School Science and Mathematics Journal


Founded in 1901, SSM is an international journal that is published monthly, October through May, emphasizing research on issues, concerns, and lessons within and between the disciplines of science and mathematics in the classroom. As a peer-refereed professional journal, it is a trusted resource for science and mathematics educators and is a leader in STEM integration articles. All authors are encouraged to submit articles via ScholarOne Manuscripts for publication.


Regular journal article types include: Editorial, Research in Brief, Research Article, Review Article, Innovation to Practice and Problems.

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Information for Contributors and Readers

Manuscript Topics
Science, mathematics, and connections between mathematics and science for grades K-graduate and teacher education, especially science and mathematics education articles that deal with assessment, attitudes, beliefs, curriculum, equity, research, translating research into practice, learning theory, alternative conceptions, philosophy and history of science, socio-cultural issues, special populations, technology, nontraditional forms of instruction, science/technology/society and STEM.  SSM also publishes articles that examine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Manuscript Types Accepted
 To convey an opinion, or overview of an issue, by the Editor or someone invited by the Editor.
Problems: This section of the journal offers readers an opportunity to exchange interesting mathematics problems and solutions. Send to Prof. Albert Natian, Department of Mathematics, Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA, 91401. To propose problems, email: [email protected]. To propose solutions, email: [email protected]. Solutions to previously stated problems can be seen at
Research Article: Reports of original research in mathematics, science, and STEM education. Manuscripts submitted as research articles should include a well-constructed and timely literature review, detailed method section, findings, and conclusions.
Review Article: In-depth analysis of current research focusing on a specified topic. This should include a detailed examination of existing research, including trends across data and findings.
Innovation to Practice: (word count 2,000-2,500 not including references) - The School Science and Mathematics (SSM) Journal is developing a new section for readers focused on chronicling STEM integration in the classroom. This section, entitled Innovation to Practice, provides an opportunity to build a professional knowledge base that supports, extends, and generates practitioner knowledge in science, mathematics, and STEM education. We know STEM education is effective at helping students apply disciplinary ideas, improve test scores, and increase motivation. STEM education encourages varied approaches because, just like effective teaching, there is no one right way to do STEM. This new section seeks to highlight diverse, innovative ideas and practice from PreK to postsecondary classroom settings. As part of the SSM journal submissions this section will go through a double-blind peer-review process.

Manuscript Submission
Please send manuscripts using the SSM submission guidelines.  Questions regarding manuscript topics and content should be sent to Dr. Christie Martin or Dr. Bridget Miller, Co-Editors of School Science and Mathematics.

Authors may submit their manuscripts here.

 SSMA Journal, School Science and Mathematics is published by Wiley Blackwell Publishers.