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Are there any studies that list the leading (English-language) mathematics education journals? Here, "leading" could mean something based on data (for example, citations) or something based on opinions (for example, surveys).

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    $\begingroup$ (I believe that this question is not opinion-based because it is asking for studies that provide such a list.) $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Oct 1, 2022 at 10:38

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Geiger, Delzoppo, and Straesser (2022, p. 551) use the following list (which seems to be unordered):

  • The Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
  • For the Learning of Mathematics
  • ZDM Mathematics Education
  • The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
  • Educational Studies in Mathematics
  • The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
  • Mathematical Thinking and Learning

This is based on "the ranked journal lists developed by Williams and Leatham (2017). These lists were based on two sub-studies---one citation-based and the other in-field opinion-based, that produced ranked lists of 20 English language journals that publish Mathematics Education research."


Geiger, V., Delzoppo, C., & Straesser, R. (2022). Supporting English non‑dominant language authors’ efforts to publish: Perspectives from the editors‑in‑chief of highly recognised journals in Mathematics Education. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 111:543–565.

Williams, S., & Leatham, K. (2017). Journal quality in mathematics education. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 48(4), 369–396.

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  • $\begingroup$ These seven journals seem to be the top ranked ones in the Williams–Leatham study. $\endgroup$
    – Brahadeesh
    Oct 2, 2022 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ @TheAmplitwist, thanks for the info! $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Oct 2, 2022 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ See also this answer: matheducators.stackexchange.com/a/11729/77 $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Oct 4, 2022 at 8:38
  • $\begingroup$ Here's a link to a pdf copy of the Williams and Leatham paper: nctm.org/Publications/… $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Oct 4, 2022 at 8:39

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