Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

THEMES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION publishes original research papers from throughout the world dealing with science education, environmental education, computer science education, ICT in education and e-learning. It serves as a medium for communication and interaction between the above scientific communities and bridges the gap between research and practice providing information, ideas and opinions. The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics and research methods in both science and technology education, including papers on innovation and development, scholarly research reports, review articles, position papers and book reviews. Special emphasis is given to applicable research relevant to educational practice guided by educational realities in schools, colleges, universities and informal learning organizations. The journal welcomes articles from academicians and researchers coming from the Greek Diaspora.
Special Issues devoted to topics of major interest and importance, guest-edited by an acknowledged expert, are also featured.

Peer Review Policy

All the articles published in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and reviewing by at least two anonymous referees.

 

 

Section Policies

ICT in Education

Editors
  • Athanassios Jimoyiannis
  • Tassos Mikropoulos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Didactics of Geography - Environmental Education

Editors
  • Apostolos Katsikis
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Science and Computer Science Education, e-Learning

Editors
  • Athanassios Jimoyiannis
  • Tassos Mikropoulos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Contents

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Editors
  • Athanassios Jimoyiannis
  • Apostolos Katsikis
  • Tassos Mikropoulos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Educational Robotics

Editors
  • Dimitris Alimisis
  • Athanassios Jimoyiannis
  • Tassos Mikropoulos
  • Michele Moro
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All the articles published in “Themes in Science and Technology Education” have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and reviewing by at least two anonymous reviewers.

Reviewers’ allocation

The reviewers are members of the editorial board and other distinguished scientists working on the field and especially on the submitted article’s topic. The reviewers’ database is continuously being updated.

Review workflow

“Themes in Science and Technology Education” follows the OJS editorial and publishing process, http://journals.sfu.ca/present/locale/en_US/edprocesslarge.png.

Criteria

The reviewers use internationally accepted criteria to ensure a high quality and concrete review, clear to the authors. The reviewers use a certain review form, http://earthlab.uoi.gr/theste/index.php/theste/about/submissions. Authors are also properly informed about the review form during the submission process.

Review period and procedure

Typically a manuscript is reviewed within two months.

The submitted manuscript is sent for blind review to two experts within a week. In the case of refusal, other reviewers are appointed within a few days. In a month, reviewers submit the review form where specify their comments. Reviewers may also upload comments in separate files such as the manuscript with comments on it. The reviewer may select one of the following recommendations: accept submission, revisions required, resubmit for review, decline submission. The final decision is made by the editor. The author is notified immediately. The revised manuscript is usually submitted by the author within 2 weeks, together with a separate file with answers to reviewers. The editor decides about the final status of the manuscript. The editor usually sends the new version of the manuscript to the same reviewers. The final decision is made by the editor.

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Themes in Science and Technology Education is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

 

Information

For Readers

We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link at the top of the homepage for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal's Privacy Statement which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.

For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need toregister with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.

For Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).

 

Ethical Guidelines

Themes in Science and Technology Education (THESTE) adheres to the below ethical guidelines for publication and research.

Authorship

Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript

a)    has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration

b)    has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal.

Authors will be asked to confirm that this is the case on submission. All named authors must have made an active contribution to the conception, the design, the analysis and interpretation of the data, and/or the drafting of the paper. All authors must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication.

Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.

Acknowledgements

When submitting your manuscript, please also submit a separate 'Acknowledgements' page as a 'Supplementary File not for Review', which should include any of the items below relevant to your manuscript:

  • Specify contributors to the manuscript other than the authors accredited
  • Declaring sources of research funding
  • Confirming that all co-authors had complete access to data supporting the manuscript
  • Confirming approval from a relevant ethics for the research procedures used
  • Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, country) included

Please do not include any of the items above in your main manuscript file.

 

Appeal of Decision

The decision on a paper is final and cannot be appealed.

Permissions

If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.

Licensing, Copyright & Publishing Rights Policy

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in the paper submission platform of THESTE will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Publisher

Athanassios Jimoyiannis

Tassos A. Mikropoulos