The Southeast Asian Journal of STEM Education is a peer-reviewed, open access journal whose mission is to encourage the sharing of research and practices in evidence-based STEM education and to develop a body of knowledge that advances STEM education in Southeast Asia.

Editor in Chief: John Stiles
Managing Editor: Jirayu Arayaprayoon

ISSN: 2709-1252
DOI: Pending
Index: Pending

Author Guidelines—DRAFT4 March 2020

Southeast Asian Journal of STEM Education
A peer-reviewed online professional publication supported by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for STEM Education, Bangkok (SEAMEO STEM-ED)

Date of first issue: 2 September 2020

Editor in Chief: John Stiles

We welcome manuscripts from anyone who has interesting insights, ideas, projects or research in STEM Education that are applicable in STEM classrooms and help to improve teacher classroom practice. Manuscripts from practitioners, STEM educators, and researchers in Southeast Asia are particularly encouraged. However, we accept manuscripts form STEM educators around the world.

PLEASE NOTE: All manuscripts must include explicit integration or interdisciplinary connections to two or more of the four STEM subject strands.
We encourage the following types of manuscripts about STEM education:

   STEM pedagogy, including assessment;

   Research papers of STEM education studies;

   Articles about STEM research findings (written for classroom teachers);

   Feature articles about established STEM education programs or projects, or descriptions of collaborative STEM models, such as those between schools, private sector, and/or government agencies;

   Action research undertaken by classroom teachers;

   Book reviews.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting a manuscript. There is no charge to authors for publishing in the Journal.

Contact us at if you have questions.

Thank you for your interest in the Southeast Asian Journal of STEM Education!


1. The article must be the original work of the author(s).

2. The article must not have been published in any other print or online journal. Exception: A research article that has been previously published in a SEAMEO or SEAMEO Regional STEM Centre-organized Conference Proceedings may be used, but it will be noted that it is a reprint with permission. Articles from other conference proceedings will not be considered.

3. Articles must be in English. Please ensure proper usage before submitting. If the original manuscript is written in a language other than English, the author should provide a properly translated English version. The journal will publish only in English. The journal editors can help authors in ASEAN countries locate a translator in a SEAMEO centre.

4. The article must conform to the “STEM” theme (Science, Technology, Engineering [innovative design/problem solving], and Mathematics), and should involve the integration of at least two of the S-T-E-M strands, with additional interdisciplinary links encouraged. Articles describing exemplary examples that connect science, mathematics, and technology to real-world problem-solving (“Engineering design”) will be given priority.

5. The article must appeal to classroom teachers, school administrators, STEM consultants, and STEM educators, who are the main readers of this publication.

6. General articles that report about research studies and their results should use language that reflects readership (see #5). Please refer to the guidelines below for research findings.

7. The article should be no longer than 6 single-spaced standard letter size (8.5 x 11”) pages (This does not apply to research articles). Exceptions may be granted depending on substance and importance for understanding content. Manuscripts are to be written single-spaced using 12-point font type and left justified.

8. Include an abstract of fewer than 200 words.

9. Citations are required if referencing other sources. Use APA (See guidelines here:.

10. Images of children require signed release forms. If a school has the signatures on file, please so state when submitting. This is the responsibility of the authors.

11. Links to animations, videos, and other visuals are encouraged, with proper credits noted.

12. Editors reserve the right to alter manuscripts for formatting, length, and readability.

13. Authors have final approval of reviewed, revised, and edited manuscripts.

14. Authors retain the copyright for their article but transfer copyright to Southeast Asian Journal of STEM Education for publication.

15. To submit a manuscript, please send two copies: one in .doc or .docx format for editing, and one pdf.


  The research report must be of a STEM education study.

  The manuscript. Please refer to the educational research article guidelines for writing reports:

  Methodology. The research methodology is expected to use rigorous standards of design, data collection and analysis, which include the following:

1. Rigorous research methods;

2. Adequate sample size to permit generalization;

3. Detailed description of research methods;

4. Inclusion of means and standard deviations;

5. Preference given to studies with a counterfactual (control or comparison group);

6. Preference is given to studies reporting effect size.

  Please refer to the AERA standards for research methodology at:

  The article should be no longer than 13 single-spaced standard letter size (8.5 x 11” or A4) pages (not counting graphics, appendices, and references). Length may be extended if necessary, at the discretion of the editors.

   To submit a manuscript, please send two copies: one in .doc or .docx format for editing, and one pdf.


Researchers who wish to write articles for general readership may do so, using the guidelines above (ARTICLES ABOUT STEM PEDAGOGY), but should include data, graphs and tables, etc. that help to illustrate points, and must use proper APA format citations. The article does not have to follow research paper guidelines and should be no longer than 8 single-spaced pages. Exceptions for length are negotiable.


Action research refers to a study undertaken by a classroom teacher during instructional time in order to answer a question about an issue involving teaching and learning, such as the efficacy of methodology, student outcomes, student attitudes, etc. in order to improve the teacher’s effectiveness. For this journal, the action research must be done during a STEM lesson or series of lessons, or a STEM project. The manuscript should not be longer than 10 single-spaced pages. For information about writing an action research report, visit


Feature articles about programs, projects, or models of collaborative efforts should be written in a narrative style that explains details of the program, project, or collaboration model so that other educators may benefit from them. Please include the contact information of project leaders. Photographs (jpegs) are encouraged but not required (any photo of students must have a permission form and is the responsibility of the author[s]). Research support should be noted and properly cited. The manuscript should be no longer than 6 single-spaced pages. See guidelines for STEM PEDAGOGY above.


Book reviews must be of publications that are specifically about STEM education and that would be helpful to classroom teachers. For guidelines and tips about writing book reports, refer to /book_reviews.shtml

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