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Table 8 Top 10 most accessed publications in 2016 and in 2017

From: Learning about research and readership development in STEM education: a systematic analysis of the journal’s publications from 2014 to 2018

Rank Most accessed in 2016 Most accessed in 2017
1 STEM education K-12: perspectives on integration (2016) + A conceptual framework for integrated STEM education (2016)
2 A conceptual framework for integrated STEM education (2016) STEM education K-12: perspectives on integration (2016)
3 The teachers’ role in developing, opening, and nurturing an inclusive STEM-focused school (2016) + The eight essential elements of inclusive STEM high schools (2016)
4 Planning and carrying out investigations: an entry to learning and to teacher professional development around NGSS science and engineering practices (2014) Assessing teacher education and professional development needs for the implementation of integrated approaches to STEM education (2017)
5 A comparative analysis of the relationship between learning styles and mathematics performance (2014) Examining study habits in undergraduate STEM courses from a situative perspective (2017)
6 + Research trends on argumentation in science education: a journal content analysis from 1998 to 2014 (2015) + The role of visual representations in scientific practices: from conceptual understanding and knowledge generation to “seeing” how science works (2015)
7 + STEM learning through engineering design: fourth-grade students’ investigations in aerospace (2015) Supporting integrated STEM in the elementary classroom: a professional development approach centered on an engineering design challenge (2017)
8 + Refining questionnaire-based assessment of STEM students’ learning strategies (2015) The effects of an afterschool STEM program on students’ motivation and engagement (2017)
9 + The importance of context: an exploration of factors influencing the adoption of student-centered teaching among chemistry, biology, and physics faculty (2015) A comparative analysis of the relationship between learning styles and mathematics performance (2014)
10 + Studying technology-based strategies for enhancing motivation in mathematics (2014) The teachers’ role in developing, opening, and nurturing an inclusive STEM-focused school (2016)