Hello Colleagues,

We would like to let you know about an upcoming special issue in JGE
Please see information below.

New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences
[image: Journal of Geoscience Education]

*Objective*: To showcase efforts over the last decade in promoting equity
and inclusion in the geosciences to engage and support a diverse community.

*Background*: In 2007, JGE published a special issue entitled *Broadening
Participation in the Earth Sciences*( What have we learned
and what progress have we made since then? In this new theme issue, we hope
to explore issues on pipeline development, recruitment and retention,
graduate education and special topics such as minority serving institutions
and non-traditional opportunities in both case studies and broad research

*Types of Papers*: The following types of papers are solicited for the
theme issue.

   - *Research Papers* that describe methods and results of original
   studies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences.
   - *Curriculum & Instruction Papers* that translate results of diversity
   and inclusion research into practice in courses, programs and/or
   - *Commentaries* that are literature-based and propose priorities for
   encouraging and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the
   geoscience community.
   - *Literature Reviews *that provide a comprehensive and insightful
   review of published work suggests future needs for research in diversity
   and the geosciences.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission

Potential authors should send an email “*letter of intent*” to
[log in to unmask] by *April 1, 2018*indicating the type and topic of their
intended paper. This allows the theme editors to gauge the interest and
extent of the special issue and to identify any overlap in submission
topics. If overlap exists, editors may suggest ways for authors to either
combine efforts or constrain topics more narrowly. The *manuscript
submission deadline* is *August 31, 2018*. For information, including
author instructions, please visit All submitted
manuscripts should meet author guidelines and JGE review criteria. All
submissions will be externally reviewed.
Theme Issue Editors and Associate Editors

Alexander Gates, Associate Editor, [log in to unmask]; Karen McNeal,
Associate Editor, [log in to unmask]; and Eric Riggs, [log in to unmask]


Karen S. McNeal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Geosciences

Auburn University