Announcements

Have an announcement?  Please submit announcements related to biology education to jmbe@asmusa.org.

Now Available! Volume 16, Number 1 and New JMBE Profiles Episode

 

NEW ISSUE

The May 2015 issue of JMBE is now available! Click here to view the full Table of Contents, including an important Letter from Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Samantha Elliott, and all abstracts from the upcoming 22nd Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators. Articles are made available in PDF and HTML format.

JMBE PROFILES VIDEO SERIES

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 the third episode of the series, Kari sits down with ASM's Publishing Ethics Manager, Erika Davies, to discuss the importance of scientific ethics, responsible conduct of research, trends in research misconduct, and resources to help educate ASM members and non-members alike about the importance of scientific integrity.

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 jmbe@asmusa.org.

JMBE CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE ON ASMscience.org

JMBE content is now available on ASMscience, allowing readers to browse and search for educational content alongside related ASM publications. Stay tuned for announcements as additional reader features and content becomes available over the course of the year.

 
Posted: 2015-05-07 More...
 

Now Accepting Manuscripts for Themed Scientific Citizenship Issue: Submit by Aug. 3

 

As a direct result of the success of the inaugural Scientific Ethics section published in December 2014, the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is pleased to announce a Call for Manuscripts for a second thematic issue centered around scientific citizenship.

The themed issue will be organized and peer-reviewed by a team of Guest Editors and Reviewers, led by Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory. The issue will be published as a standalone issue in March 2016. The JMBE Editorial Board is excited to promote scholarly work in this important area of science education. This call solicits submissions that pertain (but are not limited to) the following topics:

• Teaching citizen science to students at the K12, undergraduate, or graduate/professional level.
• Engaging, educating, and training citizens who have minimal science background.
• National and global citizen science initiatives.
• Policy issues stemming from citizen science.
• Service learning and outreach dedicated to citizen science.
• Citizen science research.
• Reviews of resources that promote discussion about citizen science.
• Submissions on scientific citizenship-related topics not identified above.

Research articles, perspective pieces, tips and tools for education activities, and reviews of resources related to scientific citizenship are welcome. Manuscripts must adhere to the format outlined in the JMBE Author Guidelines for Themed Manuscripts, and be submitted through the JMBE online system. Be sure to select "Theme: Scientific Citizenship" as the section to which you are submitting. However, the Guest Editors may also choose to accept submissions that do not strictly adhere to these guidelines, if the manuscript fulfills the scope of the thematic issue.

To be considered for the thematic issue, all manuscripts must be submitted by August 3, 2015.

Planning on Attending ASMCUE?

JMBE Editors will be on hand at this year's ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), held May 28-31, 2015 in Austin, Texas, to meet with potential authors. Come to scheduled "office hours" to discuss the suitability of your manuscript idea and the review process.

 
Posted: 2015-02-23 More...
 

Attn Sponsors: Printed JMBE Spotlight Debuting at May Conference

 

The JMBE Editorial Board is pleased to announce that beginning in 2015, they will be offering a new printed issue entitled “JMBE Spotlight” for distribution at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE; http://asmcue.org/) and other related educator meetings. The Spotlight issue will be a compilation of articles from each section, hand-picked by JMBE Editors from the previous year’s volume, as well as the accepted abstracts for that year's ASMCUE meeting. 

If you are interested in advertising opportunities for this new issue, please visit the Advertise tab above and contact jmbe@asmusa.org with any questions.
 
Posted: 2015-01-30
 

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.


 

Already viewed the tutorials? Tell us what you think! We are always looking to improve our author experience, and your feedback is invaluable. Please take 5 minutes to complete a 6-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5QFK3VZ
 
Posted: 2013-02-01 More...
 

Advertise with JMBE!

 

Looking for a way to reach over 10,000 educators? JMBE is excited to announce that advertising opportunities are now available. Download the 2014 JMBE Media Kit for advertising opportunities on the JMBE homepage, electronic Table of Contents (eTOC) emails, and the printed May issue. JMBE looks forward to promoting your education-based product to its membership!

For any questions, please contact jmbe@asmusa.org or 202-942-9282.

 
Posted: 2012-12-12 More...
 

JMBE Selected for Inclusion in PubMed Central

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Leslie Robinson
lrobinson@asmusa.org

Journal Contact: Kari Wester
jmbe@asmusa.org

WASHINGTON, DC (25 September 2012) – The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is delighted to announce that the open-access Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) – the premier journal for microbiology and biology education research – has been selected for indexing by PubMed Central.

Developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, PubMed Central is a full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. To be accepted in the archive, a journal must qualify on the merits of its scientific and editorial content and on the technical quality of its digital files.

“Sharing solid, peer-reviewed research extends the value of the research and produces cost-effective benefits to society,” says JMBE Editor-in-Chief Christopher J. Woolverton, who is professor of environmental health sciences at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. “PubMed Central indexing of the scholarly research published in JMBE will certainly provide great benefit to the students of microbiology and biology, and to the educators who prepare the next generation of scientists. We are excited that the scholarship of our authors will now be accessible through PubMed Central.”

Launched in 2000, JMBE is designed to foster scholarly teaching in the biological sciences. The scientific scope of the journal is rooted in microbiology while branching out to biology. The educational scope of the journal is primarily undergraduate education; however, the journal also publishes articles that feature good pedagogy and good design used in kindergarten through high school education or graduate and professional (e.g., medical school) education.

Each issue of JMBE features peer-reviewed, practical tips for teaching, education research and perspectives, innovative classroom and laboratory exercises, and reviews. To access current and past issues, view instructions for authors, or sign up for eTOC alerts, visit http://jmbe.asm.org.

ASM is the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide.

 
Posted: 2012-09-25 More...
 

JMBE Article Selected as “Editors’ Choice” by Science Magazine

 

WASHINGTON, DC – February 17, 2012 – The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE), a peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Microbiology, announced today that an article published in its December 2011 issue (volume 12, no. 2) was recently selected by Science magazine for its Editors’ Choice section. For this section, each Science editor selects one article per week from another publication to highlight.

The JMBE article selected was “Introductory Biology Textbooks Under-Represent Scientific Process,” by Dara B. Duncan of the City College of New York, Alexandra Lubman of the Bard High School Early College in Manhattan, and Sally G. Hoskins of the City College of New York. Featured by Science during the week of February 3, the journal article urges authors and publishers to emphasize the scientific process in textbooks, rather than simply the outcomes of the process. Duncan et al. contend that explaining the steps along the path to scientific discoveries may reap many benefits, namely, helping support student interest in biology, stimulating analytical skills, and inspiring students to pursue science.

The featured article was published in JMBE's Perspectives section, which highlights articles relating a current societal or educational concern to teaching and learning. For the full story, visit jmbe.asm.org/index.php/jmbe/article/view/307.

 
Posted: 2012-02-21 More...
 
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