On the role of publications in science education and the question of their impact and evaluation
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Keywords:Science education publication, publication impact, publication evaluation
AbstractPublications play a central role when it comes to evaluation and review in the academia. They are important in cases of promotion, tenure or distribution of resources. There exists, however, a huge variety of publication types. Types range from peer-reviewed international journals, via books and teacher journals, towards textbooks and teaching materials, both in national languages and in English. The different formats correspond to all the varying fields and tasks of science education research, development, or teacher education. This communication intends to provoke discussion how to value and relate the different formats to avoid only valuing dissemination and implementation of science education outcomes by peer-reviewed, English language journals.
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