AIBS is committed to effective communication of high-quality information about biology, both within the profession and to students, educators, and the larger public. To this end it publishes the citation-listed magazine and journal BioScience 12 times per year and continually expands the free, online, educational resource ActionBioscience.org.
BioScience provides peer-reviewed synthetic overviews of current biological research, together with departments about biology education, history, and the profession generally. It is strong in environmental science and integrative biology.
- Publishes occasional special sections that provide an in-depth look at an important biological topic
- Includes illustrated feature articles written by professional science writers
- Features regular columns on public policy and education
- Carries Viewpoint articles by opinion leaders in every issue
- Is listed with a 2011 impact factor of 4.621 by Thomson's Journal Citation Report
- Is available in print and online as XML or PDF files
- Is included with individual membership of AIBS
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NEW! BioScience Topical Collections
ActionBioscience.org, a free-access bilingual (English and Spanish) education resource of The American Institute of Biological Sciences, is recognized for the high quality of its content and ease of use. Its accessibility appeals to a mixed readership: educators, general public, professional scientists, and students. Features of the site include:
- A growing collection of topical, peer-reviewed articles by distinguished scientists, educators, and other writers.
- Articles organized into major themes that are of pressing scientific and societal impact.
- Emphases on biodiversity, the environment, evolution, biotechnology, genomics, "new frontiers" (science's growing points), and education.
- Many articles accompanied by lesson plans.
- Vetted links to resources and public policy initiatives published online elsewhere.
- A Spanish mirror site.
- A blog and a feedback form for visitor comments.
- Recognition from peers, such as the Sci/Tech Web Award in Biology from the editors of Scientific American magazine and Web Site of the Week recognition from the School Library Journal and USA Today.
English version: http://www.actionbioscience.org/
Spanish version: http://www.actionbioscience.org/esp/