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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines



  1. Sociological Teaching publishes articles by doctoral students and PhD holders. Different cases will be exceptional and evaluated individually.
  2. Submissions are only made via the Sociological Teaching website. 
  3. Submissions will be assessed by the journal's editorial team, who will carry out an initial screening. Those that are accepted will then be evaluated by at least two specialists in the subject who have no conflict of interest with the article. They will issue opinions without knowledge of the authorship (double-blind evaluation) and will remain anonymous to the author(s).
  4. Articles that show plagiarism or more than 20% self-plagiarism will not be accepted, and these will be duly referenced to the original work. The journal uses software and research methods to detect plagiarism. Ethical issues and good academic practices must be observed by authors, such as explaining the sources of funding and approval by ethics committees of the research generating the articles, when applicable. Authors are asked to make a declaration in this regard at the time of submission.
  5. The information, descriptions, analyses and other content of the articles are the responsibility of the authors.
  6. Authors will be notified via the journal's system of the final approval or rejection of their articles. 
  7. Any suggestions or indications of changes to the structure and/or content that may be necessary will be notified to the author, who will be responsible for making them within a maximum of one month. If these changes are not made to the editor's satisfaction, the article will not be approved.
  8. No additions or modifications will be allowed once the texts have been submitted to the journal.
  9. The work must be presented in accordance with the cultured standard of the national or foreign language, and the author may be asked to have it revised by a specialized professional.


  1. The article must be submitted in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word), using font TIMES NEW ROMAN size 12,, spaced 1.5, and contain a maximum of 20 pages,  numbered consecutively.
  2. The first page of the original should contain the title of the article (and subtitle, if any).
  3. All information and citations that can identify the authorship of the manuscript must be removed without detriment to the content or, in their respective places, the word "author" must be indicated (such as in the bibliographical references), since the evaluation will be double-blind. Measures to avoid conflicts of interest and preserve the satisfactory conduct of editorial procedures must be informed by the author(s) to the Editorial Team at the time of submission.
  4. Articles must include an abstract in English of up to 150 words summarizing the objectives, methods and main conclusions. They should also include five key words in English. 
  5. Reviews must be critical, situating the work reviewed in the field of Sociology Teaching, and be no more than five pages long, with 1.5 spacing. Reviews of works published in the last three years are accepted. The reviews will be presented with their own title, followed by the full reference of the book reviewed and, at the end, with the bibliographical references of the other works in dialogue that support their considerations.
  6. Interviews should be conducted with relevant researchers in the field of Sociology who are close to the reflections on their trajectories in the area of Sociology teaching. 
  7. Textual quotations will appear "in quotation marks" in the body of the text when they are shorter than three lines, and in a new paragraph, with indentation, body 10, when they are three lines or longer. 
  8. Figures and drawings, if any, must be produced electronically and sent in separate files, indicating the program used to produce them.
  9. Tables and graphs, if any, should be numbered (following the sequence in which they are cited in the text) and prepared in Excel or Word itself. They should be sent separately from the text file.
  10. The bibliography will be presented at the end of the text, in alphabetical order by the author's last name, according to the examples:

Journal ArticlesLast name, Author's name; Last name, Co-author's name. Year of publication.  Title of article in italics. Name of journal, number (volume): beginning page-end page. DOI (if available). 

Books. Last name, Author's name. Year of publication. Title of the book in italics. Publisher's city: Publisher. 

 Chapter in a Book. Last name, Author's name. Year of publication. Name of the chapter in italics. Start page - End page of the chapter, In: Last name, Author's name. Name of the book. Publisher's city: Publisher. 

  1. The responsibility for the article published in the journal lies solely with the author and does not express the opinion of the Editorial Team, the Editorial Committee or the Editorial Board of the Journal.


  1. Sociological Teaching may publish dossiers with continuous flow numbers.
  2. The dossier will have between five and seven articles, following Sociological Teaching's general publication specifications for authors.
  3. Dossier proposals will be received on request by the Editorial Team, which will assess their relevance to the journal.
  4. Each proposal must contain a brief theoretical discussion of the dossier's theme, a CV of the proposer(s), a summary and abstract of each article, as well as a brief CV of its authors. The organizer of the dossier must hold a doctorate and have a recognized academic record in the field of Social Sciences, with an emphasis on the Teaching of Sociology.
  5. The organizers of the dossier may sign up to two articles, preferably in co-authorship. The presentation of the dossier will be the responsibility of the organizers and should be brief (8 to 10 pages with references), focusing on the importance of the dossier and the articles that make it up. This presentation is not included in the number of articles in the dossier.
  6. If the proposal is accepted, the deadline for submitting full articles will be set by Sociological Teaching, which, after receiving them from the organizer via the journal's secretariat, will forward them for double-blind peer review. Possible referees for the articles  may be suggested to the Editorial Team, subject to a commitment of confidentiality regarding the authorship of the articles on the part of those responsible for the dossier.
  7. Specialized reviews of articles in English may be requested from the person(s) responsible for the dossier.


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