The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) Editorial Committee provides direction, oversight and management for the journal. JMBE publishes original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed articles. The scientific scope of the journal is rooted in microbiology while branching out to biology. The educational scope of the journal is primarily undergraduate education; however, articles that feature good pedagogy and good design used in kindergarten through high school education or graduate and professional (e.g., medical school) education may also be featured. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., of Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) chairs the committee and is editor-in-chief of the journal.
The journal’s mission is to:
- Promote good pedagogy and design
- Foster scholarly teaching, and
- Advance biology education research.
The Journal has unique features:
- Freely available and electronic content, reaching a wider audience than is traditionally possible through print journals and subscriptions
- Rigorously reviewed content; review criteria and editors are prominently displayed at the website, minimizing confusion and encouraging excellence
- Volunteer-driven, engaging biologists committed to educational excellence and innovation both nationally and internationally
- Editorial board guidance during the revision process, supporting a growing community of scholars
The Journal features five sections:
- Research is for hypothesis-driven research in student learning. Implicit in articles for this section is documentation of sound assessment strategies that support research conclusions.
- Perspectives is designed to place a particular, current topic of microbiology or biology education into perspective. Articles focus on a specific topic, problem, or approach of broad, general interest to science educators, but do not primarily discuss the author’s own work.
- Curriculum includes field-tested activities that foster active learning and other best practices in education. Activities may be used in the classroom, laboratory, and/or field or online in blended and distance-learning experiences. Articles in this category must include evaluations of the activities, and these evaluations must demonstrate effective learning.
- Tips and Tools promote practical tips, suggestions, and advice for improving biology education.
- Reviews cover books and media, journal articles and webpages.
Christopher J. Woolverton (Editor in chief)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences 208 MSC, Public Health
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Jean A. Cardinale (Curriculum editor)
Division of Biology
Sci Ctr 327One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Ruth A. Gyure (Reviews editor)
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury CT 06810
Lucy Kluckhohn Jones (Tips and Tools editor)
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Jeffrey C. Pommerville (Perspectives editor)
Department of Biology
Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302
Kathy M. Takayama (Research editor)
The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Providence, RI 02912