Weaving new threads into a chemistry education landscape! The role of Perspective articles in chemistry education research and practice
Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) publishes both Perspective and Review articles – the difference between these is often queried by authors. The simplest answer is that a Review article is a well-recognised genre that establishes the status of a field based on prior published work; in contrast, a Perspective article can perhaps be regarded as forward thinking, hence will evolve as the research field evolves. Through a survey of previously published Perspective articles in our journal, an eclectic picture is developed in terms of the frequency, purpose and utility of this type of article for our readership. These insights therefore reflect the dynamic nature and the fertility of chemistry education research as a field.