Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science is an open access, online, peer reviewed scientific journal.  The Proceedings is intended to stimulate research by West Virginia scientists and Academy members and provide them an outlet for publication of their research results in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Mining, Physics, Psychology, Science Education, History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Social Science, Health Science, and Environmental Science.

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Original research articles that have been peer-reviewed for acceptance into the Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science.

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Review Articles

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Meeting Abstracts-Oral

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science are reviewed by the local organizing committee of the WVAS for inclusion into the annual meeting.  A 'call-for-abstracts' will be sent to members prior to each Annual Meeting.

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Meeting Abstracts-Poster

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science are reviewed by the local organizing committee of the WVAS for inclusion into the annual meeting.  A 'call-for-abstracts' will be sent to members prior to each Annual Meeting.

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Peer Review Process

Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles it publishes.  To this end, a blind review process is used wherein anonymity of reviewers is preserved.

 

Publication Frequency

Two issues of scholarly articles per year and one issue of the proceedings of the annual meeting of the WV Academy of Science (abstracts).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...