About the Journal

Focus and Scope

STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ) provides students with an opportunity to have their work reviewed by a PhD subject matter expert and published in a scholarly journal. The Journal encourages the use of interdisciplinary approaches, data science methods, and computational experiments.

STEM Fellowship Journal accepts individual and team submissions in any field of research and innovation regardless of the origins or locations of the authors. The Journal is dedicated to high school or undergraduate students’ research assisted or un-assisted by academic or industry experts.

The Journal follows peer-review and academic publishing best practices and acts withing the guidelines of Canadian Science Publishing (CSP). We encourage submissions from high school and undergraduate students from around the world.

As part of Stem Fellowship, the Journal brings the work of STEM fellows and their teams to the attention of national and international academic communities and industry leaders.

 

Peer Review Process

When an article is submitted for consideration by the STEM Fellowship Journal, it undergoes a three-phase process of review and consideration before a final decision is made. This process is described below. Note that if, at any point, a submission is declined, the authors will be notified and given the opportunity to work with a member of the committee that declined their work for further feedback.

  1. Editor review.
    • The article is first reviewed by a Student Editor with prior experience in the stated field.
    • This editor can choose to, at this stage, decline the submission or to recommend it for further review.
  2. Student Editorial Board review.
    • If the submission is recommended by the editor for further review, it will be assessed by the entirety of the Student Editorial Board.
    • The Student Editorial Board will then vote as to whether to recommend the submission, recommend it contingent upon certain changes, or decline the submission.
    • If an article is selected contingent upon certain changes, the assigned editor will suggest the author's revisions of certain portions of the manuscript which require improvement. If said editor becomes satisfied that the paper now meets the standards of the Journal, it will then be reviewed again by the Student Editorial Board until the submission is recommended or declined.
  3. Expert review.
    • If an article is recommended by the Student Editorial Board as a whole, it will then go for PhD review by a reviewer in the field in question.
    • Expert reviewers can recommend the submission, recommend the submission pending certain proposed changes and revisions, or decline the submission, in a process similar to that described in Step 3.
    • Articles recommended by an expert reviewer, either after initial review or a revision process, will be published contingent upon the Managing Editor’s approval.

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.