STEM Fellowship Journal
An open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality scholarly research by high school and university students in the STEM fields.
What we do
The STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Canadian Science Publishing (Canada’s biggest journal publisher). The SFJ publishes STEM research conducted by high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Our journal is a unique platform to showcase student research from all over the world and serves as the flagship initiative of the Science Communication portfolio at STEM Fellowship. Please visit the journal website for more information.
The SFJ is the only journal published by Canadian Science Publishing that is dedicated to students in high school and university.
How we work
The SFJ is led by the editor-in-chief, and founder of both SFJ and STEM Fellowship, Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch, along with a student editorial board, consisting of dedicated and exceptional high school, undergraduate, and graduate students with strong backgrounds in both scientific writing, editing and communication. SFJ strives to maintain a group of talented and diverse students. The current composition includes students from around Canada as well as from Iran, Russia, and Pakistan.
The student editorial board are the initial reviewers of SFJ submissions, working closely with leading research scientists, teachers, and student-authors from around the world. Upon manuscript submission, a member of the SFJ’s student editorial board will review the manuscript and offer feedback to authors. After manuscripts are reviewed by our student editorial board, they are sent for peer review by a professional in the relevant discipline. Only those holding a PhD, MD, or a PharmD are eligible to be peer reviewers; this is to ensure the highest quality peer review of a manuscript.
SFJ student editors are closely associated with the scholarly publication community and follow the standards of academic publication. They maintain professional contact with leading scholarly publishing societies while also reaching out to various scientific institutions on behalf of SFJ. This may include special projects for STEM Fellowship and/or SFJ, or overseeing aspects of the editorial and publishing process.
New members are accepted after an interview by the Director of the editorial board, the completion of an editing assessment and a review of the candidate’s technical writing samples.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, or would like to join the editorial board, please email the STEM Fellowship Journal’s Editorial Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we track impact
Tracking your manuscript’s impact is of great importance. The primary way we do this is through our parnters at Altmetric.
From the Altmetric website: “these are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include peer reviews on Faculty of 1000, citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter. Sourced from the Web, altmetrics can tell you a lot about how often journal articles and other scholarly outputs like datasets are discussed and used around the world. For that reason, altmetrics have been incorporated into researchers’ websites, institutional repositories, journal websites, and more.”