About the journal

- Focus and Scope
- Peer-review Process
Original Material- Languages
- Cost
- Open Access and licenses
- Indexing
Publication Ethics
- Editorial Board
- Monitoring Committee

Focus and Scope

EpiDEMES publishes articles written in English or French and dedicated to the dissemination of the results of university mathematics education research (didactics and epistemology of mathematics with a focus on higher education) towards higher-education teachers (mathematicians and other members of academic staff). Special care is given to making theoretical frameworks and constructs used in the papers accessible to a readership of non-specialists. Manuscripts written by practitioners (tertiary education teachers), or co-written by practitioners and researchers in mathematics education to report on innovative teaching-learning activities and methods, are also welcome. In this case, a theoretical framework is not compulsory, but reflexive analyses are expected in the form of a discussion of the teaching methods and learning goals, the pedagogical scenario and didactical choices, the observed educational effects in relation to what was expected a priori. Editors may provide assistance to the authors in order to facilitate this reflexivity. EpiDEMES covers the mathematics taught at all level of the tertiary education curricula, from the secondary-tertiary transition to doctoral modules. EpiDEMES aims at providing a database for the initial and in-service training of higher education teachers.

Peer-review Process

The quality of the articles submitted toEpiDEMESis assessed along a classical peer-review process (single-blind peer-review process).

  • One editor is in charge of the article and chooses two or three reviewers to give their assessment (within 3 months).

  • According to these reports, the editor makes up his or her mind about the article. In case of a positive opinion, the other editors are informed.

  • The final decision is taken commonly. During 30 days the other editors can consult the reports and give their (argued) opinion concerning the acceptance of the article. After this one-month notice period, the author is informed of the final decision.

Original Material

EpiDEMES publishes original manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere. Of course, authors may incorporate results already published in journals focusing on fundamental research in mathematics education in order to make them available to the EpiDEMES readership.


Published articles are written in English or French. They must contain an abstract in both languages.


The journal is entirely controlled by members of the scientific community: no fee is then required to authors or their institutions in order to publish their work. This is made possible by the strong support of the CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe, ccsd.cnrs.fr) through the use of the Épisciences platform.
The editorial board, as well as the monitoring committee, are committed to making every effort that this strict Open Access policy endures through time.

Open Access and licenses

The articles published in EpiDEMES come from an open repository (HAL or arXiv) and then remain freely available to the reader.
The authors keep the property rights of their article which is distributed under a Creative-Commons Attribution License CC-BY-SA (attribution and share-alike).


EpiDEMES will apply for an ISSN as soon as possible.

Publication Ethics

EpiDEMES adheres to the Code of practice, edited by the European Mathematical Society.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board consists of 18 members, 2 of them being Editors-in-chief. The specific role of coordinators is to assign an editor to a submitted article. The editorial board is also in charge of the scientific communication of the journal (to promote it and to encourage new submissions).

Monitoring Committee

The monitoring committee is in charge of the practical management of the journal. It comprises the following members:

  • Nicolas Grenier-Boley, Université de Rouen (France), Editor-in-chief

  • Christian Mercat, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)

  • Louise Nyssen, Université de Montpellier (France)

  • Hussein Sabra, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France), Editor-in-chief