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CERP - Chemistry Education Research and Practice
Royal Society of Chemistry
on-line journal
Peer education
Fundamental Chemistry, Life Chemistry, Materials Science, Food Science, History of Chemistry, Health Science, Industrial Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
Lower Secondary School, Upper Secondary School
ANYONE who registers at the Royal Society Chemistry website can access the articles in this top-rated journal of chemistry education research and practice as pdf downloads for free, as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's mission to support educational work in chemistry.
It is published free of charge, electronically, four times a year. Coverage includes:

research, and reviews of research, in chemistry education
effective practice in the teaching of chemistry
in depth analyses of issues of direct relevance to chemistry education

In addition to the regular issues, there is a themed issue every year dealing with a particular aspect of chemistry education.

The objectives of the journal are threefold:

To provide researchers with the means to publish their work in full in a journal exclusively dedicated to chemistry education
To offer teachers of chemistry at all levels a place where they can share effective ideas and methods for the teaching and learning of chemistry
Most importantly, to bridge the gap between the two groups so that researchers will have their results seen by those who could benefit from using them, and practitioners will gain from encountering the ideas and results of those who have made a particular study of the learning process.
The list of themed issues alone indicates the wealth of material accessible to chemistry educators:
Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry in Chemistry Education, 2012 (10 articles)
Diagnostic Assessment in Chemistry, 2011 (16 articles)
Evidentially-Based Curriculum Development, 2010 (8 articles)
Chemistry Teacher Education – Recent Developments, 2009 (10 articles)
Research and Practice in Chemical Education in Advanced Courses, 2008 (12 articles)
The Laboratory in Science Education: The State of the Art, 2007 (13 articles)
Chemical Education Research in Glasgow in Perspective, 2006 (7 articles)
Chemistry and Environmental Education, 2004 (7 articles)
Teaching Chemistry and Physics, 2003 (8 articles)
Structural Concepts, Part II, 2002 (11 articles)
Structural Concepts: Contributions from Science, Science Education, History and Philosophy of Science, 2001 (8 articles).
Articles from all around the world give a co-operative, international flavour to the journal.
The journal, the top rated research journal in chemistry education, invites high quality original perspectives, research reports (including systematic evaluations of chemical education practice), and reviews of areas of work directly related to chemistry education (see for further details). All submissions are screened by the editor, and decisions on publication are informed by peer review.
Limerick Institute of Technology

Comments about this Publication

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Date: 2012.10.02

Posted by Daniela Petrova (Bulgaria)

Message: Obviously the main aims of this online magazine are:
1. To allow researchers to publish their reports in the field of Chemistry;
2. To provide virtual space for teachers, where they can share effective ideas and methods of teaching and studying Chemistry;
3. To provide online access for students who are particularly interested in acquiring knowledge in Chemistry and Ecology.
The fulfillment of these three basic goals by the magazine creators completes the educational cycle and bridges researchers and ordinary users, namely teachers and students.
This makes the magazine rather beneficial for a large number of people, working and studying at different levels in the field of Chemistry.
The magazine contents offer a wealth of knowledge and experiments in Chemistry and Ecology. Despite its academic language, it could contribute to attracting the average student's interest in Chemistry. The great variety of articles and the magazine blog are likely to trigger curiosity on the part of students.
Reading this magazine gives students another opportunity to access scientific information about Chemistry at a high level. In the online magazine one can read articles about organic Chemistry, inorganic Chemistry, etc.The magazine provides access to electronic information for all vocational students training for Chemistry-related jobs. Thus the information is easily accessible for students and makes up for the lack of specialised course books, which is a great disadvantage of the educational system. Having said all this, I believe that reading this magazine would help students to comprehend the Chemistry lessons more easily and quickly.
The electronic magazine offers an innovative approach to teaching Chemistry and Science. There teachers can find articles on innovative solutions of problems related to education as well as to modern methods of presenting chemical information in an easily comprehensible way.
The relatively high level of the magazine allows for its active use as a source of extra curriculum activities (creating Chemistry websites, Chemistry and Ecology projects, etc.)
The only hindrance to the information offered by this online magazine is the users' level of English, which may vary.
This magazine is fascinating reading and would definitely benefit teachers and students alike during their self-study.
It also provides an interdisciplinary link, which is useful for students.
The wealth and variety of information offered by the online magazine would lead to increasing students' motivation for studying Chemistry profoundly and would challenge their curiosity and innovative spirit.

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