Aims and scope

Unterrichtswissenschaft – Zeitschrift für Lernforschung ("Journal for Teaching and Learning") publishes research on learning and instruction in pre-school, school, higher education, occupational settings and various informal learning environments. The journal presents theoretical approaches and empirical research findings to facilitate the advancement of further research and evidence-based practice in education. Unterrichtswissenschaft is therefore indispensable for researchers and students in the fields of transfer research, teaching quality and didactics.

Unterrichtswissenschaft publishes original empirical studies, reviews, and theoretical articles in German and English. All articles are subject to double-blind peer review in order to meet the highest quality standards. Every issue contains a topical focus as well as unsolicited submissions, which are complemented by hot topic contributions. 

The journal has an international audience with a special focus on German-speaking countries. It is one of the three most-cited German journals in educational research as identified by a Cited Reference Search in Web of Science, PsychInfo, and Harzing's Publish or Perish (1999-2010). About 50 % of the references in Web of Science can be found in English-language publications.