Innovation Journal

Innovation is a formal scientific journal that’s exclusively for showcasing student-driven research performed by high schoolers. The journal follows the format of publications within the adult research community, containing both student-written research articles and complementing feature articles. 
Innovation provides high school researchers the unique opportunity to publish their research in a professional format. The journal allows high schoolers to show off their skills, inspires younger students to pursue similar subjects, and helps educate the community.
All research articles are written by high school students and peer-reviewed by STEMY team members. and displays the quality and caliber of the high school research conducted within our community. Feature articles discuss the latest trends in research, tips for high school researchers, and much more.
For Authors
The Innovation journal is committed to working with student authors to deliver a platform for publishing their advances in science, in addition to providing authors with a fast and responsive review process. Our editors and outreach team will work with both authors and reviewers (experts in their field) with the goal of highlighting student research in a professional and scientific manner.
Publication Formats
For the Innovation journal, there are two types of full-length articles we will be publishing: research papers and feature articles (commentary and broad analysis of scientific trends, editorials).
Research articles are the core scientific publications submitted by student researchers. These papers should be as concise as possible and written in an accessible format.
Feature articles provide broad commentary, an analysis of scientific trends and new innovations that have recently occurred, or editorial pieces about scientific research (personal experiences, etc.).
Research Articles
Students will submit their research papers in the form of manuscripts (similar in format to a research paper for class). This manuscript will then be reviewed and edited by a group consisting of expert reviewers, the editing team, and the author(s). The final manuscript will then be formatted for publication. Research article manuscripts should follow a basic four-component structure.
Introduction
The introduction should consist of a clear description of current research and background context for the field of interest. Afterwards, the research problem and novelty of the research should be introduced.
Methodology
The methodology should provide a clear and brief overview of the experimental procedures used in the process. Special materials and fabrication processes for the research should be described. In addition, statistical techniques applied to results should be explained briefly, this includes: Name of Statistical Technique, Data to which it was, Significance Level.
Results
This section should be divided into sub-headings which explicitly state the results (see the example title). Figures and graphs should be clearly labeled and have captions succinctly describing them.
Discussion
This section should illustrate the results and provide context for the significance of the research in current literature. It should NOT be a simple restatement of the of the results section.

 

A sample research paper can be found here.
Sample paper graciously provided by Matthew Raj, 12th.
A sample manuscript can be found here.
Sample manuscript graciously provided by Diya Mathur, 12th, and Sophia Korner, 12th.

 

Deadlines
Abstract submission: May 8th – Authors need to submit an abstract (using the form linked above)
1st Round of Research Paper: May 20th – Authors need to submit a manuscript of their research paper
2nd Round of Research Paper: June 10th – Authors will submit their revised manuscript
Final Revision: June 20th – Any finishing touches due
Launch Date for Innovation: July 31st
A mock-up of the publication can be found here.
The 2016 edition of Innovation can be downloaded by clicking this link.