Journals publishing work in Mathematics Education

For the subset of journals that explicitly list mathematics education in their scope, go here.

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Action in Teacher Education
  • Designed for a general teacher ed audience, but it does publish mathematics-specific articles. Particularly interested in action research articles.
  • Publisher: Association of Teacher Educators

AERA Open
  • "AERA Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). With an emphasis on rapid review and dissemination, AERA Open aims to advance knowledge through theoretical and empirical study across arenas of inquiry related to education and learning. AERA Open emphasizes publishing scientific and scholarly work that adds to knowledge incrementally and cumulatively. AERA Open also serves as a venue for innovation, novel inquiry and ideas, interdisciplinary bridge building, and research that fosters the connection of research to practice and practice to research."
  • Launched in Fall 2014.

American Educational Research Journal
  • A premiere educational journal that often includes pieces on mathematics education, focusing on research reports.
  • "The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ, quarterly; approximately 960 pp./volume year) publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education. The editors seek to publish articles from a wide variety of academic disciplines and substantive fields; they are looking for clear and significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes. Manuscripts not appropriate for submission to this journal include essays, reviews, course evaluations, and brief reports of studies to address a narrow question."
  • Publisher: AERA
  • Ranking: 7/139 in Education & Educational Research (Impact Factor: 2.479).Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
  • Filled with practical activities and advice, editions include professional articles on a diverse range of mathematical topics and approaches, with direct classroom applicability.
  • There are no deadlines for submission due to the peer review process; articies may be submitted at any time. Once an article has been accepted by peer review, it will be published in the next possible issue.

  • 40 pp., 4 issues annually, ISSN 1326-0286

Australian Mathematics Teacher
  • Broad, practical appeal for teachers of the upper primary and lower secondary years. Editions include articles on a wide variety of topics, such as teaching approaches, classroom activities, and research.
  • There are no deadlines for submission due to the peer review process; articles may be submitted at any time. Once an article has been accepted by peer review, it will be published in the next possible issue.

  • 40 pp., 4 issues annually, ISSN 0045-0685

Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
  • For those teaching in upper secondary and the early years of tertiary education. Each edition provides professional articles on the teaching of various mathematical topics, as well as research relevant to the classroom.
  • There are no deadlines for submission due to the peer review process; articles may be submitted at any time. Once an article has been accepted by peer review, it will be published in the next possible issue.

  • 64 pp., 2 issues annually, ISSN 0819-4564

Cognition and Instruction
  • "Among education journals, Cognition and Instruction's distinctive niche is rigorous study of foundational issues concerning the mental, socio-cultural, and mediational processes and conditions of learning and intellectual competence. For these purposes, both “cognition” and “instruction” must be interpreted broadly. The journal preferentially attends to the “how” of learning and intellectual practices. A balance of well-reasoned theory and careful and reflective empirical technique is typical... Research at multiple levels and involving multiple methods is welcomed."
  • Publisher: Routledge (in the Taylor & Francis Group)
  • Ranking: 18/42 in Social Science, Psychology, Education (Impact Factor: 1.16)

College Mathematics Journal
  • A journal of undergraduate mathematics with an eye toward undergraduate education in mathematics. Articles written for college mathematics instructors would be appropriate here. Also, they publish several "Classroom Capsules" in every issue that are short notes on teaching ideas or mathematical problems that could be used in class.
  • Significant mathematical focus.
  • "The College Mathematics Journal is designed to enhance classroom learning and stimulate thinking regarding undergraduate mathematics. It publishes articles, short Classroom Capsules, problems, solutions, media reviews and other pieces. All are aimed at the college mathematics curriculum with emphasis on topics taught in the first two years."
  • Publisher: MAA

Comprehensive Journal of Education Research
  • Online, open access.
  • New in 2013.
  • "CJER is a free access online quarterly publication journal, which provides a forum for the dissemination, criticism, interpretation, and encouragement of all forms of systematic enquiry into education and fields related to or associated with education."
  • Publisher: Knowledgebase Publishers, current editors from Iran.
  • Published quarterly. "It is the goal of the CJER to publish manuscripts within 7 weeks after submission."
  • Original articles and Book Reviews.
  • No set length requirement (whatever it takes to be clear and complete).

Curriculum Inquiry
  • "Curriculum Inquiry is dedicated to the study of educational research, development, evaluation, and theory. This leading international journal brings together influential academics and researchers from a variety of disciplines around the world to provide expert commentary and lively debate. Articles explore important ideas, issues, trends, and problems in education, and each issue also includes provocative and critically analytical editorials covering topics such as curriculum development, educational policy, and teacher education."
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • 2014 Impact Factor: 0.322
  • Word count: 10,000


Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education
  • "The aim of this journal is to continue the effort to understand and enhance changes in the nature of worthwhile mathematical work that can be performed by learning, teachers and practitioners with digital technologies—an effort begun by Seymour Papert in the original International Journal of Computers for Mathematics Learning."
  • Online journal
  • Founded in 2015. First editor: Nathalie Sinclair
  • Publisher: Springer

Educational Leadership
  • Not mathematics specific, but does publish math-ed related articles.
  • Theme-based issues, though they do accept non-theme articles for special topics.
  • "Educational Leadership has a distinctive niche in the world of education publishing. Our readers are educators from all levels, preK–12, and from many different disciplines and job positions—teachers, principals, superintendents, professors of education, and other leaders in education. Whereas other publications are primarily written by journalists or by researchers, Educational Leadership is primarily written by practitioners for practitioners. With a circulation of 170,000—and a high pass-along rate—Educational Leadership has great reach and influence among educators. About 75 percent of our article submissions are unsolicited pieces; we solicit about 25 percent of our articles by special invitation."
  • Publisher: ASCD

Educational Researcher
  • An almost-monthly journal for the broader audience of education researchers, publishing research as well as theoretical or expository pieces.
  • "Educational Researcher (ER, begun in 1971; approximately 432 pp./volume year) is published 9 times per year and is received by all members of AERA. It contains scholarly articles that come from a wide range of disciplines and are of general significance to the education research community. The Features section of ER publishes articles that report, synthesize, review, or analyze scholarly inquiry, with emphasis placed on articles that focus on the interpretation, implications, or significance of research work in education. Manuscripts should be of interest to the broad community of education researchers. Manuscripts that speak only to scholars in particular subfields should be submitted to more specialized journals."
  • Rather than thinking of ER as the home for articles that are content-free, think of it as the home for articles from any content area. The additional requirement is just that the article be of interest in some way to a broader audience than a particular subfield of education research.
  • Publisher: AERA
  • 25,000+ readers, 5000 institutions
  • Published 9 times per year.
  • Acceptance Rate: of appropriate submissions, 16%
  • ISI impact factor = 3.774, ranked #1 in Education & Education Research Category. Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
  • Lag time between acceptance and publication: 2-3 months (no backlog!)
  • They are actively seeking more manuscripts as they want to move toward more pages of feature articles or research reports, moving the pages of AERA business to an online setting.
  • Word Count: 5000 for feature articles (additional content such as detailed methodological information can be hosted online)

Educational Studies in Mathematics
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • "Educational Studies in Mathematics presents new ideas and developments of major importance to practitioners working in the field of mathematical education. It reflects both the variety of research concerns within the field and the range of methods used to study them. Articles deal with didactical, methodological and pedagogical subjects, rather than with specific programs for teaching mathematics. The journal emphasizes high-level articles that go beyond local or national interest."
  • 2012 Impact Factor: 0.765, 2014 Impact Factor: 0.579
  • Graded "A*" (highest grade) by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
  • This journal is usually included as one of the Top 3 research journals in mathematics education, behind the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and with Mathematical Thinking & Learning.
  • Publisher: Springer

Electronic Journal of Mathematics & Technology
  • The eJMT strives to publish quality papers demonstrating that Mathematics and its applicable fields can be made Fun, Accessible, Challenging and Theoretical.
  • The eJMT has four basic areas of interest:
    Trend 1: Research in Mathematics and its Applications and Mathematics Education with Technology
    Trend 2: Instruction in Mathematics and its Applications with Technology
    Trend 3: Learning in Mathematics and its Applications and Mathematics Education with Technology
    Trend 4: Newly Emerging Technologies and Mathematical Fields
  • 12217 papers delivered to 4432 unique IP addresses since February 2007
  • Selected articles from this journal will be published in RJMT (see below).

Elementary School Journal
  • Highly respected journal of general education research at the elementary/primary level -- publish work in all subject areas or studies that cut across subject areas.
  • "ESJ publishes peer-reviewed articles dealing with both education theory and research and their implications for teaching practice. In addition, ESJ presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, and sociology to school learning and teaching. ESJ prefers to publish original studies that contain data about school and classroom processes in elementary or middle schools while occasionally publishing integrative research reviews and in-depth conceptual analyses of schooling."
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Ranking: Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Equity and Excellence in Education
  • "Equity and Excellence in Education publishes articles based on scholarly research utilizing qualitative or quantitative methods, as well as essays that describe and assess practical efforts to achieve educational equity and are contextualized within an appropriate literature review. We consider manuscripts on a range of topics related to equity, equality and social justice in K-12 or postsecondary schooling, and that focus upon social justice issues in school systems, individual schools, classrooms, and/or the social justice factors that contribute to inequality in learning for students from diverse social group backgrounds. There have been and will continue to be many social justice efforts to transform educational systems as well as interpersonal interactions at all levels of schooling. Some are successful while others fall short of their goals. This journal provides a record of those important experiments and ventures."
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Word Count: 7800

Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
  • "The aim is to advance the scholarship and the scientific knowledge base in these areas. Articles can take variety of forms of scholarly communication. We emphasize communications which have not been stressed adequately in the past such as interview/conversations with eminent scholars of the field and hence encourage authors to get engaged in such activities and prepare manuscripts of this form. We welcome ideas and suggestions for special issues dedicated to a special theme or region/country."
  • Ranking: 2nd Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
  • "The Journal aims to stimulate discussions on contemporary topics in science and mathematics education and to foster the application of the results in primary, secondary, and higher education. Research papers are welcome for rapid publication. The Journal is a platform for exchange of original ideas with particular emphasis on application. We welcome empirical and theoretical research papers, as well as papers on innovation of teaching techniques and technologies, and position papers. The European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education is open-access, peer-reviewed and published quarterly. There are no publication charges."
  • Began in 2013

Far East Journal of Mathematics Education
  • "The FJME is an academic journal devoted to the publication of research articles and critical survey articles on all aspects of mathematics education having potential for utility to educators, researchers, and practitioners. The FJME is being published in one volume annually comprises of three issues in the months of February, June and October."
  • Started in 2011
  • All published articles are reviewed/indexed in Mathematical Reviews, MathSciNet, Zentralblatt für Mathematik, IndexCopernicus Data, EBSCOhost, and the journals have been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus, Elsevier's bibliographic database, Ei databases index, EMBASE, EMCare also.
  • Publisher: Pushpa Publishing House

Fields Mathematics Education Journal
  • This international peer-reviewed online journal aims to provide open access to the range of themes that attract attention of the mathematics education community internationally.
  • The FMEJ has an international editorial board.
  • All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed.
  • If a manuscript is not accepted for publication in Fields Mathematics Education Journal and the authors choose to submit a revised version to another SpringerOpen published journal, they will pass the reviews on to the other journal's editors at the authors’ request. They will reveal the reviewers' names to the handling editor for editorial purposes unless reviewers let them know when they return their report that they do not wish us to share their report with another SpringerOpen published journal and/or that they do not wish to participate further in the peer review of this manuscript.
  • Published by Springer, associated with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.
  • New in 2015

For the Learning of Mathematics
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • "The journal aims to stimulate reflection on mathematics education at all levels, and promote study of its practices and its theories: to generate productive discussion; to encourage enquiry and research; to promote criticism and evaluation of ideas and procedures current in the field. It is intended for the mathematics educator who is aware that the learning and teaching of mathematics are complex enterprises about which much remains to be revealed and understood."
  • A reader-friendly journal that is open to all forms of inquiry into mathematics education, not just research reports. FLM can be thought of as a journal to publish any studies, summaries, comparisons, theoretical pieces, stories, or reflective thoughts that are worthwhile for others in the field to read. Published 3 times a year, based at the University of Alberta. Current editor: Richard Barwell. Former editors: David Wheeler, David Pimm, Brent Davis.
  • Articles published in English or French
  • Graded "A" by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).

Global Education Review
  • GER is a forum for reporting approaches to and implications of educational practice, as well as the influence of social, economic, and political forces on educational practice in different countries or global regions. GER is published in thematic issues that reflect on policy and practice in educational settings in the United States and abroad. Selected themes focus on issues that are relevant to the field of education, with implications for policy nationally and/or globally. As a generalist journal, GER strives to provide open access, clearly written articles that are free of technical jargon to policy makers and educators at all levels, including those directly involved with student learning on a daily basis. Theoretical, empirical, and policy related articles are welcomed that address critical issues in education throughout the world.
  • Online format, open access.
  • Focuses on policy matters or work that informs policy (though not exclusively)
  • Publisher: Mercy College, NY
  • Published quarterly.

Global Research Journal on Mathematical and Science Education
  • The aim of the journal is to promote fresh scholarly enquiry in the field of mathematics and science education for primary, secondary and higher level of study. It is devoted to through light on recent developments and research activities in the wide field of mathematics and science education . Its broad coverage will encompass
  • Mathematics Education, Science Education, Chemistry Education, Physics Education, Life Science, Environmental Education, Statistics Education, ICT Education, Technology and Engineering Education.
  • Policy/Curriculum/Language/History issues in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE), Challenges of MSTE in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) context
  • Management Science Education, Library Science Education
  • ISSN 2278-0769


International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education (IEJME)
  • Renamed as Journal of μathematics Education (see below)

International Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (RIPEM)
  • "The RIPEM publishes papers that report findings from empirical research and literature-based scholarly articles that advance theories and scholarship of Mathematics Education. The journal also accepts critical reviews of books. The RIPEM publishes three issues per year. From time to time, the Journal may produce a special issue devoted to a single, well-defined topic. Decisions relations to such special issues will be shared with the working groups of SBEM. Manuscripts must only be submitted in English. If an article is accepted for publication, authors from Portuguese- or Spanish-speaking countries will be expected to provide also a final version in Portuguese or Spanish. For authors from other countries, the journal will invite members of its editorial team to translate the English version to Portuguese."
  • Peer-reviewed electronic journal
  • Publisher: Brazilian Society for Mathematics Education

International Journal for Studies in Mathematics Education
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • "The International Journal for Studies in Mathematics Education (IJSME/JIEEM) aims to stimulate reflection on mathematics education at all levels: to generate productive discussion; to encourage enquiry and research; to promote criticism and evaluation of ideas and procedures current in the field. It is intended for the mathematics educator who is aware that the learning and teaching of mathematics are complex enterprises about which much remains to be revealed and understood. It reflects both the variety of research concerns within the field and the range of methods used to study them. We accept for submission articles in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. The journal emphasizes high-level articles that go beyond local or national interest."
  • New in 2009. Publishes pieces in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.
  • Published semi-annually, peer-reviewed professional academic research journal.
  • Publisher: Uniban (Brazil)

International Journal of Computers for Mathematics Learning
  • See Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education above

International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Online, peer-reviewed. Began in 2013.
  • "The IJEMST welcomes any papers on math education, science education and educational technology using techniques from and applications in any technical knowledge domain: original theoretical works, literature reviews, research reports, social issues, psychological issues, curricula, learning environments, research in an educational context, book reviews, and review articles. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to the IJEMST."
  • Published quarterly.
  • Length requirement: No maximum, but 8000 words is preferred.

International Journal of Educational Research
  • "The International Journal of Educational Research publishes regular papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers. Examples of recent Special Issues published in the journal illustrate the breadth of topics that have be included in the journal: 'Students' Perspectives on Learning Environments', Social, Motivational and Emotional Aspects of Learning Disabilities', Epistemological Beliefs and Domain', 'Analyzing Mathematics Classroom Cultures and Practices', and 'Music Education: A site for collaborative creativity.'"
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Six issues publisher per year, but two are often combined into a single binding
  • Regularly has special issues on contemporary educational topics with international relevance (including mathematics education), but they now also accept individual papers.

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
  • "The aim of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (popularly known as QSE) is to enhance the practice and theory of qualitative research in education, with “education” defined in the broadest possible sense, including non-school settings. QSE publishes peer-reviewed empirical research employing a variety of qualitative methods and approaches, such as ethnographic observation and interviewing, grounded theory, life history, case study, curriculum criticism, policy studies, narrative, ethnomethodology, social and educational critique, phenomenology, deconstruction, genealogy, autoethnography, etc. In addition, innovative or provocative approaches to qualitative research as well as the way research is reported are encouraged. Theoretical papers are also welcome. We publish discussions of epistemology, methodology, or ethics of qualitative research from a range of perspectives, including (but not limited to) interpretivism, constructivism, critical theory, feminism, and race-based, lesbian/gay/bi/transgender (including queer theory), and poststructural ones. Furthermore, there is a strong interest in qualitative research conducted by researchers throughout the world, and the Journal publishes book reviews."
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Word count: 9000

International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
  • IJRUME "is dedicated to the interests of post-secondary mathematics. It welcomes original research, including empirical, theoretical, and methodological reports of learning and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students."
  • Launch in 2015. Accepting manuscripts since 2014.
  • Original Editors-in-Chief: Karen Marrongelle, Chris Rasmussen, Mike Thomas
  • Publisher: Springer
  • 3 issues per year, 4-5 articles per issue

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
  • "Sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education publishes original, peer reviewed articles on a variety of topics and research methods in both science and mathematics education. Articles address common issues in mathematics and science education, including cross-curricular dimensions. This journal emphasizes studies that explore science and mathematics education from different cultural perspectives. Manuscripts written by authors whose native language is not English are encouraged; the journal’s editors provide support for these authors."
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Ranking: Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

International Journal of STEM Education
  • "The International Journal of STEM Education is a multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is being established as a brand new, forward looking journal in the field of education. As a peer-reviewed journal, it is positioned to promote research and educational development in the rapidly evolving field of STEM education around the world."
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Open access
  • Launched in 2014

International Online Journal of Educational Sciences
  • "IOJES is an international, peer-reviewed, non-profit, professional scientific journal. IOJES is a journal that accepts manuscripts related to educational sciences. The journal is published online three times in a year. The article being submitted should be either in Turkish or English. IOJES publishes research employing a variety of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and approaches in all areas of the education field. IOJES welcomes articles from different institutions and countries."
  • Online
  • Publisher: Educational Researches and Publications Association
  • Author pays to have their article published (once accepted), about $250

Investigations in Mathematics Learning
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • "RCML seeks to stimulate, generate, coordinate, and disseminate research efforts designed to understand and/or influence factors that affect mathematics learning."
  • Former title: FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics
  • 3 issues per year
  • Publisher: Research Council on Mathematics Learning
  • Acceptance rate: 25%

Issues and Ideas in Education
  • "Issues and Ideas in Education has a broad scope that covers fields of education, psychology, philosophy, classroom teaching, evaluation, e-learning, information technology, educational management, administration and supervision, guidance and counselling, training of special children, educational technology, current issues in education and other related areas. Thus, the journal welcomes papers, both in theoretical and applied fields, of original and expository type that address issues of inter-disciplinary nature and cross-curricular dimensions."
  • Publisher: Chitkara University (India)
  • Two issues per year
  • Free of cost worldwide

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • One of the premiere American journal for mathematics education research, focusing primarily on research reports.
  • "JRME promotes and disseminates disciplined scholarly inquiry into the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels, including research reports, book reviews, and commentaries."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • 7,127 readers (as of Jan 2011)
  • Acceptance Rate: of appropriate submissions, 8% (number of submission per year has declined from more than 200 to 150-200, as of 2013).
  • ISI impact factor = 1.552. Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
  • Graded "A*" (highest grade) by Toerner and Arzarello (2012). Often considered the top research journal in mathematics education.
  • Report recommendations: Limit the body of the paper to 40 pages. The body does not include the title page, abstract, references, figures or appendices. Reports of many types of research are encouraged, including experiments, case studies, surveys, philosophical investigations, and historical studies.

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • "JCMST is a highly respected scholarly journal which offers an in-depth forum for the interchange of information in the fields of science, mathematics, and computer science. JCMST is the only periodical devoted specifically to using information technology in the teaching of mathematics and science."
  • Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Journal of Curriculum and Teaching
  • "Journal of Curriculum and Teaching is a peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. It is devoted to publishing research papers in curriculum and instruction, learning and teaching, and related disciplines at global and local levels, such as but not limited to curriculum theory, teaching methodology, program innovation, policy development, professional ethics, and assessment in education. It is published semi-annually in both online and printed versions."
  • Publisher: Sciedu Press (Canada)

Journal of Curriculum Studies
  • "Journal of Curriculum Studies publishes original refereed contributions on all aspects of curriculum studies (including those derived from historical, philosophical, comparative and policy-related investigations), pedagogic theory, teacher education and development, assessment and evaluation, and the present state of schooling. In keeping with its international character, Journal of Curriculum Studies especially welcomes articles which extend the perspectives of curriculum beyond national boundaries."
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Ranking: Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Journal of Curriculum Theorizing
  • "JCT is an interdisciplinary journal of curriculum studies. It offers an academic forum for scholarly discussions of curriculum. Historically aligned with the “reconceptualist” movement in curriculum theorizing, and oriented toward informing and affecting classroom practice, JCT presents compelling pieces within forms that challenge disciplinary, genre, and textual boundaries. The journal is associated with the “Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice,” held in the autumn of each year."
  • Online, published 3 times per year. Free.
  • Page limit: 25

Journal of Education
  • "Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced graduate students are invited to submit manuscripts of three types: research, theory, and reflection. Research Articles should include a review of the relevant literature, a description of the methodology, a summary of the findings, and a discussion of implications for practice in an educational setting. Theoretical Articles should begin with a clear explanation of a theory that informs practice, a description of the historical context, and a justification based on the literature. The paper should conclude with implications for practice in an educational setting. Reflections by scholars and professionals who are informed observers of education in classrooms and schools should provide critical analysis and insights regarding effective practice. Experienced researchers may offer an historic analysis of a significant topic of inquiry and the effects on the field, as well as insights into implications for practice."
  • Generalist audience, tending toward practice.
  • Publisher: Boston University School of Education

Journal of Education and Learning
  • New journal, 2012
  • The journal publishes a broad range of papers from all branches of education and individual or group learning relating to education, including but not limited to curriculum, elementary and secondary education, higher and adult education, teacher education, the education of special groups, gender and education, education and information technology, theories of education, educational research and methodologies.
  • Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
  • Print and online versions, but the online version is open access

Journal of Education and Training Studies
  • "JETS is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal." Scope includes consumer education, critical pedagogy, curriculum and instruction (which includes sub-areas such as mathematics education), distance education, educational leadership, educational philosophy, educational psychology, educational technology.
  • Open access immediately upon publication
  • Publisher: Redfame Publishing
  • Published quarterly, print and online.
  • Acceptance rate: approximately 60%

Journal of Higher Education
  • "Founded in 1930, The Journal of Higher Education is the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. Articles combine disciplinary methods with critical insight to investigate issues important to faculty, administrators, and program managers."
  • Have typically focused on policy-oriented articles or reports of empirical research about institutions of higher educations, but there is a growing movement in this community for the inclusion of studies of post-secondary teaching and learning (e.g., mathematics learning at the undergraduate level).
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Published 6 times per year

Journal of Mathematical Behavior
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • JMB focus on research that can improve the learning and teaching of mathematics and help develop a deeper understanding of how people learn and use mathematics
  • JMB "solicits original research on the learning and teaching of mathematics. We are interested especially in basic research, research that aims to clarify, in detail and depth, how mathematical ideas develop in learners."
  • "Because the editors believe in the value of dialog and discussion, they are particularly interested in articles that continue, extend, modify or challenge other reports previously published in JMB."
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Ranking: Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
  • Graded "A" by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
  • 2014 Impact factor: 1.130
  • Length requirements:
    • Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required (between 100-150 words).
    • Report: There is no specific length set for the articles submitted to this journal. After submitting an article, the journal office will just correspond with you if there is a need to shorten it later on.

Journal of Mathematics Education (Education for All)
  • Free online journal. Focuses on bringing together perspectives on math ed from the East and the West.
  • Publisher: Education for All

Journal of μathematics Education (International Society of Educational Research)
  • Formerly known as International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education (IEJME, ISSN: 1306-3030).
  • "A peer-reviewed online academic journal devoted to disseminate new research and theory in the field of mathematics education."

Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College
  • The JMETC is a re-creation of an earlier publication by the Teachers College Columbia University Program in Mathematics and Education. As a peer-reviewed, semi-annual journal, it is intended to provide dissemination opportunities for writers of practice-based or research contributions to the general field of Mathematics Education. Each issue of the JMETC will focus upon an educational theme or issue. The JMETC will have a distinctive niche in the world of education publishing. Our readers are educators from pre K-12 and college and university levels, and from many different disciplines and job positions - teachers, principals, superintendents, professors of education, and other leaders in education.
  • Editorial Board:

  • Publisher: EdLab Publishing Network
  • ISSN: 2156-1400

Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • "JMTE is devoted to research that seeks to improve the education of mathematics teachers and develop teaching methods that better enable mathematics students to learn. The journal covers all stages of the professional development of mathematics teachers and teacher-educators. It serves as a forum for examining institutional, societal, and cultural influences that impact on teachers' learning and ultimately their students’ learning."
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Ranking: 2nd Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
  • Graded "A" by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
  • 2014 Impact factor: 1.259
  • Two types of papers
    • Research papers: these papers should reflect the main focuses of JMTE and should be of more than local or national
      interest: Maximum 10000 words
    • Reader Commentary: these are short contributions; for example, offering a response to a paper published in JMTEor developing a theoretical idea: Maximum 3000 words
      • Maximum word lengths include references, figures, appendices, etc.

Journal of Research in International Education
  • "The Journal of Research in International Education is a peer-reviewed journal in international education for schools, examiners and higher education institutions throughout the world. The Journal of Research in International Education seeks to advance the understanding and significance of international education. It sets out to undertake a rigorous consideration of the educational implications of the fundamental relationship between human unity and human diversity that `education for international understanding` requires."
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Published three times per year
  • Frequently publishes book reviews (approx. 2-4 pages)

Journal of Research in Mathematics Education
  • Started in 2012, publishes in both English and Spanish
  • The Journal of Research in Mathematics Education (REDIMAT) is an electronic quarterly journal of Hipatia Press that publishes articles in the field of mathematics education with significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematics. REDIMAT publishes original empirical and theoretical work, drawing on scientific researches focused in a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.
    REDIMAT emerges from the need to respond to the excessive compartmentalization of scientific knowledge that has traditionally existed in the educational field in Spain and Latin America, and aims to be an international space for disciplined debate and criticism through the presentation of theoretical contributions and evidence to promote educational equity and the improvement of our societies.
  • REDIMAT is a complete and reliable source of information on current works in the field of mathematics education. In this sense, REDIMAT aims to be indexed and abstracted as soon as possible in national and international Social Sciences databases such as Catálogo de Latindex, In-RECS, ERIH, SCOPUS, the Social Science Citation Index and others.
  • Peer Review Policy:
    All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and blinded refereeing by two anonymous referees.
  • Evaluation Procedure:
    In a time period of 15 days maximum from the date of reception of the article, the editor of the journal will assign it to two external evaluators that will carry out a blind review of the article. (Double blind peer review). The authors should consider, when necessary, the observations of the reviewers and editors of the journals and send a new text for publication with the changes suggested. The results of the evaluation will be send to the authors in a maximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.
  • REDIMAT will not publish more than one article of the same authorship or co-authorship within 24 months period.
  • Publisher: Hipatia Press
  • Publishes 3 times per year

Journal of Scholastic Inquiry
  • The aim is "focused on recognizing, celebrating and highlighting scholarly research, discovery and evidence-based practice in the fields of education, business and behavioral science. CSI publishes three journals including the following -- Journal of Scholastic Inquiry: Business, Journal of Scholastic Inquiry: Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Scholastic Inquiry: Education."
  • Publisher: Center for Scholastic Inquiry
  • Open access
  • Acceptance rate: ~25%

Journal of Teacher Education
  • Respected journal in teacher education; publishes all subject areas; ideal for TE studies that cut across disciplines.
  • "The Journal of Teacher Education provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in teacher education. It examines some of the most timely and important topics in the field, such as: New Teacher Education Standards, Assessing the Outcomes of Teacher Education, Preparing Teachers to Meet the Needs of Diverse Populations, Teacher Education in a Global Society, The Research Base for Teacher Education, Accountability and Accreditation Issues, Collaborating with Arts and Sciences Faculties, Recruiting a More Diverse Teaching Force and Teacher Education Faculty, School-based and Partnership-based Teacher Education, Alternative Approaches to Teacher Education, High Stakes Testing for Teachers and Students, Leadership in 21st Century Schools of Education, The Changing Demographics of Schools and Schooling"
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Impact Factor: 2.208. Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking. 17/219 in Education & Educational Research category (as of 2014).

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
  • "JTATE serves as a forum for the exchange of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education. Journal content covers preservice and inservice teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, staff development instructional technology, and educational computing."
  • Publisher: AACE
  • Acceptance Rate: rumor has it that there is no back-log here.

Journal of the Learning Sciences
  • Not specifically mathematics education, but it is worth mentioning because of its ranking (see below).
  • "The Journal of the Learning Sciences provides a multidisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research on education and learning. Emphasis is placed on important ideas that can change our understanding of learning as well as the practice of education. Articles evolve from disciplines such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science, cognitive and educational psychology, cognitive anthropology, education, and educational psychology."
  • Publisher: ISLS, Taylor & Francis
  • Impact factor: 1.767. Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Journal of Urban Mathematics Education
  • Open access journal.
  • "The mission of the journal is to foster a transformative global academic space in mathematics that embraces critical research, emancipatory pedagogy, and scholarship of engagement in urban communities. Here, the view of the urban domain extends beyond the geographical context, into the lives of people within the multitude of cultural, social, and political spaces in which mathematics teaching and learning takes place. The Editorial Team embraces the idea that theory and practice are inextricably linked, and can work together in a multiplicity of ways. We welcome submissions from emerging and noted scholars whose research in the urban domain offers important and innovative contributions to the theory and practice of mathematics teaching, learning, and policy."


Learning and Teaching Mathematics
  • Learning and Teaching Mathematics provides a medium for stimulating and challenging ideas relating to mathematics teaching and learning at all levels. While this journal "listens" to research, it does not publish conventional research reports; rather it presents articles that describe or discuss mathematics teaching and learning from the perspective of the practitioner.
  • Learning and Teaching Mathematics is a peer-reviewed journal, published two times a year and distributed to all members of AMESA (Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa - AMESA - is the professional association for Mathematics Education in South Africa.)

Math Horizons
  • A journal that publishes reader-friendly articles that connect mathematics to other aspects of life (e.g., art, television, politics). Geared toward undergrads.
  • Publisher: MAA.

MathAMATYC Educator
  • "Its purpose is to provide an avenue of communication for all mathematics educators concerned with the views, ideas, and experiences pertinent to two-year college teachers and students.Subject Matter: The editorial team of MathAMATYC Educator is interested in articles that focus on mathematics teaching and learning at two-year colleges."
  • Accept both research-based and practically-focused articles
  • 3 issues per year
  • Focused on issues relevant to math education at two-year colleges, community colleges, post-secondary level, remediation, etc.
  • Publisher: AMAYTC

Mathematical Thinking and Learning
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • An international journal interested in interdisciplinary or multiple perspectives on mathematical (you guessed it) thinking and learning, with a particular emphasis on development of reasoning, innovative instructional practices, and cross-cultural comparisons.
  • "The international mathematics education community is maturing at a rapid and exciting rate. Although this community has developed its own research perspectives and theoretical frameworks, it continues to expand its horizons by drawing upon new theories and research in mathematics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and information technology. Mathematical Thinking and Learning is directed at researchers interested in mathematics education from any of these perspectives, with a particular focus on mathematical thinking, reasoning, and learning. ... In addition to receiving research articles, the journal invites articles that present theoretical and philosophical analyses of issues related to the previous topics."
  • Was publicly described by Dick Lesh at PME-NA 32 as the best journal in mathematics education. Is often considered one of the Top 3 research journals in mathematics education, behind the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and with Educational Studies in Mathematics.
  • Reviewers have 6 weeks, turn around to authors is typically 2 months.
  • Acceptance rate is below 20%. Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
  • Graded "A" by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
  • Publisher: Routledge

Mathematics Education (MathEdu)
  • Formerly known as International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education (IEJME, ISSN: 1306-3030), changed to Mathematics Education (MathEdu) on March 25, 2015.
  • The former named International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education (IEJME) is an online academic journal devoted to reflect a variety of research ideas and methods in the field of mathematics education. MathEdu aims to stimulate discussions at all levels of mathematics education through significant and innovative research studies. The Journal welcomes articles highlighting empirical as well as theoretical research studies, which have a perspective wider than local or national interest.
  • Volumes 1 through 8 are listed as IEJME, volume 9 began using the new title but retained the volume number.
  • MathEdu is published three times a year, in January, May and September
  • double-blind, peer reviewed with a 5% acceptance rate
  • Abstracted/Indexed in: EBSCO, Elsevier, Cabell’s Directory Index, Index Copernicus, DOAJ, MathDi, EdNA Online Database, NewJour
  • ISSN: 1306-3030

Mathematics Education Research Journal
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • Accepts various kinds of articles that are either of interest to an international audience or specifically the Australasian audience.
  • "MERJ, an official journal of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Inc. (MERGA), is an international refereed journal that provides a forum for the publication of research on the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels. Submissions of high quality papers should normally be of general interest to an international readership, but papers exploring specifically Australasian issues, are welcome."
  • Publisher: MERGA

Mathematics Education Review
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • MER focuses on articles that are meant for teacher educators (e.g., a special issue about lesson observations of student teachers).
  • Publisher: Association of Mathematics Education Teachers (UK)

The Mathematics Educator
  • a student-produced journal published semiannually by the Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA) in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia.
  • reports of research (including experiments, case studies, surveys, and historical studies)
  • descriptions of curriclum projects or classroom experiences
  • literature reviews
  • theoretical analyses
  • critiques of general articles, research reports, books, or software
  • commentaries on research methods in mathematics education
  • commentaries on public policies in mathematics education

The Mathematics Enthusiast
  • Former title: The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast
  • This journal "is an eclectic internationally circulated peer reviewed journal which focuses on mathematics content, mathematics education research, innovation, interdisciplinary issues and pedagogy... Articles appearing in the journal address issues related to mathematical thinking, teaching and learning at all levels. The focus includes specific mathematics content and advances in that area accessible to readers, as well as political, social and cultural issues related to mathematics education. Journal articles cover a wide spectrum of topics such as mathematics content (including advanced mathematics), educational studies related to mathematics, and reports of innovative pedagogical practices with the hope of stimulating dialogue between pre-service and practicing teachers, university educators and mathematicians. The journal is interested in research based articles as well as historical, philosophical, political, cross-cultural and systems perspectives on mathematics content, its teaching and learning."
  • Publisher: Information Age
  • Affiliations: Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics & PMENA

Mathematics in School
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • "Mathematics in School is a lively journal providing contributions from mathematics practitioners at all levels. It reflects the best of current thinking and practice, exploring possible development and sharing practical experience. As well as articles covering mathematics teaching at both primary and secondary levels, each issue provides practical advice on general teaching methods, information on the analysis of official reports and reviews of classroom based projects and surveys. It is aimed at teachers of primary and secondary pupils, students in training and all those with a professional interest in mathematics education."
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association (Britain)

Mathematics Teacher
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • The primary US teachers' journal focusing on high school mathematics.
  • "The Mathematics Teacher is devoted to improving mathematics instruction from grade 8-14 and supporting teacher education programs. It provides a forum for sharing activities and pedagogical strategies, deepening understanding of mathematical ideas, and linking mathematics education research to practice. Mathematics Teacher solicits submissions from high school mathematics teachers, university mathematicians, and mathematics educators and strongly encourages manuscripts in which ideas relate to classroom practice. Manuscripts previously published in other journals, books or electronic venues are not acceptable. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • 30,278 readers (as of Jan 2011)
  • Published monthly during the academic year.

Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
  • This journal is specific to mathematics teacher education.
  • "MTED is an international refereed journal which provides a stimulating collection of articles with a focus on mathematics teacher education in the broader sense. Submission of high quality papers in any area of mathematics teacher education and development is invited. Topics should normally be of general interest to an international readership, but papers exploring specifically Australasian issues are also welcomed. Quite a diversity of articles will be included: research reports; papers addressing general issues and perspectives; “successful pathways” – reports of exemplary practices that have a strong theoretical basis or have been evaluated effectively; discussion on recent and potential policy decisions and curriculum developments; evaluations of programs, materials, particular practices, relevant research methods (e.g., teacher-as-researcher); summaries of what research says about specific mathematics education professional development themes; philosophical debates; “think" pieces where new ideas are presented; reviews of relevant books and software."
  • You can download articles from this journal for free.
  • Acceptance rates: 27% (2012-2013), 29% (2013-2014)
  • Publisher: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

Mathematics Teacher Educator [NCTM site]
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • Forthcoming journal published jointly by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). This journal will be practitioner-based with the intended audience being teacher educators rather than teachers themselves (as in the NCTM journals such as MT, MTMS, and TCM). Peg Smith (University of Pittsburgh) will be the inaugural editor.
  • Publication is scheduled to start in 2012 with 2 issues per year for the first two years, then a possible increase in frequency after that (depending on submission rates).
  • Online format
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Mathematics Teaching
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • Publisher: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (UK).
  • Not refereed, editor reviewed.

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • The primary US teachers' journal focusing on middle school mathematics.
  • "Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) is intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • 28,102 readers (as of Jan 2011)
  • Published monthly during the academic year.

Middle Grades Research Journal
  • "Middle Grades Research Journal (MGRJ) is a refereed, peer reviewed journal that publishes original studies providing both empirical and theoretical frameworks that focus on middle grades education. A variety of articles are published quarterly in March, June, September, and December of each volume year."
  • Publisher: Information Age


Necatibey Faculty of Education Electronic Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
  • "Necatibey Faculty of Education Electronic Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (NEF-EFMED) is an open access, electronic-only,peer reviewed scholarly journal.It is published twice a year since December 2007. NEF-EFMED accepts manuscripts related to all Science and Mathematics Education. Its target population is science and mathematics educator, students, teachers and people and institutions who produce products and provide services for educational communities. Original scientific studies are published in the NEF-EFMED for the target population. Manuscripts covering theoretical narratives and experimental studies about science and mathematics education. Technological approaches on instruction in science and mathematics education are also taken into consideration to be published in NEF-EFMED."
  • Open access
  • Published in Turkish or English, with English abstracts.

NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership
  • "The purpose of the NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership is to advance the mission and vision of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics by: (1) Strengthening mathematics education leadership through the dissemination of knowledge related to research, issues, trends, programs, policy, and practice in mathematics education; (2) Fostering inquiry into key challenges of mathematics education leadership; (3) Raising awareness about key challenges of mathematics education leadership, in order to influence research, programs, policy, and practice; (4) Engaging the attention and support of other education stakeholders, and business and government, in order to broaden as well as strengthen mathematics education leadership."
  • Published twice per year to NCSM members only. No subscriptions available.
  • Publisher: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

Notices of the American Mathematical Society
  • "By publishing high-level exposition, the Notices provides opportunities for mathematicians and students of mathematics to find out what is going on in the field. Each issue contains one or two such expository articles that describe current developments in mathematical research, written by professional mathematicians. The Notices also carries articles on the history of mathematics, mathematics education, and professional issues facing mathematicians, as well as reviews of books, plays, movies, and other artistic and cultural works involving mathematics. Members keep abreast of official AMS reports, activities, and actions, and the news of the mathematical world, through articles the Notices."
  • Published by AMS, received by all members (30,000).
  • They have a section, Doceamus, which publishes articles related to mathematics education.

Peabody Journal of Education
  • "PJE publishes quarterly symposia in the broad area of education, including but not limited to topics related to formal institutions serving students in early childhood, pre-school, primary, elementary, intermediate, secondary, post-secondary, and tertiary education. The scope of the journal includes special kinds of educational institutions, such as those providing vocational training or the schooling for students with disabilities. PJE also welcomes manuscript submissions that concentrate on informal education dynamics, those outside the immediate framework of institutions, and education matters that are important to nations outside the United States. Finally, it includes topics that are linked to the social and organizational context in which formal and informal education take place. The Editor cooperates with groups of scholars to present multifaceted, integrated expositions of important topics. A given issue of PJE may contain contributions from social scientists, historians, philosophers, attorneys, practitioners, and policymakers. Unsolicited proposals for special issues--including designation of participating scholars and an outline of articles--will be accepted for review."
  • Published quarterly.
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (with Vanderbilt University)

Phi Delta Kappan
  • "[Phi Delta Kappan] addresses issues related to K-12 education. We are interested in topics that most interest educators working in K-12 schools throughout the world. Because policy decisions influence practice, we are very interested in the implications and implementation of policy changes. We want to encourage conversations that inspire changes in practice that lead to improved student learning. We are not an activist publication, but we are active educators who believe that the quality of our work can have an impact on schools throughout the world."
  • Published monthly during the academic year
  • Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa Professional Association in Education
  • 12% acceptance rate (of all submissions). 2nd Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal
  • Created and edited by Paul Ernest.
  • "Remember we reprint earlier publications to reach a wider or different audience - and you do not surrender copyright. If in doubt, please run your ideas past me!" - Paul Ernest
  • Graduate students are warmly invited to submit coursework assignments and theses for inclusion in this journal, to make available otherwise inaccessible resources for the benefit of the research community in mathematics education and/or the philosophy of mathematics.
  • There are no strict guidelines on submissions – authors are requested to make their submissions look like published papers – especially the first page headers etc.
  • Published online, usually once per year.

Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS)
  • "PRIMUS is a rich forum for the exchange of ideas in mathematics education at the college level. The journal is a refereed quarterly devoted to dialogue among those interested in teaching undergraduate mathematics. This includes those who prepare students for college level mathematics, those who teach college level mathematics, and those who receive students who have been taught college level mathematics."
  • Acceptance rate: 58% (2015). Circulation: 2,320 institutions
  • Duration from submission to decision: 3-4 months (2015)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras "reflects the variety of research concerns, the range of research methods employed and the variety of didactical, methodological and pedagogical issues in the teaching of Mathematics at all levels of education. Pythagoras is thus an academic forum for the presentation and critical discussion of current research and developments in Mathematics Education at national as well as international level."
  • Publisher: Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa.
  • Published twice a year.

Qualitative Inquiry
  • "The journal publishes refereed research articles that experiment with manuscript form and content, and focus on methodological issues raised by qualitative research rather than the content or results of the research. Open to think-pieces and review essays, QI also addresses: Advances in specific methodological strategies or techniques · Key issues in qualitative research · Postmodern, post-structural and/or critical treatments of qualitative or interpretive work · Practical applications of qualitative research · Theoretical discussions on the philosophical bases of qualitative traditions."
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Page limit: 30
  • Impact factor: 1.3
  • Ranking: 12/68 in Social Sciences (interdisciplinary)

REDIMAT - Revista de Investigacion en didactica de las matematicas
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education.
  • New journal publishing both Spanish and English articles.

Research in Higher Education
  • "Research in Higher Education publishes empirical studies that enhance our understanding of an educational institution or allow comparison among institutions. It focuses on post-secondary education, including two-year and four-year colleges, universities, and graduate and professional schools. Papers in the journal assist faculty and administrators in making more informed decisions about current or future operations and in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of an institution. Among the topics covered in the journal are administration and faculty; curriculum and instruction; student characteristics; alumni assessment; recruitment and admissions; prediction and student academic performance; campus climate; and retention, attrition, and transfer. The journal also publishes brief methodological notes."
  • Has typically focused on policy-oriented articles or reports of empirical research about institutions of higher educations, but there is a growing movement in this community for the inclusion of studies of post-secondary teaching and learning (e.g., mathematics learning at the undergraduate level).
  • Publisher: Association for Institutional Research, Springer
  • Published 8 times per year

Research in Mathematics Education
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • This journal is international in scope. It "welcomes high-quality research in any methodological tradition and is open to innovative and unusual approaches."
  • "Research in Mathematics Education is an international English language journal, publishing original refereed articles on all aspects of mathematics education. Papers should address the central issues in terms which are of relevance across educational systems and informed by wider thinking in the field. ... The journal has three sections, covering research papers, book reviews, and current reports."
  • Publisher: Routledge, British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics

Research Journal of Mathematics and Technology
  • The Research Journal of Mathematics and Technology is a printed version of selected articles from the Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology (eJMT: https://php.radford.edu/~ejmt/),
  • Published semi-annually in June and December of each year.
  • First issue in June of 2012.
  • The aims and scope, areas of Interests, submission guidelines are identical to those at eJMT (see above entry for eJMT)

Review of Educational Research
  • "The Review of Educational Research (RER, quarterly, begun in 1931; approximately 640 pp./volume year) publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education. Such reviews should include conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of literature and scholarly work in a field broadly relevant to education and educational research. RER encourages the submission of research relevant to education from any discipline, such as reviews of research in psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, political science, economics, computer science, statistics, anthropology, and biology, provided that the review bears on educational issues. RER does not publish original empirical research unless it is incorporated in a broader integrative review. RER will occasionally publish solicited, but carefully refereed, analytic reviews of special topics, particularly from disciplines infrequently represented."
  • Publisher: AERA
  • Ranking: 2/139 in Education & Educational Research (Impact Factor: 3.127). Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Review of Research in Education
  • "Review of Research in Education (RRE), published annually since 1973 (approximately 416 pp./volume year), provides an overview and descriptive analysis of selected topics of relevant research literature through critical and synthesizing essays. Articles are usually solicited for specific RRE issues. There may also be calls for papers. RRE promotes discussion and controversy about research problems in addition to pulling together and summarizing the work in a field."
  • Publisher: AERA
  • ISI impact factor = 1.909, ranked 15th in Education and Education Research category. Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.



Revista de Investigatción en Didáctica de la Matemática

  • Not to be confused with REDIMAT
  • Started in 2006
  • PNA is a research journal in mathematics education published by the research group Didáctica de la Matemática: Pensamiento Numérico, FQM-193 of the Andalusian Plan of Research, Development and Innovation (PAIDI). Its goal is to promote and disseminate quality research at national and international levels. It is directed to researchers and education agents in the field. The articles published in PNA can be written in English or Spanish,
  • Publishes 4 issues per year
  • Average of 4 articles per issue
  • Both Spanish and English

School Science and Mathematics
  • "School Science and Mathematics (SSM), the official journal of the School Science and Mathematics Association, founded 1901. The SSM is an international journal which is published monthly, October through May, emphasizing research on issues, concerns, and lessons within and between the disciplines of science and mathematics in the classroom. Members are encouraged to submit articles to the editor for publication. Regular journal sections include: In This Issue, Editorial, Research in Brief, Book Reviews, and Problems."
  • Publisher: School Science and Mathematics Association

Teachers and Teaching
  • General education, not just mathematics.
  • "Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice provides an international focal point for the publication of research on teachers and teaching, in particular on teacher thinking. It offers a means of communication and dissemination of completed research and research in progress, whilst also providing a forum for debate between researchers. This unique journal draws together qualitative and quantitative research from different countries and cultures which focus on the social, political and historical contexts of teaching as work. It includes theoretical reflections on the connections between theory and practice in teachers' work and other research of professional interest."

Teachers College Record
  • "The Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education. It has been published continuously since 1900.
  • Publisher: Teachers College, Columbia.
  • Feature articles (30+ pages), Commentaries (1000-1500 words), Research Notes (2000-3000 words).
  • Ranking: Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.

Teaching and Teacher Education
  • "Teaching and Teacher Education aims to enhance theory, research, and practice in teaching and teacher education through the publication of papers concerned with the analysis of teaching, teaching effectiveness, the factors that determine teachers' thought processes and performances, and the social policies that affect teachers in all aspects and stages of their careers. The journal will recognize that many disciplines - psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, history, and philosophy - have important contributions to make to the achievement of its goals, and the Editors welcome contributions from them. In the absence of any dominant paradigm, the journal will allow varied approaches to offer empirical research, theoretical and conceptual analyses, and reviews (both qualitative and quantitative syntheses) of high quality. ... Papers should be concerned primarily with teachers, teaching, or teacher education at whatever grade, level, or whatever subject-matter, at any stage of the teacher's career."
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISI impact factor = 0.769 (Rank = 48/112). Top Quartile in SJR Education Journal ranking.
  • Page/Word Limits: An abstract not exceeding 100 words must be provided. Authors should include up to six keywords with their article. The suggested word limit for articles is between 5000 and 9000 words (not counting figures and tables). Papers should be concerned with teachers, teaching, or teacher education (any grade, level, subject-matter, stage of teacher's career).

Teaching Children Mathematics
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • The foremost US teachers' journal focusing on primary math education.
  • "Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM) is intended as a resource for elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications."
  • Publisher: NCTM
  • 30,517 readers (as of Jan 2011)
  • 20% acceptance rate (as of Jan 2011)
  • Published monthly during the academic year.

Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics
  • "The journal (TEEM) aims especially to engage mathematics education topics involving excellence and equity simultaneously (rather than either in isolation) in a way that connects research to classroom practice and can directly inform the practice of teachers or professional developers. To this end, articles are welcomed that relate to: (1) all students learning mathematics that is effective and appropriate for them, on and beyond grade level expectations, beyond computational abilities, as problem solvers, (2) a vision or example of what this looks like in the K-12 classroom (or courses for pre-service or in-service teachers), or (3) attention to the roles that language and culture (in a broad sense) have in teaching and learning. The journal defines equity broadly, including (but not limited to) issues of language, gender, ethnicity, and culture. TEEM welcomes addressing issues of language, culture, access, equity, and quality from diverse viewpoints: teachers, teacher-leaders, administrators, professional developers, teacher preparation faculty, etc. The peer-review process includes double-blind review by at least two external referees."
  • Publisher: TODOS Mathematics for All.
  • Published at least once per year.

Theory into Practice
  • Each issue typically has a central theme developed by a guest editor. The guest editor submits a proposal to have an issue around a particular theme (typically 8-10 articles per issue). Then, upon approval, the guest editor solicits the articles from authors. "Authors should be made aware that TIP articles focus on concepts and ideas. Although authors are encouraged to include research and case studies to support ideas, an article should not focus on a single research study or case example. Manuscripts are generally 3,000-4,000 words in length."
  • Publisher: Routledge and Ohio State University.
  • Published quarterly.

The Teaching of Mathematics
  • Sort of a European version of the College Mathematics Journal. Publishes articles in English.
  • Publisher: Društvo matematičara Srbije, Beograd (Mathematical Society of Serbia)

World Journal of Education
  • "World Journal of Education is a peer-review journal, published by Sciedu Press. It is devoted to publishing research papers in the fields of education, teaching, learning and other relevant subjects. This includes primary, secondary, tertiary and other higher education disciplines such as but not limited to special education (SpEd), normal and even express streams of the academe. It is published semi-annually in both online and printed versions."
  • Publisher: Sciedu Press (Canada)

ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education
  • This journal is specific to mathematics education
  • Articles generally by invitation only. Essentially, each issue is a special issue.
  • "ZDM is one of the oldest mathematics education research journals in publication. The journal surveys, discusses, and builds upon current research and theoretical-based perspectives in mathematics education. In addition, it serves as a forum for critical analysis of issues within the field. All the papers published in the journal’s six annual themed issues are strictly by invitation. These papers are subject to an internal peer review by selected members from the editorial board as well as an external review by invited experts. The journal targets readers from around the world in mathematics education research who are interested in current developments in the field."
  • Graded "A" by Toerner and Arzarello (2012).
  • Publisher: Springer



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Toerner, G., & Arzarello, F. (2012, December). Grading mathematics education research journals. Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society, 86, 52-54.


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