Information for collaborators

Varela Journal is an open space for all researchers and professors, who want to participate as collaborators to send unpublished articles related to: innovations, advanced pedagogical experiences, as well as results of theoretical or empirical research and revisions of the literature of educational research.

Authors must ensure that the manuscript delivered to the journal complies with ethical principles, hence they are responsible for the veracity of the information and the evidence supporting the data and analysis presented in the document, as well as that all those who appear as authors have significant contributions in the work. The authors are responsible for the originality of the manuscript and must ensure that it is not being evaluated, nor has it been published in another journal, or in any other means of dissemination of academic content. Likewise, they are obliged to reveal real or potential conflicts of interest with the financing entities, institutions or other persons that may improperly influence their work.

It is important to note that all the articles sent to the journal will be evaluated by the publishing group and by the double blind expert method, in order to guarantee compliance with the required quality standards.

Once the relevance of the proposed works for the current number has been estimated, the publishing group will verify compliance with the standards that are required below and will proceed to submit them, within the modality of anonymity, to the arbitration of specialists or research peers. Their suggestions, if any, will be made known to each author well in advance for their eventual incorporation into the text.

The editor is responsible for sending the articles to expert peers, who assess their scientific quality. In case of discrepancy between the results, the article will be sent to a third evaluator, who with his judgment will define the evaluation. Once the evaluation of the academic peers is received, the editor integrates them and communicates the decision to the author or authors who sign the manuscript. This can be acceptance, acceptance with adjustments, or rejection. The time between receipt of the articles and the first response will be one month and the estimated time for publication will be four months.

During the editorial process the Council will ensure that no conflicts of interest occur that may generate unethical behavior, when the primary professional interests, supported by ethical principles are influenced or affected by particular interests determined by personal benefits (profit positions, privileges for kinship or non-compliance with norms or policies of the journal, among others).

The authors will retain their copyrights and guarantee the journal the right of first publication of their work, which will be simultaneously subject to the Creative Commons Recognition License that allows third parties to share the work provided that its author and his first I publish this journal.

Rules for submitting articles

The works submitted must be original and cannot be submitted simultaneously for consideration by other journals. In the same way, you will not receive any text that has been published totally or partially in another journal.

The texts will be written in Times New Roman point 12, with 1.5 line spacing, 2.5cm margins, spacing between paragraphs (0 - 6) and letter sheet size. The length of the full text should not exceed 15 pages.

Papers must include on the first page: the title of the article (in Spanish and English). The title of the article should describe its content clearly and accurately, allowing the reader to identify the subject easily. It should be short (try not to exceed 15 words, without sacrificing clarity) and suggestive, to achieve the reader's interest. Avoid excessive use of prepositions and articles.

Next, the full name of the author or authors (up to 3), the electronic addresses, the general data (scientific and academic category, registration number ORCID) and the full institutional affiliation of each (department, faculty, institution, city, province or state, country).

Likewise, a summary (in Spanish and English) written in a single block must be included, containing the problem, the objectives of the work, the methodology used and the results achieved, as well as ending with a brief comment regarding the meaning of the results. . The summary must be clear, precise and not exceed 200 words maximum, written in the third person and contain no references, abbreviations, or equations. The abstract in English must correspond faithfully with the Spanish text

In relation to the keywords, up to five keywords or descriptors (in Spanish and English) are admitted, which should reflect the central content of the work and help index the article, so they must be internationally accepted terms in the field of education , taken from some thesaurus (IRESIE Vocabulary, UNESCO Thesaurus, European Education Thesaurus, ERIC Thesaurus -Education Resources Information Center-, among others).

Next, the full text of the work divided into introduction, sections or epigraphs, conclusions, bibliographic references and annexes (if necessary) will be included. Paragraphs will be written in Times New Roman at 12 points, with 1.5 spacing and distance between paragraphs (0; 6).

The introduction constitutes a presentation of the importance and timeliness of the topic and should include the objectives set, briefly expose the most relevant works and highlight the contributions of other authors to the subject under study, from a national and international perspective, using appropriately the both textual and paraphrased citations, according to APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition.

The epigraphs and sub-epigraphs that make up the body of the article must be selected according to the type of article, but in all cases they must follow a coherent logic, maintaining the clarity, brevity, precision and unity that characterizes the scientific texts.

Tables and figures must be presented according to the format of the APA 6th edition. In particular, the figures must be precise in the identification of the author: if it has been taken from an external source, if it has been reworked with data from an external source or if the data has been obtained by the author.

The conclusions are derived from the work done. Any conclusion must be based on the above and discussed in the work, as well as reflect the fulfillment of the objectives. They should indicate how the work contributes or is an advance in the field and object of study, in addition to suggesting future uses and work.

References should appear at the end of the text, organized alphabetically from the first entry element and only the sources cited will be included, as specified in the APA style, in version 6. The editorial board recommends the use of bibliographic managers (Zotero , Mendeley, EndNote, among others) to facilitate the work with bibliographic references.

All pages must be numbered and justified.

Authors are recommended to adjust the article to the template attached before submitting it. Template Format

The editors of the journal reserve the right to make style modifications for a better understanding of the articles.

The manuscripts must be sent in digital format (MS Word) to the electronic address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr.C. Juana Elena Fragoso Ávila. Director of Varela Journal. School of Early Childhood Education. Headquarters "Félix Varela Morales" of the Central University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas. Circunvalación and Malezas. Santa Clara Villa Clara. Cuba. Postal code: 50300.
Phone: + 53-42-221354

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You can also contact through the following addresses:

Chief Editor: Nilda Ibarra López (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific Editor: Esperanza Asencio Cabot (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)