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Author Eligibility

Student Authors

  • All middle-school and high-school students are encouraged
  • All students must be enrolled in school before submitting their manuscript
  • 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 or college/university professor can 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.