Information for Authors of Articles in The Earth Scientist

NESTA encourages articles for our full-color quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist (TES), that provide exemplary state-of-the-art tested classroom activities and resources focused on K-12 Earth and Space Science educators. NESTA also welcomes articles describing proven innovations in pedagogical approaches for the Earth and Space Science classroom, as well as updates on in-depth science content relevant to the K-12 Earth and Space Science curriculum.

TES is published quarterly. Articles submitted by the deadline for each issue will be considered for publication for upcoming issues. NESTA also accepts a limited number of advertisements in TES – see our advertisement page for more information.

Interested authors should read our manuscript guidelines and format specifications, our policy for page charges, and supporting material regarding copyright transfer, and photograph guidelines.

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.

Authors have the option of choosing to make their articles freely available to everyone through the payment of an Open Access fee. With Open Access, the article will be made available to anyone on the NESTA website. The author may also post the formatted and published article, in PDF form, on their own website, on other third-party website article repositories, and circulate their article via electronic means such as email. NESTA retains copyright of the article with Open Access, and permission from NESTA must be obtained for uses other than those outlined in the copyright agreement. Authors interested in providing Open Access to their articles should contact NESTA to make these arrangements.

Articles which are declined may be revised and resubmitted for future publication, if the author desires.


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Current Issue

The Summer 2015 issue of The Earth Scientist marks the change over to a digital Journal. This issue contains three articles that will hep you engage students in new and different ways, from getting them excited about the potential of geospatial technologies as a career path to reimagining how to teach about rock types to incorporating local research into water studies to make them truly dynamic. Included as well is an announcement of the annual NESTA awards which were presented in Chicago during the NSTA Annual Conference this past March.

As we move into the digital format for the Journal, we encourage you to engage with us in creating a Journal that can meet the demands of the 21st century classroom and the teachers and students that make it come alive.