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Submission Procedure




Original documents for publication should be sent to the following email addresses:

They may also be sent by post to the following address:


Revista Española de Educación Comparada (Secretaría de Redacción) 

Sociedad Española de Educación Comparada UNED

Edificio de Humanidades Departamento de Historia de la Educación y Educación Comparada. 

Despacho 205

C/ Senda del Rey s/n, 

28040 - Madrid.

        We would be grateful if you would use the template provided below.  This can be downloaded by clicking on the following icons.  If you are asked for a password, please press “cancel” and save the document with the option “Save as” from your browser:

Template in Word format

Template in RTF


All contributions must be presented on a diskette (using Word for Windows). All articles must have a summary of the content in Spanish, or an abstract in English or a résumé in French.  These summaries must be between 10 and 15 lines.  In the summaries in both languages, the key words or descriptors must be indicated to facilitate identification of the theme.  All originals must also be accompanied by a brief professional résumé of the author, living contact details (address, telephone number, email address, etc.)  Original documents which are not selected for publication will not be returned.


   Documents sent for publication in the section “Studies and Research” will be examined and evaluated independently by two different people (blind judges).


Articles will normally only be accepted in Spanish.  Exceptionally, however, articles will be accepted in French or English and will be published in their original version.  In these cases, a summary in Spanish will be Essentials, as will the abstract or résumé (depending on the language used).


Original texts must be typed according too the following criteria:


  1. Texts must be typed on document size A4, on one side Orly, and, if possible be in Times New Roman, 2 Cpi, spacing 1.5. The length of the article must be between 20 and 30 pages, approximately.  We recommend that you use the template designed by the REEC (Revista Española de Educación Comparada- Spanish Journal of Compared Education), which is set up ready to receive text.  This template can be found on the web page of the Sociedad Española de Educación Comparada (

  2. The title of the article (in capital letters) and the name of the author(s) (indicating the institution represented) must appear on the covering page of the article.  Following this will be the body of the text, with corresponding footnotes, if appropriate.  Next will be the bibliography, followed by a summary in Spanish and English or French.  This is the part which should have “palabras clave” in Spanish, “key words” in English or “Mots Clés” in French.  Lastly, we expect to see the professional résumé of the author with the corresponding contact details.

  3. If there are footnotes in the article, these should be highlighted in the text in superscript and in successive order.  Footnotes should be used to clarify points in the text but should not be used for bibliographic references, which must be placed at the end of the text.  Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, size10 Cpi, single spacing.

  4. Bibliographic references, which appear at the end of the text, must follow the following format:



BROCK, C. and TULASIEWICZ, W. (Eds.) (1994): Education in a Single Europe (London and New York, Routledge).

GARCÍA GARRIDO, J.L.  (1993): Sistemas educativos de hoy (3ª ed.) (Madrid, Dykinson).



OSSENBACH SAUTER, G. (1993): Estado y Educación en América Latina a partir de su independencia (siglos XIX y XX), Revista Iberoamericana de Educación, 1, pp. 95-115.


Chapters of books

RUIZ BERRIO, J. (1988): Constitucionalismo y educación en España, en F. GÓMEZ RODRÍGUEZ DE CASTRO et al., Genesis de los sistemas educativos nacionales, pp. 115-157 (Madrid, UNED).


  1. For internet references, which will appear at the end of the text, the format will be as follows:

COMISIÓN EUROPEA (2001): Programa de trabajo de la Comisión para 2002 (, consulted on 18th November 2001

  1. When there are direct quotations within the text, they must be represented in the following way:

-  If the text quoted takes up less than two lines, the quotation will be typed within the body of the paragraph inside quotation marks.

            -  If the text quoted takes up more than two lines, it must be typed separately, preceded by a colon, inside quotation marks and indented at the left margin, in Times New Roman 10, single spacing.

  1. To indicate a bibliographic reference from which the quotation is taken, or to draw attention within the body of the text to any bibliographic reference, please use the following format: open parentheses, surname of the author in capitals, comma, date of publication of the work, colon, page number(s), close parentheses. Example: (SCHNEIDER, 1993: 38). The full bibliographic reference should go at the end of the text as indicated in point 4 of these rules.

  2.  Anything written in a language other than that of the article must be represented in italics.

  3. Abbreviations and acronyms must be avoided if at all possible, and must certainly never be used in article titles or epigraphs. If acronyms are used, the first time they appear, they must be in parentheses, preceded by the full name to which they refer.  They must not be separated by full stops.

  4. Diagrams and tables must be used sparingly due to the printing difficulties and costs.  However, when necessary, the must be clear and detailed and inserted in the text in the correct place.  As it is not possible to publish in colour, any Graphics must be presented in black and white or in grey tones. 

  5. If time permits, proofs will be sent to the authors.  These proofs must be corrected and returned within the stipulated timeframe.  Once this time has elapsed, if the proofs have not been returned, it will be taken to mean that the author accepts them as final version.  Corrections may not be substantial modifications to the text.


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