The Student Journal of Natural Sciences
The Student Journal of Natural Sciences (SJNS) is an online, peer reviewed, student journal from Keele University. SJNS publishes articles, literature reviews, case-studies, editorials, letters to the editors and book reviews from any branch of the Natural Sciences.
The Student Journal of Natural Sciences (SJNS) is an online, peer reviewed, student journal from Keele University. SJNS publishes articles, literature reviews, case-studies, editorials, letters to the editors and book reviews from any branch of the Natural Sciences (These include but are not limited to: Life Sciences, Computing & Mathematics, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Geography, Geology and the Environment, and Psychology). As a student journal, submissions are welcomed from undergraduate and postgraduate students; in order to encourage the submission of work arising from dissertations and theses we will accept submissions for up to a year after graduation. This electronic journal has been developed to support and develop scientific enquiry, critical thinking, creative activity and scholarship within both undergraduate and postgraduate students. It also aims to support staff (and the teaching and learning environments in general) by encouraging research-led teaching and acting as an avenue for the encouragement, promotion and generation of student led research activities.
Submissions with collaborative student and staff authorship is welcomed, but only where a student is the first and corresponding author. Interdisciplinary work is also welcomed, including projects which traverse sciences and the humanities.
SJNS seeks to publish manuscripts including, but not limited to, the following examples:
- Original concepts and results from dissertations and theses;
- pilot studies that may form the basis of further work
- case studies and limited results from dissertations and theses which might not fit the publication criteria of larger academic publishing agents;
- extra-curricular, topic specific work conducted by students as researchers (for example students who take part in Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programmes);
- literature reviews, these may have formed part of a larger piece of work (thesis or dissertation).
The contents of SJNS are freely available and SJNS is a non-profit enterprise. There are no submission or subscription fees. As an electronic journal, all accepted contributions will be made available online (in pdf format) shortly after acceptance, these will then be coordinated into a volume of The Student Journal of Natural Sciences in September each year. All contributions to SJNS are assigned a DOI on acceptance.
The Student Journal of Natural Sciences is brought to you as a franchise of The Journal of Academic Development and Education (JADE).