Instructions for authors


Bioscience Explained is an on-line journal covering a wide range of modern biological science. The primary audience for Bioscience Explained is teachers of biology students in the 10-19 age range. Many resources in the journal are intended to be used directly in the classroom or school laboratory.

The journal publishes four main types of article:


* general review features;
* practical laboratory exercises;
* other classroom activities (such as role plays);
* educational resource and equipment reviews.


Please note that the journal does not accept educational research papers. Authors wishing to publish such material are advised to consider submission to the Journal of Biological Education.

These pages tell you how to submit a paper to the Journal, how your submission will be reviewed, and the Journal's requirements for different types of papers.

On-line publication gives Bioscience Explained several advantages:


* figures and photographs can be in full-colour;
* articles can incorporate video clips and animation;
* it is possible to include Web links to associated resources, updates and amendments.


The Journal's Web site will provide information about how frequently your paper has been downloaded and other relevant details. To protect readers' confidentiality however, Bioscience Explained will not publish details of those individuals or organisations that have accessed its site.

Because Bioscience Explained is published on the World Wide Web, its readership is more international than that of many journals and you should bear this in mind when writing.

Authors should show sensitivity with respect to gender, racial and cultural issues.

Another important consideration is that your work will be unfamiliar to many readers. Where necessary, the context in which developments take place and their wider implications should be described.

Papers must be original and should not have been published elsewhere.

Bioscience Explained is produced jointly by the universities of Göteborg (Sweden) and Reading (United Kingdom). Most materials will be translated into both English and Swedish. Papers may be submitted in either language.