Call for Papers for the Special Issue 2020 vol 9(e) of the International Journal of Education for Social Justice on "Consequences of Schools Closures due to Covid-19 on Educational Inequalities"

The International Journal of Education for Social Justice calls for the submission of articles for its extraordinary issue of 2020 on “Consequences of Schools Closures due to Covid-19 on Educational Inequalities”

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The school and universities closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic is currently affecting more than one billion children, adolescents and young people worldwide. This measure, as UNESCO has rightly pointed out, will have profound and lasting consequences, both social and economic.

Thus, learning has been suddenly interrupted, with it the food that many boys and girls receive at school, there is a lack of preparation of parents for distance or home teaching, unequal access to learning platforms digital, insufficient childcare, high financial costs, mechanical incidence in the health system, increased pressure for schools that remain open and a trend of increasing dropout rates.

All these elements do not affect all boys, girls, adolescents and young people equally. In some issues it only affects some groups and in others it does so unevenly. In any case, this school closure is deepening educational inequalities.

The UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice of the Autonomous University of Madrid, together with RINACE. Research Network on Quality, Effectiveness and Change in Education, invite academics and teachers at all educational levels to submit articles that generically address the consequences of the school closure by covid-19 on educational inequalities.

Articles will be considered as products of empirical research, but also essays, practical experiences, reflections, etc., valuing both diagnoses that denounce situations of inequality and innovative proposals both in the field of school and the educational system, and at all educational levels, from early childhood education to university studies.

Given the exceptional nature of the situation, they will be published in an extraordinary “open” issue, in which the articles will be published as they are prepared without the need to close the issue. In addition, a rapid evaluation will be attempted so that all proposals are evaluated within one month of receipt, and published as soon as possible.

It will also be more flexible regarding the length of the articles, accepting texts of any length, but not exceeding 8,000 words.


There is no deadline for the delivery of originals, they will be published as they are approved.
The evaluation time will not exceed one month.


The texts will be sent by email to the director of the journal, F. Javier Murillo: It is essential to indicate that said texts are addressed to the thematic section: “Consequences of School Closures by Covid-19 in Educational Inequalities”. Also, the “Letter of originality, conflict of interest and transfer of copyright” will be attached to this email, which can be downloaded at the following link:

For the evaluation of the articles, the norms established in the journal will be followed: