Journal of Natural Science Illustration

The Journal of Natural Science Illustration is GNSI’s quarterly journal. Beautifully designed, it contains articles of interest to science illustrators on many topics, including techniques, business practices, science-art education, history, book reviews, and distinguished member biographies.

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Published in both online and digital formats, the Journal contains no advertising. Subscription is included as part of member dues; individual articles can also be purchased from the GNSI online store. Please note that our fourth yearly publication in January is devoted entirely to the Annual Conference.

Submissions

Most articles are written by GNSI members, but submissions are welcome at any time and from anyone. We invite articles of all types, either in-depth or brief notes. Proposed articles are reviewed by the editorial staff and, as needed, by GNSI members or other experts. Editors work with the authors on polishing submissions — you don’t have to be an accomplished writer to contribute. Our goal is to publish material that is useful and informative to each and every member.

Story ideas:

  • Feature Stories - In-depth articles on visual science communication about topics in which the author has significant knowledge.
  • Pages from My Sketchbook - Images from your sketchbook, with short paragraphs or captions that tell the reader what makes these special to you. We encourage you to include the location and dates and any other pertinent information.
  • Career Paths - The twists and turns of a GNSI members’ career can provide inspiration and guidance to new illustrators. No two stories are the same.
  • Member Spotlight - Member Spotlight candidates are selected by the editors, or you may nominate someone (including yourself.) Nominees will be asked to write up their personal story, focusing on their career path. Examples of work and a photo of yourself should be included.
  • Business Insights - Thoughts, tips, and stories about business issues such as freelancing, managing complex projects, balancing work and personal life, working with difficult or unusual clients and using social media to promote your work.
  • Educator’s Corner - Short articles with tips about presenting a particular topic to students; other topics of interest to educators.
  • Techniques Showcase - Share a detailed technique, unique approach, or media, from basic to advanced. 
  • Mission/Outreach - Special events and their successes and pitfalls, including workshops and exhibits.
  • Studio Tips - Hints about what makes work more productive, easier, safer, or just more fun.
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