About the Journal
Focus and Scope
We all know researchers conduct their research inside Research centers, Universities, Companies, in nature, oceans even in Space.
We also know that very often students with their teachers become researchers too while they conduct research in their classrooms, school labs, streets or close communities producing results worth sharing!
Once experiments are finished, samples are gathered, trials are made, researchers draw conclusions and make discoveries. These findings are important to be shared with the rest of the world and this is what we have been working on!
Learning how to conduct research is one thing. But researchers need to explain what they did, why they did it, what did they find and what is left unanswered.
In the same way as researchers share their work, students who conduct research at school can also now share their findings with the rest of the world. In the exactly same way as researchers do. Via publishing their results in a real scientific journal.
The Open Schools Journal for Open Science is the first European peer review scientific journal which accepts original papers written by school age students from Primary to Secondary schools across Europe under the mentoring of their Teachers on all aspects of Science, Engineering and Technology. Students and Teachers via school projects produce scientific data that are invited to be published in this journal. The Journal publishes articles on a regular basis. Publication is free of charge and the Journal carries articles in English.
The Journal is supported by the Openaire Advance Project and the Open Schools for Open Societies project both funded under the European Commission.
Peer Review Process
GET FEEDBACK BEFORE SHARING WITH THE WORLD
In order to make sure that the articles they write are clear researchers ask other researchers for feedback. This is called peer review. Reviewers send their comments to the authors, the authors apply the changes and then the articles are ready to be shared with the community. In the case of our Journal your articles will be reviewed by two people. One will be a teacher and the other a researcher. They will provide comments and suggestions in order to ensure the best possible result for your article.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
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