The Association for Science Education
  1. Home
  2. Journals
  3. Education in Science
  4. Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

In this section, you will find more information about what to submit, when to submit and how to submit

Notes for contributors to Education in Science

Major articles fall into three main categories:

  • Requested articles addressing topical issues, or regular features
  • Unsolicited articles about current issues and initiatives, projects and events
  • Letters, opinion pieces and short news items from other organisations.

Contributions are most welcome in all categories. Please contact us if you have ideas, news or views, or are involved in initiatives that you feel would be of interest or benefit to our readership.

Articles should be between 700 to 1500 words in length and written in a straightforward and economical style, with minimal jargon and only essential references. Good quality images and illustrations are strongly encouraged. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission for the use of any material for which the copyright is held by a third party and to provide the appropriate credit. A brief indication of your current work designation should be included, which will be published at the end of the article.

Letters should be kept short, ideally less than 700 words, and Notes items should be no longer than 300 words. Letters and news items may be accepted after the copy deadline, provided that there is space available.

As for all ASE publications, we ask that you do not submit the same article to any other publication at the same time.

Copy deadlines

These are approximate deadlines.  Please contact Jane Hanrott on janehanrott@ase.org.uk for exact dates.

Copy deadlineMonth of Issue
Mid-June September
Mid-September November  
Mid-November February
Early February April  
Early April June

How to submit

Please e-mail your contribution to Jane Hanrott (Executive Editor of EiS) on janehanrott@ase.org.uk with your contact details and any images you would like to include.  Shorter items may be posted to Jane c/o ASE HQ, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts., AL10 9AA. Jane will acknowledge receipt and liaise with you during the editing and production process.

Following publication

All authors automatically receive one complimentary copy of the issue in which their contribution appears. Further copies are available on request.

Please Note: Material published in all ASE journals will appear on the ASE website in the members’ area and some articles may be accessed in the public area as sample material.