Aims and Scope
The journal Die Deutsche Schule (DDS) wants to contribute to the scientific foundation of education and offers an orientation with regard to current discussions and developments in the educational system. The DDS supports the exchange of scientific knowledge and connects colleagues doing theoretical and conceptual research in the fields of education and training with those who work in educational institutions, especially in leading positions, and/or those who are responsible politically or administratively at all system levels.

The DDS is edited by the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and it is thus committed to the principles of equal opportunity and educational equity. An interdisciplinary editorial team supported by an editorial board of experts from science, administration, politics and all fields of practice is responsible for the issues.

All main articles, i.e. contributions for the focus topic and for the column “Further Contributions”, are subject to an external double-blind peer review. Reports, contribution to discussions and reviews are reviewed by the editorial team (for a description of the types of textes in the journal please take a look the Information for Authors). Since the DDS is published open access and free of any author processing charges (APCs), it is freely available to a large target group.

In addition to a special collection collecting articles that have already been published, several supplements have been published on topics of current relevance. The four supplements dealing with the Corona pandemic, each with a different focus, have been particularly well received and address central questions and problems that the pandemic has raised for educational practice, educational research and school policy: „Langsam vermisse ich die Schule…“ (Supplement 16), „Schule während der Corona-Pandemie“ (Supplement 17), „Schule und Schulpolitik während der Corona-Pandemie: Nichts gelernt?“ (Supplement 18) and „Aufholen nach Corona“ (Supplement 19). .

Digital preservation
All contributions are permanently archived in the German National Library (DNB) within the framework of the cooperation with Pedocs, the digital repository for educational sciences.