Structure and Content of Articles
To accept any paper, Educación y Humanismo requires compliance with the American Psychological Association (APA) publishing regulations established in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sixth edition). For more information, please visit http://www.apastyle.org/.
- All documents sent need to be formatted in a one-column Word document, with 1.5 line spacing, 12 point Times New Roman font, and a 2.54-cm space at each margin.
- All titles and sub-titles must be highlighted in bold. Italics needs to be used to underline key words within the text rather than quotation marks (“”). Bold type should only be used in the case of titles within the text.
- Indentation is mandatory at the beginning of each paragraph.
- Tables and figures, if any, must be placed exactly where deemed necessary by the author, never included as annexes.
All articles sent to Educación y Humanismo must be structured as follows:
- The article’s total length must never exceed 25 pages, including the References.
- Page 1 corresponds to the cover (Template), including the article title in Spanish and English, the name and last names of the author(s), as well as his/her/their corresponding organizational affiliation, followed by the Abstract and Keywords.
- The Abstract must contain a maximum of 200 words, written in past simple, from the third-person point of view, specifying the article type (Results, Revision, or Conference paper) and following this structure:
Objective (general aim of the article), Methods (methodology developed, techniques, procedures, and samples used for data collection and analysis), Results (main findings presented as found without any interpretation or analysis), and Conclusions and Discussion (summary of conclusions). Textual citations, abbreviations, and bibliographic references should be avoided.
- Keywords: Three to six descriptive terms representing the main content of the article must be listed alphabetically. These must facilitate the consultation of the database or Thesaurus, and may include compound words separated by a comma (,). Regardless of the language of the article, the first page must contain the title, abstract, and keywords in English and Spanish.
Furthermore, it must specify:
- The name and funding source of the project which gave rise to the article
- The email address of each author as well as their ORCID (https://orcid.org/)
The body of the article can be found page 2 onward.
- Introduction: problem statement, background development, justification of the research
- Method: methodology, participants, tools, procedures
- Results: report on the information obtained from the instrument implementation, establishing a sufficient statistical analysis supported by tables and figures with their respective titles and sequential numeration according to their order of appearance; figures entail graphs, drawings, and photographs, which, for layout purposes, must be separated from the text of the article as annexes before its submission to the journal.
- Discussion and Conclusions: findings must be evaluated from the perspective of the research’s theoretical foundations and their meaning in the same context where they were found, their implications or importance, scopes, and limitations, even considering any potential investigations arising from them; integrating the results and discussions and the conclusions and recommendations is also accepted.
- References:This section is closely linked to the documents cited in the paper, i.e., only the documents used for the elaboration of the paper must be included and listed in strict alphabetical order at the end, always in accordance with APA international guidelines. In case of citations of indexed journals published in a second language, with at least 68 references, the cited papers’ DOI must be mentioned.