ISSN 0101-7330 printed version
ISSN 1678- 4626 online version


Updated: 08/19/2016



The journal EDUCAÇÃO & SOCIEDADE (ES)aims at publishing scientific and academic original papers and stimulating research and debates on the field which are focused on the relationship between education and society. Articles that are submitted for publication must be original in both print and electronic media, and simultaneous submission to another journal for evaluation is not allowed.

The journal will accept articles written in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German, as revised in their native languages. Articles in English, French, and German, once approved, should be translated into Portuguese and reviewed by the authors. Articles in Spanish will be published in the original language. In electronic publishing, foreign papers, with the exception of Spanish, will also be available in their original languages.

Articles that are not related to the theme of the interrelationship between education and society, projects or research reports, experience reports, descriptive articles without the guiding question, chapter(s) of theses, dissertations, articles (or version thereof) already published in proceedings or national and foreign journals, either in hard copy or in digital formats shall not be accepted for publication.

After the final approval of the Editorial Committee (EC) composed of Associate Editors, the publication of articles, critical reviews, and other works in Educação & Sociedadejournal will materialize after the adherence of the authors as Cedes partners, as well as after the signing of the Authorship, Originality, and Copyright Transfer Agreement. Cedes partners are entitled to a year of membership, including four issues of the Educação & Sociedade journal, three issues of the Cadernos Cedesjournal, be granted a discount on registration of events promoted by Cedes, in addition to the right to vote and to be voted.

Authors also have the right to receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their article was published. In case of co-authored articles, each author will receive a copy.

Articles will also be fully available in electronic format on the website of the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) (, concomitantly with the printed publication.

Educação & Sociedade declares that the concepts and positions expressed in the published articles are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board of this journal.

Authors are also responsible for the ethical conduct of research on which the article is based.

Each author can have only one article in progress from the submission until the publication. An interval of 18 months between the publication of an article and the beginning of a new submission process by the same author will be observed.

Authors must strictly follow the guidelines listed here, and failing may lead to the immediate rejection of the article.


Articles categories

Educação & Sociedadepublishes texts considering the originality of the theme, density and conceptual rigor in approaching the issue, and the syntactic quality of the text resulting from research (which should specify the research information and funding agency, if applicable) and essays which compose the different sections of the journal. According to the theme, the articles are published in the following sections: Articles, Review & Summary, Analysis of Teaching Practices, Development of the Education Professionals, Debates & Controversies, Images & Words (section that publishes papers on media and education issues, as well as essays, comments and book reviews, interviews, films, and other cultural productions of interest to the educational field).


Evaluation process

Journal’s editorial policy sets the following categories for evaluation of the articles: content, method, originality, relevance, theoretical consistency and analytical rigor, timeliness, quality, and alignment of the text to the editorial scope.

There are three phases for evaluating the submitted articles. The first is the screening held by the Coordinator and Assistant Editor, examining the adequacy of the article to the editorial line of the journal and its potential for publication; the second phase is a preliminary evaluation by the EC which aims at identifying the contribution and the quality of the article for the journal; and the third phase is a double-blind peer review. The final decision returns to the EC.

Articles considered within the scope and appropriate to the editorial criteria of the journal are submitted by the EC to the reviewers (at least two). Reviewers recommend acceptance, rejection, or reformulation of the work. In the case of a reformulation, articles should return to the reviewers for final evaluation. The result of the evaluation will be forwarded to the author.

In the double-blind review,names of the reviewers are kept confidential, as well as names of the authors are omitted to the reviewers. Therefore, when submitting the article through the system, the anonymity of authorship is required.Under no circumstances, author(s) should be identified in the text. Any explicit reference of the authorship — citation of author(s) name(s), reference to articles authored or co-authored in previous works — are considered a break in anonymity.

Final acceptance of articles depends on the following criteria:

- Recommendation of the reviewers
- Execution of the necessary adjustments by the author(s)
- Approval by the Editorial Board, composed by Associate Editors, whose resolution includes five types of evaluation:

  1. To accept.
  2. To execute required corrections.
  3. To resubmit for evaluation.
  4. To send to another journal.
  5. To reject.


Submission of articles

Educação & Sociedadejournaloperates exclusively by the on-line Submission System(SciELO), which uses the Open Journal System as electronic management support and publication of scientific journals. Therefore, entire process of capturing and arbitration of articles is necessarily conducted by means of this electronic platform.

Each author must register in the system and submit their work for evaluation in a double-blind method (blind review) as follows:

  1. Author(s) of the article should exclude names on the text, replacing them with "Author" and year in references and notes, instead of author names, article title, etc.
  2. In Microsoft Office documents, author’s identification should be removed from the document properties (on the menu File > Properties), by clicking on File in the main menu, followed by: File > Save as > Tools (or Options in Mac) > Security Options > Remove personal information from file to save > OK > Save.

Authors can monitor all evaluation process of the article using their login and password. Registration system can be accessed from:

After registering, the users will be able to submit their work at:


Formal presentation of the original

Authors should submit the article for spelling and grammar review before submitting it to the journal. Size of the articles, including abstracts, notes, and references, should be between 35,000 (minimum volume) and 44,000 (maximum volume) characters with spaces; exceptional cases will be considered at editors’ discretion. Critical reviews should not exceed 10,000 characters with spaces. Articles should be submitted in .DOC or .DOCX (Word for Windows) extensions, sheet must have A4 format, containing the following characteristics:

  • Article title and subtitle: font Times New Roman 16, centralized, in bold, with maximum of two lines and 15 words, and should represent the content of the article. Title and subtitle should also be presented in English and French, both in bold and in italics.
  • Internal titles and subtitles:font Times New Roman 14, respectively, in bold, and centralized.

  • Abstract and keywords:should not exceed 800 characters (including spaces) and five keywords that allow identifying article content, separated by a period. Font should be Times New Roman 12, without indent. Abstract and keywords should also be presented in English and French.
  • Text:font Times New Roman 12, paragraphs without indent, spacing between lines of 1.15 and 6 pt before and after paragraphs, margin of 3 cm.

  • Tables and Graphs:Should be placed in the same file at the end of the article, and after the references. Each table/graph should be identified with the title (mandatory) and caption (if any). Tables should always be inserted in editable format and never in image formats. It is worth noting that the graphics should be produced in black and white.
  • Table 1: Students enrolled in high school in 2014
    (always indicate in % or absolute numbers in Times New Roman 12, centralized)


    Number Enrolled

    São Paulo






    Source: MEC, School Census, 2014 (Times New Roman 10, centralized).


    Graph 1: European Parliament Elections. (Times New Roman 12, centralized)
    Source: European Union, 2010.


  • Images, figures, and photographs: must be inserted in the same file at the end of the article, and after the tables, containing the following characteristics: black and white indications, high contrast, minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and a maximum width of 1200 pixels, in JPG, PNG, PDF, or EPS formats. It is worth noting that images, figures, and photographs will be published with a maximum width of 100 mm.
  • Example:

    Figure 1: Children flow. (Times New Roman 12, centralized)
    Source: Elaborated from the research conducted (Times New Roman 10, centralized)

  • Notes:if present, they should be numbered sequentially and placed at the end of text and before the references (endnotes). The use of bibliographic notes is not allowed. Instead, citations should be used in the text according to NBR 10.520/2002 from Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT). References in the text should be cited indicating the name(s) of the author(s), year of publication, and page number(s): (NUNES, 1995, p. 225). In case of more than one author, the names should be separated with a semicolon (NUNES; FERREIRA, 2001, p.12).
  • References:must follow the NBR-6023/2002 from ABNT, and must be ordered alphabetically by the surname of the first author. In the references of up to three authors, all author names may be mentioned, separated by semicolons. However, in those with more than three authors, only the first author name should be mentioned followed by et al. The accuracy of the references in the listing and the correct citation of their content in the paper are the responsibility of the author(s).
  • Examples:
    • Books (one author)
    FRIGOTTO, G. Educação e a crise do capitalismo real. 4. ed. São Paulo: Cortez, 2000.

    • Books (two authors)
    BABIN, P.; KOULOUMDJIAN, M. Os novos modelos de compreender:a geração do audiovisual e do computador.São Paulo: Paulinas, 1989.

    • Book Chapters
    OLIVEIRA, F. Neoliberalismo à brasileira. In: GENTILI, P. (Org.). Pós-neoliberalismo:as políticas sociais e o estado democrático. Rio de Janeiro: Paz & Terra, 1995. p. 29-34.

    • Journal Articles (with more than three authors)
    PODSAKOFF, P.M. et al. Transformational leader behaviors and their effects on followers’ trust in leader, satisfaction, and organizational citizenship behaviors. Leadership Quarterly,Greenwich, Conn., v. 1, n. 2, p. 107-142, 1990.
    • Theses
    CARVALHO, W.L.P. O ensino das ciências sob a perspectiva da criatividade: uma análise fenomenológica.1991. 302f. Tese (Doutorado em Educação) – Faculdade de Educação. Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, 1992.

    • Journal Articles (Electronic Publication)
    AQUINO, J.G.; MUSSI, M.C. As vicissitudes da formação docente em serviço: a proposta reflexiva em debate. Educação & Pesquisa, São Paulo, v. 27, n. 2, p. 211- 227, jul. 2001. Disponível em Acesso em: 14 out. 2001.

    • Book in Electronic Format
    SÃO PAULO (Estado). Entendendo o meio ambiente. São Paulo, 1999. v. 1. Disponível em Acesso em: 8 mar. 1999.

    • Signed Article (Newspaper)
    DIMENSTEIN, G. Escola da vida. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, 14 jul. 2002. Folha Campinas, p. 2.

    • Unsigned Article (Newspaper)
    FUNGOS e chuva ameaçam livros históricos. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, 5 jul. 2002. Cotidiano, p. 6.

    • Decrees and laws
    BRASIL. Decreto n. 2.134, de 24 de janeiro de 1997. Regulamenta o art. 23 da
    Lei n. 8.159, de 8 de janeiro de 1991, que dispõe sobre a categoria dos documentos públicos sigilosos e o acesso a eles, e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial [da] República Federativa do Brasil,Brasília, DF, n. 18, p. 1435-1436, 27 jan. 1997. Seção 1.

    • Federal Constitution
    BRASIL. Constituição (1988). Constituição da República Federativa do Brasil. Brasília, DF: Senado Federal, 1988.

    • Official Report
    UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARANÁ. Relatório 1999. Curitiba, 1979. (mimeo.).

    • Video recording
    VILLA-LOBOS: o índio de casaca. Rio de Janeiro: Manchete Vídeo, 1987. 1 videocassete (120 min.): VHS, son., color.

    • Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

    PARO, V.H. Administração escolar e qualidade do ensino: o que os pais ou responsáveis têm a ver com isso? In: SIMPOSIO BRASILEIRO DE POLITICA E ADMINISTRAÇÃO DA EDUCAÇÃO, 18., 1997, Porto Alegre. Anais...Porto Alegre, Edipucrs, 1997. p. 303-314.


    Guidelines for submitting proposals of thematic dossiers

    Educação & Sociedadealso publishes thematic dossiers according to the scope of the journal. These can be designed from proposals or requests from the Associate Editors, from the Editorial Boards of the Journal, or from proposals from national and international academic communities.

    The proposed dossiers submitted by the academic community will be examined by the Editorial Board (EB) of the journal Educação & Sociedade, which comprises an Editor Coordinator, an Assistant Editor, and Associate Editors, which will be in charge of deciding on dossier’s approval. Proposals that include relevant and emerging topics, covering the relationship between education and society, will be privileged.

    Proposals should be sent to the e-mail Minimum requirements for the submission of proposals for thematic dossiers are the following:

    1. Title and summary of the proposed dossier.
    2. Name and curriculum summary of the dossier’s organizer. A maximum of two organizers will be allowed per dossier.
    3. Subject of the study and justification.
    4. Dossier structure.
    5. List of articles that will compose the dossier, containing titles and expanded abstracts of each of them (maximum two pages each).
    6. Name and curriculum of the collaborators on the dossier.
    7. Organizer shall request the contribution of national and international experts. The dossier must have at least two international articles.
    8. Dossier articles must be original, that is, should not have been published in any other media, whether printed, digital or others, or be under evaluation by another journal.
    9. The deadline for examination of a proposed dossier by the EB is two months (maximum). At the end of the evaluation process, the organizer will receive an e-mail containing the outcome.
    10. If the proposal is approved, the organizer will have to ask all authors of the articles that compose the dossier to register and submit their articles for evaluation in the online SciELO system (see guidelines for submission of papers), following the dates agreed between organizer and EB, which are considered adequate for authors and editorial processing as well as for editing of the number planned for publication.
    11. If authors do not submit their articles, if there are any changes in the original proposal, or if deadlines are missed, without consultation and approval of the EB of Educação & Sociedade,the proposed dossier will be automatically eliminated.
    12. Approval of the dossier does not mean automatic approval of the articles contained therein. Each article will be evaluated separately, and changes or exclusions may be suggested at the end of the evaluation process. The organizer is responsible for replacing an article, within the deadlines agreed with the EB. Replacement will only occur with EB’s approval.
    13. Only those dossiers that have a minimum of six articles with favorable opinions will be published.
    14. It is organizer’s responsibility to monitor the editorial production of the dossier during all stages, acting, whenever requested, as an intermediary between publishers and authors of articles.
    15. The organizer may be author of one article of the dossier and co-author of, maximum, another article.
    16. The organizer will be responsible for preparing a presentation of the dossier.
    17. The set of articles within the dossier should have at least eight articles, following the rules for articles submission of the journal Educação & Sociedade.
    18. Omissions shall be evaluated by the EB of Educação & Sociedadejournal.


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