Education and Psychology Series

1. Series Guidelines

The purpose of the Education and Psychology Series is to provide texts of scientific interest in these two fields to both researchers and the University community, as well as to anyone who might have an interest in these subjects. The objective is to accurately analyse subject areas of interest to the market, and to contribute to the diffusion of same.

The frequency of publications will be marked by the reception of originals.  However, a minimum of two publications per year will be published.

Contributions should be of high quality scientific and will be subjected to double blind peer evaluations.

Common university texts, doctoral theses and proceedings of conferences, congresses, symposiums and tributes will not be published in this Series, but rather in other series/products of the University Editorial Service.

2. Start date


3. Director

Laura Mintegi Lakarra

Department of Didactics of Language & Literature (UPV / EHU). Graduate in History and PhD in Psychology with a thesis on Literature and Psychoanalysis. Head of the Department of Language & Literature Didactics from 1999 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2012. Deputy Head of the Revista de Psicodidáctica / Journal of Psychodidactics.

Main lines of research: Education and Bilingualism, Communicative Competence and Didactics of Literature.

A literary author, she has written a book of short stories and five novels, some award-winning, which have been translated into several languages.

4. Scientific Committee

4.1. Members

The Scientific Committee is made up of University Professors who are experienced specialists in the fields of Education and Psychology.

Urtza Garay Ruiz


Department of Didactics of Language & Literature

PhD in Pedagogy, specialising in psychodidactics. Expert in editing texts and in multilingual education. Lines of research: New Technologies applied to education, treatment of multilingualism and cultural diversity in society and in schools.

Nekane Arratibel Insausti

Mondragon Unibertsitatea

Faculty of Humanities & Educational Sciences (HUHEZI)

PhD in Psychology in the area of Social Psychology. Specialist in the field of Psycho-sociolinguistics. Lines of research: Basque language and cultural normalization in society and in the education, motivation and attitudes towards the Basque language.

Aintzane Etxebarria Lejarreta


Department of Didactics of Language & Literature

PhD in Basque Philology from the University of Deusto with a thesis on teaching the Basque language. She is currently researching the following aspects of language teaching: resources for the development of oral proficiency, linguistic variety and prosody.

Garbiñe Ortiz Anzola

UPV/EHU - Faculty of Psychology

Department of Social Psychology & Methodology of Behavioural Sciences

PhD in Psychology. Area of knowledge: Social Psychology. Research lines: intergroup relations, gender stereotypes, institutional culture, language use.

Eneko Tejada Garitano


Department of Didactics & School Organisation

PhD in Pedagogy. Expert in aggression between equals (bullying). Research lines: New Technologies applied to education and active teaching and learning methodologies.

Jaione Apalategi Begiristain

Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA/NUP)

Faculty of Psychology & Pedagogy

PhD in Pedagogy. Area of Didactics and School Organization. Research lines: Educational organization and theory/practice of holo-linguistics, Pedagogical science in teacher training, Direction of educational centres, Creative teaching and learning.

Josep Ballester Roca

Universitat de València

Department of Didactics of Language & Literature

PhD in Philology. Research lines: Literary, Linguistic and intercultural education, Comparative literature in multilingual contexts. Coordinator of the research group "Literary Education, Linguistics, Culture and Society". Director of the Journal of research and innovation, Language and Texts.

Xabier Isasi Balanzategi

UPV/EHU - Faculty of Psychology

Department of Social Psychology & Methodology of Behavioural Sciences

PhD. Research lines: Social Sciences, Demo-linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Multivariate analysis and application models

Pablo Sotes Ruiz

Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA/NUP)

Department of Psychology & Pedagogy (Director)

PhD in Psychology. Specialist area: Developmental and educational psychology. Former director of the linguistic plan for the UPNA. Research lines: Teaching and learning of languages in multilingual teaching. Attitudes and beliefs about languages.

Andoni Barreña Agirrebeitia

Universidad de Salamanca - Faculty of Philology

Department of Spanish Language

PhD in Basque Philology. Research lines: The acquisition of Basque as a first language, The bilingual or simultaneous acquisition of two languages, Worldwide linguistic diversity.

4.2. Functions

The Scientific Committee is made up of University professors who are specialists and experienced in the fields of Education and Psychology. Its function is to attract original texts to the Series, to guarantee the scientific quality of the texts that are published, to make proposals to cultivate new editorial fields and, in the event that it is proposed by the Editorial Service, to participate in the blind-evaluation process.

5. Instructions for authors submitting original manuscripts

Originals should be sent to the Editorial Service e-mail address,  together with a request form which includes the following information: full personal data of the author(s), complete title of the work (this can be modified later), scientific interest, objective public and possible commercial interest in same.  Works must be unedited or the result of original research.

The Editorial Service Managers will analyse and decide whether or not to publish the work, following consultation with the advisers in this field from the Scientific Committee.

If the work is to be considered, the Editorial Service Managers will choose two people to evaluate the work, and a third as reserve.

The reports must be received by the Editorial Service within a maximum period of two months.

Once the evaluations have been received, the Scientific Committee for the Series will decide whether to accept the publication, reject it, provide suggestions for modifications or request a third evaluation.

Originals will be presented in PDF format, including images, tables, photographs and other graphic elements.

6. Information on the manuscript selection process

In order to be accepted, texts must pass a double blind peer evaluation carried out by at least two evaluators. 

If both reports are positive, it will be considered that publication is recommended, although changes may be made according to the suggestions and recommendations of the evaluation reports.

If both reports are negative, it will be considered that it is recommended not to publish the work.

If one report is positive and the other negative, a third evaluation may be requested.

7. Titles of this series