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About This Journal

Origin. Several members of the Editorial board are faculty at the University of Northern Iowa in the College of Education because this place, in the heartland of America, is where the idea for the journal began. For several years, a group of faculty members in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction met regularly in a professional learning community to share ideas about arts integration into the curriculum and its benefits. I was one of those colleagues. Besides the Journal being an outgrowth of that faculty study group, other members have started an arts-integration program at a local public school, bringing their preservice teachers to the school to attend their methods courses there and to directly implement their arts-integrated lesson ideas in participating classrooms. Hopefully, future articles will originate from this university-school partnership. Dr. Gaetane Jean-Marie, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, supports these arts-integration enterprises: “This journal will continue to build and broaden our approaches to research in all of its forms to sustain the advancement of these arts-integration enterprises, and align with the conceptual framework of the College. I want to thank Dr. Audrey Rule as the new Editor for cultivating the collective knowledge and expertise of practitioners, researchers, and educators to engage in the development of relevant, provocative research that explores both the underlying principles and rationale, as well as the true value of generalized education.”

Current Housing. Our website is currently hosted by UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository. Ellen Neuhaus, Digital Scholarship Librarian, states "The purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to showcase the knowledge, creativity and innovative spirit of the University of Northern Iowa." Our journal platform, including submission software and website, uses Digital Commons software managed by bepress.

National Reach. Our Editorial Board has Associate Editors from across the United States and we are growing. Our reviewers are located in many different states. If you are a STEM or STEAM (STEM with an added “A” for Arts integration) education professional and have an interest in being a reviewer or an Associate Editor, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. The aim of the Journal is to serve a national and international audience of professionals interested in STEAM Education.

Frequency of Publication. The Journal Staff plans to publish two or more issues per year, depending upon submissions. All Journal Staff, including myself, are volunteers. We appreciate the efforts of all of our reviewers who volunteered to read manuscripts and offer advice for improvement. The Journal does not have page charges or other author fees. We are education professionals working together to promote STEAM education because we believe in its positive effects.