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Author Eligibility

Student Authors

  • All middle- and high-school students are encouraged to submit their work
  • Initial submission of manuscript must occur prior to the student author’s enrollment in university.
  • Access to university labs and advanced techniques not required
  • Passion for answering scientific questions by carrying out independent research projects

Senior Mentors

  • A senior mentor must be included as the last author on all JEI manuscripts
  • A teacher, college/university professor, postdoctoral fellow, or senior graduate student may serve as a senior mentor if research was performed in a school or university.
  • A parent can serve as a senior mentor if research was conducted at home

Parents / Legal Guardians

In compliance with laws involving minors, a student’s parent or legal guardian must submit the manuscript to JEI via Editorial Manager on the student-author’s behalf.