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 double 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. The LUMAT journals are published by the University of Helsinki, Finland / LUMA Centre Finland.
- LUMAT has a JUFO 1 classification in the Finnish Publication Forum rating.
- Publishing in LUMAT is free for authors. We don't charge any author fees.
- LUMAT is currently indexed in Crossref, DOAJ, ERIC, Scopus, Google Scholar and Index Copernicus.
- In 2019, the acceptance rate was 43%.
LUMAT Journals 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 double blind peer-reviewed research papers and perspective papers on math, science and technology education.
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.
Since the beginning of 2018, LUMAT annually publishes one general issue and 1–2 special issues. In the general issue, articles are published throughout the year, once they have been accepted for publication.
To submit an article for review, see Author Guidelines.
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.
Lumat articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.