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Nov 08, 2022
The Journal of Emerging Investigators surpasses publishing milestone with 600 student articles reached since inception in 2012.

After passing 500 student articles in January, the volunteer publications staff have been working diligently to mentor hundreds of students in 2022 and surpassed 600 articles in September. The Journal's pace has accelerated under the leader of Kari Mattison, Editor-In-Chief due to a substantial increase in submissions and a streamlined process for on-boarding, training and development of grad student reviewers and editors.

Founded a decade ago, the Journal of Emerging Investigators has survived only through donations, grants and corporate support. Much of the assistance has been from a few companies which include Alnylam, New England Bio Labs, Alloy Therapeutics, The Richard Lounsbery Foundation and many friends and family who believe in the Journal's work.

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner and the JEI team is seeking to raise $15,000 to cover the cost of the professional editorial management system that helps staff to navigate over 400 submissions each year. Gifts can be made here (

The Journal of Emerging Investigators is an open-access journal that publishes original research in the biological and physical sciences that is written by middle and high school students.  JEI provides students, under the guidance of a teacher or advisor, the opportunity to submit and gain feedback on original research and to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Because grade-school students often lack access to formal research institutions, we expect that the work submitted by students may come from classroom-based projects, science fair projects, or other forms of mentor-supervised research.