Call for Papers


Call for Papers:

The Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science invites submissions that highlight the contributions made by human body donors who have generously gifted their bodies through the West Virginia Human Gifts Registry. Likewise, the Proceedings hopes to highlight the work of students, faculty, clinicians, and staff involved in human anatomy, clinically-oriented anatomy, anatomical education, and anatomical research in West Virginia.

The PWVAS welcomes papers regardless of category. For example, original research papers, reviews, meta-analyses, commentary, perspectives, historical papers, and case reports / case series are all welcome. Submissions for this special collection are welcome immediately. The special collection of papers will be compiled on a rolling basis until the end of the year 2023.

The PWVAS is an open access, online, peer reviewed scientific journal.  The Proceedings is intended to stimulate research by West Virginia scientists and West Virginia of Science Academy members. The PWVAS 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. When applicable, the requisite submission of papers to designated repositories (e.g. PubMed, PubMed Central) will be the responsibility of obligated authors. The journal does not provide the aforementioned indexing.

The West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS) was founded at West Virginia University on November 28, 1924. This novel statewide Academy of Science was the product of the earlier West Virginia University Scientific Society (WVSS). A member by the name of J.A. Eiseland stated that state academies of science are "organically affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and that such a plan for our state would give national status for the organization." This lead to the generation of a committee within the University's society, with the intention to develop such a statewide Academy of Science. The president of the University's society at the time, Dr. G.R. Bancroft, stated that the purpose of this proposed Academy of Science was to "bring about a closer affiliation among scientists of the State, and to organize as a group to national recognition."

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.

More information regarding the journal can be found at

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Questions regarding submissions can be forwarded to Matthew Zdilla, Section Editor of the Health Science Section of PWVAS at