Manuscript Guidelines for
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching

A publication of ACUBE

Association of College and University Biology Educators


Manuscripts submitted to the Bioscene should primarily focus on the teaching of undergraduate biology or the activities of the ACUBE organization. Short articles (500-1000 words) such as introducing educational resources provided by another organization, reviews of new evolution software, suggestions for improving sampling methods in a field activity, and other topics are welcome. Longer articles (1000-5000 words) providing more in depth description, analyses, and conclusions for topics such as introducing case-based learning in large lectures, integrating history and philosophy of science perspectives into courses, initiating student problem solving in bioinformatics , and other topics are invited for submission as well.

Please submit all manuscripts to editor(s):

 Ethel Stanley
Department of Biology
Beloit College
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
FAX: (608)363-2052

 Timothy Mulkey
Department of Life Sciences
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
FAX: (812) 237-2418

We prefer receiving manuscripts as rich text format or RTF files to facilitate distribution of your manuscript to reviewers and to work on revisions. You can mail us a disk or attach your file to an email message with the subject line as BIOSCENE. All submissions should be double-spaced and may follow the style manual for publication you are currently using such as APA.

You will need to include:


author(s) information:
full name
name of your institution with the address
email address, phone number, and/or fax number
brief abstract (200 words or less)
references in an appropriate format

Please refer to issues of the Bioscene from 1998 or later for examples of the items above. You can access these issues at:


Graphics are desirable! Lengthy sections of text unaccompanied by tables, graphs or images may be modified during layout of the issue by adding ACUBE announcements or other graphics. While tables and graphs may be included in the manuscript file, images should be submitted as individual files. If you are unable to provide an image in an electronic format such as TIFF for Macintosh or BMP for Windows, please include a clear, sharp paper copy for our use. At this time, graphics will be printed as grayscale images with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum resolution of 1200 dpi. Cover art relating to an article is actively solicited from manuscript contributors.

Upon receipt of your manuscript, an email or fax will be sent to the author(s). The editor will forward your manuscript to the chair of the editorial board. Within the next two weeks or so, your manuscript will be sent to two reviewers. You should receive comments when changes are recommended from the reviewers prior to publication of the article. Manuscript format is usually retained as accepted; however, limits of publishing the issue may effect the length of an article. Graphics may added by the editors when lengthy sections of text are unaccompanied by tables, graphs or images. Previously published work should be identified as such and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Articles accepted for publication will appear in the Bioscene and then on the ACUBE web site: after the issue date.

Please do not hesitate to contact either of the co-editors if you have any further questions!

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