The Journal of Psychology and Education (I.S.S.N.:1699-9517) is a publication of the Association of Psychology and Education, non-profit professional scientific entity.

The Revista de Psicología y Educación...
  • Manager: Trinidad García
  • Editor: José Carlos Núñez
  • Frecuency: Biannual
  • Address: Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Oviedo.
    Plaza Feijóo, s/n, 33003 Oviedo (Spain)
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Rules Rules

Editorial line of the journal

Journal of Psychology and Education / Revista de Psicología y Educación is a scientific journal that is published every six months (January-June and July-December). It includes unpublished articles in the interdisciplinary field between Psychology and Education, of an empirical or theoretical nature, in Spanish and English, which are relevant for Psychology and Education researchers or professionals, who are the readership of the journal. Over 75% of the published articles are empirical studies offering the results of original research. The rest are either descriptive pieces on innovative experiences in education or theoretical texts, and are only published in response to a previous proposal or request from the journal’s Editorial Committee.

The main objective of Journal of Psychology and Education / Revista de Psicología y Educación is to contribute to the awareness of quality research in Psychology and Education that is being undertaken in Spain. However, the journal is also open to the occasional publication of international studies that are of special interest and that make a significant contribution to the field of Psychology and Education.

Submission of papers

Studies should be submitted through the platform in Word format. Requirements:

 Full name of each of the authors (ORCID of at least the corresponding author is also required), their affiliation (only the name of the institution, city and country) and email address, as well as the full professional address of the corresponding author. To create and manage your ORCID account, you can visit
 Title and abstract in Spanish and English; running-head and up to 5 keywords.
 Name, affiliation and email of two possible reviewers.
Complete anonymous manuscript, in a single file.

Bibliographic references must be included at the end of the document (in APA 7). Where applicable, tables and figures must also be included at the end of the paper and numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the manuscript. Tables must be provided in editable format.

Please contact for any doubts or problems with regard to the submission procedure.

Drafting rules

The title must appear at the top of the manuscript, followed by an abstract of at most 200 words and a maximum of five keywords. Title, abstract and keywords must be submitted in Spanish and in English. The abstract should be written as a single paragraph. It should show the following structure: background, method, results, conclusions.

The tables and figures must be numbered according to their order of appearance and mentioned in the text where the authors consider most appropriate. The tables may be added at the end of the document and their format must allow the production team to make any changes to the layout that may be necessary.

The manuscripts, created in Word format, should not exceed 10,000 words (including title, summary, references, figures, tables and annexes). They must be written in a 12-point font with a 1.5-point space between lines, 3-cm margins and page numbers at the bottom right corner.

The manuscript should be organized in the following sections: introduction, method (generally, it should include the subsections of “participants”, “instruments”, “procedure”, and “data analysis”), results, and discussion.

Articles in Spanish or English are accepted. They must be written by a researcher who masters the language or be reviewed by a professional translator, preferably a native speaker with knowledge of Psychology and Education.

The drafting of the manuscript must adhere to the regulations of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th Edition) for publication. Some of these regulations (consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) are as follows:

 Articles must be written in the impersonal style.
 Decimals should be indicated by commas in Spanish texts, and by points in the English texts. Do not write zero before the point or the comma when the maximum value is 1 (for example, instead of r = -0.64, write r = -.64).
 Footnotes are not allowed.
 When quoting, use only the first surname of each author unless it is a compound name. If a publication has two authors, always mention both of them. From three authors onwards, we will use the word “et al” after the first author's name (when it does not create ambiguity). When several publications are mentioned at the same time, they should be ordered alphabetically, not chronologically.

References should appear in the “References” section in alphabetical order. Some examples:
   • Books:
Quay, H. C., & Hogan, A. (1999). Handbook of disruptive behavior disorders. Plenum.

   • Book chapters:
Dweck, C., & Elliot, D. S. (1983). Achievement motivation. In P. H. Mussen, & E. M. Hetherington (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology. Vol IV: Social and personality development (pp. 643-691). Wiley.

   • Journal articles:
Monette, S., Bigras, M., & Guay, M. C. (2011). The role of the executive functions in school achievement at the end of Grade 1. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109(2), 158-173. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2011.01.008

Evaluation of the submissions

Manuscripts that do not adhere to the APA regulations or any other regulations mentioned herein, will be rejected by the Editorial Committee and the authors will be requested to abide by these regulations so the task of evaluating their work can begin. In the event that this second version continues to breach the regulations of the journal, the article will be definitely rejected. If the work satisfies the above requirements, it will be assigned to an editor, who will contact two scientific reviewers, either members of the Advisory Committee or experts in the subject who are not associated with the journal. The Editor will study the reports sent by both reviewers before sending the editorial decision (accept the article, make small changes, make large changes or reject the article). If there is disagreement between the reviewers, the Editor may request another report from a third assessor. When the authors submit a second version of the article, they must include a list of the changes in a document that clearly states which of the suggested changes have been made and which have not, and the reason for therefore. The maximum period from receipt of the manuscript to the final decision is 6 months.

Ethical aspects

The works submitted to the Journal of Psychology and Education / Revista de Psicología y Educación must be unpublished and must not be in the process of review or have been sent simultaneously to other publications. The authors must confirm this fact during the process of manuscript submission through the platform (in the box that appears on the screen for manuscript submission).

The submitted file cannot contain any personal data of the authors. The Journal of Psychology and Education / Revista de Psicología y Educación will pay special attention to the detection of plagiarism, or redundant or duplicate publication. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the authorship includes the appropriate co-authors, that all of them approve the submitted version of the manuscript and express their conformity with its submission to the journal. Changes in the authorship are not allowed after acceptance.

In the “Method” section of the manuscript (subsection “Procedure”), the permissions or consents obtained to collect the data must be explicitly indicated, especially in the case of samples made up of minors. Also a reference to the Ethics Committee name and code should be provide (when applicable).

The procedure followed should, in any case, be in accordance with the regulations in force on data protection and ethical standards. Revista de Psicología y Educación / Journal of Psychology and Education is committed to the scientific community to guarantee the ethics and quality of the published works. For this, we refer to the standards defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE), the Code of Conduct of the American Psychology Association (APA), and the Code of Ethics of the General Council of Psychology of Spain.

During the process of submitting the manuscript through the platform, the corresponding author should describe the financial or personal relations that the authors may have with other people or organizations and that could give rise to a conflict of interest in relation with the article submitted for publication. In this line, a text including the possible sources of financing and/or acknowledgments (if any), as well as the existence of any conflict of interest, should be present at the end of the manuscript, before the references section.

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