Sections of the Journal
Astronomy Education Review encourages submissions in any area of astronomy and space science education. The journal has seven distinct sections:
- Research and Applications: includes review articles and refereed papers on research in astronomy education, along with ideas about how to apply results of such research in “real life.”
- Innovations: features short reports on innovative techniques, approaches, activities, demonstrations, and materials. These reports should convey the essence of the innovation and include ways that interested readers can learn more.
- Resources: presents annotated lists of useful resources for any branch or arena of astronomy education.
- Commentary and News: includes opinion pieces and occasional new items of interest to readers.
- Reviews and Excerpts: describes, evaluates, and occasionally publishes excerpts from books and other materials of interest to educators at all levels.
- Letters to the Editor: publishes short submissions about ideas, lessons learned, opinions, reactions to articles, etc.
- Opportunities: has short announcements of funding sources, cooperative projects, employment (only jobs that are advertised in the AAS Job Register and are 50% or more education will be considered), workshops and symposia, etc. In most cases, such announcements are 1-2 paragraphs, with a web link for further information.
- Extended Thesis/Dissertation Abstracts: Succinct summaries of theses that are directly relevant to astronomy education.
All submissions for Sections 1 and 2 will be sent to an external referee. At the discretion of the editor(s), most of the submissions for the remaining sections are also peer reviewed.