ESERA2015

Review Process

Depending on the format and type of research report being submitted, the proposals will be reviewed by at least two reviewers from countries that are different to those of the authors, according to the following criteria:

Empirical Paper

  • Relevance to science education research
  • Significance for theory, policy and practice
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Research method and design (research questions, context, participants, data sources, ethical issues)
  • Clarity of results, preliminary findings and conclusions
  • Overall quality and scientific originality
  • Language 

Theoretical Paper

  • Relevance to science education research
  • Significance for theoretical debate
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Use of relevant research literature
  • Clarity and robustness of the theoretical argument
  • Overall quality and scientific originality
  • Language 

Poster (Empirical)

  • Relevance to science education research
  • Significance for theory, policy and practice
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Research method and design (research questions, context, participants, data sources, ethical issues)
  • Preliminary data analysis or anticipated results
  • Overall quality and scientific originality
  • Language

Poster (Theoretical)

  • Relevance to science education research
  • Significance for theoretical discourse
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Use of relevant research literature
  • Clarity and robustness of theoretical argument
  • Overall quality and scientific originality
  • Language

Symposium as a whole

  • Relevance to science education research
  • Significance for theory, practice and policy
  • Theoretical perspective, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Organization, coherence and internal logic of the whole symposium
  • Overall quality and scientific originality 

Each paper in a symposium will also be reviewed as an individual paper using the criteria for papers outlined above.

ICT Demostration or Workshop

  • Relevance to science education research
  • Significance for theory, policy and practice
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Validation in domain of application (as teaching innovation, tool or research method)
  • Quality of workshop format (activity based) or demonstration activities
  • Overall quality and scientific originality
  • Language