About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development (MTED) is an international refereed journal that provides a stimulating collection of articles with a focus on mathematics teacher education. The journal is owned and published by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA).
MTED has been published continuously since 1999 and from 2014 has been published as an Open Access online journal. Articles are published online first and then grouped into online issues. There are two online issues per year. Special Issues with a focus on a specific theme of interest in mathematics teacher education are published from time to time.
Submission of high-quality manuscripts in any area of mathematics teacher education and development is invited. Topics should normally be of general interest to an international readership, but articles exploring specifically Australasian topics of interest are also welcome. Quite a diversity of articles will be included: research reports; articles addressing general issues and perspectives; "successful pathway" reports of exemplary practices that have a strong theoretical basis or have been evaluated effectively; discussion on recent and potential policy decisions and curriculum developments; evaluations of programs, materials, particular practices, relevant research methods (e.g., teacher-as-researcher); summaries of what research says about specific mathematics education professional development themes; philosophical debates; "think" pieces where new ideas are presented; position papers; and reviews of relevant books and software. The journal's purpose is to promote the sharing of ideas as well as research findings.
MTED does not charge any fees for submission, or publication of accepted articles.
Peer Review Process
Double-blind (author blind, reviewer blind) Review Process
Each manuscript is handled by one of the editors. MTED uses a double-blind (author blind, reviewer blind) review process. The manuscript is reviewed blind by one of the Editorial Board members and two other referees. Working from the referees' reports the editor, in consultation with the other editors, then decides on a publication outcome. The editor/s may require the authors of accepted papers to make specific revisions, and may suggest to authors of rejected papers general revisions that might make them publishable. All authors receive copies of the referee reports.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Research Publishing Ethics Guidelines
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development (MTED) requires authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Research published in MTED should demonstrate excellence in research practice, including respect for all participants in research. Research involving humans should be approved by the relevant ethics committee(s) and conform to ethical standards for research.
MTED is committed to an objective peer review process that does not discriminate against authors or peer reviewers.
As publisher of MTED, the Mathematics Education Research group of Australasia (MERGA) is committed to building reviewing capacity among members, especially Early Career Researchers and Research Higher Degree students, through ongoing professional learning and mentoring.
Named authors should have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the article; and/or been responsible for drafting or critically revising the article. They should also give final approval for the version to be published and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the article.
The corresponding author will be the main point of contact and should have authority to act on behalf of the other authors. The corresponding author will be responsible for obtaining agreements from other authors and informing them of the progress of the manuscript.
Anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section at the end of the article.
Copyright and Licensing
The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Incorporated holds copyright of articles published in MTED on the understanding that the author may, without further permission:
- use all or part of the work in any subsequent book written by an author;
- archive the published version in the electronic repository of the institution (university or research) in which the author is an employee or research student after publication of the manuscript.
Requests for permission to reproduce content published in Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, other than described above, should be sent to Vice President (Publications) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MTED is committed to the long-term preservation of its content. All articles published in the journal are archived on the website of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (https://www.merga.net.au).
The journal permits and encourages authors to archive the published version of their articles on their institutional repositories and any other appropriate websites.
MTED reserves the right to check all submission through appropriate plagiarism checking tools. Submissions containing suspected plagiarism will be rejected.
All manuscripts submitted to MTED should be substantially different from other works published by the author(s) and should not be under consideration, accepted for publication or in press with a different journal or other type of publication.
Conflicts of Interest and Funding
Authors, editors, and reviewers are required to declare any conflicts of interest.
If the research has been funded, author(s) should make a funding declaration in an Acknowledgements section at the end of the article.
Retractions and Corrections
If editors are made aware of any allegations of research misconduct the editor shall investigate the allegation and deal with them appropriately.
If an author is found to have made an error, then MTED will publish a correction. In cases where an article is found to be seriously flawed, the article will be retracted. Corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies will be published when needed.
Data and Supporting Evidence
MTED expects authors to maintain accurate records of data and supporting evidence. Where appropriate and allowed, authors are encouraged to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location for sharing and future use by others.
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Updated January 2023