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The Georgia Journal of Science is a refereed publication that is indexed in abstracting services such as BIOSIS, U.K., and the OCLC databases GeoRef, ArticleFirst and ContentsFirst. It is is found in libraries throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. The Journal is published quarterly. The first issue consists of the abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Meeting and subsequent issues are dedicated to the publication of scientific research. We are published full text on-line by Proquest Research, Proquest Archiver, and Gale Publications since 2001. All Georgia state Galileo libraries can access Proquest.

Web Page Contents

I. General information

II. Application for membership and subscriptions

III. Instructions for authors

IV. Links to issues

V. State Academies of Science Abstracts (SASA)

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The Georgia Journal of Science is published online by ProQuest Research (available in the Georgia state Galileo information system) and Gale Publications. 

I. Description of the Academy

Affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Georgia Academy of Science is composed of "Residents and non-residents of Georgia who are engaged in scientific work, or who are interested in the development of science." The purpose of the Academy of "the promotion of interests of science, particularly in Georgia."

The Georgia Academy of Science was organized in 1922 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1953. Originally, eligibility for membership in the Academy was "definite achievement in some branch of scientific activity," and the number of members was set at fifty. This number gradually increased to ninety-five by 1934, and in 1937 the numerical limitation was removed. For several years the Academy affairs were administered by Fellows, but today this class of membership is honorary only, and all members who are residents of Georgia are equally eligible for Academy offices. Currently the membership of the Georgia Academy of Science is approximately 450, composed of men and women from all scientific disciplines and interest, located throughout the state of Georgia. In addition to direct membership in the Academy, affiliation of scientific societies with the Academy is also possible. At present the Georgia Junior Academy of Science and the Georgia Genetics Society are affiliated with the Academy, and have representatives on the Council, which is the governing body of the Academy.

The primary activities of the Academy are centered around the Journal, the Annual Meeting and the Georgia Junior Academy of Science. The Georgia Journal of Science is a recognized scientific publication, and is to be found in libraries throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. The Journal is published four times each year, the April issue being devoted to the abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting of the Academy presents an opportunity for scientists and others interested in the development of science to meet, visit, and deliver scientific papers. Members of the Academy belong to Sections representing various fields of scientific endeavor the Annual Meeting is primarily oriented towards the programs of these Sections. In order to fulfill the growing requirement for interdisciplinary conferences one session of the Annual Meeting is devoted to a joint program in which the entire Academy participates.

The Georgia Junior Academy is composed of high school and middle school students organized into science clubs under the guidance of a Director and his (or her) staff, appointed by the President of the Georgia Academy of Science. The Georgia Junior Academy of Science supports a number of activities designed to promote scientific inquiry on the part of students. These activities include: (1) a state-wide Scientific Problem-Solving Bowl, (2) regional and state Science Bowl competitions, (3) regional and state Science Olympiad competitions, and (4) original research projects presented at the American Junior Academy annual meeting. In addition, the Georgia Junior Academy of Science sponsors a Fall Leadership Conference and a Spring Conference to give all members opportunities to explore areas of scientific inquiry in regional settings, and is heavily involved with regional and state science fairs. Active participation by businesses, industrial organizations, and colleges and universities in Georgia contribute significantly to the work of the Junior Academy.

Membership in the Georgia Academy of Science supports the activities described above: the publication of the Journal, the Annual Meeting and the Junior Academy with it State District Science Fairs. Members of the Academy benefit from the opportunities to associate with their colleagues, to present scientific papers, introduce their students at the Annual Meeting, receive  the Journal, and participate in the one state-wide interdisciplinary organization devoted solely to the promotion of the interests of science in Georgia.

II. Application for membership and subscriptions


For our records and for mailing purposes, please print the following information:

Name __________________________________________________

Position ________________________________________________

School or Organization ____________________________________

E-mail Address __________________________________________

Mailing Address (no more than three lines)




City ________________________________Zip ________________

Degrees with dates and institutions:



Special Scientific interests:




Memberships in other scientific organizations:




Section of Academy preferred (only one): I. Biological Sciences; II. Chemistry; III. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; IV. Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Sciences; V. Biomedical Sciences; VI. Philosophy and History of Science; VII. Science Education; VIII. Anthropology.


Ways you would be willing to serve the Academy:




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Current dues are $35.00 U.S. ($50 International) for individuals,  $10.00 U.S. for students, ($25 international) and $50.00 U.S. ($65 International) for institutions per calendar year, payable at the time of submission of this form.  Make check payable to Georgia Academy of Science.

Return to:
Dr. James Nienow
Biology Department
Valdosta State University
1500 N Patterson St.
BC 2035
Valdosta, GA 31698

III. Georgia Academy of Science Information for Authors

Dr. John V. Aliff
Georgia Perimeter College Online
P.O.Box 506
Auburn, GA 30011
PH: 678-630-8119

The Georgia Journal of Science will accept original contributions pertaining to the eight different sections of the Academy. The Editorial Board consists of one representative from each section. The manuscripts are reviewed by at least two reviewers; the editors then make the decision on acceptability. The Editor in Chief reserves the right to reject any manuscript that is not in proper form or written in acceptable English when first received at the editorial office. The editors reserve the right to make minor changes in the text of a manuscript to improve its composition provided the author’s meaning has not been changed.

Senior authors are required to be members of the Academy or a charge of $35.00 per published page will be incurred. Proof of membership or the payment of page charges is due before publication of the article. The membership application is included in this publication.

Manuscripts should be concise and consistent in style and use of abbreviations The original plus three copies of the manuscript should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief at the above address. The original manuscript must be typewritten and double-spaced on one side of good quality white paper, 8 1/2” x 11”, with one-inch wide margins. Please provide a disk copy and an email attachment  in Microsoft Word or compatible programs. Please use Times New Roman in 12 font.

An email attachment suitable for review should be also sent.
  Scientific papers should be organized according to the following sections:
 (1) Title Page (2) Abstract & Keywords (3) Introduction (4) Materials & Methods
 (5) Results (6) Discussion (7) Acknowledgtements (8) References

Title page. This page should contain the complete title of the manuscript, names and affiliations of all authors, institution at which the work was done and name and address for correspondence. The e-mail address of the designated author to whom correspondence is addressed should be designated by an asterisk and their e-mail address included when appropriate.

Abstract. This page consists of 100-150 words summarizing the major finding and conclusions in the paper.

Key Words: Include key words for internet search engines.

Tables. Tables must be numbered in order of appearance with Roman numerals. Each must have a title and be keyed into the text.

Legends. A legend must accompany each illustration and must define all abbreviations used therein.
Illustrations. All illustrations must be numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numbers. Photographs should be submitted on glossy prints (5” x 7” or 8” x 10”). All graphs should be printed with a laser printer on white paper. All lettering must meet professional standards: typewritten or hand lettering is unacceptable.

References. In the text, references should be cited consecutively with numerals in parentheses. In the final list they should be in numerical order including the complete title of the article cited and names of all authors. Journal abbreviations should follow Index Medicus style. In the following examples notice the punctuation, do not use all capitals, do not underline.

Journal articles:
 1. Singleton ER, Herbert WD, Zepatka FA and Handy MK: A modified medium for recovery of Salmonella from cocoa powder. Ga J Sci 42: 67-73, 1984.
 2. Zachar J: “Electrogenesis and Contraditing in Skeletal Muscle Cells.” Baltimore: University Park Press, p103, 1971.
Articles in Books:
 3. Lipton JM and Nathan DG: The role of T lymphocytes in human erythropoiesis. In The Lymphocyte (Self and Miller, Eds) New York: Alan R. Liss, p57, 1981.

The editors recognize that History of Science articles need a different format and therefore footnotes are acceptable when typed consecutively on a separate sheet of paper in order of their appearance in the text. In all instances, Arabic numbers should be used as superscripts for footnotes appearing in the text. Footnotes should be brief and should not include material that can be inserted in the running text.

Research Notes are accepted provided they relate new and important findings. Letters to the Editor may be submitted but they must be concise and concerned with pertinent scientific issues. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to determine their acceptability.

Authors must request a quote for reprints at the time of review of the galley proofs of their paper.

Past  issues may be purchased at a cost of $10.00 each for faculty, $5.00 for students, depending on availability. Make payment to the Treasurer, Georgia Academy of Science.

IV. Links to issues

1. Vol. 56, No. 1, 1998

2. Vol. 56, No. 2, 1998

3. Vol. 56, No. 3, 1998

4. Vol. 56, No. 4, 1998

5. Vol. 57, No. 1, 1999

6. Vol. 57: No. 2, 1999

7. Vol. 57: No. 3, 1999

8. Vol. 57, No. 4, 1999

9. Vol. 58: No. 1, 2000

10. Vol. 58, No. 2, 2000

11. Vol. 58, No. 3, 2000

12. Vol. 58, No. 4, 2000

13. Vol. 59, No. 1, 2001

14. Vol. 59, No. 2, 2001

15. Vol. 59, No. 3, 2001

16. Vol. 59, No. 4, 2001

17. Vol. 60, No. 1, 2002

18. Vol. 60, No. 2, 2002

19. Vol. 60, No. 3, 2002

20. Vol. 60, No. 4, 2002

21. Vol. 61, No. 1, 2003

22. Vol. 61, No. 2, 2003

23. Vol. 61, No. 3, 2003

24. Vol. 61, No. 4, 2003

25. Vol. 62, No. 1, 2004

26. Vol  62, No. 2, 2004

27. Vol. 62, No. 3, 2004

28. Vol. 62, No. 4, 2004

29. Vol. 63, No. 1, 2005

30. Vol. 63, No. 2, 2005

31. Vol. 63, No. 3, 2005  Special Issue: Teaching Evolution and the Challenge of Intelligent Design

32. Vol. 64, No. 1, 2006

33. Vol. 64, No. 2, 2006

34. Vol. 64, No. 3, 2006

35. Vol. 64, No. 3, 2006

36. Vol. 64, No. 4, 2006

37. Vol. 65, No. 1, 2007

38. Vol. 65. No. 2, 2007

39. Vol. 65. No. 3, 2007

40. Vol. 65. No. 4, 2007

41. Vol. 66. No. 1, 2008

42. Vol. 66. No. 2, 2008

43. Vol. 66. No. 3, 2008

44. Vol. 66. No. 4, 2008

45. Vol. 67. No. 1, 2009

46. Vol. 67, No. 2, 2009

47  Vol. 67, No. 3, 2009

48. Vol. 67, No. 4, 2009

49. Vol. 68, No. 1, 2010

50. Vol. 68, No. 2, 2010

51. Vol. 68, No. 3, 2010

52. Vol. 68, No. 4, 2010

53, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2011

54. Vol. 69, No. 2-3, 2011

55. Vol. 69, No. 4, 2011

56. Vol. 70, No. 1, 2012

57. Vol. 70, No. 2, 2012

58. Vol. 70, No. 3-4, 2012

59. Vol. 71, No. 1, 2013

60. Vol. 71, No. 2, 2013

61. Vol. 71, No.3, 2013

62. Vol. 71, No. 4, 2013

63. Vol. 72, No. 1, 2014

64. Vol. 72, No. 2-4, 2014

65. Vol. 73, No. 1, 2015


V. Link for researching papers or abstracts published in this or
other state academies of science publications. Click here.

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