Beta Beta Beta believes that research is not finished until its results are shared with others. To promote that goal and assist students in learning how to complete the publication process, the society offers its members the unique opportunity to publish their undergraduate work in the pages of its journal, BIOS.
BIOS, a quarterly journal of biology and the journal of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, has been published since 1930. It has a three-fold purpose: to publish matters that pertain to the affairs of the Society, to publish articles by members, and to publish articles that will be of general interest to biologists. Many distinguished biologists have contributed manuscripts for publication in BIOS, written especially with the undergraduate reader in mind. Subjects covered include articles on current research, developments in biology, biology as a profession, biology education, and articles on graduate and professional training for biologists. Special emphasis is placed on the publication of undergraduate research papers. BIOS is published four times a year: March, May, September, and December.
Graduate or faculty co-authorship or sponsorship is not required; however, a second “by-line” is available for faculty or graduate supervisors. All manuscripts undergo the standard scientific procedure of review, editorial acceptance or rejection, and technical editing.
Published research has often won prior awards and the McClung Award recognizes the most outstanding paper published in BIOS each year. To provide a full range of biological topics to its readers, BIOS also carries overviews of graduate research, articles written by faculty and other invited authors, book reviews, and reports from local chapters as well as other society news. The journal is among the collections of libraries worldwide.
Starting in the fall 2020, BIOS will be an online only publication. BIOS will no longer be printed and mailed to schools and individual members. Tribeta members will have online access to BIOS through BioOne.
BIOS has exciting news about changes to our submission requirements. We are in the process of updating the Instructions to Authors. The new instructions will be posted TBD. Spoiler alert: we’re switching to the Counsel of Science Editors (CSE) citation and reference style.
Read BIOS Online
BIOS journal access to is available to Tribeta members through BioOne. Please note, if you have access to BioOne through your school's library, please access BIOS through your institution's library.
If your school's library does not have BioOne access, please click the Read BIOS Online button below and use your Tribeta member profile login to gain access.
BIOS Chapter News
Please email chapter news to the BIOS editor. You will receive back on email a copy of the edited text for your corrections. There is no deadline. The chapter news will be included in the next issue of BIOS. If you have pictures, you should ask the BIOS editor how and where to send them.
The BIOS editor is Lori Kelman, her email is Lori.Kelman "at" montgomerycollege.edu. For any BIOS related questions, please feel free to contact her.
Please complete the form below to submit chapter elected officers to be published in BIOS.