Where should I publish
my educational materials?
Society of America is pleased to offer several options for the
publication of educational materials. Which one is the
right outlet for you? Here is an overview of the various
options available, as well as a breakdown of what is featured in
each and where to submit.
Peer-Reviewed Education Research
CBE-Life Sciences Education (LSE) was established in 2002 as Cell Biology Education but was renamed in 2006 to reflect the breadth of its coverage, which spans topics in education across all life science disciplines. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on life science education at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. GSA has joined with the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) as an editorial partner in the publication of
does LSE publish?
other things, LSE publishes:
Education research on effective teaching methods with
rigorous assessment data
Research examining appropriate measurements of learning
Research exploring how students learn
Research identifying common student misconceptions
LSE different than GSA PREP or Primers in GENETICS?
assessment data must usually be present demonstrating
learning and/or retention
is education research, sometimes in the abstract; not
usually ready-to-use resources
GENETICS, LSE is indexed in PubMed and has an
excellent reputation in the community
can I submit a manuscript to LSE?
LSE website to submit an abstract.
Peer-Reviewed Education Resources
Launched in 2012, the Genetics Society of America
Peer-Reviewed Education resource Portal (GSA
PREP) is an online publication featuring peer-reviewed
educational resources designed for immediate use in the
classroom. GSA PREP resources promote the principles of
inquiry-based, student centered learning based on
concepts and competencies in genetics.
does GSA PREP publish?
GSA PREP different than LSE or Primers in GENETICS?
Designed to publish resources educators can use immediately
or modify for their own classes
outlet for education research—no
assessment data is necessary, though each submission must
include a resource justification
Peer-reviewed for completeness, usefulness, and coverage of
core concepts and competencies
PREP resources are catalogued in three (or four) other
online digital libraries, providing a large audience
Original GSA PREP resources are citable and have Digital
Object Identifiers (DOIs), as with other online publications and journals, but
GSA PREP is not catalogued in PubMed
can I submit a resource to GSA PREP?
visit the GSA PREP instructions for authors and reviewers
to submit a resource.
Launched in 2012,
Primers are a series of articles in the GSA Journal
GENETICS designed to make current research articles useful
in an undergraduate classroom or a senior seminar. Primers
are a road map that aid instructors wishing to use peer-reviewed
articles as the vehicle with which to develop many of the
competencies in genetics.
Primers does GENETICS publish?
Research Primers are tied to a current article in
GENETICS, and lay out necessary background, explain the
hypothesis or approach, describe the methodology, guide the
readers through the results, and sum up the discussion.
Model Organism Primers describe a genetic model system,
including the organism's life cycle, history of its use in
the laboratory, available genetic and genomic tools,
advantages of the system, discoveries made using the model
organism and more.
the Primers different than LSE or GSA PREP?
Articles are typically solicited, are serving a very
specific purpose, and follow the same general layout
assessment data or resource justification required
Specifically tied to the journal GENETICS; Primers
aren't independent resources
are indexed in PubMed along with all other articles in
can I submit a Primer?
email the Primer Editor,
Stasio, to inquire about authoring a Primer.