Today, student-run academic journals that publish high school, undergraduate and graduate scholarly research are a growing trend in the field of scholarly publishing. However, such student-run journals face multiple obstacles, such as securing peer-reviewers, attracting manuscript submissions and transitioning between editorial boards every year.
In light of these issues, the STEM Fellowship Journal’s student editorial board is preparing to launch the Association of Student-Run Journals. This association will combine the resources and knowledge of dozens of student-run journals established throughout North America. Through this initiative, the association plans to centralize information for student researchers, provide standardized training for young editors, hold networking events, workshops, and develop mentorship programs. Students, journals and even established professional organizations across North America – and the world – will benefit from this robust network of journals.
By creating an association of student-run academic journals across North America, we are pooling our shared resources, knowledge and ideas, and thus hope to increase the credibility of student-run academic journals and encourage more students to explore the field of scholarly publishing and research.
More information about the Association of Student-Run Journals will be coming soon!