The Revista Española de Pedagogía publishes a new free ebook: The mission of research journals in the world of education

We finish 2019 with a free new ebook for our readers: The mission of research journals in the world of education. On this occasion, we focus on research journals dedicated to education and compile various articles related to its evolution.

José Antonio Ibáñez-Martín, Director of the revista española de pedagogía (rep), edits this work and collects two groups of contributions: the first, comprises the articles published in issue 271 of the rep, on the occasion of the international symposium organised to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the journal; the second, composed of various reflections by the Director on the evolution of education research journals over the past ten years.

In the first group of papers, appeared in September 2018, we will find the contributions of the directors of major pedagogical research journals, from Spain, the USA, the United Kingdom and Mexico, among other countries. In their articles, we will discover details about the evolution of their journals, and how they have adapted to the current forms of international evaluation of research journals (JCR, SCOPUS, etc.), sharing their experiences on their new ways of communicating and relating to authors and readers, in an increasingly competitive environment. We offer these papers in both Spanish and English versions.

In the second group, we compile the reflections published by José Antonio Ibáñez-Martín in various journals, between 2011 and 2019. The Director of the rep expresses in them his vision of the situation and principal characteristics of educational research journals, especially in regards to the situation in Spain, and, more specifically, the development of the revista española de pedagogía.

The information that appears in some of the chapters of this eBook refers to what was happening in the world at the time of their publication. Therefore, all of the chapters in this work include their original bibliographic details, which should be cited when making written reference to these works.

We hope that some of the topics that appear in this eBook — published in English as well as Spanish when the works were also published in this first language — will be of interest to readers.


José Antonio Ibáñez-Martín (Ed.) (2019).

The mission of research journals in the world of Education [La misión de las revistas de investigación en el mundo educativo].

Funciva ediciones: Madrid, 342 pp.


Other ebooks available for downloading:


Juan Luis Fuentes (Ed.) (2018).

Evolution and perspective of moral education [Evolución y perspectivas de la educación moral].

Funciva Ediciones: Madrid, 126 pp.

Fernando Gil Cantero (Ed.) (2017).

Education and human development [Educación y desarrollo humano].

Funciva Ediciones: Madrid, 111 pp.

José Antonio Ibáñez-Martín (Ed.) (2016).

Philosophical reflections on educational activities [Reflexiones filosóficas sobre la actividad educativa].

Funciva Ediciones: Madrid, 77 pp.