Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning (RISTAL) is an open-access international journal that publishes double-blind peer-reviewed articles on research in subject-matter education. RISTAL follows the tradition of Fachdidaktik, Didactique, Didáctica, Didattica, didaktika etc. representing research on teaching and learning of subject matter in subject areas. Unlike specialist journals dedicated to single areas of subject-matter education, RISTAL provides a unique platform that fosters research in and dialogue among various fields of subject-matter teaching and learning.
RISTAL welcomes research on broad themes and topics that are relevant to a specific field as well as across various fields of subject-matter education. Articles may adopt a single-subject or a comparative approach. However, articles focusing on single subject-matter education are expected to contextualize their work within the broader framework of subject-matter education research discussing implications of their findings for other subjects.
RISTAL acknowledges various research approaches focusing on subject-matter teaching and learning, ranging from empirical to theoretical contributions. Papers relying on qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, or any other sound methodological approach are welcome.
RISTAL covers all subjects represented and taught at all levels and in all types of formal, non-formal, and informal education.
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