The official journal of the Pacific Northwest Library Association
Since 1995 the Intermountain Journal of Sciences (IJS) has offered a regional peer-reviewed outlet for scientists, educators, and students to submit original research, management applications, or viewpoints concerning the sciences. Original manuscripts are welcome dealing with Biological Sciences (Botany, Aquatic & Terrestrial), Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Health & Human Development, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, Molecular Cellular Biology & Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Physical Sciences. IJS is co-sponsored by The Montana Academy of Sciences, The Montana Chapters of The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society.
Abstracts from presentations at annual meetings of the co-sponsoring organizations appear in the last issue of each volume if submitted by the sponsoring organization(s) for any given year. This provides a permanent record of their annual meeting proceedings that is not only available to individual subscribers and libraries but now available on line through the Montana State University Library. This library has set up a locally hosted and maintained version of Open Journal Systems (OJS) to better serve IJS and increase its reach to people of the Intermountain region and beyond. Additionally, all volumes of IJS are now being unarchived, digitized and will be made available on-line through this system as they are completed.
OJS is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. It is an Open Access journal platform that works to disseminate and preserve scholarly research content. OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research and the context it provides for research.