Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria (Journal of Research in Social Pedagogy) displays emerging issues in Social Pedagogy and Social Education (both inside and outside academia), social work and social services. It publishes original findings, preferentially those resulting from empirical research based on quantitative and qualitative methodology.

The journal was founded in 1986 and is edited by Sociedad Iberoamericana de Pedagogía Social. Its topics, among others, refer to cultural diversity, community development, socio-educational policies and plans, maladjustment, social integration and exclusion, leisure time, societal and school violence, adult education, gender, training and professionalization.

Each magazine is entirely released in Spanish (or Portuguese) and English. 

 

Section Policies

Editorial

En esta sección se publicarán los textos redactados por el Comité Editorial de la Revista

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Presentation

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Monographic

All the articles would be first reviewed by the Editorial Board and after by two external reviewers using the “doublé-bling system” by “referees”.

The Director may request the review of a third evaluator.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research

All the articles would be first reviewed by the Editorial Board and after by two external reviewers using the “doublé-bling system” by “referees”.

The Director may request the review of a third evaluator.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Books' reviews and Doctoral Dissertations

Esta sección consta de los resumenes de tesis y reseñas de libros que se hayan publicado recientemente.

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Books' reviews

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Doctoral Dissertations

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All articles are subject to editorial and ethical review by the Editorial Board (Chief Editor, associate editors and Secretariat), revision which includes, at least, testing for:

  • Topics consistent with the editorial line of the magazine
  • Originality, newness and interest of the topics addressed
  • Formal requirements
  • Acceptance of conditions for publication
  • Lack of conflicts of interests and compliance of copyright law and ethical standards of the magazine

When favorable, the articles will be assessed by external reviewers using the "double-blind system" by "referees". For positive assessment of each manuscript, supportive reports from two different experts will be mandatory. In case of discrepancy, the Director may request a review of a third evaluator.

The evaluators are external to the publisher and the Editorial Board. For the review of certain items go to methodological revisions.

Once the external evaluation is completed, the Editorial Board will decide whether to publish the article, on the basis of recommendations from reviewers in any of the following cases:

  • Refuse publication of the article
  • Allow publication only after suggested observations are included
  • Allow publication

The final decision about publication will be exclusively communicated in writing to the author or authors.

The authors are able to suggest names of possible reviewers.

For greater transparency, our assessment protocol can be downloaded in this link.

The process flowchart is:

Nuevo Flujo de trabajo

 

Open Access Policy

Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria is a free publication. Each issue and its contents are distributed under the CreativeCommons Atribución-NoComercial 3.0 España license, which allows the user to copy, use, divulge, convey and publicly explain its contents, appropriately quoted and used for teaching or study and not for a commercial purpose. In this way, PSRI has a clear commitment to Open Access Policies (OAI) in line with the principles of free access and exchange of knowledge, promoted in Open Access Declarations of Budapest, Bethesda, Berlin, etc. 

 Anyway, the journal does not apply any charge or fee to the authors for the submission and article publication

 

Ethical responsibilities and general standards for manuscripts

Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria (PSRI) has an Ethics Committee to uphold international standards related to copyright, images and other materiales included in each item and, particularly, to avoid plagiarism. In line with Sociedad Iberoamericana de Pedagogía Social, the Code of Good Scientific Practices of CSIC (2010) and the Codes of Conduct and Best Practice of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are adopted. Items published in our PSRI and its editorial process must comply with this ethical codes, explicitly displayed in Author Guidelines.

PSRI works on the basis of the following ethical standards: 

Duties, responsibilities of the editor and the editorial board: 

  • Ensure the confidentiality of the data of the author  and manuscripts submitted in the review process.
  • Define and explain the acceptance criteria of articles for review.
  • Avoid favored treatment to the detriment of other authors
  • No conflict of interest in relation to the texts presented.
  • Do not make any use of texts or data, beyond being published.
  • Establish clear and objective review criteria to avoid the subjectivity of the reviewers.
  • Establish clear deadlines for responding to authors on acceptance or non-acceptance of the text.
  • Review suspected incidents of plagiarism and resolve any conflict of interest
  • Evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 

Duties and responsibilities of the authors

  • Guarantee the originality of items, which must be unpublished.
  • Provide genuine data, compiled with proper techniques.
  • Avoid total or partial plagiarism from other already published items.
  • Verify authorship of the signatories  (only those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study).
  • Indicate consulted sources and specify which have been directly and which indirectly used.
  • Commit to perform the specific suggested modifications in case of acceptance of the item.
  • Submit relevant documentation ensuring that the research has applied ethical standars  such as informed consent, among others.  

Duties and responsibilities of the reviewers

  • Carry out a fair and objective review of each item.
  • State clearly all aspects in their assesment.
  • Reject items which present any kind of conflict of interests that might restrict its objectivity (for instance to be an interested party in the research displayed in the article, to maintain a personal or family relationship with the authors or to have any kind of confrontation with the text or the authors)
  • Remain confidential about information and data of assessed items. 
  • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 

PSRI will not use any of the submitted articles for any purposes other than the ones that fulfill the objectives outlined in these standards.

 

Frequency of publication

Pedagogía social. Revista interuniversitaria is biannually published, in January (January - June) and July (July-December). 

 

Disclaimer

Authors are entirely responsible for the contents and opinions of their papers. The content or views expressed by the authors are their exclusive responsibility. PSRI is not responsible, in any case, for credibility and authenticity of their work. Required checks will be made during the ethical review process to avoid plagiarism. 

 

Copyright

Manuscripts published in both printed and digital edition of PSRI are owned by Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria, being mandatory to mention the source for any total or partial reproduction.

 Unless otherwise indicated, all contents in the digital version are distributed under “Creative Commons Reconocimiento-Nocomercial 3.0 España” (CC-by-nc), to be found here. This circumstance must be explicitly stated whenever necessary. 

 

Indexing

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