ISSN 1415-2150 printed version
ISSN 1983-2117 online version



Basic information

ENSAIO: Research in Science Education

Editors in chief: Luiz Gustavo Franco and Paula Cristina Cardoso Mendonça

Qualis Capes Evaluation (Brazil): A1

Focus areas: Science Teaching and Learning; Science Education; Health Education; Environmental Education; Education.

e-ISSN: 1983-2117

Frequency: Single Issue per year (Continuous submission)


Continuous flow journal, peer reviewed, that publishes national and international articles that are unpublished, of empirical or theoretical nature, with topics of interest to the field of research in science education and its interlocutions with the social and human sciences. The journal seeks to keep criteria of academic rigor and social and educational relevance.

The publishing of the journal Ensaio Research in Science Education is the responsibility of the Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching - CECIMIG (www.fae.ufmg/cecimig), a research and extension agency in the area of science education of the Faculty of Education of UFMG. The journal also has the support of the Graduate Program in Education at UFMG (Level 7 at Capes) and inter-institutional partnerships in the composition of our editorial board: Brazilian (UFOP, UFJF, UFES, CEFET-RJ, UNESP, UFSC, UFABC, USP, UFRB) and international institutions (King's College of London, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, University of Groningen).

The journal was first published in 1999. Later, it was available online three times a year (April, August and December). In 2017, it became available in a single annual volume, accepting articles in continuous flow.

Over the last twenty years, we have sought to consolidate ourselves as a reference journal in the field of science education. We always seek to improve our process of receiving, evaluating and publishing articles, relying on a qualified editorial team, with the support of collaborators from different institutions.

Its abbreviated title is Ens. Pesqui. Educ. Ciênc. (Belo Horizonte), which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references, and strips.




Indexed in

  • Sistema de Editoração Eletrônica [Desktop Publishing System] (SEER/IBICT), Brasilia, DF, Brazil
  • Latindex (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Geodados Indexador [Geodata Indexing] - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná [Federal Technological University of Parana] (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil
  • Pergamum - Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas da UFMG [Pergamum – UFMG Integrated Libraries System], Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Redalyc Clacso - Facultad de Ciencias Políticas Y Administración Pública [Redalyc Clacso - College of Political Science and Public Administration] – Universidad Autônoma del Estado de México [Independent State University of Mexico], Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sumários.Org - Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil
  • Edubase (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil
  • Diadorim (IBICT), Brasilia, DF, Brazil
  • DOAJ
  • Educ@ (Fundação Carlos Chagas)


Intellectual property

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.



The publication receives funding from:

  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), Ministério da Educação (MEC), Brasil.
  • Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa (CNPq), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (MCTIC), Brasil
  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa de Minas Gerais [Foundation for Research Support of Minas Gerais] (FAPEMIG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Centro de Ensino de Ciências e Matemática [Center for Science and Mathematics Education] – CECIMIG da Faculdade de Educação da Universidade Federal de Minas [CECIMIG, College of Education at the Federal University of Minas Gerais] (CECIMIG/FAE/UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação da Faculdade de Educação [College of Education Graduate Program] da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais [Federal University of Minas Gerais] (PPGFAE/UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil


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