The Journal’s main purpose is to attract and disseminate studies, experience reports and reviews, in order to make a contribution on the scientific advancement and proliferation in the country’s Educational field. The Journal is also committed to Inep’s aims regarding the circulation of statistics, indicators, evaluations, and studies that strive to promote discussions and subsidize the creation of educational policies.
The Revista Brasileira de Estudos Pedagógicos (RBEP) has been edited, since 1944, by the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (Inep), being a quarterly journal until 2022.
The Journal’s publishing, as of 2023, will be available continuously and exclusively in electronic format.
RBEP publishes articles that are original or previously made available as preprints emerging from studies that offer consistent, rigorous and innovative approaches and contribute to the development of Educational knowledge.
RBEP declines manuscripts under review in other journals, likewise those that do not comply with ethical principles for research. Our audience comprises of professors, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students, as well as managers and technicians in the field of Education.
The Journal is a fully free access publication. No fee is charged for the download of individual articles or complete editions. No fees are charged for the submission, processing, or publication of articles.
Rev. Bras. Estud. Pedagog. is the Journal title abbreviation, which must be used for bibliography references.
Sources of indexing
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The complete Journal, is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0, in which a partial or total reproduction of the content of this journal is permitted provided that the original publication is properly referenced, as well as a link to license CC BY 4.0 and to indicate any possible alterations made to the article.
Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira-Inep
Executive Editorial Staff
Review and Translation
Bibliographic Standardization and Indexation
Design and Final Art
Inep/MEC – Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira
Inep/MEC – Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira
Focus and Scope
The journal Revista Brasileira de Estudos Pedagógicos (RBEP) publishes original works in the Education field and, in accordance with the principles of Open Science, from January 2023 onwards, all manuscripts previously deposited as preprints are accepted.
It is an open-source publication licensed under Creative Commons and, as such, authorizes the sharing, distribution, copying, displaying, and use of its content to substantiate other works; provided that proper credit is given to the source. No fee is charged for the download of individual articles or complete editions. No fees are charged for the submission, processing, or publication of articles.
Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of information as well as for 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 in compliance with 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.
1.1 The Journal accepts submissions of original manuscripts and, regarding the principles of Open Science, from January 2023 onwards, all manuscripts previously deposited as preprints in the SciELO’s server (preprints.scielo.org), are also accepted.
1.2 In case of preprint, such information must be disclosed in the section: “Comments for the editor”.
1.3 Articles are sent exclusively through the Open Journal Systems (OJS), access to which is performed upon prior registration.
1.4 Author identification data must be typed directly into the appropriate OJS fields (metadata) during the submission stage, including: full name, institutional affiliation, ORCID, e-mail, last degree and institution from which the title was obtained .
2 Types of manuscripts RBEP publishes
2.1 Studies - articles derived from empirical and theoretical research whose aims are clearly defined and whose theoretical and methodological bases substantiate the proposed discussion on the field of Education, considering that:
a) empirical research should specify their procedures, criteria for selecting subjects and for sampling, methods for collecting, constructing and analyzing, data, and the approval of a Board of Ethics, when relevant.
b) theoretical research should be original and approach issues that are relevant to the field of Education.
2.2 Experience Reports – articles about innovative projects on pedagogical intervention in the field of Education, which show critical and reflective analysis of processes and findings, and are context-sensitive and methodologically grounded.
2.3 Reviews – a critical analysis of books or movies about Education released in the last three years. Reviews must have a title, references, information on the authors/coordinators of the publication, an abstract and the reviewer’s analytical positioning on the contributions the work brings to the field. Furthermore, reviews must include direct or indirect quotations from texts which contributed to their critical reasoning.
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 manuscript, as well as the name of any research groups and institutions. It is recommended the use of "XXX” in lieu of any reference, including bibliographic ones, as well as protocol numbers and ethical opinions that could disclose authorship of the articles. Preprints, when all information must be already specified in the original, comprise an exception to this rule.
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. Such requirement does not apply to preprints.
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 – 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, (.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 all languages, the length of the article should include title, abstract, keywords and references).
3.3.1 Files should not be larger than 2MB.
3.3.2 Manuscripts should be prepared according to the template available in the Journal’s website.
3.3.3 Manuscript’s name should not exceed eighty-five characters in length.
3.4 Font: Manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font for body text, 10-point font for indented citations, and 8-point font for footnotes.
3.5 Illustrations: images should be readable, may be colored, and its resolution should be no less than 300 dpi as well as be presented with title and sources that clarify the meaning of the collected data. Tables and graphs (preferably in Excel format) may also be colored and should be prepared in accordance to the guidelines of tabular presentation of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (or Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGE in Portuguese).
3.6 Title: the title of the article must be specific, descriptive, and concise (up to 200 characters including spaces). It must be written in a way that represents the content of the article, and submitted with accompanying English and Spanish translations.
3.7 Abstracts: all manuscripts must have informative abstracts in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, with up to 1,500 characters including spaces.
3.7.1 Abstracts should provide qualitative and quantitative information and essential data, such as:
a) Description – an indication of the type of article (whether original article, essay, review, case study, among other options) and the nature of the issue at hand.
b) Objectives – a statement on what the researcher intended to demonstrate and accomplish with the study.
c) Justification – a description of the reasons for which the research was carried.
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 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 to five Keywords in the article. All Keywords should represent the article content and be chosen from 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) – and be translated to both English and Spanish.
3.9 Citations: citations should be prepared in conformance to the Brazilian Technical Standards Association (or Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas – 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 5.2).
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 with ABNT's guidelines (ABNT NBR 6023/2002).
3.11.1 When dealing with online-published material, authors should state the electronic address and the date 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 When handling articles examined through preprint this information must be specified in the list of references.
22.214.171.124 The number of references in preprint format must conform to, up to 10%, the total number of articles referenced.
3.11.3 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 in their first occurrence.
3.13 Highlights: bold should be used only for headings and subheadings; italics should be used only to 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 manuscript.
4 Review process
4.1.1 All manuscripts are pre-evaluated by the Editorial Board in accordance to item 3.15.
4.2 Peer review (1st round)
4.2.1 Original Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by two anonymous 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, manuscripts are submitted with no identification.
126.96.36.199 Once accepted in the Journal's evaluation process, the article cannot be simultaneously submitted to a preprint server.
4.2.2 Preprint manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by two anonymous ad-hoc specialists whose competency regarding the themes is recognized and which are, regionally and institutionally, diverse. These manuscripts will be forwarded with disclosed authorship (simple-blind peer review).
4.2.3 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; and
f) proper argumentation in the analysis of results.
4.2.4 Opinions issued by peer-reviewers fall under three categories:
a) Approval – the article has been accepted for publication;
b) Mandatory corrections – the author is asked to do corrections and re-writings in the article, and a new final version must be submitted for a final evaluation;
c) Rejected – the article has not been accepted for publication.
4.2.5 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 retain their unidentified authorship or, in the case of preprints, should be identified, and will be sent to the Scientific Editorial Team, which will decide whether the publication of a manuscript is pertinent according to the guidelines for authors. 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, preprint, 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;
c) that, if approved, this article has not been published in another journal in any other language, including online, without the avail of the owner of the copyrights.
5.2 The lack of reference to another author’s ideas, concepts, analyses, images and texts (or excerpts 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 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 plagiarism is verified, or even self-plagiarism exceeding in thirty percent of the total, the submission will be canceled and RBEP will refuse to accept new 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 analyzed by the Editorial Board