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The Journal of Biological Education is an international journal that publishes the latest research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology. It is owned by the Royal Society of Biology and published by Routledge.

JBE Aims

The journal aims to bridge the gap between research and practice, providing information, ideas and opinion, in addition to critical examinations of advances in biology research and teaching. Through the coverage of policy and curriculum developments, the latest results of research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology are brought to the fore.

Special emphasis is placed on research relevant to educational practice, guided by educational realities in systems, schools, colleges and universities. Papers that are theoretically informed and methodologically rigorous are welcomed.

Subscription Fees

Subscription rates for the journal are on Taylor and Francis online. Please contact the Routledge customer services team if you have any queries or would like to take out a subscription.

We offer a special print only subscription rate for Royal Society of Biology members for an annual fee of £40. Complete the subscription form.

50th Anniversary Virtual Special Issue

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Biological Education, editor Ian Kinchin has put together a Virtual Special Issue highlighting some of the incredible research published in the journal over the past 50 years. Watch Ian Kinchin, editor of JBE and Mark Downs, RSB chief executive, reflecting on 50 years of the journal, with contributions from Sir Paul Nurse.

In the latest issue of Journal of Biological Education

Volume 50 Number 4 December 2016:

 

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Editorial

 

'Idea Diversity' within Biological Education Research

Ian Kinchin

Commentaries

 

What do we mean by ‘learning gains’ within biological education?

Ian Kinchin

Towards the 75th Anniversary

David Slingsby

 

Articles

 

Instructional Integration of Disciplines for Promoting Children’s Positive Attitudes Towards Plants

Emine Çìl

Hands-on Experiments on Predatory Behaviour with Antlion Larvae

Vesna Klokočovnik, Andrej Šorgo & Dušan Devetak

How to Identify and Interpret Evolutionary Tree Diagrams

Yi Kong, Trevor Anderson & Nancy Pelaez

Lack of Evolution Acceptance Inhibits Students’ Negotiation of Biology-based Socioscientific Issues

S R Fowler & D L Zeidler

Differences in Curriculum Structure between High School and University Biology: The Implications for Epistemological Access

Roisin F Kelly-Laubscher & Kathy Luckett

Case report

 

An Interactive Multimedia Dichotomous Key for Teaching Plant Identification

Anne-Laure Jacquemart, Pierre Lhoir, Fabian Binard & Charlotte Descamps

Archive

The archive of the journal and the current issue can be accessed at Taylor and Francis online. Details of the editorial board, instructions for authors and the journal scope are also available. Read a sample issue.

Research Guidelines

All articles that appear in the JBE must adhere to the ARRIVE guidelines for the reporting of in vivo experiments. The guidelines have been developed by the NC3Rs to improve standards of reporting of animal experiments, and ensure research featured in the JBE is based on sound and ethical experiments.