The Revista Brasileira de Estudos Pedagógicos (RBEP) has been edited, since 1944, by the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP), an autonomous government entity linked to Ministério da Educação (MEC).
Rbep’s purpose is to attract and share studies, experience reports, and book reviews, in order to contribute to propel and divulge science in the Country’s educational field.
Currently, this journal publishes articles emerging from original researches on international and national educational policies and pedagogical practices, primordially divulging academic works.
This publication subscribes to Inep’s mission, which is to spread statistical data, indexes, evaluations, and studies on the field of education in order to generate debate and propel the development of educational policies, aimed at adding to the Country’s social and economic development.
This is a quadrennial journal and is edited both electronically and in paper.
Rev. Bras. Estud. Pedagog. is the journal title abbreviation, which must be used for bibliography references.
Sources of indexing
The journal is indexed in:
All the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC
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Bibliographic Standardization and Indexation
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Focus and Scope
RBEP publishes just original manuscripts. It is an open source publication licensed under Creative Commons and, as such, its content may be shared, distributed, broadcasted, and used to substantiate other works; provided that proper credit is given to the source.
Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information and for the concepts and opinions issued on manuscripts, which do not necessarily represent the opinions of this journal’s editorial board.
RBEP subscribes to good publication practices based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (Cope), going to lengths to discourage misconduct, such as plagiarism or any other forms of ethical violations.
Manuscripts must be submitted only through the Sistema de Editoração Eletrônica de Revistas (Seer), which is a journal management and publishing system; its use instructions are available at: www.rbep.inep.gov.br. To submit an article, sign up and follow the link: "Login".
2 Types of manuscripts considered for publication at RBEP
2.1 "Studies" – articles produced from empirical and theoretical research with clearly-stated aims and theoretical and methodological grounding enough to substantiate the discussion it proposes, taking into account that:
a) empirical researches should specify research procedures, sampling or subject-selection criteria, methods for the collection, construction and analysis of data.
b) theoretical researches should present an unprecedented discussion of a theme and topic relevant to the field of education.
2.2 "Experience Reports" – articles theoretically and methodologically substantiated, contextualized in history, birthed from innovative pedagogical-intervention projects in the field of education, and showing a critical and reflective analysis of processes and findings.
2.3 "Reviews" – a critical analysis of books or movies about education released in the last three years. It should have a title, references, data on the authors/coordinators of the publication, an abstract and the reviewer’s analytical positioning on the contributions it brings to the field.
3 Manuscript submission guideline
3.1 Language: manuscripts should be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
3.1.1 Manuscripts in Spanish or English should undergo proper linguistic review.
3.2.1 Each research paper or experience report must have no more than four authors.
3.2.2 Each review must have no more than two authors.
3.2.3 Those who substantially contributed in all of the following stages of the workload will be counted as authors at RBEP:
a) conception and design of the study, the obtainment or analysis of data, and the interpretation of data;
b) writing of the manuscripts or critical review of its content; and
c) final approval of the version to be submitted.
3.2.4 Other contributors,interns, research assistants, etc.) will be acknowledge through an additional document, attached to the submission. In this declaration, each individual contributions should be detailed. This information will be published, at the end of the article, under the subhead “Contributions”.
3.2.5 Any authorship identification must be removed from the article, as well as the name of any research groups and institution. It is recommended the use of the format XXX” in lieu of any reference, including bibliographic ones, as well as protocol numbers and ethical opinions that could disclose authorship of the articles.
3.2.6 Authorship must be removed from all files submitted. For example, the option “properties” and "information" in Microsoft Word, thus ensuring the manuscript’s anonymity.
3.2.7 All authors must be registered at the system at the time of the submission. Under no circumstance may any names be added or withdrawn after the beginning of the evaluation process.
3.2.8 Authors whose submission have been approved must wait a period of 24-months from the article approval to make a new submission. Otherwise, the new submission will be canceled.
3.2.9 Once their work is accepted for publication, authors’ copyrights are automatically relinquished to the National Institute for Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (or Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais acronymed Inep in Portuguese).
3.2.10 To maintain the quality of this journal, RBEP retains the right to alter manuscripts, with attention to author's style and opinions.
3.3 Format: manuscripts should be in Word format, (.doc and .docx), Open Office (.odt) or RTF, with lining space set to 1.5, and ranging between 28.000 and 55.000 characters, including spaces (for the all languages, the length of the article should include title, abstract, keywords and references).
3.3.1 Files should not be larger than 2MB. d) Methodology – a description of the approach, theoretical and methodological reference, and primary techniques employed. It should indicate the source of the data, in which way they were used, the concepts developed and how the variables were analyzed.
e) Results – a brief description of the significant and important findings of the research.
3.8 Keywords: Authors should include between three and five Keywords in the article. All Keywords should represent the article content and be chosen form a controlled vocabulary – such as UNESCO's or ERIC's Thesaurus (for Keywords in English), or the Thesaurus Brasileiro de Educação ( for Keywords in Portuguese).
3.9 Citations: citations should be prepared in conformance to the Brazilian Technical Standards Association (or Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas, acronymed ABNT in Portuguese).
3.9.1 Quotations, with up to three lines, should be placed between quotation marks, inside the paragraph, followed by the parenthesized author’s name, as well as the year and page number of the publication.
3.9.2 Quotations with more than three lines should be indented, in 10-point font, in Roman style and sans-quotation marks.
3.9.3 A full-bibliographic reference to the citation must be included in a single list at the end of the article.
3.9.4 Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy and suitability of citations and references to texts they consulted and mentioned in their manuscript.
3.9.5 The unreferenced use of direct or indirect quotations may constitute plagiarism (see section 6.3).
3.10 Notes: footnotes should be avoided. They should be used just to offer additional information; to refer to information in and out of the text; to introduce a supporting citation; or to provide the translation of a text. Bibliographic sources should be indicated in the text.
3.11 Bibliographic references: bibliographic references should be cited in a single list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by the author's last name, presenting all components and prepared in accordance to (ABNT's guidelines NBR 6023/2002).
3.11.1 When dealing with online-published material, authors should state the electronic address and the date i of access if the material is found in some form of electronic-media format (DVD, CD-ROM), this information should be stated after the data identification as well.
3.11.2 All of the URLS mentioned in the text (e.g. http://www.ibict.br) should be active.
3.12 Abbreviations: abbreviations should be preceded by the name written in full.
3.13 Highlights: bold should be used only for headings; italics should be used only to subheadings or highlight foreign words and concepts.
3.14 Reviews should be prepared according to the same rules applied for other genres; they must, however, range between 10,000 and 15,000 characters, including spaces.
3.15 Failing to follow the general guidelines for the preparation of texts, or submitting a work that is not consistent with the scope and focus of this Journal, will result in the shelving of the manuscript.
3.16.1 Federal or private entities supporting the research, whether financially or not, must be objectively mentioned.
3.16.2 Authors are responsible for acknowledging people and entities.
3.16.3 This information must be disclosed in an attachment at the moment of submission, and, should the article be approved, this information will be published at the proper section of the article.
4 Review process
4.1.1 All articles are pre-evaluated by the Editorial Board in accordance to item 3.15.
4.2 Peer review (1st round)
4.2.1 Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by two ad-hoc specialists with proven expertise on the subjects approached, who will be chosen from a regionally and institutionally diverse pool. To insure an unbiased assessment and anonymity, articles are submitted with no identification to both the Scientific Editorial Team and ad-hoc peer-reviewers.
4.2.2 At the first round of the process of evaluation of an article’s accomplishments, the following criteria will be assessed:
a) relevance of the theme to the field of study;
b) clear statement of the object of study, aims, and research justification;
c) bibliography freshness and suitability;
d) theoretical and methodological consistency;
e) rigor in employing concepts;
f) proper argumentation in the analysis of results.
4.2.3 Opinions issued by peer-reviewers fall under three categories:
4.2.4 Should the text be rejected by two peer-reviewers, the manuscript will be shelved and the author will be notified.
4.3 Scientific Editorial Team Approval (2nd round)
4.3.1 Members of the Scientific Editorial Team are renowned specialists, prominent in different lines of research in the field of Education from different institutions in Brazil, chosen from a regionally diverse pool.
4.3.2 Manuscripts chosen in the first round of evaluation will be sent to the Scientific Editorial Team, which will decide whether the publication of a manuscript is pertinent according to the guidelines of this Journal. At this round, the opinion may ask for mandatory corrections in the original manuscript, which will be verified at a later round of evaluation.
4.3.3 Compliance with the conditions in the “Manuscript submission guidelines” (section 3) will also be subject of an evaluation by the Scientific Editorial Team.
4.3.4 At this round, authors will be notified, through the electronic system, of the Scientific Editorial Board’s decision (approval, mandatory corrections, or rejection).
4.4 Reviewers and editors should not disclose information on manuscripts being processed or make use of any information, data, arguments, or analyses, unless permitted by the authors.
4.5 If reviewers suspect misconduct, they should communicate it to the Executive Editorial Team.
4.6 INEP’s Editorial Board, comprised of Brazilian and foreigner researchers, whose scientific work give support to the field of education, may be asked for their opinion whenever the editors deem fit.
5 Ethical guidelines
5.1 Originality: the submission of an original article entails:
a) that the article has not been previously published (excepting as an abstract or as part of a lecture or academic dissertation/thesis, provided that properly referenced in the article);
b) that the article is not in the submission process of another journal;
5.2 The lack of reference to another author’s ideas, concepts, analyses, images and texts (or extracts of texts) is forbidden.
5.3 Plagiarism verification: To confirm originality, the article will be going through the software Similarity Check.
5.4 Redundant publication: the same article should not be re-issued under a new title, neither should it be used a significant portion of a text previously published by the same author.
5.5 Excerpts of texts already published by the same author in other journals under ISSN or in books under ISBN should be properly referenced and must not exceed thirty percent of the total of the original article submitted to RBEP.
5.6 Once verified plagiarism, or even self-plagiarism exceeding in thirty percent of the total, RBEP will refuse to accept submissions of the author for a 24-month period.
5.7 The author must observe general rules for Social and Human Sciences Research if methodological procedures involve identifiable information or sourcing data directly from participants, as specified in the Brazilian legal provision Resolução CNS, nº 510, from April 07, 2016.
5.8 Investigating misconduct: all indications of misconduct will be examined by the Executive Editorial Team first, which will later forward a technical report to the Scientific Editorial Team and/or Editorial Board for consideration.
5.9 Retraction policy: if verified that an author, willfully or through negligence, engaged in misconduct, RBEP may:
a) warn the author;
b) shelve the article while still in the process of evaluation or editing;
c) withdraw the article from the journal’s online base, if it has already been published
d) disclose the issue in the Journal, if the article has already been published
6 Instances not mentioned herein will be analized by the Editorial Board