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Guidelines for referee panel

To ensure that all articles in Science in School are interesting, inspiring and, above all, useful to our readers, they are reviewed by a panel of European science teachers.

Joining the referee panel

If you are a European science teacher and would like to join the Science in School referee panel, please send an email to, describing your teaching experience and the subjects you specialise in.


Shortly before we begin editing the articles for each issue, we send out an email to all our referees, asking if they have time to review articles in the next couple of months. We only send articles to those who confirm that they have time.

We try to give our referees at least two weekends to review the article. Sometimes we require a turnaround of as little as a week. If you are likely to need longer than this, please let us know.

Reviewing an article

When reviewing an article for Science in School, please download, complete and return the review form. Do make sure that you download it each each time to make sure you are using the most recent version of the form.

In the form, you are asked to assess the style, level of detail and rigour of the article. You should also suggest how the article could be used by teachers (syllabus subjects, discussion topics or comprehension questions) and whether it could be made more appropriate for a European-wide audience.

If you recommend that the article is published, you should write a few paragraphs to be published together with the article. Please do not summarise the article; instead, please indicate briefly how Science in School readers could use the article.

If we publish your comments, we will also mention your name and country.

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