Special Issue Calls

Interdisciplinary Approaches Within and Encompassing the Natural Sciences 

Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning is currently soliciting contributions to a special issue examining interdisciplinary approaches to, or which include, the natural sciences. This issue is scheduled for online publication in the summer of 2021. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome on topics related to interdisciplinary learning experiences that include the natural sciences. In the narrowest sense, these would include multidisciplinary approaches within the natural sciences.  More broadly, we are also interested in examples that integrate other disciplines into a natural science curriculum. In addition, learning experiences that incorporate some aspect of the natural sciences into curriculum for other disciplines are also highly encouraged. 

Book reviews related to interdisciplinary treatments of topics encompassing the natural sciences are also welcome. Two current and highly relevant examples would be infectious disease transmission and climate change.

Word limit: 3,000 words. MLA Citations, please. Submissions should be received by March 1, 2021 to rhulbert@bu.edu. For general inquiries about the issue, contact one or more of the co-editors: Sandra Buerger (sbuerger@bu.edu), Robin Hulbert (rhulbert@bu.edu), or Sal Genovese (benthos@bu.edu).

Impact publishes both scholarly and non-scholarly essays of varying lengths, as well as work in other modes and media. General information about Impact can be found on http://sites.bu.edu/impact/ or by emailing impact@bu.edu.