About the Journal

The Journal of Entomological Education and Outreach (JEEO) is an open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles geared mainly towards educators and educational programs of all levels.  JEEO publishes original manuscript contributions focused on course content, laboratory experiments, modes of content delivery, pedagogies, assessment, and programmatic accreditation. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of scholarship, novelty, pedagogy, helpfulness, and presentation. JFSE does not publish science research papers unless they have a direct link to the teaching and learning of some aspect of forensic science.


Manuscript categories include:


1. Research Articles – Description of a novel educational idea or approach (including modes of delivery), content for the classroom or laboratory, pedagogy, educational research, assessment, and programmatic accreditation.

2. Activity or Laboratory Experiment – Description of hands-on activities that can be done in the classroom, laboratory, or other informal setting.

3. Reports from the Field - A report from the field is reserved for authors explaining methodologies, innovations, challenges, or other observations of instructional and/or outreach activities.

4. Review Article - Systematic and substantial syntheses of specific research areas, evaluations of progress in specified areas, and/or critical assessments with respect to issues within the scope of Entomology: Education and Outreach.

5. Commentary - Scholarly discussion of a topic of interest to the forensic science education community that includes the opinions of the authors.

6. Curriculum and Education - Presentation of novel teaching tools, educational resources, or learning modules, especially including assessment of efficacy; assessments of the effectiveness of existing teaching methods; and/or evaluations of trends in education, and suggestions for better policies.

7. Program Descriptions - Reports of studies that have not yet conducted formal, in-depth analyses of a program, but the authors believe that their work exhibits innovative educational practices that are of value to others who may wish to replicate all or parts of the program.

8. Promising Projects - Descriptions of early-stage engagement projects with early indications of impact; plans for long-term evaluation; plans for how the project will be sustained; and best practices or lessons learned for the reader.

9. Demonstrations - Description and procedure for an actual or virtual demonstration for teaching scientific concepts.

10. Case Studies - Detailed description of a particular event, program, relationship, or partnership that may provide valuable insight and data for those in the field who are conducting similar studies or those seeking information on similar programs.

11. Commentary and Opinion Essaysessays chart changes or trends in the field, interpret the meaning of these changes, and describe implications for the entomology education and outreach field, or short, narrowly focused articles of contemporary interest. 

12. Book Reviews – Reviews of educational text of concern to the forensic science educator.

13. Dissertation and Thesis Overview - A short overview of theoretical concepts, research methods, data sources, and findings as presented in a Master's thesis or PhD dissertation. 

14. Letters - Responses to previously published manuscripts in the JEEO which contribute to or elicit discussion on a subject without overstepping the bounds of professional courtesy.

Appropriate article size should be 5000 words for an Article, 3000 words for an Activity or Laboratory Experiment, 2000 words for a Commentary or Communication, and 1000 words for a Book Review, Demonstration, or Letter.


If you would like to propose a special issue, theme issue, or a new category for submissions, please fill out the Proposal Form and a member of the Editorial Board will get back to you ASAP.