Info of the journal
The Revista Española de Pedagogía (REP) was created in 1943 by the Instituto San José de Calasanz, of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. In 1995 it started to be edited by the Instituto Europeo de Iniciativas Educativas, and since September 2014 by the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR).
It publishes three issues per year, one of them being a monographic issue, focused on a current academic topic. All of them in Spanish and English.
REP is a scientific journal whose focus of interest are works centred on the study of education, in general, beyond the areas of knowledge of its authors. It has a universal vocation, and therefore publishes original papers from anywhere in the world, provided that they are associated with relevant or current issues in the educational debate.
All works must respond to specific scientific requirements that help to shed light on the different dimensions of educational action (formal and non-formal education) and to exercise a more humanising professional practice, in accordance with the current challenges facing education in the world, in a critical and effective manner. Therefore, there is no limitation of topics or methodology, but there is a limitation of quality, depth and coherence.
Papers with different methodological approaches are accepted: of a theoretical, qualitative, quantitative or mixed nature.
The REP recognises the value of case studies, as long as the educational context addressed and the issues dealt with in them meet the universal and topical interest stated above.
Papers must be strictly original and must not have been submitted for review in another journal. They must be submitted in accordance with the rules indicated in the Instructions for Authors. The journal also accepts book reviews.
All articles submitted to the journal are evaluated on a double-blind basis.
Those who publish articles express their ideas at their own responsibility.
REP is indexed in the main Spanish and international databases, such as Web of Science and Scopus. More information: https://revistadepedagogia.org/en/indexed/
Once an article has been approved for publication in the REP, authors only have to pay for the translation of their article into English or Spanish.
The translation costs depend on the following conditions
- If it is an article supported by a research grant, or similar, the invoice will be paid in full by the research funding body.
- If it is an independent article, the author must pay the fixed amount of 400 euros, and the journal will cover the rest of the translation costs.
The REP only retains copyright for the first year of publication of the articles. After this period, the articles are made freely available under a Creative Commons By (CC BY) licence.
The REP does not accept advertisements.
The REP is funded by the UNIR but receives income from the authors for the translation of their articles.
Dissemination of published works
The use of academic social networks and scientific repositories is recommended for the dissemination of papers.
The revista española de pedagogía is present in the leading Spanish and international databases, such as Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Scopus, JSTOR, etc. In fact, it was the first Spanish journal to appear in JCR, where 95 per cent of the journals in the Education and Educational Research category are only available in English. Consequently, since 2017, the revista española de pedagogía has also made all of its articles and book reviews available online in English.
All of the articles published in the journal since it was founded in 1943 are available on this website. Articles can be downloaded for free apart from ones from the previous year.