The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is now available online. This is a special issue dedicated to Dr. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education on the occasion of her [redacted]th birthday!
A few of the papers are free online, but others require a subscription. Some positive news announced in the editorial by Niles and Greg Eldredge, though:
We have great news! After a temporary hiatus, when Evolution: Education and Outreach became no longer completely free online at www.springer.com, we are poised to come back free online—the better to serve our educational outreach mission.
Thanks to the imagination, dedication, and hard work of Andrea Macaluso, Editorial Director, Springer Science + Business Media (and the founding genius behind this journal in the first place), we have made arrangements with the National Institutes of Health online library PubMed Central (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/) to provide our journal once again completely free online.
As we write, the backlog at PubMed Central will require another month or so for E:E&O to appear. Our arrangement with PubMed Central requires a one-year embargo—meaning that as soon as the backlog clears, our entire Volumes 1 and 2 will appear on their website. In March of 2011, all four issues of Volume 3 (2010) will be added, and so forth.
But there is more. We are currently offering John Thompson’s and Rodrigo Medel’s stellar issue on Co-evolution (Volume 3 #1) free online at the Springer site indefinitely. Editorial and educational articles will continue to be free online at the Springer site in perpetuity.
And, in addition, we have begun to post issues from the archives, starting with Volume 1 #1, for three-month intervals at our journal’s website at www.Springer.com/12052. And be sure to keep following us on MySpace and Facebook for more resources as well. Also, many of our articles are supported for free online access through the authors or their institutions.
Finally, most institutions of higher learning, as well as research centers in the natural sciences, provide subscriptions to E:E&O available to their immediate community. And a subscription to E:E&O, which includes four handsome printed issues, remains only $40.00. For subscriptions, consult our website or write to Andrea Macaluso (Andrea.Macaluso@Springer.com) directly.
Rest assured—E:E&O will continue to be available to all, and we are particularly happy that teachers of the primary and secondary grade levels will be able to continue to utilize our articles and educational resources as they prepare their lessons on the complete gamut of evolution-related topics.
This is a great step, and a testament to the dedication of the editors. Sadly, my special issue on eye evolution remains inaccessible online — however, it sounds like this will be rectified in time. I definitely miss being part of the journal, but I have to stick with my decision to leave unless/until free access is reinstated. It’s fantastic that my friends at the journal seem to have found a potential solution.
Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge
The Theory of Evolution is Not an Explanation for the Origin of Life
Justin W. Rice, Daniel A. Warner, Clint D. Kelly, Michael P. Clough and James T. Colbert
Three Wishes for Genie
The Evolution of Creationist Movements
Nicholas J. Matzke
Lessons from the Social Psychology of Evolution Warfare: Good Science Alone is not Enough
Raymond Arthur Eve, Susan Carol Losh and Brandon Nzekwe
Lawrence M. Krauss
How Old is Earth, and How Do We Know?
Robert M. Hazen
How to Win the Evolution War: Teach Macroevolution!
Evolution—by the (Text) Book
Kenneth R. Miller
Apprehension and Pedagogy in Evolution Education
Evolution and the Media
Listening to Teachers
Eugenie C. Scott
Complete Bibliography of Eugenie C. Scott
Adam M. Goldstein and Glenn Branch
Communicating Evolution as Science
Problem Concepts in Evolution Part II: Cause and Chance
Louise S. Mead and Eugenie C. Scott
Biosemantics: An Evolutionary Theory of Thought
Geology as Theater: The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802–1856, by Ralph O’Connor
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Pp. xiii + 541. H/b $45.00.
A Bulldog of Your Owen: The Philosophies Behind the Huxley–Owen Debate
Owen’s Ape and Darwin’s Bulldog: Beyond Darwinism and Creationism, by Christopher E. Cosans. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 2009. Pp. xxvi + 166 P/b $21.95
David M. Lovelace
Richard Owen’s “Most Interesting Department of Natural History … Its Very Soul”
On the Nature of Limbs: A Discourse, by Richard Owen, edited by Ron Amundson, with a preface by Brian K. Hall, and introductory essays by Amundson, Kevin Padian, Mary P. Winsor, and Jennifer Coggon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Pp. cii + 119. S/b $20.00.
Adam M. Goldstein
Thirteen Essays on Evolution and Creationism in Modern Debates
Stephen C. Barton and David Wilkinson (eds): Reading Genesis after Darwin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. pp. xiv + 254. S/b $24.95
Not Just for Ornithologists
Speciation in Birds, by Trevor Price. Greenwood Village, CO: Roberts and Company, 2007. Pp. x + 470. S/b $59.95
Paleontology and Evolution in the News