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News!

Interested in Publishing a Short Communication?
The Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science (JNCAS) is now accepting short communication papers.  This format can include papers from students who present their work at the Annual Meeting of the Academy, from undergraduate research, and from the NCSAS state competition winners.  These peer-reviewed papers should be no more than three printed pages in length and must be co-authored or sponsored by a senior member of the North Carolina Academy of Science.  Additional information and submission guidelines are available on the NCAS website or in the Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science.

JNCAS Moving to Online Submission!
The Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science (JNCAS), announces our multidisciplinary focus for all types of research relevant to North Carolina. We are especially interested in research conducted in North Carolina and neighboring states, or by North Carolina researchers. We will begin accepting manuscripts for publication online through Allen Press PeerTrackā„¢ beginning January 31, 2014.  All manuscripts must be submitted as outlined in JNCAS or on the North Carolina Academy of Science website (www.ncacadsci.org).  After this date, hard copies of manuscripts will no longer be accepted.

Instructions for the Authors

Scope of the Journal

The Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science (formerly the Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Vol. 1-118) is the oldest continuously published state science academy journal in the United States, first published in 1884. The Journal is published quarterly, with one issue including abstracts from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and one issue including the Annual Meeting’s Proceedings. The Journal has recently maintained a relatively rapid processing rate for submittals, with time from submission to publication of (accepted) articles averaging 6-12 months. The Journal publishes scholarly articles in all scientific disciplines; recent articles have addressed topics in biochemistry, behavior, chemistry, genetics, ecology, botany, aquatic ecology, meteorology, mathematics, mammalogy, ichthyology, physiology, and environmental science, among others. The Journal also publishes Short Notes, Book Reviews, and historical articles about scientific personalities, issues, and programs. Although the focus of many articles is on state and regional issues, the Journal welcomes contributions from all contributors on all scientific topics including science education. The Journal is also receptive to proposals for Special Topics issues dedicated to symposium proceedings or current issues. Prospective Special Topics contributors should discuss proposals with the Editors.

Free Online Access to the Journal

Since 2005, the North Carolina Academy of Science and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library have partnered in digitizing the Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science (previously titled the Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society). The first seventy volumes, covering the years 1884 to 1954, are accessible via the Internet. The contents of the remaining volumes will go online as they are scanned and were completed in 2009. The most current volume, however, will become available only after the next volume begins. Readers have free access to the Journal.  

Editorial Board

Managing Editor
Melanie J. Lee-Brown
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Undergraduate Research
Guilford College
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
Ph: (336) 316-2421
mleebro@guilford.edu

Associate Editor
Dr. Randy Booker
Professor of Physics
124C Rhoades/Robinson Hall
University of NC Asheville
Asheville, NC 28804
Ph: 828.251.6269
booker@unca.edu

Associate Editor
Dr. Anthony Overton
Assistant Professor
Fish Ecology
Howell S215A
Department of Biology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Ph: 252-328-4121
overtona@ecu.edu

Associate Editor
Dr. Jamie Smith
Collections Manager
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC 27601
Ph:919.707.8869
jamie.smith@naturalsciences.org
Associate Editor
Dr. Lisa Kelly
Professor of Ecology
UNC-Pembroke Dept Biology
PO Box 1510
Pembroke NC 28372-1510
Ph: 910-521-6377
lisa.kelly@uncp.edu
Associate Editor
Dr. Jean-Luc Scemama, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Biology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, 27858
Ph: 252-328-6313
SCEMAMAJ@ecu.edu

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This web page was last updated on March 26, 2014 by James W Brown