The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) publishes original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed articles that foster scholarly teaching, and provide readily adoptable resources in biology education. JMBE welcomes thoughtful and supported submissions pertaining to scholarly teaching in undergraduate, graduate and professional (e.g., medical school) education, K-12 outreach, and informal education.
The scope of the journal is rooted in the biological sciences and its branches to other disciplines. Examples of articles JMBE accepts include those addressing good pedagogy and design, student interest and motivation, recruitment and retention, citizen science, and institutional transformation.
A unique feature of the JMBE editorial process is to provide extensive feedback, guidance, and support for authors from submission through publication.
JMBE is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM; www.asm.org), the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The JMBE Editorial Board is committed to providing open access content.
One JMBE volume is published each calendar year. Each volume includes two issues, which are available electronically in May and December. Submissions are accepted for review on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance for publication, manuscripts are assigned to a particular issue. To be included in a specific issue, manuscripts must be accepted in final form at least three months prior to the publication date.
Review the Author Guidelines for the various JMBE sections. Reviews are typically completed within four weeks. NOTE: Before you can submit a manuscript, you must check the "Author" box in your user profile. Once this box is checked, you may select the "Submit a Manuscript" button to the right and follow the prompts for submission.
New JMBE Profiles Episode Debuts: Writing for Science Education Journals
|JMBE Profiles with Kari Wester is an interview series that highlights the volunteers that comprise the JMBE Editorial Board, the authors who contribute their work, and the education innovations that bring them together. In this second episode of the series, Kari sits down with three science educators - Marcy Kelly of Pace University, Cynthia Miller of University of Louisville, and John Geiser of Western Michigan University - to learn about their writing process, the challenges they face during that writing process, and the support they seek throughout their publishing journey.
Want more JMBE Profiles? Visit our YouTube playlist and stay tuned for more episodes! If you have an idea for a future episode topic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutorials for Authors and Reviewers
Want to submit an article to JMBE but not sure where to start? Want to learn more about a particular section? Announcing the JMBE How-To Series, which provides 10-15 minute video tutorials on the different JMBE sections, manuscript submission process, and reviewing for JMBE.
Visit the JMBE Author Guidelines tab for available tutorials and additional author resources, including a self-diagnosis tool and step-by-step author guidelines.
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