If you are an undergrad or grad student researcher at a college or university aspiring to publish, we are accepting submissions!
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (CST) October 31, 2021
Journal of Student Research is a Multidisciplinary and Faculty-reviewed journal devoted to the Rapid Dissemination of current student research. The journal seeks papers that are novel, integrative, and written in a way that is accessible to a wide audience which includes an array of disciplines. The content of the journal ranges from Applied research to Theoretical research. In general, papers are welcomed from all topics.
To create a new account, please click on Register and follow the instructions. Once Logged in using your username and password, the portal dashboard will open where you will see the Active Submissions queue. This page lists the submissions currently in the editorial process and has access to past submissions that have been made to the journal under the "Archives" Tab. The authors can submit a new article by clicking the appropriate link for "New Submission".
The submission process for the Authors is broken down into five steps, with guidance provided at each step. Authors do not need to complete the five steps in one session but can return to what will be listed as on the submissions queue as "Incomplete".
Authors must read and acknowledge that they have completed and are compliant with the requirements:
Indexing & Metadata
Metadata Elements to include during submission
Title: Enter the topic of the paper (100 characters with spaces).
Abstract: Summary of your research/review from Intro to conclusion
List of Contributors: Main author’s name and email address and for each additional author click on add contributor and include their names and email addresses. Include your faculty/teacher/advisor name and email address here as well.
Categories: Select a grade classification of the first author (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior).
Discipline: What area of study the paper belongs to (psychology, mathematics, microbiology, chemistry, physics, etc.) Press Enter to separate each individual item in the text box.
Keywords: Keywords give your paper additional visibility when readers are searching for similar topics. If your topic is “AI in the high school classroom setting” Your keywords should say “artificial intelligence, high school, classroom setting” Press Enter to separate each individual item in the text box.
Supporting Agencies: Write the name of your University or College along with any other institution that had supported the authors in conducting their research/review. Press Enter to separate each individual item in the text box.
Advantages of indexing
Authors are encouraged to complete the indexing of their submission in Step 3 of the Submission process and will have the opportunity to review and revise the metadata as part of the editorial process. The metadata for this journal will be "harvested" by a number of research-dedicated search engines that create, in effect, a research index or guide. Work that is well indexed will be that much more easily found by those who need it and are more likely to cite it. While there are limits to the number of terms by which a work is indexed, Authors are encouraged to think about how their work is positioned and found by virtue of this detailed indexing.
The Author(s) will be contacted by the editors with their decision once the review process is completed.
Reviewers are selected by the Editorial Staff at the Journal of Student Research and the estimated time for the review process is 12-24 weeks. JOFSR follows the double-blinded closed reviewing policy where the identity of the author is not revealed to the reviewer and vice versa.
Following are the items that the referees evaluate as they review the manuscript:
Scholarly feedback upon reviewing the manuscript by the referees will be provided to the author. This feedback will not only help authors identify areas of improvement to their submission but help them better understand the process in order to be successful at publication.
If a submission is accepted, it will then proceed to the Editing stage of the editorial process.
Resubmit for Review. If the Section Editor's decision is that the submission should be revised and then resubmitted for peer review, the Author should first indicate their willingness to undertake the revisions, using the Editor/Author Correspondence. Then, when the revisions have been completed, the Author uploads the version for the second round of reviews. The Section Editor will submit it to the same Reviewers or to one or more new Reviewers, and notify the Author when a decision has been reached in a similar manner to the initial review.
Article Processing Charge (APC)
Journal of Student Research utilizes an Open Access Model where all published articles are made freely available to anyone to read and download. We provide our authors and readers with high-quality services, such as editorial triaging of submissions, facilitating a collaborative faculty provided peer-review, plagiarism checks, quality assurance of articles, management of production services (i.e. copyediting, layout editing, and quality control checks), indexing, archiving, and long term preservation of published articles via professional preservation networks and the journal platform.
To continue to provide these services the authors are required to pay the Article Processing Charge or APC (USD 200 for undergraduate student submissions; and USD 300 for graduate student submissions).
The APC is paid in Two Phases: