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Call for Papers: Project based learning (PBL)

Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research (DISER) invites scholars to submit a wide range of manuscripts on Project Based Learning (PBL), including empirical, theoretical and policy studies to promote how to support all learners to develop deeper and more useable knowledge in science. The criteria for selection will depend on new contributions to the literature on PBL and how the research moves the field forward to promote and sustain deep and useable student learning.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research (DISER) promotes scholarship and best practices in education within and across science disciplines. DISER publishes original empirical, conceptual and policy studies reflecting the latest development in science education from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. DISER bridges the divide and facilitates dialogue between formal and informal, disciplinary and interdisciplinary, K-12 and post-secondary, as well as English-speaking and non-English speaking country science education. Disciplinary science education researchers and practitioners seeking interdisciplinary insights will find this journal to be particularly beneficial. 


DISER’s scope is broad in both methodology and content. It is interested in research at all levels, including early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, workplace, and informal learning as they relate to science education. It publishes research in biology education, chemistry education, geology education, physics education, science education, and engineering education. Research can take various methodological approaches, including qualitative research designs (e.g., ethnography, narratives, case studies, historical/philosophical approaches, etc.), quantitative research designs (e.g., experimental and quasi-experimental designs, survey research, correlation study, measurement study, statistical research, etc.), and mixed methods. DISER also publishes position papers, critical reviews of literature, critique and comments and book reviews.


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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    51 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    44 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    145 days from submission to acceptance
    78 days from acceptance to publication