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Teaching Science publishes refereed articles contributing to the theory and practice of science education. Teaching Science invites primary and secondary teachers, teacher educators, community-based science education officers, preservice teachers, and others with an interest in improving the quality of science teaching to submit articles. Teaching Science particularly values contributions from teachers who have researched their own classroom practice. Good writing on any science education issue is welcomed.

Guidelines for contributors

Teaching Science includes material of interest to all sectors of the science education community - primary, secondary, tertiary and trainees. We invite primary and secondary teachers, teacher educators, community-based science education officers, preservice teachers, and others with an interest in improving the quality of science teaching to submit articles. We particularly value descriptions of practice, including thematic work, as well as contributions from teachers who have researched their own classroom practice.

Teaching Science publishes refereed articles contributing to the theory and practice of science education. Manuscripts are peer reviewed anonymously by reviewers in addition to the Editor. Contributors should also refer to recent issues of the Journal and follow the presentation therein. Contributors should also note that except in specific, pre-arranged circumstances Teaching Science does not accept material that has been published, or is due to be published, elsewhere. If you would like to enquire or receive clarification about this condition please contact [email protected]

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]  They will then be forwarded to the Teaching Science editor, who will submit them to the reviewing panel. You will be contacted regarding the progress of your submission as soon as possible, but due to the nature of the review process this can take up to 1-2 months, so please be patient. All articles must be accompanied by a completed Manuscript Submission Form.

Manuscript Submission Form
Manuscript Submission Form

Academic articles

Academic articles should not exceed 4,000 words plus figures, tables and references. Short concisely written articles are very welcome. Submissions should not containtain footnotes or endnotes: Teaching Science does not publish articles that contain these. Please use headings and sub-headings to give your article structure. Academic articles are subject to peer review by two reviewers.

Sample academic articles:

The continuing decline of science and mathematics enrolments in Australian High Schools
The continuing decline of science and mathematics enrolments in Australian High Schools

The real world application of pulleys in a competitive environment
The real world application of pulleys in a competitive environment

Activity descriptions and event reports

We are always eager to include articles describing hands-on science classroom activites and reports on events and programs that would be of interest to our readers. The activities and In general these articles should not exceed 1000 words and should include at least four images.

When writing your article use the active voice wherever possible, and first person if appropriate. Research shows that readers appreciate the personal touch. These manuscripts are reviewed by one reviewer.

These articles must be relevant to supporting teachers in delivering the Australian Curriculum: Science. Our reviewers will be looking out for issues regarding the safety and appropriateness of activities and how clearly the activity can be linked to the curriculum. Event reports should be interesting/engaging and provide information of value to teachers and not simply be advertisements for programs or events.

 Sample activity descriptions:

 

Try this: crystal building
Try this: crystal building
Building a straw bridge
Building a straw bridge

 

 Sample event reports:

Feast of science sense-ations
Feast of science sense-ations
Game changer: The Australian STEM video game challenge
Game changer: The Australian STEM video game challenge