Serve as a Reviewer or Associate Editor for the
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

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The type of manuscripts needing review, description of positions available, and a volunteer form are found below. 

Manuscripts accepted by the Journal

The Journal accepts manuscripts in the following areas:
- Scientific research for peer-review
- The Iowa Science Teaching Section (ISTS) Journal articles on science teaching techniques including experiments,         laboratory exercises, lecture demonstrations, etc.
- Articles of general interest
- Book reviews
- Annotated bibliographies
- Documented informed commentaries
- Iowa Junior Academy of Science invited research manuscripts

Reviewers of Science Research Manuscripts

  • Receive manuscripts and work with the Editor and Associate Editor.
  • Review manuscripts for science content. 
  • Reviewers read manuscripts in their area(s) of expertise. 
  • Manuscripts are expected to be reviewed in 30 days.
  • Reviewers may accept or decline reviewing a manuscript.
  • To volunteer as a reviewer please submit your CV to the Academy for consideration using the form below.

Associate Editors for Scientific Disciplines

  • Receive manuscripts submitted for peer review from the Editor.
  • Assist the Editor in selecting reviewers from the Academy reviewer volunteers. 
  • Work with reviewers and the Editor to have manuscripts reviewed in a timely fashion.
  • Make recommendations to the Editor to accept or reject  manuscripts.

Reviewers of ISTS Science Teaching Manuscripts

  • Work with the Journal Editor, Managing Editor, and the Iowa Science Teaching Section leadership to review science teaching submissions. 
  • Additional description to be added.

Editors and Reviewers of Other Articles

  • Work with the Journal Editor and Managing Editor to review submissions of general interest, annotated biographies, documented informed commentaries, book reviews, and Iowa Junior Academy of Science invited research manuscripts.

  • Additional description to be added. 

The Academy is seeking to build a sufficiently large group of reviewers to keep the workload light. Reviewers may decline a manuscript for review if it conflicts with their schedule. 

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