JEI is Developing a Preprint Server for High School Students


Mar 08, 2024
The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) is developing a preprint server for high school students to provide transparency in the processes of science writing.
Funded by a grant from the the Richard Lounsbery Foundation and support from Schmidt Futures, the Emerging Investigators Archive eirXiv will provide youth with a real preprint submission, review, and publication experience.
JEI founder, Dr. Sarah Fankhauser, believes, “eirXiv will give students the opportunity to see first hand the inner-workings of science: transparent feedback, interactive improvements, and cooperative communication.” 
Fueled and inspired by the Journal’s commitment to science transparency, and teaching students how to learn from receiving a peer review, the new preprint server will provide students with open feedback, transparent opportunities for growth, and preparation for submitting their paper for publication. 
The preprint server will be created for high school students and will be of particular service to those who live in disadvantaged rural and underserved communities who have limited access to other means of sharing their scientific research. The Journal of Emerging Investigators expects the project will be ready for testing in Q2 of 2024 and ready for submissions by the summer.