Author Guidelines

EduCO2cean Magazine

IES Virxe do Mar
Rosalía de Castro 1
15200 Noia, Spain


This magazine is intended to make public the scientific and didactic investigations developed in the EduCO2cean project. The main sections of the magazine are:

A- Editorial.
B- Scientific dissemination articles.
C- Didactic dissemination articles (To shown activities with students as a way of transferring scientific knowledge from academic research articles)
D -Compilation of articles about the project published in international magazines of pedagogic impact.


The length of the article will be determined by its content, but a good target is  1500 – 3000 words.

Submissions and deadlines:

Please submit the articles to:  (subject: Educo2cean Magazine)

Deadlines: 20th December 2017 (first publication) and 30th May 2018 (second publication).

Format in which to send articles

Send your article as an attachment in a Word doc with the following structure:

  • Abstract.
  • Introduction: justification and contextualization.
  • Experience development.
  • Results, discussions and conclusions.
  • Bibliography and Resources.


Once we accept your article for publication, we will contact you if we need clarification or elaboration. Educo2cean Magazine reserves the right to edit all material for brevity, organization, clarity and grammatical precision.

Style and Approach for articles of didactic dissemination.

If you are writing about a program or series of activities undertaken in your school, try to avoid the “diary” approach. Readers do not need to know every little thing that happened. For the most part, they are reading for ideas that they can use or build on in their own outdoor or indoor classrooms. You may want to include an account of what worked and what didn’t work when you tried a particular teaching unit or activity, but your main purpose should be to inform readers how they might best go about developing a similar program, unit or activity.

If you are writing on a topic related to the environment or other global issues, such as climate change or ozone depletion, your primary purpose should not be to inform readers about these issues but rather to provide ideas for teaching about these issues. Some background information always useful, but most teachers have many other sources for such information. They look to your articles to find ways of conveying the complexity of these issues to young people.

Writing Tips for articles of didactic dissemination.

Please pay attention to the quality of your writing. Organize your ideas logically. Provide transitions as you move from one idea to the next. Use your best sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. Have an honest friend or colleague read and critiques your manuscript before you submit it.

Avoid overused words and phrases such as “in terms of,” “empowerment,” “we can make a difference,” “in this fast-paced, technological modern world of ours”….

Avoid verbosity, as in “It was unanimously agreed by all who participated and were involved in this exciting event that the students had been empowered to really make a difference in terms of helping Mother Nature and saving the environment.”

Note about you, the author:

Please add a sentence or two about yourself that we can add to the end of your article. Our typical closer goes something like “Gloria Rivas teaches Ethics at Virxe do Mar School  in Noia, Spain”


If possible, please send a selection of 8-10 high-resolution photographs to illustrate your article. If you do not have photographs but could take some, please do. Staged photos are fine. For each photo, please provide a caption that describes the subject and/or action in the picture. Similarly, provide the name(s) of the photographer(s) so that credit can be given.


If you quote, paraphrase or otherwise cite other texts in your article, you must credit the author in an endnote which includes: author, title, place of publication, publisher, date, and page number(s) where you found the quote or the idea that you are citing. If citing a journal or periodical, provide the titles of both the journal and the article, as well as the date, volume, issue and page numbers. If citing material found on a website, please provide the names of the sponsoring organization and the author (if known), the title of the article, the complete website address, and the date that you accessed the information.

Resource lists and articles about the project for compilation.

If you are recommending teaching resources or references for further reading, please include a complete bibliographic citation of these in a “Resources” section at the end. Include the title, author, publisher, date and place of publication, the number of pages, the ISBN number, and contact information for the publisher or distributor. You will usually find all of this information on the inside overleaf of the book. The aim is to give all of the information that interested readers will need to obtain their own copies of the resources.