annexes.

Format: The manuscripts should be presented in the format MS Word or RTF, following the template provided above.

Abstract and Keywords: All manuscripts should include an abstract between 100 and 200 words and between three and five keywords defining the focus of the article. The abstract and the keywords must be sent in English and Spanish.

Source of funding: In the case that the research from which the article has been developed has received funding. The name of the agency and the project code must be indicated both in the specific section of the form for sending the article and in the article itself in the section on acknowledgments.

Notes: Try to avoid notes whenever possible. All notes should be endnotes and never footnotes, in order to avoid distracting elements. 

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

Abbreviation: The only abbreviations that can be used are those universally accepted.

Gender equality: Follow the indications of the guide APA 7th edition for the use of an inclusive language in the writing of the article; Include the full name of the authors who sign the article; Inform about the original data of the research, taking into account the sex in order to allow the identification of possible differences.

Authorship: Authors should avoid disclosing their identity. The name of the author(s) must not appear on any page of the manuscript. This information will be included in the electronic platform and it should not appear in the manuscript sent for review. All authors must be listed in the online platform at the time of submission, including their full name, their affiliation, postal address and electronic address.

Contribution to the preparation of the article: Information on the specific contribution of each of the authors of the submitted article should be provided in a separate document to be attached to the submission. This document will indicate the criteria chosen for the order of signature of each author and the specific contribution of each of them in the preparation of the article. 

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

LanguageThe manuscripts will be written in English. Manuscripts submitted should be grammatically correct regardless of the language used. It is responsibility of the authors to ensure that the submitted manuscript follows the language standards required by the publication of the scientific journal. Authors are invited to use the language editing services.

Hipatia Press requires future authors to send the manuscripts with an excellent language edition. If the manuscript is written in a second or third language, it is recommended to first contact a language reviewing service to avoid grammar and style mistakes.

Authors responsibilities:

Authors are expected to act according to the publication ethics international standards for authors developed by COPE during the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010. These are:

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

- Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process;

- All authors have to contribute significantly to the research addressing a relevant topic in the area of the social sciences research from a multidisciplinary approach;

- All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes;

- Authors are obliged to provide a list of references including the most relevant and current literature;

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, authors are welcome to suggest suitable reviewers and/or request the exclusion of certain individuals when they submit their manuscripts. When suggesting reviewers, authors should make sure they are totally independent and not connected to the work in any way. It is strongly recommended to suggest a mix of reviewers from different countries and different institutions. When suggesting reviewers, the authors must provide an institutional email address for each suggested reviewer. Please note that the editors may not use the suggestions, but suggestions are appreciated and may help facilitate the peer review process.

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 sent to the authors in a maximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.

B.  CODE OF ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE

The International Journal of Educational Psychology 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.

IJEP guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the evaluation process: the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors, the content evaluated, the report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial and advisory boards.

In the same vein, 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 reviewers of the article or review.

IJEP declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in IJEP and texts that are identified as plagiarism or its content is fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published and will not be published if they are at the review process stage. Hipatia Press and IJEP editors will act, in these cases, as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by IJEP, 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.

IJEP editors will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

 

Copyright Notice

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

All articles are published under Creative Commons copyright (CC BY). Authors hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles as the original source is cited.

 

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All articles are published under Creative Commons copyright (CC BY). Authors hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles as the original source is cited.