ISSN 0034-7183 printed version
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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Focus and Scope

RBEP publishes original articles, resulting from researches that present consistency, accuracy and originality in approaching the topic and that contribute to the construction of knowledge in the area of Education. The journal also publishes experience reports and reviews. RBEP does not accept texts that have been simultaneously submitted to other journals nor meet ethical research principles.

RBEP consists of the following sections:

Studies – articles resulting from empirical and theoretical research with clear objectives, theoretical framework and methodological adequacy that sustain the discussion presented, considering that:
– empirical researches must present the research procedures, criteria for constituting the sample or for selecting the subject population, data collection methods, construction and data analysis.
– theoretical researches must show original elaboration about a relevant topic or issue to the educational field.

Experience Reports – articles theoretically grounded, based on pedagogical intervention projects in the educational context or continuing education of teaching professionals.

Reviews – critical analysis of books or films released in the last three years related to education. The reviews must present a title, the book reference or technical details, information about the authors of the reviewed work, the abstract or summary, as well as an analytical position of the reviewer on how the work contributes to the educational area.

The audience of the journal is made up of professors, researchers, graduate and post-graduate students, technicians and educational managers.

 

Editorial guidelines

Articles and reviews must be submitted exclusively through the Electronic Editorial System of Journals (Sistema Eletrônico de Editoração de Revistas – Seer). Instructions are available at: http://www.rbep.inep.gov.br

Articles must contain between 28.000 and 42.000 characters (with spaces) and can be submitted at all times of the year. The journal accepts the submission of articles in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

Articles are previously evaluated by the Executive Editorial Board to verify the compliance with the conditions specified in the “General Guidelines for the Presentation of Articles”. Fulfilled these conditions, articles are then assessed by ad hoc consultants of recognized competence in specific areas, from different regions and institutions. After, at least, two ad hoc consultants’ analyses, the recommendations of the consultants are sent to the Scientific Editorial Board, which is responsible for the final assessment. Articles are submitted to the Scientific Editorial Board without the authors’ identification, to ensure impartiality in the evaluation.

The recommendations involve three types of judgment:

• Accepted – the article is scheduled for publication.
• Accepted with modifications – the author is required to make adjustments or revisions in the article, by sending a new version for final evaluation.
• Rejected – the article is not accepted.

The Scientific Editorial Board of RBEP is responsible for the final opinion in relation to the approval of articles.

The acceptance of the article automatically implies the transference of copyright to Inep, in relation to the work.

 

Guidelines for manuscript submission

In order to facilitate the processing and dissemination of works submitted for publication in RBEP, we present some technical parameters for establishing standards of style and presentation of the texts.

Guidelines for Authors

1. Types of texts accepted by RBEP

RBEP consists of the following sections:

Studies – articles resulting from empirical and theoretical research with clear objectives, theoretical framework and methodological adequacy that sustain the discussion presented, considering that:
– empirical researches must present the research procedures, criteria for constituting the sample or for selecting the subject population, data collection methods, construction and data analysis
– theoretical researches must show original elaboration about a relevant topic or issue to the educational field.

Experience Reports – articles theoretically grounded, based on pedagogical intervention projects in the educational context or continuing education of teaching professionals.

Reviews – critical analysis of books or films released in the last three years related to education. The reviews must present a title, the book reference or technical details, information about the authors of the reviewed work, the abstract or summary, as well as an analytical position of the reviewer on how the work contributes to the educational area.

2. Guidelines for article submission

2.1 Languages: articles can be written in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

2.2 Authorship:

2.2.1 The number of authors per article may not exceed the total of four. In case more than four people have participated in the construction of the article, it is recommended to mention that information in a footnote, as well as the level of cooperation of each research participant, characterizing them as interns, research assistants, etc.

2.2.2 The identification of authorship must be removed from the title page, as well as headers and footers.  It is also necessary to remove the authorship of the file and in the “Properties” option available in the text processor Word. These recommendations must be followed in order to ensure the confidentiality criteria of the journal.

2.3 Media: originals must be sent in Word format, typed in line spacing 1.5, and must contain from 28.000 to 42.000 characters, including spaces (the article length includes title, abstract and keywords in both languages). File size should not exceed 2MB.

2.3.1 Attention: the name of uploaded files must not exceed the length of 85 characters.

2.4 Font: the font used must be Times New Roman, 12 point-size for the text, 10 point-size for block quotations  and 8 point-size for footnotes;

2.5 Illustrations: the journal is printed in black and white and illustrations must have minimum resolution of 300 dpi, accompanied by their sources and titles, in order to allow a better understanding of the collected data. Tables, charts and graphs (preferably in Excel) must follow the tabular presentation norms established by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatísticas (IBGE).

2.6 Title: the title of articles must be brief (maximum 200 characters with spaces), specific and descriptive, with representative words about its content; besides, it must be translated into English.

2.7 Abstracts: articles must present abstracts written in Portuguese or Spanish and in English. Abstracts must contain up to 1.500 characters, including spaces.

2.7.1 Abstracts must contain qualitative and quantitative information and essential data such as:

a) Description – indicates the type of article to be analyzed (original article, review, case study);

b) Objective – describes the reasons why the work was produced, its aim and the nature of the problem being addressed;

c) Methodology – describes the theoretical approach and/or methodology used, the main techniques applied, as well as the sources of data and how they were used; the developed concepts and how the variables were analyzed;

d) Results – show a brief description of significant research findings;

e) Conclusion – describes the implications of the results, especially how they relate to the objectives of the work. It may include recommendations, applications, suggestions and evaluations.

2.8 Keywords: the abstracts must present keywords related to the article content, chosen from a controlled vocabulary: Brazilian Thesaurus of Education (Thesaurus Brasileiro de Educação), which is available at: http://www.inep.gov.br/pesquisa/thesaurus. The keywords must be written in the same language as that of the abstract.

2.9 Quotations: quotations must follow the rules established by the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT):

2.9.1 Citations with up to three lines must be inserted in the paragraph itself; also, they must be surrounded by quotation marks. After the citation, the authors’ names, year of the publication and the pagination of the cited quotation must be presented in parentheses.

2.9.2 Citations with more than three lines, the block quotations, must start on their own line. The entire quotation is indented and it is not surrounded by any quotation marks. Block quotations must be written in round font, 10 point-size.

2.9.3 The complete reference of citations must come in a single list at the end of the article.

2.9.4 Authors are responsible for the accuracy and adequacy of the references mentioned in the article.

2.10 Notes: footnotes should be avoided. If necessary, they must be used for: presenting additional observations; making internal and external cross-references; introducing a citation to reinforce a position; or for providing a translation of a text.

2.11 References: references must be presented in a single list at the end of the article, in alphabetical order, by the last name of authors. They must be followed up with full publication details, in accordance with the standards of the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas: NBR 6023.

2.11.1 For works consulted online, it is necessary to include the electronic address and the date they have been accessed. If the work is in electronic media (in DVD or CD-ROM) that information should be added after the media identification.

2.11.2 All links to internet addresses (URLs) in the text should be activated and ready to use.

2.12 Abbreviations: abbreviations may be used as long as the full form is given at the first point of citation.

2.13 Font-style: the use of bold letters should be restricted to titles and section titles. Italics should be used only to emphasize concepts or to highlight words in a foreign language.

3.  Guidelines for the submission of reviews:

In relation to formal aspects, the reviews should follow the same rules applied for articles, observing the following features:

a) They must present title in Portuguese and English;
b) They must have maximum length of 10.000 characters, including spaces;
c) They must not have more than two authors.

4. Important

4.1 The opinions expressed in the articles, as well as the accuracy of information and concepts expressed in the articles and reviews are solely the author’s responsibility. They do not necessarily represent the opinion of the journal’s editorial board.

4.2 The editing sector reserves the right to edit the material submitted to it, in order to maintain homogeneity and the magazine's quality.  Changes in the text should preserve the authors’ style and opinions.

4.3 The authors will receive three copies of the magazine for the published work.

 

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