About the Journal

LUMAT Journals consists of two journals, LUMAT and LUMAT-B. Both of these journals publish research articles on math, science and technology education, but with a slightly different scope: LUMAT is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles and review articles, whereas LUMAT-B publishes online books as well as proceedings from conferences, seminars and symposia. Both journals are published by the University of Helsinki, Finland / LUMA Centre Finland and supported by the LUMAT Science Research Forum.


LUMAT Journal was launched in 2013, due to a growing need for an online platform that publishes research articles and conference proceedings on math, science and technology education, written in Finnish and Swedish. Submissions written in English were also accepted from the very start. Initially, all accepted manuscripts, ranging from conference proceedings to review articles, were published on the same platform. However, in 2016, the journal was divided into two separate journals to help distinguish the type of publication at hand, as well as to clarify the review process. Today, LUMAT Journals publish scientific work from around the world.


LUMAT publishes special issues on math, science and technology education. Submitted manuscripts can be original research articles, reviews or perspective papers.

Research papers are peer-reviewed articles that report new research data. Decision on the publication will be made according to the recommendations of experts from the particular academic field. When advised, the editorial board may request revisions on the manuscript before publication. For more information on the criteria of research papers: Reviewer guidelines.

Perspective papers are also peer-reviewed, citable articles on topics related to research and practice in math, science and technology education. Perspective papers do not normally report new data, but present a well-argued opinion, hypothesis or conjecture on topics judged by the referees and editor to be of interest to the readership. Extensive review papers are also considered to this category.

in 2022 LUMAT will publish one general issue and atleast two special issues. In the general issue, articles are published throughout the year, once they have been accepted for publication. The submission DL for the general issue 2022 was 10 January 2022.


To submit an article for review, see Author Guidelines.

Article statistics example

Manuscripts submitted: 133
Manuscripts declined: 79 (59%)
Articles published: 19 (14%)
Manuscripts transferred to the 2022 editorial process: 35 (26%)
Reviewers: 107

Open Access

LUMAT is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to all users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Articles are currently published under the CC BY 4.0 license. Notice that until 31.12.2019 the license was CC BY-NC.

Creative Commons Licence
Lumat articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.