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Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science

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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 in each annual volume of four typically publishing 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. 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.


Editor, Dr. Mark McCallum
Pfeiffer University
Associate Provost and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Biology
48380 US Hwy 52 Misenheimer, NC 28109
Ph (704) 463-3307

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


Published by North Carolina Academy of Science and Allen Press Publishing Services.
Copyright © 2019 North Carolina Academy of Science, Inc.

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