Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The goal of The Hoosier Science Teacher is to provide science educators in Pre-K-12 classrooms, informal education, home schools, and college classrooms with ideas and resources for teaching science. The journal publishes content that may help support effective teaching of science and professional development for science educators.


Section Policies

Editorials - Opinions - Announcements

Editorials, opinions, and announcements that imform and serve to support The Hoosier Science Teacher (THST) and Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc. (HASTI).

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Lessons - Demonstrations - Instructional Insights

Incldues insights, reflections, instructional ideas, resources, and professional development that supports or informs teaching standards-based science in Pre-K-16 learning environments.

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Stories - Poems - NonFiction

Incldues nonfiction stories, peoms, biographies, and essays.

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Articles include original research.

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Peer Review Process

The Editor will make an initial review of the submission to determine that it aligns to standards-based science instruction consistent with State and National Standards/Practices. After a favorable editor review, the submission will be reviewed by two assigned reviewers who have some level of expertise about the topic. The reviewers are expected to complete their review within four weeks. Reviewers are identified by the editor and editorial team based on their content expertise related to the journal's mission.


Publication Frequency

The Hooser Science Teacher is published bi-annually.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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