Journals

The table below contains information about and links to journals that publish science education articles. Unless otherwise indicated, journal descriptions were taken directly from the journal's webpage or the webpage of its affiliate organization.

Advances in Physiology Education
Advances in Physiology Education is dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning physiology and to the advancement of physiology as a teaching profession. It publishes peer-reviewed descriptions of new strategies for teaching, reports of education research, critical reviews of current educational practice, essays on physiology education, and articles that organize the content of physiology for problem-centered learning. Columns provide reviews of textbooks and computer software, notices and reports of meetings of interest to physiology teachers, and abstracts of relevant articles from other journals.

American Biology Teacher
The American Biology Teacher, a nationally recognized journal, brings you specific how-to-do-it suggestions for the classroom and laboratory, field activities, interdisciplinary programs, and articles on recent advances in biology and life science. Each issue features reviews of books, classroom technology products, and "Biology Today." Published 9 times a year, the journal also covers the social and ethical implications of biology and ways to incorporate such concerns into instructional programs.

American Journal of Education
Founded as School Review in 1893, AJE acquired its present name in November 1979. The Journal seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship, and to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. To achieve that goal, papers are published that present research, theoretical statements, philosophical arguments, critical syntheses of a field of educational inquiry, and integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

The aim of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBED) is to assist in the teaching of biochemistry and molecular biology at the college, graduate school and medical school level throughout the world. The main intended audience of BAMBED is instructors at universities and colleges who teach biochemistry, molecular biology, and related fields such as microbiology and cell biology. Articles are welcomed on teaching techniques and practice in all areas related to these fields, and on methods of assessment of the effectiveness of new educational approaches. Articles are also encouraged on research in biochemistry and molecular biology education. Short reviews will be accepted or solicited from time to time on key areas of biochemical knowledge from workers active in the field. Such reviews are intended to provide background material for the preparation of lectures. Articles providing details of simple, tried and tested, laboratory experiments are especially encouraged. Those interested in secondary school outreach may submit papers aimed at increasing awareness of college and university faculty toward possibilities for contributing to the ongoing education of secondary school teachers.

Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching

Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching is the refereed, quarterly publication of the Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE).

BioScience

BioScience is the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). In BioScience, authors weave the interests of diverse sciences into timely overviews of research and essays on biological education, policy, and history. A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal for biologists, BioScience is intended for readers reaching a broad perspective on current research in biology. BioScience also contains professionally written feature articles on the latest frontiers in biology, opinions and debates, book reviews, news about AIBS, and a political column, Washington Watch. Periodic special issues provide an in-depth look at important topics.

Cell Biology Education

Cell Biology Education is an online, quarterly journal owned and published by the American Society for Cell Biology. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on life science education at the K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels. The American Society for Cell Biology believes that learning in biology encompasses diverse fields, including math, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, and the interdisciplinary intersections of biology with these fields. Within biology, CBE is particularly interested in how students are introduced to the study of life sciences, as well as approaches in cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and proteomics. The age level of the target audience may be K-12, community college, comprehensive college or university students, graduate students, postdocs, or teacher training at any level.

Conservation Biology

The journal publishes scientific papers on topics such as population ecology and genetics, ecosystem management, freshwater and marine conservation, landscape ecology, and the many human dimensions of conservation and is the most frequently cited conservation journal in the world. Articles on conservation biology education appear in a special section in some issues.

Educational Researcher

Educational Researcher (ER) is published nine times per year and is received by all members of AERA. It contains scholarly articles of general significance to the educational research community from a wide range of disciplines. ER's Features section publishes articles that report, synthesize, or analyze scholarly inquiry-especially manuscripts that focus on the interpretation, implication, or significance of research in education-and manuscripts that examine developments important to the field of educational research.

International Journal of Educational Research

Education, as a central institution in modern societies, has contributed much to human welfare. These contributions include intellectual, social and economic development as well as the enlargement of knowledge and an increased understanding of culture. Greater educational effectiveness and productivity can contribute even more to the advancement of nations. Research is one means by which educational effectiveness and productivity can be studied and ultimately improved. Educators, policy makers, and researchers in every country can benefit from the most significant investigations conducted in a variety of countries throughout the world. The purpose of this journal is to make such investigations more widely available. Issued eight times per year, each issue consists of a research monograph on a single topic or an edited, thematic collection of closely related papers. Each issue will contain a maximum of 45,000 words, with a range of 42,500 to 45,000 a reasonable target for contributors.

International Journal of Science Education

The International Journal of Science Education is firmly established as an authoritative voice in the world of science education. Special emphasis placed on applicable research relevant to educational practice, guided by educational realities in systems, schools, colleges and universities. The journal comprises peer-reviewed general articles, papers on innovations and developments, research reports and book reviews. Each volume contains a Special Issue devoted to a topic of major interest and importance, guest-edited by an acknowledged expert.

Journal of Agricultural Education

The Journal of Agricultural Education contains articles on current trends and issues as well as descriptions or analyses of innovation, research, philosophical concerns, and learner/program evaluation in agricultural education. The journal is published by the American Association for Agricultural Education

Journal of Biological Education

Published by the Institute of Biology , this international journal specializes in the teaching of biology up to the first-year undergraduate level.

Journal of College Science Teaching

The main purpose of the Journal of College Science Teaching is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on and experiences with undergraduate science courses, particularly those for the nonscience major. Publishing in JCST is also an opportunity to report and discuss innovative teaching materials, methods, and evaluative criteria; disseminate contributions toward improving college science instruction; and describe work in disciplinary science courses that is broad enough in its approach to appeal to teachers in other scientific fields. All manuscripts are peer reviewed.

Journal of Engineering Education
The Journal of Engineering Education is a scholarly professional journal published quarterly by the American Society for Engineering Education. The American Society for Engineering Education is committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. This mission is accomplished by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members.

Journal for Natural Resource and Life Science Education
The Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education is published once each year by the American Society of Agronomy. Cooperators to the journal include the American Association for Agricultural Education, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Society of Plant Biologists, the American Phytopathological Society, the American Society for Horticultural Science, Ecological Society of America, the Crop Science Society of America, the Entomological Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Journal of Research in Science and Teaching, the official journal of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners on issues of science teaching and learning and science education policy. Scholarly manuscripts within the domain of the Journal of Research in Science and Teaching include, but are not limited to, investigations employing qualitative, ethnographic, historical, survey, philosophical, or case study research approaches; position papers; policy perspectives; critical reviews of the literature; and comments and criticism.

Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL)

JoSoTL is designed to encourage all instructors to engage in the discussion of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and to become involved in the sharing of knowledge and learning about the teaching-learning process. Any report about an investigation into what works (or doesn't work) for a particular teaching-learning context will be considered for publication. Those submissions that include reflective commentary about the result of the investigation will be considered of greater value to our readership and more appealing for publication. The journal shall also consider submissions that offer opinion, thoughtful reflection, commentary, or theoretical ideas related to SoTL.

Journal of Science Education and Technology

Journal of Science Education and Technology is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of original peer reviewed, contributed and invited articles to improve and enhance science education at all levels worldwide. Topics covered can be categorized as: disciplinary (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering and the learning processes related to their acquisition and assessment of results), technological (computer, video, audio, and print), and organizational (legislation, administration, implementation, and teacher enhancement). Insofar as technology is playing an increasing role both in the understanding and development of science disciplines and in the delivery of information, the journal includes it as a component of science education. The journal provides a stimulating and informative variety of papers geared toward theory and practice in the hope that common information shared among a broad coalition of individuals and groups involved in science education will facilitate future efforts. In addition to works in the fields mentioned above and case studies of exemplary implementations, the journal publishes reviews of books, videotapes, software, and relevant products to help reach our common goal: excellence in science education.

Microbiology Education

Microbiology Education Journal is a peer-reviewed publication showcasing scholarly work in the field of microbiology education. Its scope includes outcome-based learning activities and courses that convey important concepts about the microbial world; techniques used to study microorganisms; and assessment of student learning, teaching techniques, or program effectiveness.

Research in Higher Education

Research in Higher Education , Journal of the Association for Institutional Research, is an essential source of new information for all concerned with the functioning of postsecondary educational institutions. The journal publishes original, quantitative research articles which contribute to an increased understanding of an institution, aid faculty in making more informed decisions about current or future operations, and improve the efficiency of an institution.

Research in Science Education

Research in Science Education is an international journal which publishes scholarly science education research of interest to researchers, practitioners and others interested in science education. Articles are published relating to early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, workplace and informal learning contexts as they relate to science education. The aim of the journal is to promote scholarly science education research in these contexts and to bring the publication of this research to the professional research community, to practitioners in those various contexts, and to others interested in science education. The scope of the journal is wide-ranging in both content and type of articles. Articles representing a range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods are invited. The journal welcomes papers based on innovative methods. The content of the articles relates to science education generally and includes, for example, relevant aspects of information technology education and design technology education. Scholarly reports of research, major review articles and position papers, comments and criticism on recently published papers in the journal or issues of general interest to science educators are published.

Research in Science and Technological Education

Research in Science and Technological Education publishes original research from throughout the world dealing with science education and technological education. It publishes articles on psychological, sociological, economic and organizational aspects of science and technological education, as well as evaluation studies of curriculum development in these fields. The journal aims to give specialists working in these areas the opportunity to publish their findings for the benefit of institutions, teachers, and students. Research in Science and Technological Education encourages high quality research, leading to more effective practices, behaviors and curricula in science and technology within educational establishments.

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (PARE)

Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (PARE) is a peer-reviewed on-line journal published by the edresearch.org and the Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Its purpose is to provide education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency (LEA) level. Manuscripts published in Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about issues and practices in education. They are designed to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends and research developments.

School Science and Mathematics

The SSM is an international journal which is published monthly, October through May, emphasizing issues, concerns, and lessons within and between the disciplines of science and mathematics in the classroom. Members are encouraged to submit articles to the editor for publication. Regular journal columns include: Early Days, SSMILes, Technology Reviews, Book Reviews, Problems, Association News,and Annual Index.