Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Educare Electronic Journal is part of the Center for Research and Teaching in Education from the National University of Costa Rica. It is an international, quarterly, academic publication.

Its aim is to spread scientific production and promote academic analysis in all fields of education, both nationally and internationally. The journal’s purpose is to build educational thought in an interdisciplinary way that reaches education in all disciplines.

Descriptors: Continuous Education; adult education; university education; special education; rural education; preschool education; long distance education; artistic education; basic education; citizenship education; civic education; sex education; Information and Communication Technology; educational information; guidance, non-formal education.

Types of Articles: The Journal publishes the following typesof articles:

  • Scientific articles derived from research: must be original, up to 25 pages. They include: full text, up to 30 bibliographical references,  tables, figures and appendices.
  • Scientific articles derived from education and social activities: must be original, up to 25 pages. They include: full text, up to 30 bibliographical references,  tables, figures and appendices.
  • Bibliographical Reviews: must be original, up to 25 pages. They include: full text, up to 30 bibliographical references,  tables, figures and appendices.
  • Essays: must be original, up to 15 pages. They include: full text, up to 25 bibliographical references,  tables, figures and appendices.

In each case it is recommended that:

• The Abstract does not exceed 300 words.

• The reference to the curriculum of each author does not exceed 5 lines.

• The References of each type of article are 30 or less.

 

Section Policies

Presentation

Introducción de cada volúmen de la Revista.

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Articles

Artículo cientifico

Se deriva de una investigación,  experiencia de acción social o de docencia y da cuenta de parte de ella. Refiere los alcances logrados y sus posibles aplicaciones científicas. Plantea los objetivos, el método utilizado y  los resultados de la parte escogida para compartir en la revista. Debe expresar sus propios propósitos y mostrar independencia respecto de la investigación que lo sustenta; esto es,  tiene que manifestar autosuficiencia semántica.

El artículo de revisión bibliográfica

Plantea una revisión bibliográfica de un determinado ámbito de estudio relacionado con la temática que la revista aborda. Puede repasar los expositores más relevantes, sus ideas principales y sus aportes. Puede hacer análisis y comentarios basados en afirmaciones objetivas y sustentadas.

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Essays

Es el tipo de texto expositivo que defiende una tesis o contrapone dos tesis acerca del objeto de estudio específico que trata. Es un discurso muy reflexivo en  el que se centra el énfasis en el análisis de los estudios vigentes y en las ideas planteadas hasta ese momento, con el objetivo de trascender sus alcances y poner en discusión su relevancia. Es un texto de madurez, en el cual lo fundamental está constituido por la discusión de las ideas.

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Personas colaboradoras

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Peer Review Process

Peer Review System

Procedure to select and approve articles:

All papers will be evaluated and dictaminated through double blind peer review. The anonymity, of both author and peer, is guaranteed.

Once a paper is assigned for evaluation, the process will take at least a month.

Peer´s Selection.  The evaluators should be specialists in the topic of the evaluated article and a prestigious academic (preferably Masters or PhD), with experience in research and must have published in scientific journals.

The review process must complete the following steps:

1. Must meet the requirements defined in the Instructions to Authors.

2. Confirmation that the article is plagiarism or selfplagiarism free.

3. The Chief Editor selects the peers that will evaluate the article regarding their fields of expertise.

4. The evaluation phase covers these steps:

5. The peers must conclude with one of the following results:

  • Publish (Accept Submission)
  • Publish once the authors fullfill the recommendations provided by peers and editors (Revisions Required)
  • Do not Publish (Decline Submission)

6. If one of the peers defines that an article must not be published, the document should be sent to a third party whose dictamination must set the final result. If still  any doubt persists, the Journal's Editorial Board must define if the article is published or not.

7. If the result recommends that corrections must be incorporated to the paper, the authors are responsible to complete them and turn in the paper on the deadline set by the Editorial Board (about 12 to 15 days). If the article has not returned to the Journal in the due date, it can not be guaranteed that the article will be published in the next issue.

8. Once the paper is back in the Journal work line, the adjustments will be checked, if necessary the peers might review the full text again and if any other corrections must be included, the paper will return to the author to ensure that the document is refined.

9. Once the article is ready, in consensus with the Editorial Board, an acceptance is given.

 

Archiving

The Journal preserves its content through long term archiving in CLOCKSS, thanks to SciELO. Visit: The Keepers Registry.

The Journal preserves its contents thanks to PKP-PLN (LOCKSS) Iniciative.

 

Cost-free

There are no processing or mailing costs for the authors (there are no publishing process costs related to the manuscripts).

 

Indexation

Educare Electronic Journal is indexed and registered in:

Indexes:

SciELO Costa Rica (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

Web of Sciencie SciELO CITATION INDEX (Índice de los artículos de Scielo dentro de las bases de datos de Web of Science)

REDALYC (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal)

ACTUALIDAD IBEROAMERICANA

InfoBase Index

ERIH PLUS

ESJI (Euroasian Scientific Journal Index)

OAJI (Open Academic Journal Index)

Publindex (en Revistas Homologadas)

Data Bases:

CATÁLOGO DE LATINDEX (Sistema Regional de Información en línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal)

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

REDIB (Red iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico, sustituye E-Revist@s)

IRESIE (Índice de Revistas de Educación Superior e Investigación Educativa)

DIALNET (Hemeroteca digital interdisciplinar, base de daotos y servicio de alertas)

EZB (Electronic Journals Library)

CLASE (Base de Datos en el Área de Ciencias Sociales)

SHERPA/ROMEO (Políticas de derechos de autor y autoarchivo)

MIAR (Matriz de Información para la Evaluación de Revistas)

COPAC (Catálogo colectivo de bibliotecas británicas e irlandesas)

CrossRef (DOI Database)

SUDOC (Catálogo del Sistema Universitario de Documentación Francés)

Science Library Index (Multidisciplinary Database=

ZDB OPAC (Catálogo de recursos continuos de la Biblioteca del Estado de Berlín - Patrimonio Cultural Prusiano y la Biblioteca Nacional de Alemania)

OAlib (Open Access Library)

OCLC World Cat (Catálogo bibliográfico mundial)

PKP Index (Public Knowledge Project Index)

REBIUN (Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias)

Academic Journals Database

Journal TOCs (The latest Journal Tables of Contents)

Journals for Free (Directorio de revistas de acceso abierto)

Journal Seek

RecBib (Recursos Bibliotecarios)


Directories:

OEI (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos)

OAIster

DRJI (Dorectory of Research Journals Indexing)

ULRICH’S (Global Serials Directory)

ROAD (Directory of open Access Scholarly Resources)

CIRC (Clasificación Integrada de Revistas Científicas)

CiteFactor (Academic Scientific Journals)

Social and Academic Networks:

Academia.edu

Mendeley

Linkedin

Facebook

Google+

Twitter

LATINOAMERICANA

SiCultura


Search Engines:

Google Académico (Google Scholar)

Google Analytics

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

JURN

Portals:

Portal electrónico de Revistas Académicas de la Universidad Nacional

Biblat

Portal Clacso.Redalyc

Portal de Portales Latindex

WWS (WorldWideScience)


Repositories:

Repositorio de la Universidad Nacional

OpenDOAR (Directorio de Repositorios)

Kimuk (Repositorio Nacional de Costa Rica)

Repositorio Centroamericano SIDCA

 

Journal`s Ethics

Educare Electronic Journal Code of Ethics and Good Practices. The Code defines the main terms by which, collaborators, authors and peer reviewers, must guide their work for Educare.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Detection Policy. Its aim is to guarantee that staff, peers and authors meet the ethical and transparency standards required in the publishing process.

To detect plagiarism the Journal uses Google and Dupli Checker.

For more information, please check these international standards: “Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” and the “International Standards for editors and authors” by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), link: http://publicationethics.org/about

Every article submitted to the Journal must be original and unpublished, that is: an intelectual production belonging to the authors that submitt it and has not been disclosed to third parties publicly, printed or digitally.

The authors must guarantee that:

  • The article has not been submitted simultaneosly to any other journal, printed or electronic, or any other publishing media.
  • When articles are written by more than one autor, the level of recognition assigned to each one is defined by the coauthors and the Journal is not responsible for that distribution.
  • Every author (of an article produced as collaborative work) has participated, read and approved the article`s final draft, before submitting it to the Journal.
  • Every author(s) recognizes that the Journal does not necessarily share the opinions and affirmations stated in their article.
  • The data cited within the text and their references have properly identified both their source and credits.
  • They have provided the reuse authorization from the rightful owners of tables and figures that have not been elaborated by them.
  • The submitted article respects the privacy of participants in the research in order to protect thier confidentiality; therefore, they have presented the participants with a consent form.
  • The results are presented clearly, honestly and without fabrications, falsifications or improper data handling.
  • Where appropriate, have presented the research methodology clearly, unambiguously, so that the results can be confirmed and analyzed by the scientific community.
  • If there are various articles derived from a research proyect, thesis or if thet complement, as a second part, a research, those articles are clearly identified and recognize the primary publication or research from which they are derived.

 

Quality Control

The Journal conducts a rigorous quality control at each stage of the editing process. For instance:

  • The Chief Editor defines which articles have fullfilled the preliminary requirements and can be sent to plagiarism and selfplagiarism detection filter.
  • Plagiarism and self plagiarism detection process is applied to every article.
  • The Journal uses a double blind peer review.
  • The Journal verifies if citations and references are constructed in accordance to the APA model.
  • Approved articles will be reviewed by a specialist in philology.
  • The parts of an approved article, written in English or Portuguese, will be reviewed by a translator.
  • The approved articles will be typeset by a graphic designer.
  • After the typset, layout and design are finished, a final versión will be sent to the authors in order to receive their approval and filter undetected errors.



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