March 2016 Themed Issue on Scientific Citizenship Published
Volume 17, Issue 1 – JMBE’s first standalone themed issue – is introduced by an editorial from guest editors Jack A. Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory, Karen K. Klyczek of University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Samantha L. Elliott of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The editorial introduces the topic of scientific citizenship, discusses why it is important, and provides an outline for readers to navigate the 41-article issue. Readers can expect essays on the current state of citizen science, lessons on how to engage and train citizen scientists, how-to articles on authentic research experiences and public outreach activities, curricular and nontraditional approaches to engaging citizens in science, detailed outcomes of popular citizen science activities, and reviews of citizen science resources.
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