Focus and Scope

The Journal of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education: Innovations and Research publishes peer-reviewed:

  • real-world case studies and other innovations in education
  • research articles from educational research that inform the readers on teaching and learning endeavors in STEM
  • articles that discuss recent developments that have an impact on STEM education in areas such as policy and industry needs

The case studies may include color photographs, charts, and other visual aids in order to bring engineering topics alive. The research articles will focus on innovations that have been implemented in educational institutions. These case studies and articles are expected to be used by faculty members in universities, four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and high schools. In addition, the journal provides information that would help the STEM instructors in their educational mission by publishing:

  • a comprehensive list of articles that appeared in other journals
  • grant announcements related to STEM education
  • advertisements from companies

Case Studies

Cases accepted for publication will deal with issues important to STEM practitioners. The journal not only emphasizes cases based on field research, but also accepts secondary-sourced cases. The journal encourages case studies that cut across the different STEM areas as well as cover non-technical issues such as finance, cost, management, risk, safety, etc. The case studies are expected to be framed around problems facing a decision-maker in an organization. Previously published cases or articles (except those appearing as a short overview in proceedings, posted on web pages, or presented in conferences or workshops) are not eligible for consideration. The journal would accept cases synthesized from author experience. Cases must be accompanied by a comprehensive "Instructor's Guide," which includes at least the following elements:

  • a one-page synopsis of the case
  • identification of the intended course, audience, and any associated readings or theoretical materials that teachers might draw on to relate the case to their field or course
  • assignment questions for students, accompanied by a full analysis of each question
  • an epilogue or follow-up information about the decision actually taken

Research Articles

Articles accepted for publication will describe experiments, innovations, awards, and programs involving STEM education. The articles are expected to describe the details of the experiments, provide visual materials that make the experiment clear to the reader, and discuss the impact on implementation in classrooms. Articles need to include an evaluation or assessment of the benefit of the instructional innovation. Articles that describe programs that promote STEM education are also welcome.