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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 prievously 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 Microsoft Word (or Opensource equivalent).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. The manuscript has preferably been formated according to the DER Template.
  • The submitted manuscript has been prepared for blind peer review. All references to and names of the authors have been removed from every parto of the manuscript and replaces with the word "Author".

    Author information has been included in the submission process (Step 3. Metadata)

  • DER will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language, it is authors' responsibility. Also, reviewers may advise non acceptance of a manuscript if there are an unacceptable number of grammatical errors.

Author Guidelines

Aims and scope

The articles should focus on subjects related to the impact of ICT on education and new emergent forms of teaching and learning in digital environments. DER will consider research works as well as reviews and theoretical reviews.

DER will only consider original, unpublished manuscripts that have not been submitted for publication elsewhere. DER suggests to review the previous papers published by DER that can be related with the proposal.

Manuscripts admitted

  • Peer Review Articles: articles that have passed the blind evaluation carried out by a group of experts
  • Reviews: short articles about books, software or websites and PhD
  • Monographic articles: articles focused on a specific topic related to a specific Call for Papers. They will also be peer reviewed.

Manuscript submission

  • The papers, which must be unpublished, should be sent by this system.  If you are not registered, you must do so before submitting your articles to review, using the format that appears in section REGISTER.  Once registered, you must open a working session (enter the website using your user name and password) and begin the process of sending the document, which consists of 5 steps. The article processing or submission does not have any charges.
  • The papers must be original and they must not be published previously.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted in electrolic file format (.docx, .odt). DER will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language. Also, reviewers may advise non acceptance of a manuscript if there are an unacceptable number of grammatical errors. Further information on ortography and grammar and the University of Barcelona Style Guide available at:
  • Articles received can be in Spanish or in English. In both cases is necessary to include an abstract and key words in English.
  • After an author has published in DER, he will not be able to publish any new manuscript in the next two issues. 



Submitted articles must cointain the following information:

  • First page:
    • Title page (English)
    • Abstract in English, Spanish of a maximum of 200 words
    • Keywords: a maximmum of 5 keywords that identify the subject area of the paper in English and Spanish.
  • Body of the article: The extension of the body of the text is free (recommended within 4000-6000 words). It is recommended that it has introduction,  methodology, results, conclusions and references.
  • References: APA 7th Edition 

Author information (name and surname, position or academic affiliation, e-mail address and ORCID) must be included in the submission process but not in the document to guarantee blind review process.



  • All the authors will receive notification of receipt of the work (November & December)
  • The editors will determine the interest and relevance of the manuscript and then it will be sent to the reviewers (January)
  • Authors will receive the referees' comments with the final decision (It may be acceptable in present form/ It might be acceptable with minor revisions/It might be acceptable after a deep revision/It can't be accepted). Authors may check at any time the evaluation process' status through the OJS platform.
  • Comments of the review process will be sent within a maximum period of 6 months.
  • If the paper is accepted, the authors must attend to the reviewer's requirements and send back the paper in a period of 1 month.
  • After a second review the authors are requested to send an electronic file with the final version of the paper, attending the Editor's formal requirements.
The editors of the journal reserve the right to publish the contributions in the issue which they consider most appropriate (June or December).
Those articles which are not published because it is felt they are not appropriate for the journal will be returned and the authors will be notified by e-mail (January).
Digital Education Review, DER, does not accept any responsibility for the points of view and statements made by the authors in their work.

Copyright Notice

All contents published by DER are under a license Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 Spain, of Creative Commons. All the conditions of use in: Creative Commons

It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain the necessary permits for images that are subject to copyright.


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