Journal History

The West Virginia Academy of Science is an organization to meet and work with professional associates in 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. It is a corporation chartered by the authority of the West Virginia legislature for the advancement of scientific knowledge and the promotion of scientific work in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Academy of Science was founded at West Virginia University on November 28, 1924. The new Academy of Science was a child of the West Virginia Scientific Society in whose membership the idea originated some months earlier by J.A. Eiseland who pointed out state academies of science are 'organically affiliated with the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science and that such a plan for our state would give national status for the organization'. A committee was formed for the proposed organization. The purpose of the society was to 'bring about a closer affiliation among scientists of the State and to organize as a group to national recognition', as stated by Dr. G.R. Bancroft, then president of the University Scientific Society.
Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science has been published since 1925 by the West Virginia Academy of Science. The journal moved to an electronic format in 2016 and welcomed new Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Horzempa of West Liberty University.
The Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science (ISSN:2473-0386) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published twice annually by the West Virginia Academy of Science at West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Horzempa.