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Author Guidelines

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Editorial Procedure
Articles that are found promising are peer-reviewed. The author will normally receive a response, within six weeks, with a decision and detailed instructions for further process. Articles accepted for publication will be returned to the author for proofreading and final approval with a 48-hour deadline, where minor changes such as corrections to typographical and formatting errors, may be made.

Contributions submitted by email must be submitted as Microsoft Word files (either .doc, .docx, or .rtf). The cover letter should clearly and concisely present the main point of the contribution and explain its suitability to this journal. The cover letter should also include suggestions for at least three suitable impartial and external referees.

Article length shall normally be a maximum of 6000 words, not including abstract and references. The author is responsible for procuring permission to use illustrations and other previously published materials. Figures and pictures must be of adequate resolution and format – preferably EPS or TIF, with a minimum of 200 dpi. Pictures of lower quality may be used in the initial submission to reduce file sizes, provided that higher quality versions can be produced if the article is accepted for publication.

Language, abstract, keywords
The journal accepts manuscripts written in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. The first page of the manuscript must contain the full title, an abstract of up to 300 words, and a maximum of five key words or terms.

Author-year style of referencing
Nordic Journal of STEM Education is a cross disciplinary forum for exchanging and sharing observations, reflections and results across several disciplines within STEM education. For this reason we allow most established systems for reference handling, within the various STEM fields. If in doubt we recommend the Harvard style of referencing. For examples, see [Harvard examples].


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. In order to submit through our online submission system, you need a user account. Please consider volunteering as a reviewer for the publication.If you have a problem submitting through the webpages, please contact Reidar Lyng (
  2. The submission has not been previously published.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outline above.
  4. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.doc, .docx, or .rtf).
  5. The text is single-spaced;uses  a blank line to indicate a new paragraph; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. Figures and tables are provided with captions and located at the appropriate places in the main text (not grouped together at the end of the manuscript). To ensure that no displacements of figures and tables occurs because the different versions of word processing programs used we recommended that a .pdf-version of the text is attached to the Word file.
  7. Every citation has a reference, and every reference is cited. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Copyright Notice

The Nordic Journal of STEM Education licenses all content of the journal under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence. This means, among other things, that anyone is free to copy and distribute the content, as long as they give proper credit to the author(s) and the journal. For further information, see Creative Commons website for human readable or lawyer readable versions.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. 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.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access



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