Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue of Science & Education

Darwinian Anniversary Year, 2009

The year 2009 is a double anniversary: 200 years since Darwin was born (February 12, 1809) and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species (November 24, 1859). To celebrate this anniversary, a special issue of Science & Education will be published.

Researchers working on areas related to Darwinism and evolution education are invited to contribute to this special issue. Conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and position-based manuscripts are welcome. Examples of topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Darwinism in the history and philosophy of science
  • Darwin's methodology and theorizing
  • Historical treatments of the Origin
  • Darwinism and politics
  • Darwinism and religion
  • Current status of evolutionary theory
  • Public understanding and acceptance or rejection of evolution, especially in non-Western cultures
  • Evolutionary explanations
  • Evolution and teleology
  • Empirical research in evolution education
  • Evolution and the nature of science
  • Creationism and "intelligent design"
  • Cognitive barriers in understanding evolution
  • Rationales and strategies for teaching evolution when it is controversial
  • The teaching of evolution in cultures where Darwinism is rejected
  • Other appropriate topics

Submission Date: December 31, 2008
Anticipated Publication Date: November 2009

Manuscripts, with abstract, should be submitted for review directly via

Notification of intention to submit and subject matter is appreciated as it assists coordination and planning of the issue. Questions and inquires should be directed to either of the guest editors:

David W. Rudge
Biological Sciences & the Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Western Michigan University
3134 Wood Hall
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410

Kostas Kampourakis
Geitonas School
PO Box 74128
Vari Attikis 16602
Athens, Greece

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