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ARISE – The Journal of Action Research and Innovation in Science Education

ARISE is an international peer-reviewed journal. ARISE publishes academic and practitioner research in the field of science education. Papers shall be about action research and related approaches like practitioner research, design research and innovation studies.
Papers may comprise theoretical discussions, research studies, or reports on evidence based curriculum innovation. Contributions may focus all the science teaching domains, from early childhood science through the secondary and university level to informal science and environmental education. Manuscripts on science teacher education in connection to action research, classroom-based research and innovation or research-based learning in teacher education are welcome as well as papers on the methodology of action research for classroom innovation in science education. The journal language is English.
ARISE will publish three types of papers:
- Review and perspectives papers that provide general overviews on any theoretical topic relevant to action research and related approaches with relevance to science education (max. 10.000 words including references)
- Research papers that report action research and related studies form the field of science education (max. 5.000 words including references)
- Short communications raising relevant questions or reporting preliminary works from the field of action research and related approaches in science education (max. 2.000 words including references)
ARISE is a open access electronic journal and does not charge an article publication fee of any sort (i.e. there are neither manuscript processing charges for authors, nor subscription fees for readers). The launch of the ARISE journal is part of the ERASMUS+ CBHE project Action Research to Innovate Science Teaching (ARTIST) and is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
Founding editors of the journal are Prof. Ingo Eilks and Prof. Marika Kapanadze. An international editorial board is established from among members of the ARTIST project consortium and invited scholars in the field of science education with experience in research methods and action research.
Accepted papers will be immediately published after acceptance. The first volume of ARISE will be launched in 2018. ARISE is now open for article submissions.