The National High School Journal of Science utilizes an innovative review process consisting of these steps:
1.) The submitted paper is reviewed by the Editorial Staff; the staff then decides whether or not to accept the paper for publication. This process usually takes three weeks.
2.) The submission is then sent to one or two of our peer reviewers for feedback. Our peer reviewers are highly motivated high school or undergraduate students who often have extensive research experience. The submissions are then returned to the author with comments designed to improve the submission.
3.) The second draft is sent to a member of our Scientist Advisory Board. Our Scientist Advisory Board consists of dedicated researchers and professors who have volunteered their time and expertise to guide the next generation of scientists. They provide valuable feedback which benefits both the original author as well as our peer reviewers.The submissions are then returned to the author with comments designed to improve the submission
4.) Online Publication! After a final stage of copyediting, layout formatting, and proofreading by the Editorial Staff, the submission is then published on the journal.
Bonus: Certain articles are selected for the summer and winter print edition for the NHSJS website. These articles are hand-selected and authors will be contacted about print publication. Print publications will be available for download; we do not physically print and circulate these editions.
The publication process may take a month to several months. We expect authors to stay alert and follow through with their work.