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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission is within the scope of the journal.
  • All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims.
  • Student(s) consulted the academic supervisor to confirm inclusion or non-inclusion as co-author.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or LaTex format.
  • If your submission is a student coursework or student dissertation already marked 70% or more, please state in the cover letter the mark received, the date and the institution / academic marker.
  • The author(s) confirm that the research undertaken does not require ethics approval. For research that requires ethics approval, the author(s) must confirm that an ethics committee approved the research project.
  • All images and figures sourced from other articles have proper referencing of the source as well as permission to reuse from the original publisher.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for considering submitting your work to the Emerging Minds Journal for Student Research. We welcome submissions from students and researchers from all over the world.

Our journal is an open access publication. This means that all articles are freely available online to anyone, anywhere. To maintain the quality and integrity of our content, we have established the following guidelines:

  1. Scope: We accept articles in all areas of science, engineering, and mathematics from students who are enrolled in a degree program, or graduated within past five years.
  2. Manuscript preparation: All manuscripts should be prepared in English language, in accordance with our formatting guidelines, using Word. Authors must submit articles as a single DOC, DOCX or LaTex file containing all the text, tables and images, including captions, references. Please carefully proofread the text prior to submission.
  3. Authorship: All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. it is not uncommon for academic advisors or professors to collaborate with students on research projects, and it is also possible for them to contribute to the publication. In such cases, it is important to ensure that the student's contribution is significant and substantial and that they are the primary authors of the article. It is also essential to maintain the journal's focus on student research and coursework and ensure that academic submissions do not dominate the publication. Overall, the decision to accept academic submissions should be made on a case-by-case basis, considering the quality and relevance of the research and its alignment with the journal's mission and goals.
  4. Manuscript types
    • - short communications (up to 3 pages);
    • - research articles;
    • - reviews;
    • - case reports;
    • - student projects;
    • - student coursework;
  5. Originality: All submissions must be original project, coursework or research work and must not have been previously published or currently under review elsewhere.
  6. Plagiarism: We take plagiarism very seriously. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript. All images and figures sourced from other articles must have proper referencing of the source, as well as permission to reuse from the original publisher. 
  7. Peer-review process: All articles submitted to our journal undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure quality and accuracy. This process typically takes 4-6 weeks. However, student project and coursework submissions already marked by at least one academic and scored 70% or more will only be subjected to editorial screening and will be accepted for publication without peer review.  
  8. Publication fee: There is no publication fee.

We believe that the Emerging Minds Journal for Student Research provides an excellent platform for students to share their innovative research with the scientific community. We encourage you to submit your work and look forward to your contribution to our journal.


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Privacy Statement

Emerging Minds Journal for Student Research (the "Journal") is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who submit personal data to the Journal.

The Journal collects and processes personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Personal data includes any information that can be used to identify an individual, such as name, email address, postal address, and telephone number.

The Journal only collects personal data that is necessary for the purpose of processing article submissions, publishing articles, and communicating with authors and reviewers. Personal data collected by the Journal may include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Affiliation
  • Biographical information
  • Manuscript files and supporting documents

The Journal will not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third party, except as required by law or as necessary for the purpose of publishing and promoting the articles submitted to the Journal.

The Journal will take appropriate measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. The Journal will retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, or as required by law.

Authors and reviewers who submit personal data to the Journal have the right to access, correct, or delete their personal data at any time. They may also withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by contacting the Journal.

By submitting personal data to the Journal, authors and reviewers acknowledge that they have read and understood this Data Protection Policy, and consent to the collection, processing, and retention of their personal data by the Journal in accordance with this policy.