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Open access and copyright

Revista Española de Pedagogía is an open access journal published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial) license. All articles published since 2017 have a Digital Objet 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.

Plagiarism detection

The Revista Española de Pedagogía uses a plagiarism control system powered by the program Ithenticate®.

Texts received will be submitted for plagiarism review before being sent for editorial and academic evaluation. If plagiarism is detected before or during the peer review process, the procedure to follow is the one indicated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in the following diagram. If plagiarism is detected once the paper has been published, it will be removed from the journal's web page and the author's institution will be informed of the plagiarism.

Ethics code

This journal rejects papers that raise concerns about possible malpractice. Common forms of scientific malpractice include (based on the "28 Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism" available at http://ori.hhs.gov/plagiarism-0):

Plagiarism: The appropriation of the language, ideas, or thoughts of another without crediting their true source, and representation of them as one's own original work.

Improprieties of authorship: Improper assignment of credit, such as excluding others, misrepresentation of the same material as original in more than one publication, inclusion of individuals as authors who have not made a definite contribution to the work published; or submission of multi-authored publications without the concurrence of all authors.

Misappropriation of the ideas of others: an important aspect of scholarly activity is the exchange of ideas among colleagues. Scholars can acquire novel ideas from others during the process of reviewing grant applications and manuscripts. However, improper use of such information can constitute fraud. Wholesale appropriation of such material constitutes misconduct.

Violation of generally accepted research practices: Serious deviation from accepted practices in proposing or carrying out research, improper manipulation of experiments to obtain biased results, deceptive statistical or analytical manipulations, or improper reporting of results.

Inappropriate behaviour in relation to misconduct: this includes unfounded or knowingly false accusations of misconduct, failure to report known or suspected misconduct, withholding or destruction of information relevant to a claim of misconduct and retaliation against persons involved in the allegation or investigation.

Authors must comply with this policy ethics. Submission of articles to the REP implies acceptance of these rules.

Double-blind review

The evaluation system seeks objectivity and neutrality. Therefore, the "double blind" principle is followed. In the evaluation process, a minimum of two external evaluators specialized in the area of knowledge of the article will be used to guarantee an expert judgment.

Editorial processing times

When submitting a new article, the corresponding author will receive an automatic notification confirming its receipt. The editors will make a first assessment of the article based on the suitability of the proposals to the REP editorial criteria. The result of this evaluation will be notified within a maximum period of one month. If the author receives a positive first evaluation, the paper will be submitted for blind peer review. Authors will receive the result of the second evaluation within approximately three months.

The possible decisions are:

Accepted: your article was accepted as submitted.

Accepted with modifications (minor revisions): your article requires modifications and will be accepted once such changes have been made. Authors should detail the revisions and responses to reviewers' comments (responding to each comment in a separate document), and save the modifications made in the document with “Track changes”. The author has 2 weeks to submit the revised manuscript.

Accepted with modifications (minor revisions): your article requires considerable modification. You are required to submit a new file for a new round of review. Authors should detail the revisions and responses to reviewers' comments (responding to each comment in a separate document) and save the modifications made in the document with “Track changes”. The author has 4 weeks to submit the revised manuscript.

Rejected: your article was not accepted for publication, either because it is considered lacking in quality, because it does not meet the formal requirements, or because the topic does not coincide with the field covered by the journal.

The editorial management will guarantee, in all cases, that the opinions delivered to the authors contain solid arguments that support the editorial decision. The results of the academic review process will be final in all cases.

The deadline established for the completion of the evaluation process is four months, counting from the receipt of the article. At the end of this period, the author will normally be informed of the final result of the evaluation. If the evaluation is negative, it should be remembered that the experts do not evaluate authors, whose identity they do not know, but specific articles. This means that an author whose article has not been selected may resubmit other papers at a later date.

Accepted articles will begin the editing process (style correction, layout, etc.), to be subsequently included in the corresponding issue, according to the decision of the editorial management. The management reserves the right to decide on the inclusion of the contributions in the issues they consider appropriate.

Once the editorial process is completed, the preliminary layout of the text will be sent to the authors for final review and approval.

Publication costs

Once the article has been approved for publication in the REP, authors only have to assume payment for the translation of their article into English or Spanish, as applicable. To ensure the quality of published papers, we follow a policy of accepting only professional translations from accredited translators.

Payment for the translation will be made in accordance with 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.
  • If it is an independent article, the author must pay the maximum amount of 400 euros VAT 21% included, and the journal will be responsible for the rest of the cost of the translation.

Digital preservation

Digital Commons allows for the permanent and secure archiving of the journal in CLOCKSS and Portico. The preservation policy includes the assignment of DOI to the journal, to each issue and article.

This journal is supported by the services of the university repository RE-UNIR of the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, through the deposit of all its publications.

Authors are encouraged to deposit or disseminate accepted articles in:

  • Institutional repository of their university and public repositories (SSRN, Zenodo, etc.).
  • Google Scholar, ORCID, Dimensions, PlumX, etc.
  • Scientific social networks.
  • Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Personal or institutional website, blog, etc.

It is required that all the bibliographic data of the publication be detailed in these publications.


The REP provides data on the number of downloads of articles on their corresponding web pages. The number of downloads began to be counted in January 2024.

The journal's website also uses Google Analytics to monitor the visits received and obtain statistical data on the use of the website.


Articles with more than three authors will only be accepted if a reasoned explanation of the academic relevance of the presentation of such work is provided under the signature of all participating authors. The intellectual collaboration of all signatories, not the mere collection of data, must be guaranteed in all cases.