Mission Statement

We aim to promote high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology through peer-reviewed articles that provide information that is well-founded in STEM content, such as submissions that:

  • are case studies and other innovations in education
  • informed by educational research
  • have been tested through assessment of impact on student learning
  • have results from educational research that informs teaching and learning in STEM
  • regard recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs


  • Develop student thinking and problem solving
  • Integrate real-world issues with theories in STEM
  • Respond to employer needs and expectations
  • Use educational research and student assessment to inform innovations in education


  • The journal holds approximately a 50% acceptance rate for submitted articles.
  • JSTEM is included in the 8th Edition of Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Educational Curriculum & Methods.

Publication Frequency

Four Issues per Volume

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.