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Aims and scope

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 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 17
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 148

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 184,472
    Altmetric mentions: 38

The journal is indexed by

  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Naver
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • CNKI
  • Dimensions
  • TD Net Discovery Service
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series