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Author Guidelines

The Brazilian Journal of Computers in Education (Revista Brasileira de Informática na Educação - RBIE) publishes original scientific works in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. The authors should submit their paper using RBIE’s  online submission system

All papers submitted to the Journal are peer reviewed  by at least two reviewers (double blind) plus one member of the RBIE Editorial Board. The average evaluation time is 6 months for each round (peer review more associated editor response).  The paper is automatically rejected in the case it receives major review from two or more reviewers or when it needs more than two rounds of revisions. The editorial staff is formed by PhD with recognized expertise and experience in the field of Computers in Education. 

Manuscript submission and publishing at RBIE are free of charge.

It is strongly recommended that the work is supported by psycho-pedagogy theories, deals with innovative technology artifacts and correctly follows a scientific methodology. It is also expected the software/systems are evaluated in different educational scenarios. We also welcome systematic reviews that include clear research questions, a critical analysis, and directions for new challenges in the area.


Submission for evaluation:

  1. Scientific articles of complete and original work, which were destined exclusively to the Journal, will be evaluated and may be approved by the RBIE Editorial Council. Extended versions from works previously published on events (congresses, symposia, seminars, ...) may be accepted as long as they present at least 30% of additional contribution (it is recommended 50% or more).

  2. The works may be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English, but there must be an abstract in the English language. The number of pages must be in between 12-30, including pictures, references and annexes. The first page must contain the title, authors and filiation, electronic address, summary, abstract and keywords. The articles must follow the RBIE template (.docx or .tex) format on its very first submission (attention to remove all the information that may identify the authors, according to the blind review policy).

  3. The archives containing the submitted works must be in PDF format and no larger than 2MB (system's restriction).

  4. The Editorial Board has the right to suggest eventual modifications in the work’s content and structure, which will be solved by the authors. No additions or alterations will be permitted after its dispatch to the editorial composition.

  5. The opinions emitted in the works, as well as how exact or adequate their bibliographical references should be are of the author’s exclusive responsibility.

Note: Scientific articles of complete work are those that follow a scientific method and present research contribution as results. In addition, original work is the one that has not been previously published (exception made to master thesis or phd dissertations); in the case of extended versions, they must have at least 30% of additional content (it is recommended 50% or more) than the original publication (the authors must state it is an extended version in the comments during the submission, also informing where the original version was published).

RBIE detailed Instructions to Authors (must read) should be downloaded at:

The new RBIE .dotx template and RBIE .tex template may be downloaded at: and, respectively.



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. The contribution is original and never published before, and it’s not being evaluated for publishing elsewhere (e.g., another journal or conference/workshop); otherwise, it must be justified in the “Comments to the Editor”.
  2. It is a complete scientific work (it follows a scientific method and presents research contributions as results).
  3. The authorship identification was fully removed from the archive (authors names and filiations, names in the header, file properties and any other information that may identify the authors), thus ensuring the confidentiality in case it should be submitted to pairs’ evaluation (e.g., articles). This information must be added only on the final version of the manuscript, after the acceptance of the article to publication.
  4. The text follows the instructions (including manuscript primary language, number of pages, structure and template with style patterns and bibliographic requirements) described in the Instructions to Authors.
  5. The submission (and publication in case of acceptance) of the manuscript in RBIE is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.
  6. The submitted file must be in PDF format and no larger than 2MB (system restriction).

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following conditions:

  1. Authors keep their copyrights and grant the journal the publication rights, with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. Then, it is allowed to share the work identifying its authors and referencing the publication in this journal.
  2. Authors have the authorization to take on additional contracts separately, for non-exclusive distribution of the work published in this journal (ex.: publish in an institutional repository or as a book chapter), referencing the authors and the publication in this journal.
  3. Authors have permission and are encouraged  to publish and distribute their works online (in institutional repositories or in their own web page) in any moment after the editorial process, since it may generate productive altering, as well as increasing the impact and quotation of the published work (See The Free Access Effect). However, the information about the publication (journal title, volume/issue, pages) must be available.


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