Science & Education
To address many questions and some concerns, the leadership of IHPST would like to state that, at present, there are no legal, financial or other business connections, real or implied, between the newly formalized IHPST group and the journal, Science & Education. The journal and IHPST have the same aims, and some members serve as journal reviewers, but the journal is wholly owned by Springer which is responsible for all financial and editorial decisions. The IHPST Council has begun discussions to explore ways that the journal and our organization can have closer and more formal ties, most likely in areas of editorial policy, but Science & Education and IHPST are separate entities. The story of our mutual development is an interesting one, and members are encouraged to click here for a more detailed description of the history of this relationship.
Science & Education, which commenced publication in 1992, currently has ten numbers per volume (1000 pages), each volume covering the calendar year. Subscription is USD100pa (reduced for multiple year subscriptions), and USD50pa for students, retired faculty, and for scholars from depressed economies.
To subscribe to the journal, please fill out the subscription form
The journal publishes high-quality research that is informed by the history, philosophy and sociology of science, and by considerations from philosophy of education. Contributions range over theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in science teaching.
The distinguished Editorial Committee, who review submitted manuscripts, include two past presidents of the US Philosophy of Science Association, two past presidents of the US History of Science Society, three past presidents of the US Philosophy of Education Society, a former president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, the president of the US Cognitive Science Society, and ten current or former editors of major international research journals in education and in the history and philosophy of science.
Journal on the Web
The journal Science & Education is now available on the web at:
Or the articles can be accessed directly at:
All articles can be downloaded as pdf files for free if the individual’s institution subscribes to the relevant Springer journal package; otherwise they can be downloaded for a fee.
Alternatively subscription renewals for printed journals and new subscriptions (USD95 pa, with discount for students, retired faculty and scholars from depressed economies), can be effected on this IHPST website.
The Springer site is now linked to Google, and articles can be searched in Google by typing in author name and first words of title. This goes direct to the Springer site and the pdf file of the article.
Approximately 3,000 institutions around the world have subscribed to the on-line version of the journal, while many institutions have subscriptions to both print and on-line versions.
The on-line version is heavily used. In 2007 there were 37,593 article-downloads from the Springer site; this was a 60% increase over the 23,584 downloads in 2006. These figures make Science & Education one of the most utilised of all Springer education journals.
The web site provides many services to researchers:
- The ‘On Line First’ section allows access to all accepted, forthcoming articles in the journal. As soon as an article is accepted for publication, a typeset pdf version of it is posted on the web and can be accessed by individual journal subscribers or by individuals whose institutions subscribe to a Springer package that includes ‘Science & Education’.
- The Contents of each issue of the journal, back to Volume 1 Number 1 in 1992, are available. These can be downloaded by subscribers and individuals whose institutions subscribe to the journal. They are also available, at a cost, to non-subscribers.
- Full details of the Editorial Board and Submission process are posted.
Scholars can submit manuscripts in file form direct to the journal at: www.editorialmanager.com/sced/
Thereafter they can check on its progress through the review process. Most submissions are reviewed by three senior scholars, usually involving a spread of educator, historian, philosopher or cognitive scientist. The submission site also has a guide to the journal’s format and style conventions.
Recent contributors have included:
- Educationalists James Rutherford, Edgar Jenkins, Denis Phillips, Igal Galili, George DeBoer, Anton Lawson, Mansoor Niaz, William Cobern, Cathleen Loving, Peter Hewson, Norman Lederman, Richard Duschl, John Leach, John Gilbert, Art Stinner, Daniel Gil-Perez, Mike Smith and Anna M.P. de Carvalho.
- Historians Gerald Holton, Helge Kragh, John Heilbron, Roger Stuewer, Olival Freire Jr, Jürgen Teichman, Fabio Bevilacqua and Roberto de Andrade Martins.
- Philosophers Patrick Heelan, Jim Garrison, Harvey Siegel, Mario Bunge, Yehuda Elkana, Robert Pennock, Richard Grandy, Alan Musgrave, John Worrall, Gürol Irzik, Noretta Koertge, Alan Chalmers, Peter Machamer, Robert Nola, Ernan McMullin, Hugh Lacey, John Forge and Michael Martin.
- Scientists Harry Shipman, Marcello Cini, Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond and Michael Fowler.
- Cognitive scientists William Brewer, Stellan Ohlsson, Peter Slezak and Nancy Nersessian.
Contributions are welcome, and can be made directly at www.editorialmanager.com/sced/
Editor: A/Professor Michael R. Matthews, School of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052,
Australia. Email: email@example.com