Manuscript Guidelines and Format Specification

Manuscript Guidelines

Articles should:

  • Describe exemplary state-of-the-art tested classroom activities or resources for K-12 Earth and Space Science educators, or updates on background science topics that are relevant to the K-12 Earth and Space Science curriculum.
  • Describe proven innovations in pedagogical approaches and classroom tools for the Earth and Space Science classroom.
  • Include original material only; references must be properly cited according to APA style manual
  • Use clean and concise writing style, spell and grammar checked
  • Demonstrate clear classroom relevance

Format Specifications

  • Use Microsoft Word (PC or Mac), Appleworks, size 10 font, single-spaced.
  • Submit manuscripts electronically.
  • Include a summary/abstract with submission.
  • Limit length of manuscript to 2000 words.
  • Include author names, school/organizations, mailing address, home and work phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
  • Number all figures and include captions (Figure 1. XYZ).
  • Follow guidelines for photos and graphs: all photos and graphs should be of excellent quality and in jpeg format. (300 dpi minimum, high resolution)
  • Provide a signed model release for EACH recognizable individual pictured in any photo.

Manuscripts will be reviewed for relevance and accuracy. The editor will reply to the author to inform him/her if the article has been accepted as is, accepted with revisions, or declined. When the article is accepted, the editor will send the author the Copyright Transfer form. Once the signed Copyright Transfer form has been received, article revisions completed, and journal layout finalized, the author will be billed for page charges. Articles which are declined may be revised and resubmitted for future publication, if the author desires.


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Current Issue

The Spring 2015 issue of The Earth Scientist contains 5 articles that range from beyond the Earth (an article on the Sun and Space Weather as well as one on satellite imagery and remote sensing) to historical events in American history (the Great Dayton Flood of 1913). Additionally there are articles on in-the-news items such as fracking and using the IPCC climate assessments in the classroom.

These highly informative articles cover current topics which we are confident you will find valuable in your classroom and teaching practice. They contain ready to use information for your students and how some of the best ways to approach these topics for maximum understanding.