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 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.