About the Journal

Description of ARISE
ARISE – The Journal of Action Research and Innovation in Science Education
ISSN: 2626-9902

ARISE is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal publishing one or two issues per year. ARISE publishes academic and practitioner research in the field of science education. The scope of ARISE covers action research and related approaches like practitioner research, design research and innovation studies.

Papers may comprise theoretical discussions, research studies, or reports on evidence based curriculum innovation. Contributions may focus on any of the science teaching/learning domains, from early childhood through secondary or tertiary levels to environmental education and informal (out-of-school, outdoors, and after school) science education. Manuscripts on science teacher education in connection to action research, classroom-based research and innovation or research-based learning in teacher education are welcome as well as papers on the methodology of action research for classroom innovation in science education. The journal language is English.

ARISE publishes three types of papers:

Review and perspectives papers that provide general overviews on any theoretical topic relevant to action research and related approaches with relevance to science education (max. 10.000 words including references)

Research papers that report action research and related studies form the field of science education (max. 5.000 words including references)

Short communications raising relevant questions or reporting preliminary works from the field of action research and related approaches in science education (max. 2.000 words including references)

ARISE is an open access electronic journal and does not charge an article publication fee of any sort (i.e. there are neither manuscript processing or publishing charges for authors, nor subscription and/or access fees for readers). The launch of the ARISE journal is part of the ERASMUS+ CBHE project Action Research to Innovate Science Teaching (ARTIST) and is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

Founding editors of the journal are Prof. Ingo Eilks and Prof. Marika Kapanadze. An international editorial board is established from among members of the ARTIST Project Consortium and invited scholars in the field of science education with experience in research methods and action research.


ARISE follows the ethical rules set forth by publicationethics.org
Related guidelines can be found here.