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Infancia y Aprendizaje (Childhood and Learning)

Journal for the Study of Education and Development


(You may view this call in Taylor & Francis Online, or download it as a PDF.)



June 1st, or until Editor is named.



Three years, renewable by mutual consent for further terms, starting in 2017. Usually, two three-year terms allow sufficient time to implement and see through the incoming Editor’s vision and plan for the journal.

The Editor elect and his/her office should be fully operational by January 1st, 2017 in order to begin reviewing new manuscripts.


Journal Scope

Infancia y Aprendizaje (Spanish for “Childhood and Learning”), Journal for the Study of Education and Development publishes original works of research and intervention on human learning and cultural developmental processes all throughout the life span.

Infancia y Aprendizaje is published by Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje (FIA) in association with Routledge. It was founded in 1978, and quickly became (and remains to this day) the most relevant journal on educational and developmental psychology in Spanish language.

Currently, the journal is fully bilingual: all articles are published in English and Spanish, and manuscripts may be submitted in either language.

Many important researchers have participated in the journal as authors and/or members of the Editorial Board: J. Belsky, J. Bruner, U. Bronfenbrenner, M. Cole, M. Gauvain, D. C. Geary, Y. M Goodman, J. Goodnow, P. M. Greenfield, B. Inhelder, A. Karmiloff-Smith, D. Khun, L. M. Laosa, L. C. Moll, K. Nelson, D. Olson, B. Rogoff, G. Salomon, G. B. Saxe, M. Scardamalia, H. R. Schaffer, I. Sigel… (You may find a more extensive list at the end of this article.)

If you wish to have a look into the journal, you may visit Prospectives in Developmental Psychology, a free-to-access collection of some of its most interesting articles.


Main editorial goals

Our commitment as a Foundation is to advancing scientific knowledge by publishing high-quality works that are interesting to researchers worldwide, who read and cite our journals because they find them relevant and groundbreaking.

In this context, these are FIA’s main goals for this Editorial term:

1. Recruiting and promoting quality debate among renowned and promising authors who work in fields and themes relevant to the journal scope.

2. Strengthening in English-speaking countries the journal’s current status in Spanish-speaking countries as an internationally relevant, go-to source in developmental and educational psychology.

3. Increasing the journal’s Impact Factor. 


Bilingual Co-Editorship

Infancia y Aprendizaje is a bilingual journal with a firm intention to become an established, go-to reference for both the English-speaking and the Spanish-speaking research communities. In order to have maximum input from and impact on these two communities, FIA is open to appointing two Co-Editors, one for each language area.

Whether the Editor is fluent in both languages, or rather relies on a Co-Editor and/or a sufficient number of Associate Editors for managing manuscripts submitted on the other language, is an open decision (FIA may provide with suggestions and assistance to this respect). In any case, appointed Editor/s should have a (combined) network of scholars who may become Associate Editors, members of the Board, and/or reviewers, sufficient to review manuscripts submitted in both languages.


Qualifications and requirements of candidates

The main qualities needed are: an established record of scholarship in the field of developmental psychology; management skills to supervise the full editorial cycle from manuscript submission through publication and to meet deadlines; and the ability to recruit for the Editorial Board renowned experts with a similar skill set.

The role also implies the following responsibilities:

-Providing with a clear vision for the direction of the journal during his/her tenure as Editor/Co-Editor, as well as advancing the means intended to attain it.

-Assembling a team of Associate Editors, sufficient in number to guarantee expertise of all subdisciplines covered by the journal, as well as to carry out all manuscripts’ peer-review in both English and Spanish.

-Selecting an ample pool of competent, timely reviewers, highly literate in English and/or Spanish (the journal will also provide with its current reviewer database.

-Identifying and appointing members of international renown and prestige to the Editorial Board.

-Processing 150-200 manuscripts per year (of which generally about 25% are sent for review, the remaining 75% being initially dismissed) via Editorial Manager, an online manuscript submission and peer-review management system.

-Having full, clear institutional support for the duration of the tenure, including additional release time, office space, utilities, use of computers and other equipment, economic support for a full time Managing Editor*, student workers and/or other basic expenses.

*As a Taylor & Francis / Routledge publication, Infancia y Aprendizaje may be able to provide partial financial support in the form of a modest annual stipend.



Applicants should send a letter of application to Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla , including their vision for the future of the journal and a description of their qualifications for the editorship (see requirements above). Applicants should also include copies of their CV and documentation indicating prospective institutional support.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential and will be judged on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

For further information, please contact:

Miguel del Río
Director of Publications
Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje

Pº Naranjo de Bulnes, 69
28707 San Sebastián de los Reyes
Madrid, Spain
Telephone: +34 916589100
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Highlighted authors and/or members of the Editorial Board, 1978-2016


E. K. Ackerman

J. de Ajuriaguerra

A. Álvarez

A. Bautista

G. Bazerman

J. Belsky

C. Bereiter

D. F. Bjorklund

C. Blanche-Benveniste

A. M. Borzone

B. Brizuela

J. P. Bronckart

U. Bronfenbrenner

J. Bruner

M. Boulton

J. Call

M. Carpenter

M. Carretero

R. Case

A. M. Chartier

M. M. Clark

G. Claxton

M. Cole

C. Coll

F. Cordón

R. Cowan

J. Delval

E. Ferreiro

J. N. García

M. N. Gaskill

M. Gauvain

D. C. Geary

C. Gillièron

Y. M. Goodman

J. Goodnow

P. Goudena



P. M. Greenfield

P. L . Harris

M. L. Hoffman

B. Inhelder

S. Järvelä

A. Karmiloff-Smith

D. Khun

P. Lacasa

M. Lamb

W. E. Lambert

L. M. Laosa

P. Light 

B. B. Lloyd

M. Manning

A. Marchesi

E. Martí

E. Martín

N. Mercer

C. Monereo

L. C. Moll

G. Mugny

K. Nelson

D. Olson

R. Ortega

J. Palacios

A. N. Perret-Clermont

C. Pontecorvo

J. I. Pozo

J. D. Ramírez

L. Resnick

P. del Río

A. Rivière

P. Rochat

E. Rockwell

M. J. Rodrigo

B. Rogoff


A. Rosa

R. Rosas

C. R. Rosemberg

K. Rubin

J. C. Rutkowska

G. Salomon

E. Sánchez

Y. Sayeki

G. B. Saxe

M. Scardamalia

H. R. Schaffer

N. Scheuer

B. Schneuwly

A. Schoenfeld

I. Sigel

P. K. Smith

A. Teberosky

W. G. Tierney

L. Tolchinsky 

K. Topping

P. Tulviste

J. Valsiner

R. Van der Veer

M. van Dijk

M. H. van IJzendoorn 

G. Vergnaud

S. Von Tetzchner

S. Vosniadu

K. Wakai

G. Wells

J. V. Wertsch

M. Wilkinson

L. T. Winegar

D. J. Wood

A. V. Zaporozhets

R. Zazzo

P. G. Zukow

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