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Call for Papers: Diversity and Inclusion in the Evolutionary Sciences

Diversity and Inclusion in the Evolutionary Sciences

The evolutionary sciences (e.g., evolutionary biology, anthropology, paleontology) continue to transform our understanding of the natural world and advance human health, agriculture, and conservation. Nevertheless, in many countries throughout the world, the scientific workforce engaged in the study of evolution fails to reflect the diversity of its citizens. Many historical and contemporary factors contribute to this troubling situation, and Evolution: Education and Outreach is committed to advancing understanding of and promoting solutions to this challenge.

This article collection highlights prior contributions to the topic of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the evolutionary sciences and motives further work. The journal invites submissions from scientific organizations, biologists, social scientists, and educators working to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in the evolutionary sciences.

For questions or additional information, please contact Editor-in-Chief Ross Nehm.

Peer review
The Editorial Board of Evolution: Education and Outreach coordinates peer review of submitted articles.

Submission instructions
The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Evolution: Education and Outreach.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

  1. Muslim students have a high perceived conflict between religion and evolution. For this reason, constructivist teaching was implemented to emphasise the balance of the nature of science (NOS) on evolution and ...

    Authors: Muhammad Saefi, Hadi Suwono and Yusuf Hanafi
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2024 17:8
  2.  We used college-level evolution textbooks to examine the presentation of sexual selection research—a field with ongoing debates related to sex, sexuality and gender identity. Many classic sexual selection con...

    Authors: J. Kasi Jackson, Linda Fuselier and Perri Eason
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2024 17:3
  3. People with visual impairment have benefitted from recent developments of assistive technology that aim to decrease socio-economic inequality. However, access to post-secondary education is still extremelly ch...

    Authors: Telma G. Laurentino, Marisa Xavier, Fabrizia Ronco, Francisco Pina-Martins, Iolanda Domingues, Bruno Penha, Marta Dias, Alexandra de Sousa, Tiago Carrilho, Leonor R. Rodrigues, Carlota Pinheiro, Daniela Rato, Duarte Balata, Gonçalo Ayala-Botto, Margarida Matos, Maria Campelo…
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2021 14:5
  4. In 1956, evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane posed a question to anthropologists: “Are the biological differences between human groups comparable with those between groups of domestic animals such as greyhou...

    Authors: Heather L. Norton, Ellen E. Quillen, Abigail W. Bigham, Laurel N. Pearson and Holly Dunsworth
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:17
  5. The evolution education research community has defined the construct of “evolution acceptance” in different ways and measured it using different instruments. One of these instruments—the GAENE—has not been ana...

    Authors: Gena C. Sbeglia and Ross H. Nehm
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:18
  6. Without an understanding of evolution, members of the public are unlikely to fully grasp many important issues necessary for the understanding science. In addition, evolutionary science plays an important role...

    Authors: Louise S Mead, Judi Brown Clarke, Frank Forcino and Joseph L Graves Jr
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:6