Chemistry Education

Research and Practice


CERP is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC - the learned society for chemistry and professional body for chemists) and is the highest ranked research journal in the field of Chemistry Education. It has full peer review, but with a fast time to initial publication (advance articles will often appear on line on the day of acceptance). The journal has no charges to authors, and is free access to all readers via the internet. This is possible due to generous sponsorship of the journal by the RSC’s Education Division.


Guidance for authors

The journal has made available a number of editorials to provide guidance to authors. 

General information about the kinds of articles invited is given in:

Recognising quality in reports of chemistry education research and practice. 

Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 13(1), 4-7. doi: 10.1039/C1RP90058G

Information about how we understand the scope of the field of chemistry education is provided in:

Three levels of chemistry educational research.

Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14(2), 151-155. doi: 10.1039/C3RP90003G

In addition:

The publishers’ requirements on reporting ethical considerations in empirical studies can be found in:

Ethical considerations of chemistry education research involving ''human subjects’'.

Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 15(2), 109-113. doi: 10.1039/C4RP90003K

Our guidance on defining authorship (who should be listed as an author) is provided in:

Who counts as an author when reporting educational research? 

Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14(1), 5-8. doi: 10.1039/c2rp90014a

Our guidance on the use of appendices (preferred for textual/graphical material) and supplementary material

Supplementing the text: the role of appendices in academic papers. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 17(1), 6-9. doi:10.1039/C5RP90014J