The Professionally Reviewed Journal of Original High School Research
April 2013, Volume 2 Issue 4 ISSN#2162-8092
JESS is a professionally reviewed academic journal which exclusively publishes original research articles written by high school students. Submissions are reviewed by college professors and research scientists, who are chosen based on their expertise in the area of science that each article addresses. Our mission is to teach students to write articles in the academically accepted format, promote student research, improve science literacy, and publish the most exceptional articles. A publication in JESS shows a student's true scientific aptitude and is an outstanding addition to a college application.
In School Articles
The Effects of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Local Cholesterol, and Celastrol on Beta-Amyloid Neurotoxicity in an Alzheimer’s Disease Model
This project examined the individual and combinatorial effects of Celastrol, BDNF, and Cholesterol on the production of beta-amyloid and cell survival in neuroblastoma cells. read article
Beet Root Juice Promotes Apoptosis in Oncogenic MDA-MB-231 Cells While Protecting Cardiomyocytes Under Doxorubicin Treatment
This study shows how cells treated with Beetroot Juice and Doxorubicin are an effective combination for cardioprotection and chemoprevention. read article
Comparing Mathematical and Verbal Semantic Memory in Epileptic Patients Using Invasive Neurophysiologic Brain Mapping
In an epileptic brain model, the authors used electrocorticographic imaging to examine novel methods of memory retrieval. read article
Fluorescent Imaging for Nano-Detection (FIND) of Cancer Cells
In this study, the authors designed an imaging system using fluorescent nanoparticles to detect cancer cells. read article
Associations between HIV Susceptibility and Mutations in the Vif-associated APOBEC3G Proteasomal Complex
Using high-throughput microarrays the authors found an association that trended towards significance between HIV progression and the APOBEC3G associated SNP rs3736685. read article
Fabrication of a Transimpedance Amplifier For Use Under Cryogenic Temperatures
Schurz et. al. successfully constructed a transimpedance amplifier for implementation in the particle accelerator that is currently being developed at the Fermilab. read article
Development of an Automated Event Detection Algorithm for HIV-1 Protease’s Flap Backbone Dihedral Change
The authors designed an algorithm which determined the correlation between a significant backbone dihedral shift and the conformational change in an HIV-1 protease. read article
Student-authored publications as a means to teaching science practices
Vanessa Svihla, a professor of Teacher Education at the University of New Mexico, comments on how JESS can be used by teachers to incorporate research into the classroom, as a resource to teach science literacy, to instruct students on how to write a scientific article, and to experience the modern publication process. read editorial
Using Science Journal Articles to Improve Independent Research Topic Selection
This editorial by Chris Munzert, a teacher at Mt. Hope High School, discusses how he has used JESS to teach his students how to read research articles and use them to choose a topic for an independent research project. read editorial
Encouraging Authentic Learning Experiences
Remy Dou, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator, relates how understanding scientifc concepts must be coupled with the application of authentic learning experiences; the kind that come about from research and inquiry. read editorial
Student Scientist, an "All American"
Robert Snow, founder of Coaching 4 College Admissions, speaks about why colleges are interested in students who can boast of being published in a reviewed journal. read editorial
CALL FOR EDITORIALS AND REVIEWERS
Editorials should focus on high school student research and scientific journal writing, the importance of science literacy, experiences using JESS in the classroom, publications and college admissions, or evolving standards in high school science education. Also, if you represent a company or not-for-profit dealing with secondary science education we would like to hear from you. Please contact us if you are interested.
Reviewers must be current professors or research scientists (biotech, postdocs, etc.). Contact us and describe your current position and scientifc expertise.
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