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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.
  • 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 (reidar.lyng@ntnu.no).
  • The submission has not been previously published.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outline above.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.doc, .docx, or .rtf).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Every citation has a reference, and every reference is cited. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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].

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