Math-Ed-Only Journals

Journals that are explicitly dedicated to work in mathematics education (including statistics education).

African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

BOLEMA Mathematics Education Bulletin

Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

Educational Studies in Mathematics
  • "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."
  • Publisher: Springer

Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  • The EURASIA Journal publishes original articles in the following areas:
    • Mathematics Education
    • Science Education
    • Environmental Education
    • Technology Education
    • Educational/Instructional Technologies.
  • 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.
  • EURASIA Journal is an Open Access Journal (OAJ). Authors of editorials, book reviews, and invited articles are not charged any publication fees.
  • The regular publication fee is US$1,000. No other costs or hidden payments shall be requested for publishing in EURASIA Journal.
  • Google Scholar h5-index of 14, with a median h5 of 20.
  • Scopus ranked 166 of top 914 in the Education subcategory of Social Sciences. SJR: 0.747.
  • Web of Science Impact Factor 1.016 (one of only 6 mathed journals indexed in Web of Science, ranked #2).

European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

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

FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics
  • "The objective of FOCUS is to disseminate current research efforts designed to understand and/or influence factors that affect mathematics learning. Contributions from the fields of education, psychology, mathematics and medicine having the potential for impact on classroom or clinical practices are valued. Specifically, the types of manuscripts sought for FOCUS include reports of research on processes, techniques, tools and procedures useful for addressing problems in mathematics teaching and learning, descriptions of methodologies for conducting, and reporting and interpreting the results of various types of research, research-based discussions of promising techniques or novel programs, and scholarly works such as literature reviews, philosophical statements or critiques."
  • Publisher: RCML & CT/LM

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).

International Journal for Studies in 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 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
  • Rated a "B" by Toerner & Arzarello (2012)
  • Publisher: Springer

Investigations in Mathematics Learning
  • Publisher: Research Council on Mathematics Learning

Journal for Research in 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.
  • 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 Mathematical Behavior
  • 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
  • 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 and Culture
  • Open access journal.
  • A Peer-Reviewed Journal Sponsored by the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics
  • "The journal’s contents examine the intersections between mathematics and culture in both western and non-western societies, and among both math professionals (such as university mathematicians, mathematics educators, and cryptologists) and non-professionals (such as carpenters, indigenous healers, and hair stylists). We define culture broadly, to include all scales: ethnic groups, nations, labor communities, religious traditions, professions, and so on. Particular aspects of culture examined might include broad social dynamics such as race and gender, or micro-practices such as dancing or computer programming. Mathematical practices include symbolic systems, spatial designs, practical construction techniques, calculation methods, measurement in time and space, specific ways of reasoning and inferring, and other cognitive and material activities which can be translated to formal mathematical representation. Of particular interest are educational studies which take the classroom setting into account, such as pedagogical applications of ethnomathematics."

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

Journal of Mathematics Teacher 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
  • 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 Statistics Education

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."

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
  • 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."
  • Publisher: Routledge

Mathematics Education Research Journal
  • 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
  • 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

Mathematics in School
  • "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
  • 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
  • "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.
  • Publisher: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

Mathematics Teacher Educator [NCTM site]
  • 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
  • Publisher: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (UK).
  • Not refereed, editor reviewed.

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
  • 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.

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."
  • Like a Teaching Children Mathematics or Mathematics Teacher but for undergraduate mathematics instead of elementary or secondary.
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

  • 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.

Research in 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

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

Statistics Education Research Journal

Teaching Children Mathematics
  • 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.

Teaching Statistics

ZDM: The International Journal on 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."
  • Publisher: Springer