About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Journal of Research in STEM Education (J-STEM) is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by making the results of rigorous research findings to researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

The journal serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas between different fields of STEM education but also between scholars from geographically/culturally different parts of the world.

J-STEM is an international peer-reviewed open access journal. J-STEM publishes original research articles in all fields of STEM education. All articles are accessible online immediately after publication. J-STEM assigns highest priority to reviewing original manuscripts that use rigorous quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics related to STEM education in educational settings. Such contexts may include K-12, higher education, and informal education contexts such as museums. We also welcome analytical papers that evaluate important research issues related to any field of STEM education.

​J-STEM communicates original research findings to inform researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in an effort to improve the quality and accessibility of STEM education. The journal welcomes unique contributions from different fields of STEM and different perspectives that aim to improve the quality and accessibility of STEM education delivered in world’s STEM classrooms.

In addition to publishing original research articles, J-STEM welcomes and encourages submissions from practitioners about innovative pedagogies implemented in formal and informal learning settings. These contributions will be published in J-STEM’s Pedagogical Innovations section.

J-STEM will also share a brief report on pressing issues in each field of STEM education annually to inform policy makers about the challenges and opportunities in STEM education.

J-STEM aims to reach three populations:

Scholars: J-STEM aims to promote scholarly exchange on current and emerging issues between researchers in all fields of STEM education by publishing innovative and rigorous research findings in 2 issues a year.

Teachers: J-STEM aims to promote the exchange of innovative pedagogies in STEM education between STEM practitioners by publishing best practices by classroom teachers and informal science educators.

Policy makers: J-STEM aims to inform policy makers about the challenges in STEM education through annual STEM reports put together by experts in each field of STEM.


Journal Metrics

Speed/acceptance (from January 2022)

  • 48 days avg. from submission to first decision
  • 109 days avg. from submission to accept
  • 11% acceptance rate

Usage (from January 2022)

  • 10K  annual downloads/views