Washington Academy of Sciences

The Journal

The interdisciplinary Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences is the official organ of the Washington Academy of Sciences. This peer-reviewed journal publishes original scientific research, critical reviews, historical articles, proceedings of scholarly meetings of its affiliated societies, reports of the Academy, and other items of scientific interest.  The Journal appears quarterly.  (Between 1899 and 1911, the Journal was known as the Proceedings.)

Authors have included at least ten Nobel Prize winners as well as dozens of nationally known scientists.

The Journal is an important contribution to national and international science and technology literature and an influence for science policy, as well. It is distributed to hundreds of scientists, policymakers, universities, and libraries around the world – with a particular concentration of subscribers in the Washington DC area – and also available via the JSTOR electronic clearinghouse. Members may request specific articles to be posted on the Academy’s website.  Academy members receive the Journal without charge and there are no page charges for publishing in the Journal.  Instructions for journal submissions are provided here.

The Journal has a new section called SciBites (Science Bites).  It is 2-3 paragraphs describing something new in your field. We need submissions of SciBites for subsequent issues. Please send submissions to the editor. This section is not peer reviewed, and it is not necessary to include the author’s name. We look forward to your submissions. Thanks so much for supporting the Journal so we can keep publishing it.


Editor                                     Ken Baclawski

Board of Discipline Editors
The Journal also has a 13-member Board of Discipline Editors representing many technical fields including: anthropology, atmospheric studies, biology, botany, computer sciences, engineering, environmental natural sciences, health, history of medicine, mathematics, physics, science education, and systems science.

The Board of Discipline Editors are affiliated with a variety of scientific institutions in the Washington area and beyond – government agencies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology; universities such as George Mason University; and scientific societies such as IEEE.

Subscription Rates
Memberships, fellows, and life members in good standing receive the Journal without charge. Subscriptions are available on a calendar year basis, payable in advance. Payment must be made in U.S. currency at the following rates:

U.S. and Canada $30.00
Other countries $35.00
Single copies when available. $15.00, U.S. and Canada
Individual articles Post-1960, U.S. and Canada, $15.00,
Other Countries, $20.00
Pre-1960, priced individually. Send inquiry to our email address.
Contact Information

Washington Academy of Sciences
1200 New York Avenue, Suite 455
Washington, DC 20005

For matters related to the Journal, please contact the Editor via email at .