Recommendations for inclusive, non-sexist language

Revista de Estudios e Investigación en Psicología y Educación uses and promotes the use of inclusive, non-sexist language in its publications. Given the complexity and social impact of the thematic areas covered by the journal, authors should take particular care when reporting data to describe and analyze participant characteristics in appropriate terms and omit details not relevant to the hypothesis or results of the research. Patronizing or stereotypical language should be avoided in all cases. Where data in relation to sex are collected as part of the study, authors are recommended to mention whether they have considered the influence of sex as a variable on any differences between the results, and to report any findings in this regard in the conclusions.

Recommended reading:

American Psychological Association (March 2022). Bias-Free Language.

American Psychological Association (2021). Inclusive Language Guidelines.

Albert Muñoz, Cristina (2022).  Guía para un uso no sexista de la lengua, 2ª ed. Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. [Use of the first edition (2019) ceded to Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC, Spain.]

FECYT (2022). Hacia una comunicación inclusiva de la ciencia: Reflexiones y acciones de éxito. Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología, F. S. P. (FECYT).

United Nations (2022) Disability-Inclusive Communications Guidelines. Available in: - Direct link:
[Spanish version: Naciones Unidas (2022). Directrices para una comunicación inclusiva de la discapacidad. Disponible en: - Enlace directo:]

United Nations, Office at Geneva. Disability Inclusive Language Guidelines.
[Spanish version: Naciones Unidas, Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra. Directrices para un lenguaje inclusivo en el ámbito de la discapacidad.]

UN Women. GenderTerm: UN Women online resources on the use of gender-inclusive language.
[Spanish version: ONU Mujeres. GenderTerm: Recursos en línea de ONU. Mujeres sobre el uso de un lenguaje inclusivo al género.]