Aims & Scope

Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics considers manuscripts that 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.

Types of manuscripts considered for publication

Mathematics Research

This section publishes high quality research articles that are written by students during their undergraduate careers and that are of novel, as well as established, mathematical and statistical approaches to biological hypotheses. Manuscripts should be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists from biomathematics, ecology, and 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 considered.

Biology Research

This section will publish high quality articles, contributed by undergraduate authors, communicating novel research in experimental biology. Research from any sub-discipline of biology will be considered, and manuscripts should be of general interest to the biological research community.


This section publishes high quality expository articles that are written by students during their undergraduate careers and 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.