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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission and Structure of Submitted Manuscripsts

Authors should submit manuscripts via the online submission system of @tic revista d’innovació educativa which can be accessed through the website:

>>Length of the manuscript and manuscript format

The Editorial Board may reject submitted manuscripts during the preselection process due to formal reasons, such as spelling, vague lexical purity, unrestrained use of unnecessary Anglicisms, incorrect punctuation, lack of coherence and cohesion, lack of clarity, inconsistency, etc. Thus, we strongly recommend the authors to carefully check the linguistic aspects before submitting the paper as well as the publication guidelines, the citation format and bibliographical references.

*Articles: the papers should present investigations made by the author(s) on a subject according to the journal's thematic lines. The length for articles is of 4,500 to 6,500 words (references not included).
* DOCENTIC: studies, applications and practical experiences of educational innovation and current issues within the scope of the journal should be presented in this category. The length is of 4,000 to 5,000 words (references not included).
* Monographs: On some occasions @tic. revista d’innovació educative also publishes monographs which are planned and managed by a theme editor. When it comes to this category it will be announced sufficiently in advance in the corresponding Call for Papers. The section monographs is published along with the other regular categories of the journal Article and DOCENTIC.

>> Manuscript structure

Any manuscript submitted to @tic revista d’innovació educativa should be in accordance with the following procedure. According to this procedure the following two documents should be submitted in WORD or Open Office format (we recommend to watch the tutorial for authors):

1.The manuscript to be published in accordance with the publication guidelines (it should be uploaded as main document in step 2: Upload file). The file should contain a title, abstract, keywords and the manuscript. Please see cover page and article templates.

  1. An additional document (it should be uploaded as supplementary file in step 4: Upload supplementary file) must include:
    * Title of the work in Spanish, English and Catalan. A running title should not exceed 80 characters with spaces.
    Name and surname of each author (more than three authors is not recommended for the publication) and the authors´ professional affiliations as well as the city, country, and contact details of the authors. The authors´ signatures should be in accordance with the rules of international databases to index authors and websites (see: See also: International Registry for Authors (
    Acknowledgments, fundings (projects, grants) or other comments.

Optional documents:

  • Cover letter (including statement of responsibility and authorship, declaration of conflict of interest, etc.).
  • Photographs of the authors in JPG or TIF format (they may be sent later in case the manuscript is going to be published).
  • Other documents (appendices, etc.) the authors consider of interest for the process of evaluation (in this case the author must tick the appropriate box when submitting the document to make it available to the reviewers).

>> Bibliographical references

Cites and bibliographical references should follow the APA 6th edition Citation Style.  

>> Instructions for citation

References need to meet uniform and consistent standards throughout the text.

The bibliography should only include works cited in the text. Due to the importance of citation indices to calculate the impact factor of the journal, reviewers are asked to focus on correct citation according to the Harvard Style (Author-Date citation style), as well as on actuality and relevance of the literature references.

@tic revista d’innovació educativa uses the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system. Thus, it is essential that the DOIs of the cited works are identified in the literature references of the manuscript. Authors can go on the following website to identify them:

We recommend authors to review the literature published by @tic revista d’innovació educativa to ensure scientific consistency according to the editorial line of the journal. It is also recommended to consult indexed journals in JCR, Scopus, ERIH and RECYT.

>> Other publication norms

Hyperlinks are embedded to the document using the corresponding URLs and square brackets. Remember to use services as, Google Shortener, or for long URLs that interfere with the reading of the text. Hyperlinks may be referenced in the bibliography (see article template).

Elements in the text should be highlighted in italics. They should never go in inverted commas, bold, small letters or capital letters. Inverted commas should be only used for direct quotations.

Tables should appear in consecutive order in the text and be cited in the paper consecutively. 
Figures should also appear in consecutive order in the text and be cited in the paper consecutively (Figure 1. Progress made on approved projects of 2011). Figures must be referred to as “Figure” and numbered sequentially.
If the paper is accepted for publication, the authors are asked to submit photographs, graphs, drawings or illustrations as one supplementary file in JPG or TIFF and with a quality of 200 dpi or higher.
Abbreviations: Only universally accepted standard abbreviations should be used in the text (see Units, Symbols and Abbreviations). Abbreviations must defined when first mentioned in the text using brackets. For example: the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Abbreviations must then be used throughout the text.

>> Style guidelines

When preparing the manuscript, authors should follow the style guidelines below:

1. Manuscript format: should be written in Arial size 11, line spacing above paragraph 6, below paragraph 0, with single line spacing, without indenting or tabs, left-aligned.

2. Footnote format: should be written in Arial size 9, line spacing above paragraph 6, below paragraph 0, with single line spacing, without indenting or tabs, left-aligned. Notes should be numbered consecutively using footnotes.

3. Bibliography format: should be written in Arial size 9, line spacing above paragraph 6, below paragraph 0, with single line spacing, without indenting or tabs, left-aligned.

Graphs, images, tables, etc. should appear in consecutive order in the text and be cited in the paper consecutively.  They should be numbered sequentially as "Figure" and, if necessary, its source should be identified. They should be written in Arial size 9, single-spaced. They should have a title and indicate the source of the information.

If appendices are needed, they are numbered with the letter A followed by a digit (A.1, A.2, etc.). They should be uploaded to the platform as supplementary file in step 4: Upload supplementary file.

To be published in @tic the manuscript must not be published previously, and must not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Download here Submission Guidelines in pdf.

Check here the Checklist before Submitting the Manuscript.

Use this document to see the Manuscript Format for Authors.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. @tic revista d'innovació educativa has changed its name to Research in Education and Learning Innovation Archives (REALIA). If you want to send us a contribution, please use our new webpage:


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The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

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Editor: Servei de Formació Permanent i Innovació Educativa. Tel. 0034 961625030 | Fax. 0034 961625032 | Valencia. España

ISSN: 1989-3477 |  Depósito Legal: V5051-2008


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