Publications

NatSCA has produced a variety of publications throughout its history, covering topics ranging from practical tips for collections care to opinion pieces about the state of the sector. Many of these publications are available as pdfs to download freely using the navigation to the left. Abstracts from the most recent volume can be found below.

Over the past few years the NatSCA News has become increasingly more stringently reviewed to ensure the quality of the content. The committee has therefore decided to make a real virtue of the peer review process to establish the Journal of Natural Science Collections, which will provide a more formal forum for both those responsible for natural science collections and those that use them.

If you would like to contribute to the Journal please contact the editor (editor@natsca.org) and see our guidelines for authors, which you can download as a PDF here.

Less formal content that was once shared through the NatSCA News will now be made available through the NatSCA blog and our online NatSCA Notes & Comments. Please contact blog@natsca.org if you have content for the blog and submit notes and comments to editor@natsca.org.

You can also find publications about the recognised value of collections here.

Please see below for articles from latest issue of Journal of Natural Science Collections.

Call for Papers

The next issue of the Journal of Natural Science Collections is due to be published in December 2017. If you would like to contribute a paper to the next volume, please contact the editor (editor@natsca.org) and see our guidelines for authors, which you can download as a PDF here. The deadline for submissions to guarantee publication in the next volume is 31 July 2017.

Latest Journal Articles

Journal of Natural Science Collections - Volume 4

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