Welcome to the repository for the Journal of Toxicology Education. This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed teaching materials for those interested in toxicology education. Accepted materials include lecture strategies, laboratory materials, instructional methods, pedagogy, recorded video lectures, recorded audio lectures, podcasts, textbook reviews, and other materials. If in doubt whether a submission qualifies for publishing in the Journal, please email the editor.
Materials targeted at any audience, from post-graduate education to middle school, and to the general public, are accepted.
To submit to the journal, email the submission to Joshua Gray. The style guide of the Journal of Chemical Education is utilized for this journal*. Acceptable submissions include:
Editorials, Commentaries, Letters, and Additions and Corrections, Articles, Communications, Demonstrations, Laboratory Experiments, Activities, and Technology Reports. For more details, read the style guide. Articles are published online immediately upon acceptance. There is no print version of this journal.
There is no charge to publish at JToxEd. Articles published in JToxEd are published under the Creative Commons license and can be cross-reference at the Life Sciences Teaching Resource Collection (lifescitrc.org) and at Course Source (coursesource.org). The Editorial Board meeting will occur at the annual Society of Toxicology conference. Check back for details.
The current editorial board includes prominent undergraduate educators within the discipline of toxicology who actively participate in and lead the Society of Toxicology's undergraduate education programs.***:
(Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
Only recently has it been adequately recognized that substances present in the environment can
have adverse effects on developing organisms. Now, with environmental pollutants accumulating
at an unprecedented rate, and with pharmaceuticals dominating western medicine, it is
particularly important that we understand the effects of the substances to which we are exposed.
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) has become a widely used model system for the study of vertebrate
development. This system is particularly amenable for use in the undergraduate laboratories
because of the ease of collection and manipulation and the rapid rate of development. In this lab,
students use zebrafish to examine the effects of nicotine, ethanol, and retinoic acid on normal
development. Students first examine normal development and compare it to overall growth, dry
weight, and behavior of zebrafish exposed to these chemicals. The students may also collect
data on LC50 and notochord length. The quantitative data is evaluated for statistically significant
differences between treatments. Finally, students write a research proposal for an independent
experiment in which they expose embryos to a toxicant of their choice, carry out the experiment,
and present their findings. This lab introduces students to the use of animal models and
incorporates experimental design and data analysis. More importantly, it introduces