News stories cover recent studies, discoveries, or developing events in the life sciences using the primary literature and scientific experts as sources whenever possible.
Science and Society
Articles in this section explain a discovery, study, or ongoing biological issue and explore the broader impacts of this development on society. Past topics have included stem cells, marijuana, and vaccines, for example.
Undergraduate research should include the following sections: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion. View this document for guidance on how to structure each section of your research article.
Before consideration for publication, the editorial board must receive an email from your faculty advisor (the lab’s PI), stating permission for you to submit work completed in their lab.
Includes interviews, profiles, case studies, long-form stories, and undergraduate research.
Includes art, graphic design, photography, poetry, and video submissions.
When submitting, attach a high-resolution image file, video file, or video link to your email. Art submissions must be scanned to ensure online and print quality.
Title your work and provide an artist’s note to accompany your submission (see below for details). If applicable, include dimensions, medium, location, equipment, etc., in your note.
Ensure proper copyright and/or intellectual property ownership before submitting.
Includes literature reviews and book reviews.
Literature reviews synthesize multiple primary sources (research studies) to describe a specific field’s current developments and unanswered questions for a technical audience. Like research articles, literature reviews should be thoroughly sourced.
Book reviews should introduce a life sciences book written for a general audience and provide a well-informed opinion about it.
The editorial board reviews a submission and makes a decision about whether to accept the article.
Upon acceptance, submissions will be reviewed by at least two editors. Editors add suggested edits to a Google Drive file and complete an editorial feedback form within one week.
Authors are given one week to make revisions to their submission. Editorial review and author revisions may repeat over multiple weeks, lasting several rounds of editing.
Once editors approve the submission for publication, it is published on our website. Online submissions may be included in our annual print edition.
Please include an author's note at the beginning of your paper
Why did you write this piece and for whom? Walk us through why you chose this topic specifically, and end with what you want your readers to take away from your piece. As the author, you can shape it however you want!
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the category and your name in the subject line. (e.g. NEWS: Name)