Academic journal article The American Biology Teacher

The ABT Is Becoming More International!

Academic journal article The American Biology Teacher

The ABT Is Becoming More International!

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During the little more than two years that I have been the ABT editor, there has been an increase in manuscripts submitted by authors from countries other than the United States. I view this as good news because it means our journal is becoming more international. During this time manuscripts have been received from authors in 19 different countries. Among the countries represented are Argentina, Canada, Chili, China, Croatia, England, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and Venezuela. Some countries, such as China, Taiwan, Canada, Spain, and South Africa, have been represented by multiple submissions, some from different authors. Furthermore, the acceptance rate of 35% for foreign authors is just slightly below that for U.S. authors in spite of some challenges to authors whose first language is not English.

I also sense an increase in the submission rate over the past three years. From February 2009 through May 2011, we received 311 manuscripts. The ABT only publishes nine issues per year. The November and December is combined and there are no issues in June and July. …

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