Journal of Research in Science Teaching

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Edited By: Incoming Editors: Fouad Abd-El-Khalick and Dana L. Zeidler; Current Issues Edited by Angela Calabrese Barton and Joseph Krajcik, Outgoing Editors

Impact Factor: 3.162

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 4/224 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1098-2736


Aims and Scope

Journal of Research in Science Teaching, the official journal of NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research, 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 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; research briefs; and comments and criticism.


Teacher training institutions · college-level educators and researchers · school administrators · curriculum specialists


science education, teaching, learning, elementary, secondary, post-secondary, misconceptions, assessment, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, standards, journal, online journal, Wiley Online Library

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