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Action in Teacher Education
Association of Teacher Educators
membersDesigned for a general teacher ed audience, but it does publish mathematics-specific articles. Particularly interested in action research articles.
AERAopen accessResearch"AERA Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). With an emphasis on rapid review and dissemination, AERA Open aims to advance knowledge through theoretical and empirical study across arenas of inquiry related to education and learning. AERA Open emphasizes publishing scientific and scholarly work that adds to knowledge incrementally and cumulatively. AERA Open also serves as a venue for innovation, novel inquiry and ideas, interdisciplinary bridge building, and research that fosters the connection of research to practice and practice to research."Launched 2014
American Educational Research Journal
AERAsubscriptionbimonthlyResearch20-50 pages47"The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ, quarterly; approximately 960 pp./volume year) publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education. The editors seek to publish articles from a wide variety of academic disciplines and substantive fields; they are looking for clear and significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes. Manuscripts not appropriate for submission to this journal include essays, reviews, course evaluations, and brief reports of studies to address a narrow question."
7/139 in Education & Educational Research
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
2000–3000 words
"APMC publishes papers considering the teaching and learning of mathematics applicable to early years (pre-F) and primary school students (Years F–6/7). Papers tend to have a very practical focus with reports and ideas for teaching activities, as well as reporting research which has a direct impact on classroom teaching. Papers will assist educators who may not have specific mathematics training to understand how children learn concepts which are built on in later years of schooling."
Australian Mathematics Teacher
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
2000-3000 words
"AMT considers the teaching and learning of mathematics generally appropriate for upper primary and junior secondary (Years 6–10). With the diversity of mathematical concepts taught in these years, papers still tend to have a strong classroom focus but there is often an emphasis on particular mathematical concepts or reporting research. A number of regular features provide readers with investigations that are also suitable for the classroom."
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
2000-3000 words
"ASMJ is for readers with an interest in mathematics and mathematics education in the senior years (Years 11–12) and beyond. Papers tend to have a greater mathematics content and often focus specifically on interesting or advanced mathematical concepts and investigations for the reader’s own interest or which might be replicated in the classroom."
Cognition and Instruction
Taylor & FrancissubscriptionQuarterlyResearch
Various lengths accepted
2.77"Among education journals, Cognition and Instruction's distinctive niche is rigorous study of foundational issues concerning the mental, socio-cultural, and mediational processes and conditions of learning and intellectual competence. For these purposes, both “cognition” and “instruction” must be interpreted broadly. The journal preferentially attends to the “how” of learning and intellectual practices. A balance of well-reasoned theory and careful and reflective empirical technique is typical... Research at multiple levels and involving multiple methods is welcomed."
35/58 (Psychology, Educational) and 69/84 (Psychology, Experimental)
College Mathematics Journal
MAAsubscriptionMath6-12 pages"The College Mathematics Journal [welcomes] engaging writing on new mathematics or new perspectives on known mathematics, and encourage historical perspectives, pedagogical notes, and open questions where possible. Also, The College Mathematics Journal has a tradition of an annual issue dedicated to recreational mathematics.
The College Mathematics Journal accepts the following types of submissions: articles, Classroom Capsules, Proofs Without Words, problems, solutions to published problems, and Media Highlights. Letters to the Editor on any topic are also welcome, and all kinds of comments, criticisms, and suggestions for making CMJ more lively, entertaining, and informative."
Educational Studies in Mathematics
9 per year
Research104 days350.959"Educational Studies in Mathematics presents new ideas and developments of major importance to practitioners working in the field of mathematical education. It reflects both the variety of research concerns within the field and the range of methods used to study them. Articles deal with didactical, methodological and pedagogical subjects, rather than with specific programs for teaching mathematics. The journal emphasizes high-level articles that go beyond local or national interest."
Included in top-tier of math ed journals by Nivens & Otten (2017). Graded "A*" (highest grade) by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
Curriculum Inquiry
Taylor & FrancissubscriptionQuarterlyResearch10,000 words"It is dedicated to studies of educational experience in schools, communities, families, and other local or transnational settings, using a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. CI brings together the work of both established and emerging scholars from a variety of academic fields and disciplines who theorize and examine curriculum and pedagogy, broadly defined, and whose work promotes conceptual debate and pushes beyond current understandings of educational research, theory, and practice. The journal publishes papers that explore and critique contemporary ideas, issues, trends, and problems in education, particularly those relating to curriculum, teaching and learning, teacher education, cultural practice, and educational research and policy."
Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education
3 per year
55 days"The aim of this journal is to continue the effort to understand and enhance changes in the nature of worthwhile mathematical work that can be performed by learning, teachers and practitioners with digital technologies—an effort begun by Seymour Papert in the original International Journal of Computers for Mathematics Learning. "Founding editor, Nathalie Sinclair.
Educational Leadership
1500-2500 words
"Our readers are educators from all levels, preK–12, and from many different disciplines and job positions—teachers, principals, superintendents, professors of education, and other leaders in education."Circulation: 135,000
Educational Researcher
AERAmembers9 per yearResearch5000 words3.827"Educational Researcher publishes scholarly articles that are of general significance to the education research community and that come from a wide range of areas of education research and related disciplines. ER aims to make major programmatic research and new findings of broad importance widely accessible... ER encourages submissions of three types of research articles—feature articles, reviews/essays, and briefs. Technical comments may also be submitted. In addition, ER publishes commentary articles under the demarcations of policy forum, letters, and books et al."
Electronic Journal of Mathematics & Technology
The eJMT strives to publish quality papers demonstrating that Mathematics and its applicable fields can be made Fun, Accessible, Challenging and Theoretical.
The eJMT has four basic areas of interest:
Trend 1: Research in Mathematics and its Applications and Mathematics Education with Technology
Trend 2: Instruction in Mathematics and its Applications with Technology
Trend 3: Learning in Mathematics and its Applications and Mathematics Education with Technology
Trend 4: Newly Emerging Technologies and Mathematical Fields
12217 papers delivered to 4432 unique IP addresses since February 2007
Selected articles from this journal will be published in RJMT (see below).
Elementary School Journal
Highly respected journal of general education research at the elementary/primary level -- publish work in all subject areas or studies that cut across subject areas.
"ESJ publishes peer-reviewed articles dealing with both education theory and research and their implications for teaching practice. In addition, ESJ presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, and sociology to school learning and teaching. ESJ prefers to publish original studies that contain data about school and classroom processes in elementary or middle schools while occasionally publishing integrative research reviews and in-depth conceptual analyses of schooling."
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Ranking: Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
Equity and Excellence in Education
"Equity and Excellence in Education publishes articles based on scholarly research utilizing qualitative or quantitative methods, as well as essays that describe and assess practical efforts to achieve educational equity and are contextualized within an appropriate literature review. We consider manuscripts on a range of topics related to equity, equality and social justice in K-12 or postsecondary schooling, and that focus upon social justice issues in school systems, individual schools, classrooms, and/or the social justice factors that contribute to inequality in learning for students from diverse social group backgrounds. There have been and will continue to be many social justice efforts to transform educational systems as well as interpersonal interactions at all levels of schooling. Some are successful while others fall short of their goals. This journal provides a record of those important experiments and ventures."
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Word Count: 7800
Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
"The aim is to advance the scholarship and the scientific knowledge base in these areas. Articles can take variety of forms of scholarly communication. We emphasize communications which have not been stressed adequately in the past such as interview/conversations with eminent scholars of the field and hence encourage authors to get engaged in such activities and prepare manuscripts of this form. We welcome ideas and suggestions for special issues dedicated to a special theme or region/country."
Ranking: 2nd Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
"The Journal aims to stimulate discussions on contemporary topics in science and mathematics education and to foster the application of the results in primary, secondary, and higher education. Research papers are welcome for rapid publication. The Journal is a platform for exchange of original ideas with particular emphasis on application. We welcome empirical and theoretical research papers, as well as papers on innovation of teaching techniques and technologies, and position papers. The European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education is open-access, peer-reviewed and published quarterly. There are no publication charges."
Began in 2013
Far East Journal of Mathematics Education
"The FJME is an academic journal devoted to the publication of research articles and critical survey articles on all aspects of mathematics education having potential for utility to educators, researchers, and practitioners. The FJME is being published in one volume annually comprises of three issues in the months of February, June and October."
Started in 2011
All published articles are reviewed/indexed in Mathematical Reviews, MathSciNet, Zentralblatt für Mathematik, IndexCopernicus Data, EBSCOhost, and the journals have been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus, Elsevier's bibliographic database, Ei databases index, EMBASE, EMCare also.
Publisher: Pushpa Publishing House
Fields Mathematics Education Journal
This international peer-reviewed online journal aims to provide open access to the range of themes that attract attention of the mathematics education community internationally.
The FMEJ has an international editorial board.
All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed.
If a manuscript is not accepted for publication in Fields Mathematics Education Journal and the authors choose to submit a revised version to another SpringerOpen published journal, they will pass the reviews on to the other journal's editors at the authors’ request. They will reveal the reviewers' names to the handling editor for editorial purposes unless reviewers let them know when they return their report that they do not wish us to share their report with another SpringerOpen published journal and/or that they do not wish to participate further in the peer review of this manuscript.
Published by Springer, associated with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.
New in 2015
For the Learning of Mathematics
This journal is specific to mathematics education
"The journal aims to stimulate reflection on mathematics education at all levels, and promote study of its practices and its theories: to generate productive discussion; to encourage enquiry and research; to promote criticism and evaluation of ideas and procedures current in the field. It is intended for the mathematics educator who is aware that the learning and teaching of mathematics are complex enterprises about which much remains to be revealed and understood."
A reader-friendly journal that is open to all forms of inquiry into mathematics education, not just research reports. FLM can be thought of as a journal to publish any studies, summaries, comparisons, theoretical pieces, stories, or reflective thoughts that are worthwhile for others in the field to read. Published 3 times a year, based at the University of Alberta. Current editor: Richard Barwell. Former editors: David Wheeler, David Pimm, Brent Davis.
Articles published in English or French
Graded "A" by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
Global Education Review
GER is a forum for reporting approaches to and implications of educational practice, as well as the influence of social, economic, and political forces on educational practice in different countries or global regions. GER is published in thematic issues that reflect on policy and practice in educational settings in the United States and abroad. Selected themes focus on issues that are relevant to the field of education, with implications for policy nationally and/or globally. As a generalist journal, GER strives to provide open access, clearly written articles that are free of technical jargon to policy makers and educators at all levels, including those directly involved with student learning on a daily basis. Theoretical, empirical, and policy related articles are welcomed that address critical issues in education throughout the world.
Online format, open access.
Focuses on policy matters or work that informs policy (though not exclusively)
Publisher: Mercy College, NY
Published quarterly.
Global Research Journal on Mathematical and Science Education
The aim of the journal is to promote fresh scholarly enquiry in the field of mathematics and science education for primary, secondary and higher level of study. It is devoted to through light on recent developments and research activities in the wide field of mathematics and science education . Its broad coverage will encompass
Mathematics Education, Science Education, Chemistry Education, Physics Education, Life Science, Environmental Education, Statistics Education, ICT Education, Technology and Engineering Education.
Policy/Curriculum/Language/History issues in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE), Challenges of MSTE in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) context
Management Science Education, Library Science Education
ISSN 2278-0769
International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education (IEJME)
Renamed as Journal of μathematics Education (see below)
International Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (RIPEM)
"The RIPEM publishes papers that report findings from empirical research and literature-based scholarly articles that advance theories and scholarship of Mathematics Education. The journal also accepts critical reviews of books. The RIPEM publishes three issues per year. From time to time, the Journal may produce a special issue devoted to a single, well-defined topic. Decisions relations to such special issues will be shared with the working groups of SBEM. Manuscripts must only be submitted in English. If an article is accepted for publication, authors from Portuguese- or Spanish-speaking countries will be expected to provide also a final version in Portuguese or Spanish. For authors from other countries, the journal will invite members of its editorial team to translate the English version to Portuguese."
Peer-reviewed electronic journal
Publisher: Brazilian Society for Mathematics Education
International Journal for Studies in Mathematics Education
This journal is specific to mathematics education
"The International Journal for Studies in Mathematics Education (IJSME/JIEEM) aims to stimulate reflection on mathematics education at all levels: to generate productive discussion; to encourage enquiry and research; to promote criticism and evaluation of ideas and procedures current in the field. It is intended for the mathematics educator who is aware that the learning and teaching of mathematics are complex enterprises about which much remains to be revealed and understood. It reflects both the variety of research concerns within the field and the range of methods used to study them. We accept for submission articles in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. The journal emphasizes high-level articles that go beyond local or national interest."
New in 2009. Publishes pieces in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.
Published semi-annually, peer-reviewed professional academic research journal.
Publisher: Uniban (Brazil)
International Journal of Computers for Mathematics Learning
See Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education above
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology