Ask A Scientist

Have an idea for an experiment, but aren't sure how to proceed? Need help interpreting the data you have collected? Looking for advice on scientific research? Ask A Scientist from the Journal of Emerging Investigators offers an opportunity to correspond with a scientist pen pal to answer all of your questions. Simply fill out the form below, and we will match you with a scientist who can help get your experiment off the ground and ready for publication!

You may also be interested in filling out an Experimental Design Worksheet (PDF). While this is not required we recommend spending some time with it, as it will help you design and prepare for your experiment.

Ask-A-Scientist office hours are now available for online counseling sessions

We’re excited to announce another block of Ask-A-Scientist office hours! Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 9am-12pm and 9-10pm Eastern Time.

This means that students can speak to a JEI scientist directly through video call to ask questions about anything from experimental design to data analysis, figure generation/organization, scientific writing, and publication with JEI.

Where to sign up? Students interested in signing up for a 30-minute session can visit our Google Calendar here.

How to claim a slot?

  1. Scroll to the time slot you'd like to sign up for.
  2. Insert your name and email in the name of the event, and
  3. Click "SAVE"

A Google Meet link for your session will be automatically generated, and that slot will no longer be available for others to use.

Who to contact if I have questions? If you have questions about signing up, please email at least 24 hours before the session.