JUNE: Call for Papers
In Volume 14, Issue 1 of JUNE a new feature was introduced: the amazing papers in neuroscience. The purpose of this feature is to allow undergraduate neuroscience educators an opportunity to share those literature resources that have proven most useful in their own teaching. In that first offering, fourteen contributors offered short descriptions of historical and contemporary readings, which included the general contents of the paper(s), their value (i.e., how and why they're useful), and their target audiences, each in approximately one page of journal space. This length is not unlike other forms of media reviews in the journal. With these short-form reviews the goal is to present an article or two in a very direct way to allow the reader to decide whether they are worth exploring further (i.e., to engage readers’ interests). Contributors are free to submit papers of any vintage. Unlike the first offering, however, each submission will be published independently, as with other review formats in the journal, rather than being collected as an anthology. The principle requirement remains that these papers be useful in the teaching of undergraduate neuroscience.
We also will experiment with a longer form submission in which a single arc of research topic is reviewed more fully. In this longer-form, contributors are free to provide more detail about the source papers and, more importantly, to demonstrate how the sources connect to one another. With the longer-form reviews we want to provide interested readers with a comprehensive literature tutorial that would be useful as a teaching module as well as material to support lecture preparation. Any questions about these submissions can be addressed to Ian Harrington at [email protected].