The Latin-American Journal of Physics Education (LAJPE)
A new freely available physics education journal obtained from http://www.journal.lapen.org.mx publishes papers in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. LAJPE is published by the Research Center on Applied Science and Advanced Technology of National Polytechnic Institute (CICATA-IPN), http://www.cicata.ipn.mx, located in Mexico City, and the Latin American Physics Education Network (LAPEN), http://www.lapen.org.mx, with a number of well-known AAPT figures on the journal’s International Advisory Committee. Papers from Chile, Cuba, Spain, France, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Syria, and the U.S. appeared in LAJPE 1(2). I particularly enjoyed the Viennot paper on common instructional representations that are in fact over- selections that can lead to student misinterpretations. LAJPE is a new journal joining several journals dedicated to physics education, including the Institute of Physics’ Physics Education, http://www.iop.org/eJ/journal/0031-9120, the AAPT’s own The Physics Teacher http://www.aapt.org/tpt, the American Journal of Physics http://www.aapt.org/ajp, the APS-AAPT Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research (PRST: PER) http://prst-per.aps.org, and for those interested in physics teacher preparation, the Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online (JPTEO) http://www.journal.lapen.org.mx. Lots of good reading, with some freely available articles at all sites.
Contributed by Cesar Mora, Editor-in-Chief, LAJPE; [email protected]