Info of the Journal

Versión en español

The Revista Española de Pedagogía (REP), with ISSN 0034-9461 and e-ISSN 2174-0909, 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:

Publication costs

REP provides diamond open access. Publication is free and open with no costs to authors or readers.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

In order to guarantee the quality of published scientific articles, we follow a policy of only accepting professional translations from accredited translators or translations from authors whose mother tongue is Spanish or English or who have a high level of proficiency in these languages.

Once an article has been approved for publication in the REP, in cases where a professional translation into English or Spanish is required, authors must pay for the translation under the following conditions:

  • If it is an article supported by a research grant, or similar, the invoice will be paid in full by the body supporting the research. The total cost will generally depend on the number of words translated. If this institution has an accredited professional translation service, translations carried out by the funding body will also be accepted.
  • In the case of an article without research or publication support, the author will pay the maximum amount of 400 euros (including 21% VAT), and the journal will be responsible for the rest of the quoted translation costs, which will depend on the number of words translated.

The costs of translating bibliographical reviews or other non-scientific content published in the journal in Spanish and English will be fully covered by the journal.

Revista Española de Pedagogía is an open access journal published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial) license, which means that all content is freely available to the user or their institution. All articles published have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) associated with them registered by the journal.

The REP authorizes the authors to use the published material (in its online advance format or in its definitive version), at any time without requesting any permission, always citing the journal in which it has been published and with its corresponding DOI.

The authors assign to the journal the intellectual property rights (distribution, public communication, reproduction, transformation) of the published articles.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, always citing the journal in which it has been published and with its corresponding DOI.


The REP does not accept advertisements.


REP is funded by the UNIR.

Dissemination of published works

The use of academic social networks and scientific repositories is recommended for the dissemination of papers.