Focus and scope

Revista Iberoamericana de Educación is a scientific journal dedicated to the quarterly publication of articles of original research results in Spanish, English and Portuguese covering a variety of topics related to diverse knowledge in the educational sciences.  Revista Iberoamericana de Educación is aimed at teachers, researchers and the academic community and its purpose is to disseminate scientific knowledge.

This publication is edited by the Instituto Tecnológico Superior Corporativo Edwards Deming The material accepted for publication will undergo a double-blind peer review.

The journal does not charge any submission, review or publication fees for submitted articles, and funding is entirely the responsibility of the Instituto Tecnológico Superior Corporativo Edwards Deming

Peer evaluation.

To perform the evaluation in the journal, the following considerations must be taken into account.

1. The Journal does not accept previously published material.

2. Authors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions to partially reproduce material (text, tables or figures).

3. Contributions are published under the authors' own responsibility.

It is important to emphasize that the contributions that appear here do not necessarily reflect the thinking of the Journal.

The journal reserves the right to make any editorial changes it deems necessary and appropriate for the publication of the papers. 

Peer review

The peer review process is subsequent to the editorial review and plagiarism analysis applied by the research direction of the Instituto Tecnológico Superior Corporativo Edwards Deming. 

Beginning of the process.

The manuscripts are in charge of the Editorial Committee, which accepts or rejects the original work according to the scientific quality, the concordance with the topics of the Journal and the validity in time of the results. The Committee may request changes and make the recommendations it deems necessary to adapt the document to the indications of the Journal.

The article will be submitted to a double-blind evaluation once the aforementioned process has been approved.  It will be sent to two external academic peers who will issue a concept in which the article will be:

  • Accepted without changes
  • Accepted subject to minor changes and does not require a new evaluation.
  • Approved subject to major changes and requires a new evaluation.
  • In case of controversies, the editor may request a second or third peer review, taking into account the characteristics and subject matter presented. 

It is an obligation of the journal to maintain the anonymity of both authors and evaluators in the evaluation process. Likewise, this evaluation will be communicated to the author of the article via e-mail in order to make the necessary adjustments requested by the evaluators.

Correction phase

Once the article has been received with the corrections made, the Journal will verify compliance with the reviewers' suggestions and will analyze the justifications for those corrections that have not been taken into account.

Approval phase

Once the article has been approved, it will go to the layout process and review by the authors for publication. 

Time of publication process

The review of the papers submitted to the journal maintains a review time of 4 to 8 weeks. Publication will be scheduled according to the order of submission based on reviews and corrections.


Frequency of publication

The journal in its first year is presented as an annual publication and it is in the editorial board of November 12, 2018 that changes its periodicity to quarterly, this decision is made due to the need to present discussions in the fields of education. Its current periodicity is the quarterly publication of the month of January - March, April - June, July - September, October - December.

Open access policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that giving the public free access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The journal allows any user to read, download, copy, distribute, or print the scholarly work published here without financial, legal, or technical barriers, in order to use the information for any responsible purpose with appropriate acknowledgement of authorship'

Frequency of publication

The journal publishes the first 5 days of the months of January, April, July, October, maintaining a quarterly periodicity since its creation in 2018.

DOI system

The articles of the Journal adhere to the DOI system through which the technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of identifiers for use in digital networks is established. 

Code of ethics

1. Duties of the authors

Originality and plagiarism: All articles must be original work of the authors and not evidence plagiarism, the journal will apply anti-plagiarism software to each of the papers submitted, only papers with less than 10% of plagiarism may be taken into consideration for the review process. The software used for this process is URKUND. 

Acknowledgement of sources: If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it has been cited or quoted appropriately.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: Authors should not submit the same article to more than one journal at the same time.

Access and retention: If deemed appropriate by the Editor or members of the Editorial Board, authors of articles should also make available the sources or data on which the research is based, which may be retained for a reasonable period of time after publication and possibly accessible.

2. Editor's functions

Publication decisions: The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the Journal should be published. The publication decision should be guided by the policies of the Editorial Board of the Journal and should be based exclusively on academic merit and the decision of the reviewers.

Honesty: An editor should evaluate articles for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial advisors, as appropriate.

3. Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions.

Promptness: Any selected referee who feels incompetent or knows that prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Confidentiality: Any article received for review should be treated as a confidential document. They should not be shown or discussed with others, except as authorized by the Editor.

Standards of objectivity: reviews should be conducted in an objective manner. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources: reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any arguments that have been previously reported should be accompanied by the appropriate citation. A reviewer should also bring to the Editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article of which he or she has personal knowledge.

Conflict of Interest

The Journal expects authors to declare any business associations that may involve a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. By the nature of the articles that may eventually be published in the Journal, there may be conflict of interest conditions that may affect fairness in editorial conditions or against authors. Therefore, each author should make an effort to identify them.

In this sense, authors should attach, together with the article and the declaration of commitment, a communication to the Journal indicating clearly and concisely if there are conflicts of interest, specifying each one. This communication should also specify the source of funding for the research, as well as the declaration of any commercial, economic or personal relationship that may affect the article or the editorial institution.


For the duplication of texts, which is the ability to copy or reproduce in textual form one or more times a content or literary work in a new medium (digital or any other format), the Journal is based on the following general procedure: all editorial material, with respect to which a duplication has been requested or configured, must be headed by a legend that clearly identifies the quality of the duplication and that establishes a difference with the original.

Errata (erratum)

An erratum applies only to cases where the journal has effectively made a mistake without the author's knowledge. The author has several cases where errors / mistakes can and should be corrected, such as the author's name, keywords, title and errors in the main text.

The journal sends the final proof of the revised and ready-for-publication article to the corresponding author with the deadline of one week for review and correction of the article. If the deadline for response expires without return from the authors, the journal considers the article approved (since the author has not discussed the need for changes/corrections) and therefore ready for publication.

Conflict of interest events against reviewers

It is up to the evaluators of the Journal to declare any conflict of interest that arises in relation to the work submitted for consideration.

The conflict of interest in relation to a work submitted for consideration by an evaluator or persons who are part of the editorial team arises when there is a direct personal or professional relationship with the author, dispute, or there is a relationship of any kind with the research that gave rise to the article, as well as if there is a profound moral or ethical conflict with the subject under consideration. Generally, members of the editorial team and external reviewers must refrain from reviewing papers when any of these or other similar situations arise.

The Journal's editorial team will refrain from selecting reviewers who are known to be or may be affected by any of the above situations.