Sustainable Chemistry and Education (2024)

Call for Papers

LUMAT invites researchers, practitioners, and educators to contribute to the upcoming special issue on "Sustainable Chemistry and Education".


Chemistry is the key science needed in solving all sustainability issues. Therefore, promoting sustainability (e.g., sustainable development knowledge, skills, competences and culture) should have an integral role in chemistry education. We invite all scholars to contribute in the scientific discussion on how sustainability can be supported through research-based sustainable chemistry education in all educational levels.

Deadlines and special issue timetable:

  • Submission due date: The DL is extended to January 7, 2024.
  • Continuous publication model.

We welcome both empirical as well as theoretical manuscripts in English, Finnish and Swedish.

Acceptance criteria for the manuscripts are that they:

  • Are research-based and have not been previously published.
  • Contain the following subsections:
    • Context/relevance of the study: Why the research was conducted.
    • Aim/research questions: What guided the research.
    • Theoretical framework/conceptual rationale/pragmatic grounding: How the current research is connected to the earlier studies.
    • Research methods and research design: How the research was conducted (both empirical and theoretical manuscripts are welcome).
    • Results (in theoretical manuscripts, the discussion on how the manuscript contributes to the earlier research can be combined with the discussion section and Result section might be omitted.
    • Discussion/Conclusions/Implications: How the research questions were answered, how the research results contribute to the field.
    • References in APA 7 style: Use the template on the journal website.
  • Follow the academic research guidelines for ethical and professional academic publishing, such as: publishing original work, accurate and detailed findings and methodology, including those writers as authors that have contributed to the work significantly; including all the permissions to publish previously published content from the copyright holders; adhering to (personal) data protection legislation (confidential information, identifying individuals, etc.)
  • Are clearly written - English clarity and correct grammar are expected. If necessary, the authors are asked to proofread, and copy edit the manuscripts prior to the submission.

General paper submission guidelines can be found here.


PhD Johannes Pernaa, University of Helsinki, Finland
PhD Outi Haatainen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Assisting Editor

Doctoral Researcher Emmi Vuorio, University of Helsinki, Finland