Types of Contribution
We prefer articles to be no more than 2000 words in length, with 4-6 illustrations (figures, photographs etc), no more than 10 references/citations to further reading, and written in the active, present tense. The average time to publication is 12 months from the date of acceptance. Short topical articles - ca 1200 words - can sometimes be published more quickly.
Articles should be aimed at the practising school or university chemistry teacher, or across the readership, and the educational value of any article should be clear as the story unfolds. Essentially, feature articles should fall into one of the following categories:
- Novel methods and approaches to teaching particular topics of the secondary or tertiary chemistry curricula, including novel experiments.
- School-university interface issues.
- Historical topics linked to current awareness issues, likely to appeal across the readership.
As a 'coffee table' magazine, which seeks to promote chemical science as an exciting and relevant subject, the use of good illustrations and photos, as well as the inclusion of links/applications to the 'real world', that bring the article to life are all equally important. Education in Chemistry will not accept journal-style articles.
If you would like to contribute something which does not fit into any of these categories, contact the editor to discuss your ideas.
Contact and Further Information
Karen J Ogilvie
Editor, Education in Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432216