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Aletheia Editorial Policy Content Presentation.............................................................................................................2 Mission.....................................................................................................................2 Editorial/Scientific Committee...............................................................................2 Academic Committee...............................................................................................3 Types of papers published in Aletheia....................................................................3 Scientific and technological research..................................................................3 Reflection paper...................................................................................................3 Review paper........................................................................................................4 Evaluation process...................................................................................................4 Exclusivity.............................................................................................................5 Aletheia publication guidelines...............................................................................5 Citing and reference guidelines...............................................................................6 Indirect or paraphrased.......................................................................................6 Direct.....................................................................................................................7 References.............................................................................................................7 When citing a book...........................................................................................8 When citing journals and periodicals..............................................................8 Ethics statement......................................................................................................9 Open access policy.................................................................................................10 Early publication....................................................................................................10 Guidelines on submission of a dossier for Aletheia..............................................10 Paper Evaluation Form, Aletheia Journal.............................................................12

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Presentation Aletheia. Revista de Desarrollo Humano, Educativo y Social Contemporáneo is an online journal in the field human sciences published every semester. It was founded in 2008 in Colombia, in the context of the master programs of the International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE), in joint partnership with Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and Universidad de Manizales. The journal is managed and published through the Open Journal Systems (OJS) under the principle of open access to knowledge.

Mission To be a space for socialization of the multiple possibilities of knowledge produced around contemporary human, educational and social development generated by members of the academic, scientific and social community. It is projected as a space for meeting and discussion among actors from different national and international contexts.

Editorial/Scientific Committee 1. Yicel Nayrobis Giraldo, Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE), Colombia 2. Rocío Adela Andrade Cázares, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México 3. Marcelo Fabian Vitarelli, Universidad de San Luis, Argentina 4. Alfonso Torres Carrillo, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia 5. Clara Inés Carreño Manosalva, Universidad de la Salle, Colombia 6. David Alberto Londoño Vásquez, Universidad de Envigado, Colombia 7. Jorge Eliécer Martínez Posada, Universidad de La Salle, Colombia 8. Carlos Bernardo Skliar, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, Argentina 9. José Alberto Hernández García, Universidad de Guadalajara, México 10. Luis Benítez Páez, Universidad Católica de Colombia, Colombia

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Academic Committee 1. Ligia López Moreno, Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE), Colombia 2. Rosa Julia Guzmán Rodríguez, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia 3. Elkin Darío Agudelo Colorado, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 4. Patricia Briceño Alvarado, Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE), Colombia 5. María Teresa Luna, Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE), Colombia 6. Manuel Roberto Escobar Cajamarca, Centro de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE), Colombia 7. Marco Fidel Chica Lasso, Universidad de Manizales, Colombia 8. Ofelia Roldán Vargas, Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE), Colombia 9. María del Pilar Buitrago Peña, Universidad de La Salle, Colombia 10. Elsa María Bocanegra Acosta, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia

Types of papers published in Aletheia Papers published in Aletheia are classified according to Colciencias’ indexing criteria.

Scientific and technological research Document that details the original results of finished research projects. The typically used structure has four main sections: introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions.

Reflection paper Document presenting the results of a finished research from the author’s analytic, interpretative or critical perspective about a specific subject and using original sources.

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Review paper Presents the balance of a specific topic (trends, approaches, research progress) through a thorough analysis of an extensive bibliographical review (50 references on average).

Evaluation process Aiming to contribute to the strengthening of the scientific community regarding research of issues and topics related to human, social and educational development, Aletheia evaluates all submissions under the double-blind peer review system, thus preserving the anonymity of the author and the evaluator. Each paper is submitted to analysis by renowned experts and researchers in the field of the subject of the text. To carry out this process, academic peers follow two types of assessment: quantitative and qualitative. Quantitative assessment allows evaluators to grade the articles based on a five-point scale; this assessment determines whether the document is suitable for publication and under what conditions. Qualitative assessment, on the other hand, is intended for evaluators to give their opinion about the text and make suggestions to improve their quality. Thus, the resulting opinion is seen as a support instrument for authors, as it allows them to enrich and improve the presentation of their reflections, if applicable, which will ultimately favor the submission of their scientific papers. Following reception of the evaluators’ opinion, authors will have up to two weeks to make the corresponding adjustments or changes requested and to send the manuscript back. Through this evaluation process, Aletheia aims to conduct an objective, critical, demanding and respectful assessment of each paper submitted for consideration. To carry out this process, each evaluator must fill in an evaluation format.

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Note: The assessment may sometimes take a little longer than planned; therefore, it is asked that, after submitting the manuscripts, authors wait a maximum of one year for the evaluation.

Exclusivity Authors who choose to publish in Aletheia must submit original and previously unpublished papers; also, it is understood that, by submitting them, they authorize the evaluation and subsequent publication. In this sense, after publication is approved, the author(s) is(are) expected to commit to making the required changes. Authors are asked, after choosing Aletheia as the journal to publish their papers, not to submit the same paper for publication in any other means. After a manuscript is approved, the journal committee will ask authors to submit the publication authorization letter, duly signed and in a scanned or original copy.

Aletheia publication guidelines 1. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages, including references, tables, graphics, etc. 2. Paper should be submitted in paper size A4, with 1.5 spacing, size 12 Georgia font. The established margins are 3 cm at all sides. 3. All pages should be numbered, including references. 4. All manuscripts should include a title, abstract (of no more than 200 words) and keywords (no more than 5). All three (title, abstract and keywords) must be submitted in Spanish and English. In the case of research papers, authors should state so in the abstract and include the methodological approach used. 5. Authors should follow the publication guidelines provided in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). 6. All papers should be written in clear language, using the active voice. 7. Manuscripts will be submitted to an editorial process developed in different stages:

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After determining if the papers meet the criteria established by Aletheia, they will be submitted to evaluation by academic experts according to the topic of the paper.

Manuscripts should only be submitted through the OJS.

Citing and reference guidelines APA has created and established, through several editions of its manual, a series of guidelines for writing scientific papers in the field of human and social sciences, as well as fundamental instructions to build agreements regarding submission of manuscripts, particularly those related to the principle of respect for copyright. Accordingly, the rules governing the ways of presenting the references used are an aspect of utmost importance in the autonomous production of knowledge and thought within the scientific and academic world. In this sense, APA citation and reference standards are a form of dialogue, in a relevant way, with the work and knowledge of other authors, which promotes the possibility of building a scientific community around certain areas of science —in this case oriented towards society, culture, and humanity—and offers a tangible place for the contributions of each author to that dialogue. Thus, in compliance with APA standards, and taking the above preamble into consideration, please take note of the following manuscript guidelines. Keep in mind that it is important to follow them with your citations, both direct and paraphrased, as well as with the list of references. Below are some of the most common:

Indirect or paraphrased In the case of an author and year cited in the text without parenthesis, use the following formula: Example: In a 2002 article, Fernández presents different approaches related to the development of education. In the case of an author cited in the text, use the following formula: Example: Fernández (2002) presents…

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If the author is not cited in the text, use the following formula: Example: In the analysis of education, three approaches are exposed (Fernández, 2002) that support the hypothesis of...

Direct Use double quotation marks for short citations of up to 40 words. Cites exceeding 40 words should be separated from the text with a space and indented (5 spaces) on the left. We recommend using a smaller font (one point) than the one used in the rest of the document, with no quotation marks and no italics. In both cases, the reference should be in parenthesis, indicating the author’s last name, the year of publication of the source, and page number, such as: (Piaget, 2002, p. 75). Citations of more than two authors should include all authors the first time it appears in the text and, after that, include only the first author, followed by “et al.” Example: Fernández et al. (2002). Citations in parenthesis should be in alphabetical order. Citations of two authors in the text (not in parenthesis) are linked by the word “and” and citations of more than two authors end in comma and followed by “and.” Example: Pérez and Camacho (2005) or Pérez; Camacho, and López (2004). The ampersand (&) symbol is not used. Use footnotes only for comments or to expand on aspects deemed necessary with your argument or writing, such as elements of discussion. Do not use footnotes for references. References (or the list of references) corresponding to citations go at the end of the manuscript.

References We recommend citing the newest references as possible. We also suggest checking Aletheia papers as a guide. 

The list of references should be in alphabetical order, with the author’s or editor’s last name.

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Multiple references from the same author (or identical group of authors) should be ordered according to year of publication, with the oldest listed first. If the year of publication is the same, use letters (a, b, c, etc.) after the year to differentiate them.

All references should be in single spacing and separated from each other by a space.

Examples: When citing a book A single author: Author, A. (year). Title of the book. City of publication: Publisher. Valbuena, F. (1997). Teoría general de la información. Madrid: Noesis. Several authors: Author, A., Author, B. and Author, C. (year). Title of the book. City of publication: Publisher. Meza, C. V., Lobo, S. M. and Uscátegui, A. (2014). Usos y apropiaciones de las redes sociales - caso Club Penguin. Universidad Santo Tomás. Bogotá: Universidad Santo Tomás.

Book chapter’s author: Author, A. (year). Book chapter’s title. In B. C. Author (Ed.), Title of the book (page interval A-Z). City of publication: Publisher. Levis, D. (2013). El modelo de comunicación del videojuego en red social. In F. Y. Revuelta, Videojuegos en redes sociales: perspectivas del edutainment y la pedagogía lúdica en el aula (pp. 41-72). Barcelona: Laertes.

When citing journals and periodicals Author, A., Author, B. and Author, C. (year). Title of the paper. Title of the periodical or journal, vol.(n.º), xxx-iv. Gómez, R. and González, J. (April, 2008). Tecnología y malestar urbano entre jóvenes: la celebración de lo inútil y la emergencia del trabajo liberado. Nómadas, 5(28), 82-92. 8


When citing electronic sources: Author, A. (year). Title of the work. Title of the publication [Electronic journal, or CD-Room, etc]. xx, xxx-iv. Retrieved from URL. Disney Corporations (1 January, 2012). Club Penguin. Retrieved from http://www.clubpenguin.com/es/company/news-media/club-penguin-fanschanging-world-through-online-play

Ethics statement This journal strives to keep high standards of quality and publication and, therefore, takes all the necessary measures to prevent any breach of ethics in its biannual publications. Authors who submit their papers attest that they are original, unpublished works and that they are not being evaluated by another journal. Authors will also attest that papers are of their own authorship and that they are not plagiarized or copied, either in part or in full, from other works. Papers will be submitted to double-blind peer review, meaning that the reviewer will not know the author of the paper and the author will not know the reviewer of the paper. The editor is responsible of choosing the papers to be published in each issue, and he or she will receive and choose the papers adjusting to the general topic of the journal. They will then be submitted to the journal’s Editorial Committee and Academic Committee. The evaluation of the manuscripts of each issue will be made at the discretion of the Editorial Committee and the editor. The content of both published and unpublished material may not be used for the personal research work of the editor or of any of the members of the Editorial Committee. Peer review is made ad honorem; should the reviewer believe that he or she is not qualified to do it, it will be the editor’s decision to change the paper’s reviewer. The text’s review will be objective, and in no case will it be evaluated based on the editor’s personal critique. 9


Reviewers may not issue opinions about texts regarding which they have conflict of interest. The information and data reported in the manuscripts submitted must be accurate. All research papers must include enough details and references as to allow the work to be replicated by others. Authors should submit for review completely original papers. If the work of others is used, it must be duly referenced and cited. Otherwise, the paper will constitute plagiarism. In the case of self-plagiarism, an author may not submit his or her own previously published work as recent.

Open access policy This journal grants immediate free access to its content under the principle of making the research freely available to the public, which promotes a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

Early publication In order to publish the research results of the journals as soon as possible, once the academic peers approve them, the papers will be published on the journal’s web site as an early publication with their respective DOI, and they will be updated once the editorial process of the journal is completed.

Guidelines on submission of a dossier for Aletheia 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Submitting the topic to Aletheia’s journal committee. Reviewing the paper publication guidelines. Selecting the topic editor. Publishing the call for papers in Aletheia’s web page. All procedures performed with regards to Aletheia.

Duties of the topic editor:

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1. Socializing and publicizing the call for papers. 2. Appointing reviewers for the selected papers. 3. Checking the reviewer’s corrections once the peer reviewers make their suggestions. 4. Write the journal’s editorial.

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Paper Evaluation Form, Aletheia Journal

The Aletheia Journal of the International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE) is conceived as an academic exercise that collectively proposes the dissemination of knowledge produced by researchers and academics addressing issues related to childhood, youth, family, education and human and social development, with the highest standards of quality. Title of the paper Name of the reviewer Date of the review

1. Classification Classify the paper in one of the following categories: Scientific research paper. The document presents the results of a finished or ongoing research. It includes a theoretical and methodological perspective, as well as results and conclusions. Reflection paper. The document presents the author’s analytical, interpretative or critical perspective on a specific topic, using the results of finished or ongoing research works.

Review paper. Presents the balance of a specific topic (trends, approaches, research progress) through a thorough analysis of an extensive bibliographical review (50 references on average).

Evaluate the following parameters of the article on a scale from 1.0 to 5.0, wjere 1.0 is the lowest quality value and 5.0 is the highest:

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2. Theoretical foundation a.

The paper submitted is relevant to the nature of Aletheia in terms of theory and topic.

Remarks

Grade b. The title is clear and adjusts well to the content Remarks

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The text includes an abstract with a structured summary of the manuscript submitted.

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Grade 3. Sources and references a. The sources used are relevant, current and well presented.

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b. The references are current and relevant to the topic developed.

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Remarks

Grade 4. Writing The paper is well written and, therefore, easy to read and to understand.

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5. Opinion

Publish without changes Publish with the changes suggested in the following item Not recommended for publication

6. Write the suggested changes, if necessary

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7. Additional comments or suggestions

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Comments

8. Reviewer’s information1 Full name Identification number Date of birth ORCID code Affiliation Graduate degree (PhD or Master’s degree)

1 This information is required for inclusion in national and international indexes.

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