NARST is a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research. Since its inception in 1928, NARST has promoted research in science education and the communication of knowledge generated by the research. The ultimate goal of NARST is to help all learners achieve science literacy.
The Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) is the highest award that NARST bestows on a dissertation judged by colleagues on the Selection Committee to have the greatest significance in the field of science education research from among all dissertations nominated for the award that year. The ODRA Committee is now soliciting nominations for the 2021 award from all current NARST members who completed a dissertation within 15 months prior to August 31, 2020.
The NARST Early Career Research Award (ECRA) acknowledges contributions to science education through research by individuals during the seven years immediately following receipt of the doctoral degree. Research contributions may vary, including - but not limited to - empirical, philosophical, historical research, critical perspectives, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research techniques.
This Award recognizes and rewards individuals who have made significant contributions to science education through exemplary, high quality research. The recipient(s) of the Award should have made substantial scholarly contributions over a period of at least 20 years since the award of their doctorate. Contributions may be of several types including, but not limited to, empirical, philosophical or historical research, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research approaches.
JRST’s Impact Factor increased dramatically in 2019, from 3.135 in 2018 to 3.870. The Journal is now ranked among the top 10 out of 263 educational research journals indexed under Education & Educational Research in the Web of Science® and continues as the top-ranked venue for publication of science education research.
We are happy to inform you that plans for the 2021 international conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, are well underway. In doing so, we seek volunteers to serve on our standing committees. To apply, please fill out the form: https://narst.org/form/volunteer-for-committee-service.
The JRST co-editors have worked with our partners at Wiley to prepare a set of slides about the journal that you can explore on your own. The slides provide information on circulation & readership, ideas pertaining to open research initiatives, and author resources.