What is SPORA?
SPORA (spor'-ah) 1. New Latin, from spora seed, spore; Greek, seed sown, a sowing. 2. acronym: Students Progress On Research Achievement
"Because today's F1 is tomorrow's F0"
Aim & Scope
Spora is an undergraduate journal dedicated to publishing
high quality manuscripts that describe mathematical and statistical techniques
to solve problems in biological settings.
Submitted papers may take various forms, including development of a
mathematical model of a biological system, possibly including experimental
work; development of a particular solution or method related to biological
systems; or computational, statistical, or theoretical analysis of existing
mathematical models in biology. Accepted
papers will demonstrate an appropriate range of interdisciplinary content and
clear exposition, at a level expected from undergraduate authors. Expository papers may be accepted if they are
of exceptionally high quality.
The types of manuscripts considered for publication
- This section publishes high quality articles, written by
students during their undergraduate careers, of novel, as well as established,
mathematical and statistical approaches to biological
hypotheses. Manuscripts should employ an interdisciplinary approach and
should be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists from related fields. Interdisciplinary
research from any sub-discipline within the life sciences in conjunction with
any sub-discipline within the mathematical and statistical sciences will be
- This section will publish high quality expository articles,
written by students during their undergraduate careers, that describe
particular areas of mathematical biology research. Manuscripts may consist
of undergraduate capstone projects or reviews, consisting of critical and
constructive analysis of the literature in a specific field. For reviews, it is
also appropriate to include mention of relevant software or instrumentation.