Intermountain Journal of
The Intermountain Journal of Sciences is a Regional Peer-reviewed Journal
The Intermountain Journal of Sciences is a regional peer-reviewed journal that encourages scientists, educators and students to submit their research, management applications or view-points concerning the sciences applicable to the intermountain region.
Manuscripts and Abstracts Welcome for Ten Disciplines
1. Biological Sciences – Aquatic Ecosystems
2. Biological Sciences – Botany
3. Biological Sciences – Terrestrial Ecosystems
4. Environmental Sciences and Engineering
5. Health and Human Development
6. Humanities and Social Science
7. Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
8. Molecular Cellular Biology and Neurosciences
9. Pharmacology and Toxicology
10. Physical Sciences
Co-sponsors/publishers include the Montana Academy of Sciences, the Montana Chapter of The American Fisheries Society and the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society. This journal offers peer review and an opportunity to publish abstracts and papers presented at annual meetings of the co-sponsor organizations. It is the intent of the governing bodies of the co-sponsor organizations that this journal replace printed proceedings of the respective annual meetings. Therefore, it is the policy of the editorial board that presenters at annual meetings of the co-sponsors be given priority in allocation of space and time of publication, although submission of other manuscripts for review and publication without regard to membership is encouraged.
Funding is primarily derived from page charges assessed authors, sponsoring organizations or agencies.
Page charges upon acceptance of each manuscript $60/printed page
Life subscription $150
Additional funding is provided as needed by the sponsoring organizations.
Intent of the Co-sponsors and Editorial Board
The intent of the co-sponsors and editorial board is that The Intermountain Journal of Sciences be expanded to a quarterly journal. Achieving that objective depends upon numbers of acceptable manuscripts received and available funding. It is also the intent of the editorial board that contributing authors be assured of publication within 12 months of acceptance of their manuscript by the editor-in-chief.
Organizational Staff is Voluntary
The editorial board is responsible for establishing policy and the chair of the editorial board serves as liaison to the sponsoring organizations.
The editor-in-chief is responsible for determining acceptability and level of revision of manuscripts based on referees’ comments and recommendation of an associate editor.
The managing editor serves as liaison for design, layout, printing, distribution and website development and maintenance.
Associate editors judge submitted manuscripts on originality, technical accuracy, interpretation and contribution to the scientific literature.
Panel of Referees
Referees are selected on the basis of their field and specific area of knowledge and expertise and judge submitted manuscripts on originality, technical accuracy, interpretation and contribution to the scientific literature.
The Business Manager is responsible for recording the financial accounts and transactions of the Intermountain Journal of Sciences
Format and style of Submitted Manuscripts and Abstracts
Format and style generally follow the IJS Guidelines for Manuscripts and IJS Guidelines for Meeting Abstracts Submitted to the Intermountain Journal of Sciences (Dusek 1995 ), revised 2016. Organization may vary to accommodate the content of the article, although the text is expected to elucidate application of results.
IJS Publishes under ISSN
Intermountain Journal of Sciences publishes under ISSN # 1081-3519