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School Science Review
Sch Sci Rev

Published/Hosted by Association for Science Education. ISSN: 0036-6811.

SSR is the flagship journal of the Association for Science Education (ASE). It is a highly regarded periodical, produced quarterly. Contributions may be requested or unsolicited and are written by a wide range of people with an interest in science education including teachers, academics, and scientists. All contributions are refereed. SSR occupies a unique niche between academic and professional journals in UK science education 11-18. SSR was first published in June 1919 and published its 300th issue in March 2001 . It is a quarterly journal (but it was published with only three issues a year for 27 volumes from October 1941 until June 1968). At first SSR was a journal intended for public and grammar school science masters and mistresses. As science was taught to a wider range of the population in different types of schools, formal teacher training increased, and finally the ASE was created from the men's and women's science teacher associations, SSR grew, and changed and developed the types and topics of articles and notes it published. SSR has always been a journal with a wide variety of articles about developments in science and technology, the history of science, science teaching, and science educational research. The proportions of each of these may have varied but all forms are still extant. SSR has always carried teaching and apparatus notes, advertisements for apparatus, books, audio-visual aids, etc., and reviews of books, films, tapes and now ICT and the internet. There are approximately 12 substantive articles and 12 Science Notes per issue. In addition book, ICT and web reviews can occupy approx. 15 pages. If each article/note is refereed by three referees then that entails approx. 300 reviews p.a. to write and process. In addition, SSR publishes correspondence to the editor and informative items in a section called Notes and News.

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