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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.
  • The article has not been previously published or sent to another journal.
  • The file has been formatted with the template provided in Microsoft Word, rtf or wordperfect.
  • Web pages or dois have been added in references where possible.
  • Authors have followed the template format and all illustrations, figures and tables are in the correct place in the text and not at the end of the document.
  • The text meets the bibliographic requirements indicated.
  • The text does not contain personal information or any other information that will make the blind peer review process difficult.

Author Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

A. Guidelines for manuscripts submission

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Submitted articles must be original and unpublished, and should not be under consideration for publication in other journals. REMIE will not publish more than one article of the same authorship or co-authorship within 24 months period.

In order to ensure the 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/

Authors sending a manuscript to REMIE are invited to add their ORCID Id. We invite those authors who do not have this ID, to get your own ID through the following website: http://orcid.org

Since its birth in 2012, REMIE has not charged Article Processing Charges (APCs) to the authors for the publication of their manuscripts. From July 2021, REMIE 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).

 

Overall content criteria

All manuscripts submitted to REMIE 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, 7th edition, 2020). Below are some examples of referencing:

          [Book] Lareau, A. (2004). Unequal childhoods: Class, race, and family life. 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). University of Minnesota Press.

          [Book chapter] 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). University of Minnesota Press

          [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. https://doi.org.10.1177/0038040711435855

Length:  All the submissions should have between 4.000 and 8.000 words and doubled-space throughout, including all materials. The files should be submitted in MS Word, WordPerfect o RTF format.

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

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.

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.  

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.

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: 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.

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. 

Authors obligations

Authors obligations

  • 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.
  • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.
  • The authorship of research publications:
    • should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
    • should follow criteria for authorship and acknowledgement to be agreed at the start of the project. Ideally, authorship criteria within a particular field should be agreed, published and consistently applied by research institutions, professional and academic societies, and funders.
    • should include only those individuals who meet authorship criteria (i.e. made a substantial contribution to the work) and should not omit deserving authors such as ghost authors.
    • Should prevent including individuals who do not meet the authorship criteria such as: guest authors who are listed because of their seniority, reputation or supposed influence; gift authors who are listed as a personal favour or in return for payment.
    • Requires that all authors agree to be listed and approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication (e.g. responding to reviewers’ comments).
    • should not be confused with acknowledgements that could misleadingly imply a contribution or endorsement by individuals who have not, in fact, been involved with the work or given an endorsement.

For a detailed account of ethics international standards for authors developed by COPE during the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010, please access the following document: https://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf

Language editing

Hipatia Press requires an excellent language editing to potential authors of any of its journals. 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 wish to use language editing services in order to avoid grammatical and spelling errors.

Evaluation procedure

Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. In this sense: 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. Manuscripts not fulfilling these presentation norms might be rejected.

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 a maximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.

All parties involved in the publishing process (editors, reviewers, authors and others) must adhere to the publication ethics and malpractice statement.

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