Worst. Journal. Ever.

From the website:

Medical Hypotheses takes a deliberately different approach to review: the editor sees his role as a ‘chooser’, not a ‘changer’, choosing to publish what are judged to be the best papers from those submitted. The Editor sometimes uses external referees to inform his opinion on a paper, but their role is [...]


Evolution: Education and Outreach, vol. 2 issue 4

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is now online:

Article Editorial Mick Wycoff PDF (53.8 KB)HTML 579-580 Article How Can English Tell the Story? Douglas Reed Eldredge PDF (70.4 KB)HTML 581-583 Article Becoming Modern Homo sapiens Ian Tattersall PDF (109.3 KB)HTML 584-589 Article The Evolution of Morality Douglas Allchin PDF (202.8 [...]


Special issue of Journal of Effective Teaching.

The Journal of Effective teaching has a special issue on evolution education.

Journal of Effective Teaching

Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2009 Special Issue – Teaching Evolution in the Classroom

Full Issue – PDF


Evolution of the nervous system.

To the list of special issues dealing with the evolution of eyes (E:EO, Phil Trans R Soc B), you can now add one on nervous systems in Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Vol. 10, Oct. 2009

Charles Darwin’s theory of descent with modification by means of natural selection has stood the test of [...]


The evolution of eyes.

Those of you who have been following this blog will know about the special issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach on the evolution of eyes that I edited last year (see below). There is now another excellent collection of papers on this subject in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, edited by eye [...]


Journal websites.

Some time ago, I put together a list of websites for the journals I am most interested in. It occurred to me that this could be useful for others. (I am also planning to post some information on how to aggregate journal tables of contents, automatic index searches, and science news).

General

BioEssays Biological [...]


Evolution: Education and Outreach vol. 2 iss. 3.

The most recent issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach (vol. 2, issue 3) is now available online. I decided to sit this one out after six consecutive contributions (links below), but I will be back in the next issue with a follow-up to my previous article on selection.

Evolution: Education and OutreachVolume 2, [...]


Journal covers.

It is always a nice feeling to have a paper published, especially when it is a first paper for a student. It is an even nicer feeling when that paper is featured on the journal cover (i.e., when you submit a cool picture that the editor likes). As it happens, two of our papers [...]


Brief response to comments on E:EO.

Various bloggers on my must-read list have weighed in on the latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach, which focuses on transitional fossils (guest editor, Don Prothero). It is great to see the articles being discussed and recommended. A couple of minor responses to the apt comments (not criticisms per se, or at least [...]


Evolution: Education and Outreach, Special issue on transitional fossils.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is now online. This is a special issue on transitional forms edited by Don Prothero, author of Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters. The papers are available without charge. Remember to also check out the special issue on the evolution of eyes edited [...]