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About the journal


Basic information


Cadernos Cedes has been published since 1980 and maintains a four-monthly publication of three thematic issues per year. Cadernos Cedes circulates only online, since 2018, when the printed format was discontinued.

The journal accepts proposals for thematic issues previously submitted for evaluation by the Editorial Committee. Proposals must comply with the Instructions to the Authors and must be sent to the following e-mail address:

Its abbreviated title is Cad. CEDES, a form that should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



Indexing Sources


The jornal is indexed in:

  •  DOAJ (Suíça)
  •  SciELO (Brasil)
  •  Edubase (Unicamp)
  •  Iresie (México)
  •  Clase (México)
  •  Latindex (México)
  •  Scopus (Holanda)


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type CC-BY.





The publication receives support from the following institutions:

Faculdade de Educação - Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Pró-Reitoria de Extensão e Pesquisa da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) which offers infrastructure support to CEDES.




Editorial Board



The policy and management of Cadernos Cedes are defined and implemented by the Editorial Board of the journal, composed of the Editor-in-Chief and Associated Editors, who collaborate jointly and systematically in the analysis of proposals, evaluation of manuscripts, interaction with authors and ad hoc reviewers and accompany, in pairs, the editorial production of each thematic issue.

Cadernos Cedes has the advice and support of an Editorial Council, composed of researchers who work in the field of education and participate in evaluation processes, collaborating with analyzes and suggestions on topics, recommendations and proposals related to editorial policy, with a view to improving and updating the journal.






Associated Editors



Editorial Board

  • Andréa Horta Machado (UFMG)
  • Andrea V. Zanella (UFSC)
  • Antonia Candela (Cinvestav, México)
  • Cynthia Greive Veiga (UFMG)
  • Darlene Ferreira (Unesp)
  • Denise Silva Vilela (UFScar)
  • Elizabeth Tunes (UnB)
  • Harry Daniels (Universidade de Oxford)
  • Jane Paiva (UERJ)
  • Josélia Gomes Neves (Unir)
  • Laêda Bezerra Machado (UFPE)
  • Maria Letícia B. P. Nascimento (USP)
  • Maria Cláudia Santos Lopes de Oliveira (UnB)
  • Maria da Conceição Passeggi (UFRN)
  • Marilda Gonçalves Dias Facci (UEM)
  • Mateu Cabot (Unib)
  • Mihaela Mitescu Manea (UVT)
  • Robert Verhine (UFBA)
  • Silvana Bretas (UFS)
  • Timothy Ireland (UFPB)


Centro de Estudos Educação e Sociedade (CEDES)



  • President: Sergio Stoco – UNIFESP
  • Vice-President: Guilherme Arduini – IFSP
  • First Secretary: Maria Aparecida Guedes Monção – UNICAMP
  • Second Secretary: Nadia Pedroti Drabach – UNICAMP
  • First Treasurer: Sandra Fernandes Leite – UNICAMP
  • Second Treasurer: Teise Garcia – USP

Technical-Scientific Council (full members)

  • Carmen Sylvia Vidigal Morais – USP

Technical-Scientific Council (alternate members)

  • Antonio Álvaro Soares Zuin – UFSCAR
  • Celso João Ferretti – CEDES


Institutional subscriptions, editorial responsibility, publishing and sales



PO 6022
13084-971- Campinas (SP), Brazil
Fone/Fax: 55 19 3521-6710

Editorial production




Instructions to authors




Cadernos Cedes’ main objective is to disseminate knowledge produced in the field of Education, and it is directed primarily towards teachers and professionals in practice and training, who work in various working contexts and in different levels and teaching modalities. The Cadernos Cedes are directed to this audience, proposing to encourage debates on educational policies and practices, in order to contribute to educators' continued updating.

The Cadernos Cedes have been published since 1980 and maintain a quarterly publication of three thematic issues per year, enabling open access to all their content since its availability online in 1997.

The Cadernos Cedes support the Open Science policy, which advocates the transparency of processes, reiterates research ethics, adopts the preprint publication system, suggests openness in peer review and recommends sharing methods, data and computer programs.

Each thematic issue of Cadernos Cedes will consist of the following sections:

Presentation: argumentative text whose title should reflect the content of the proposal;

Articles: original and unpublished texts aligned with the proposal's theme.

At the end of each year, the Nominata section will be published, with the list of ad hoc referees who worked on the evaluation of the thematic numbers published.


The submission of thematic issue proposals to the Editorial Committee can take place in three ways:

  1. by spontaneous demand;
  2. by invitation;
  3. by open call.

All proposals must comply with the Instructions to Authors and must be sent to the following e-mail address:

Proposals must contain 10 to 12 articles that express the field's theoretical and methodological diversity, covering different institutions and regions of the country, and necessarily include at least two articles by authors affiliated to the institution abroad.

A proposal submitted to the Editorial Committee of Cadernos Cedes must contain:

Argumentative presentation, including references, and not just a summary of each article that makes up the proposal;

Expanded summary of each article, with bibliographic references (300 to 500 words, not counting the references) and three to five keywords per article;

Abbreviated curriculum of the authors (100 to 200 words), presenting their institutional links and the Curriculum Lattes link or similar.

An article that is part of a proposal cannot be submitted simultaneously to another journal. If any article is published in preprint, all information must be included in the Open Science Compliance Form.


The proposal approved by the Editorial Committee must be submitted with the complete texts within 90 days, counting from the date of communication of approval.

Number of characters with space:
Thematic number: 380,000 in total, including Presentation.
Presentation: between 10,000 and 20,000
Articles: between 28,000 and 35,000

The submission process of texts occurs through the online system OJS, Open Journal System (SciELO), as support for electronic management and publication of scientific journals.

The approved thematic number must be sent by the organizer (after its registration in the system), in its complete form, with the Presentation and Articles in the order of publication.

A specific link to the approved proposal will be made available to the thematic number organizer, responsible for guiding authors to submit their articles in the system, including co-authors' names, with their contributions and other metadata.

Authors should complete and attach the Open Science Compliance Form, in which they report on the status of the manuscript (in preprint or not, on which server), on the availability of the data and the opening in the peer review.

Access to the registration system 

After registering, the author will be able to submit his work

Articles must be unpublished and may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. The texts in English and French must be submitted already revised in their original language. After their approval, the texts must be necessarily translated into Portuguese by the authors or organizers. Spanish articles will be published in the original language. English and French texts will also be made available in the original language.

The Cadernos Cedes do not consider the following uses of a work as a previous publication: preprinted manuscripts; theses and dissertations made available at university repositories.

When inserting articles in the system, authors must sign and insert the Term of Originality. Authors will be asked for a Declaration of Ethical Commitment assumed in relation to the empirical research presented.

Cadernos Cedes are based on the principles of SciELO's Codes of Ethics, present in the "Guide to Good Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication"; in the "Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Academic Publications" recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE]; the principles of the Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ]; and the principles of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association [OASPA].

For research in a virtual environment, reference is made to the CONEP document – ​​National Commission for Research Ethics. For researchers abroad, consult an equivalent document or contact the editorial secretary.

The journal uses similarity detection tools that integrate the text analysis and evaluation process. The entire content of each thematic issue is assessed for similarity using the Similarity Check system. 

A review by the author will be requested in cases where an unjustified degree of similarity is identified. If improper conduct is identified, such as plagiarism or falsification of data, the author (s) are liable to editorial sanctions.

Research sources and/or funding agencies must be informed, with the respective process numbers, which will appear in a footnote when the article is published.

The proposal organizer has the following functions:

  • define the order of the texts;
  • take care of the volume of characters in the set and compliance with the rules for the presentation of texts;
  • write the Presentation;
  • supervise the submission work of the invited authors;
  • monitor the possible process of reformulating the articles with the authors;
  • ensure delivery of the revised texts within the stipulated period.


A proposal approved by the Editorial Committee is accompanied by two of its members - section editors - during the entire editorial production process.

A thematic issue is analyzed as a whole, taking into account its relevance, originality and contribution to the field of education; furthermore, each article that makes up an issue will be analyzed in its articulation and pertinence to the set of texts, its theoretical and methodological consistency, analytical rigor, timeliness, quality of the text and adaptation to the editorial scope.

With the complete texts, each proposed issue is sent to the appreciation of at least two referees from the Editorial Board or ad hoc specialists who discuss the consistency of the proposal and the pertinence of its acceptance - both of the complete number and each separate article.

S ocial markers of difference, such as gender, sexual  orientat ion,  race, religious belief, nationality, political position of the authors, among others, will not be considered in the evaluation of articles.

 Traditionally, the Cadernos have adopted the double-blind system. The names of referees remain confidential, and the authors' names are also omitted from them. However, considering the Open Science policy, the authors may choose to reveal their names to the evaluators. In turn, all ad hoc reviewers will have the option of being identified by the authors.

The organizers of thematic issues will have the option of indicating possible ad hoc reviewers for consideration by the Committee. The Editorial Committee may choose to publish the opinions anonymously or giving credit to the reviewers who have authorized their identification.

The texts will be made available entirely in electronic format on the Scientific Electronic Library On-Line (SciELO) site.

After final approval of the Editorial Committee's articles, publication in Cadernos Cedes will require a finantial contribution to the editorial production according to guidelines presented on the page of the Centro de Estudos Educação e Sociedade-CEDES. This contribution aims to ensure the sustainability of the open-access journal maintained and edited by a non-profit association. Guidelines and letter are available at this link.

The Cadernos Cedes declare that the concepts and positions issued in the published texts are the sole responsibility of the authors, not necessarily reflecting the opinion of the Editorial Board of this journal.

The guidelines must be strictly followed by the proponents and authors of the thematic issue, as failure to comply may result in the proposal being refused.


The original texts must be submitted in .DOC or .DOCX extension (Word for Windows) as stipulated below:

  • Title and subtitle of the article: Times New Roman 12 font centered, in bold, with a maximum of two lines. They must also be presented in English. In this case, they must be in bold and italics. The title must contain a maximum of 110 characters with spaces.
  • Authors: The authors' names must come right after the title, on the right, in italics, followed by asterisks referring to footnotes, with author’s respective institutional affiliations and e-mails. Author’s contribution must be included in the end of the text.
  • Abstract and keywords (maximum of five): the abstract must not exceed 600 characters with spaces, that enable identifation of the article content. Use Times New Roman 12 font, without indentation. Abstract and keywords must also be presented in English.
  • Main text: Times New Roman 12 font; without indenting paragraphs; 1.15 spacing between lines  and 6pt before and after paragraphs; and 3 cm margins.
  • Internal titles and subtitles: Times New Roman 12 font, in bold and centralized.
  • Tables and graphs: the title must be indicated throughout the text, and tables and figures must be sent in separate files in .XLSX or .XLS (Excel) format. Each file must be identified with the table or graphic's respective name that will appear in the article. The figures must be produced in black and white, and the tables cannot have merged cells. Example:

Table 1. Students enrolled in high school in 2012.


Total of enrolled students

São Paulo






Source: MEC, School Census (2012).

Graph 1. European Parliament Elections.
Source: European Union (2010).

  • Images, figures and photographs: the title must be indicated within the text, and the images, figures and photographs must be sent in separate files, named in the same way as the one in the article, with indications of black and white, high contrast, minimum resolution of 300 DPI, minimum width of 1200 pixels, JPG or PNG format. It is worth mentioning that images, figures and photographs will be published with a maximum width of 100 mm. In the case of using third party images or captured on the Internet, the corresponding authorizations must be presented. Example:

Figure 1. Children flow.
Source: Elaborated from the research conducted.

  • Notes: when they exist, they should be numbered sequentially and placed at the end of the text. The use of bibliographic notes is not allowed. For that, the citations in the text must be used following NBR 10.520/2002. Citations of references in the body of the work must be made with the indication of the name (s) of the author (s), the year of publication, the pagination and in parentheses when it is an indirect quote, for example: (NUNES, 1995, p. 225). When there is more than one author, it must be separated with a semicolon, as in: (NUNES; FERREIRA, 2001, p. 12).
  • Bibliographic references: must follow NBR-6023/2002, of the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas/Brazilian Association of Technical Standards [ABNT], ordered alphabetically by surname of the first author. In the bibliographic references of up to three authors, all can be cited, separated by semicolons. In those with more than three authors, mention only the first author, followed by the expression et al. (in italics and full stop). The accuracy of the references in the list and the correct citation of their data in the text is the author's of the works responsibility.

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.

CARVALHO, W. L. P. O ensino das ciências sob a perspectiva da criatividade: uma análise fenomenológica. 1991. 302f. Thesis (Doctorate in Education) – Faculdade de Educação, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, 1992.

Journal article (electronic format)
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.Available in <>. Accessed on: 14 out. 2001.

Electronic books
SÃO PAULO (Estado). Entendendo o meio ambiente. São Paulo, 1999. v. 1. Available in <>. Accessed on: 8 mar. 1999.

Signed article (newspaper)
DIMENSTEIN, G. Escola da vida. Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo, 14 jul. 2002. Folha Campinas, p. 2.

Unsigned article (newspaper)
FUNGOS e chuva ameaçam livros históricos. Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo, 5 jul. 2002. Cotidiano, p. 6.

Decrees and laws
BRASIL. Decree no. 2,134, of January 24, 1997. Regulates art. 23 of Law no. 8,159, of January 8, 1991, which provides for the category of classified public documents and access to them, and makes other provisions. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, Brasília, DF, n. 18, p. 1435-1436, 27 jan. 1997. Section 1.

Federal Constitution
BRASIL. Constitution (1988). Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Brasília, DF: Senado Federal, 1988.

Official report
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARANÁ. Report 1999. Curitiba, 1979. Mimeo.

Video recording
VILLA-LOBOS. O índio de casaca. Rio de Janeiro: Manchete Vídeo, 1987. 1 video tape (120 minutos): VHS, son., color.

Work 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: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE POLÍTICA E ADMINISTRAÇÃO DA EDUCAÇÃO, 18., 1997, Porto Alegre. Proceedings... Porto Alegre: Edipucrs, 1997. p. 303-314.




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