Biological Sciences Review

About the magazine


For almost three decades the Biological Sciences Review has become a major resource for all students and teachers of the biological sciences.

As a readable, highly visual magazine published in full colour since September 1996, it contains a lively mix of authoritative articles and topical columns, all directly relevant to A-level specifications, Scottish Higher and first year undergraduate courses.

University tutors frequently use articles and columns as a basis for tutorial assignments, while A-level examining boards have used material from the Review in their questions.

Aims and Objectives

The Biological Sciences Review aims to bridge the gap between,

  • textbooks (which are often a year out of date by the time they reach the bookshops),
  • the science sections of the daily newspapers (which give the 'facts' but little 'theory') and
  • the scientific journals (which are largely inaccessible to students).

Coverage is broad ranging from genetic engineering to acid rain, from evolution to photosynthesis, from population control to the function of joints. See our index of articles and columns in past issues and the current issue for a full list of published material.

This website complements the published magazine. It provides background information, as well as a platform for links to other sites of biological and scientific interest, suited to our readers.