Technology and Science Education: New Challenges

TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: NEW CHALLENGES

Beatriz Amante García1, María Martínez Martínez2

1Projectes d'Enginyeria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2Enginyeria Química, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona/Spain

beatriz.amante@upc.edu, rosario.martinez@upc.edu





As usual in JOTSE, the first editorial of the year presents an analysis of our Journal evolution. In this sense, we reflect on the changes undergone and the challenges we will face in the new year 2017.

When analyzing JOTSE’s evolution (See Figure 1) we can observe that the objective of steady growth has been accomplished throughout these 6 last years.



 

Figure 1. JOTSE's evolution



In 2016 volume 3 issues have been published: 2 regular and 1 special. If we observe JOTSE’s monthly evolution we can state that July and December are the months with more article submissions as the average increases from 2 to 4,33 or even 5,5 (as seen in Table 1).

In Table 2 we can observe the evolution in terms of quantity of issues per year and published articles from 2011 to 2016.

We can state that the number of published articles in the last two years has a slight growth in the regular issue, in other words. In this vein, if we analyze JOTSE’s internationalization as to visits to its website (one of our challenges) we can observe that since 4th November 2015 it has had 18424 visits. To this respect, 65% in 2015 and 74 % in 2016 of such visits are from foreign countries (In Table 2 we include the 10 countries that visit JOTSE’s website more frequently).



 

Average

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

January

3,20

 

0

2

1

9

4

3

February

2,00

 

1

4

1

0

4

1

March

2,20

 

0

1

2

3

5

1

April

1,50

1

1

0

3

2

2

2

May

1,33

3

2

0

0

2

2

3

June

2,33

1

4

0

3

1

4

3

July

4,33

1

0

7

5

8

5

3

August

1,33

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

September

2,50

0

1

3

1

5

5

2

October

1,83

2

0

4

1

1

3

8

November

3,33

1

1

1

6

2

9

11

December

5,50

1

1

3

9

11

8

3

TOTAL

30,17

11

12

26

34

45

53

42

 

Table 1. Article submission evolution from 2010 to 2016

 

Issues

Articles published in regular issue

Articles published in special issue

Total papers

2011

2 (2+0)

11

0

11

2012

2 (2+0)

12

0

12

2013

3 (2+1)

11

7

18

2014

4 (2+2)

12

14

26

2015

4 (2+2)

10

15

25

2016

3 (2+1)

13

6

19

Table 2. Number of Articles published

2015

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

No

Country

Percent

Num visits

 

No

Country

Percent

Num visits

1

Spain

34,23%

855

 

1

Spain

2614%

4816

2

United States

14,85%

371

 

2

United States

17,17%

3164

3

India

5,20%

130

 

3

India

6,47%

1192

4

United Kingdom

4,40%

110

 

4

United Kingdom

3,79%

698

5

Portugal

4,36%

109

 

5

Philippines

2,59%

477

6

Turkey

2,68%

67

 

6

Indonesia

2,20%

405

7

Indonesia

2,04%

51

 

7

Canada

2,18%

401

8

Malaysia

1,84%

46

 

8

Australia

2,16%

398

9

Philippines

1,68%

42

 

9

Turkey

1,92%

353

10

Canada

1,64%

41

 

10

Malaysia

1,78%

328

 

Table 3. JOTSE’s visits from 4th November 2015 to 10th January 2017



As to Journal’s indexation, which is one of our main challenges, we should mention here that JOTSE obtained its SCOPUS entry in Novembre 2015.

We're proud of our advocating for international scholars, allowing authors to speak with their own voices, making the journal contribution as innovative as the articles that we publish, and always thinking outside of the status quo and being responsive to new and interesting ideas and maintaining high standards of quality.

For this 2017 we are foreseeing new challenges, such as the increase in the number of submitted articles as well as making an extra effort to keep our reviewers’ fidelity. As we can see in the Figure 2, We can improve on our quality of review, if our reviewers feel more involved with JOTSE and we will work this year for that.

 

Figure 2. JOTSE author survey results 2016



With this good purpose in mind we present the new volume of JOTSE, which includes articles closely related with Education Technology, that is to say, the technological resources that facilitate the learning-teaching process.

The present issue counts on the following published articles:

We hope that you find them interesting.




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Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011-2017

Online ISSN: 2013-6374; Print ISSN: 2014-5349; DL: B-2000-2012

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