As of 2014, JMBE publishes themed issues focused around a broad, inter-disciplinary topic that is of current interest to the national and international science community. Experts in the chosen topic are invited to become Guest Editors for the themed issue, and work alongside JMBE's Editorial Board to identify and solicit manuscripts from key players in the topic's community. Open-call submissions are also welcome from the JMBE readership and the ASM community. Themed manuscripts are vetted using a special rubric crafted for that theme and are published in a standalone online issue in the Spring of each year. Click the links below to view all of JMBE's themed issues to date.
Scientific Ethics - Themed sub-section within Vol 15, Iss 2 (2014)
Scientific Citizenship - Vol 17, Iss 1 (2016)
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