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New Content ItemScience Identity Development: An Interactionist Approach

The focus of this Special Issue is the development of science identity within an environment. It highlights the role of educational psychology constructs, such as interest and belonging that ultimately inform students’ science identity development.  

Edited by: Ann Kim and Gale M. Sinatra
Collection published: November 2018


Advances from the Office of Naval Research STEM Grand Challenge: Expanding the Boundaries of Intelligent Tutoring Systems

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) STEM Grand Challenge was a competition between four top teams working on Intelligent Tutoring Systems to push the boundaries of STEM education using computers. This collection will highlight the high quality systems and research produced under this challenge.

Edited by: Scotty D. Craig, Arthur C. Graesser, and Ray S. Perez
Collection published: April 2018


New Content ItemDesign and Facilitation of Video-Based Professional Development Programs

With the increase in professional development (PD) programs that use video as a means for supporting teachers’ learning and instructional improvement, there is now interest in understanding the thinking and decision making that occur behind the scenes in facilitators’/designers’ minds as they plan and lead PD that capitalizes on the power of video.

Edited by: Miray Tekkumru-Kisa and Mary Kay Stein
Collection published: 25 November 2017


Research on STEM practices in education: International perspectives

This thematic series brings together the work of scholars from around the world to investigate the trends in STEM education research in terms of coverage of STEM practices and to illustrate how STEM practices can be made a component of STEM instruction. 

Edited by: Prof Sibel Erduran
Collection published: 16 February 2015


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International Journal of STEM Education is now in the Web of Science's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
​​​​​​​The International Journal of STEM Education, as a journal selected and reviewed in ESCI, has been identified as important to key opinion leaders, funders, and evaluators worldwide. ESCI allows researchers to discover new areas of research in evolving disciplines, as well as relevant interdisciplinary scholarly content across rapidly changing research fields. All articles published in this journal will be discoverable via the Web of Science with full citation counts, author information and other enrichment. Coverage of the journal records has now started. 

Featured Collection: Science Identity Development - An Interactionist Approach
The focus of this Special Issue is the development of science identity within an environment. It highlights the role of educational psychology constructs, such as interest and belonging that ultimately inform students’ science identity development.  
Edited by Ann Kim and Gale M. Sinatra

Featured Collection: Advances from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) STEM Grand Challenge - Expanding the Boundaries of Intelligent Tutoring Systems
This collection showcases the high quality systems and research produced under this challenge aimed at pushing the boundaries of STEM education using computers.
Edited by Scotty D. Craig, Arthur C. Graesser and Ray S. Perez


Aims and Scope

The International Journal of STEM Education is a multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The journal provides a unique platform for sharing research regarding, among other topics, the design and implementation of technology-rich learning environments, innovative pedagogies, and curricula in STEM education that promote successful learning in Pre K-16 levels including teacher education. We are also interested in studies that address specific challenges in improving students’ achievement, approaches used to motivate and engage students, and lessons learned from changes in curriculum and instruction in STEM education. The journal encourages translational STEM education research that bridges research and educational policy and practice for STEM education improvement. Read more 

Citing articles in International Journal of STEM Education

Articles in International Journal of STEM Education should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number and a DOI (digital object identifier). 

Article citations follow this format in Vancouver style:
English LD, Watson JM. Exploring variation in measurement as a foundation for statistical thinking in the elementary school. Int J STEM Educ. 2015;2:3

referring to article 3 from Volume 2 of the journal.

In APA style citing the DOI is preferred:
English, L.D., & Watson J.M. (2015). Exploring variation in measurement as a foundation for statistical thinking in the elementary school. Int J STEM Educ. doi: 10.1186/s40594-015-0016-x.

The Book Series: Advances in STEM Education

Advances in STEM Education is a new book series with a focus on cutting-edge research and knowledge development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education from pre-college through continuing education around the world. Read more

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