4 years ago
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Where to publish research paper?

I recently conducted a research project and wrote an academic paper for it. I'm trying to get my paper published since I feel that it would look good for college but dont really know where/how. Does anyone know of any journal to publish high school research? My research is related to behavioral/social sciences.


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2 answers

4 years ago

Hi there! If you conducted the project completely individually, it's unlikely that you'd be able to publish the paper in a well-known journal that would help your chances (it's difficult for even PhDs to get published in those, unfortunately). If you worked with a supervisor or lab, speak to them and get their thoughts on whether the paper is publishable (and if they can help). There are some journals specifically for high school students, but it's unlikely that they'll help your application much since they might not be that selective and even require a fee to get published (you never want to have to pay for an honor/achievement). I wish I had better news for you! If you think your research is highly relevant, you can always try reaching out to labs doing similar work to see if you can join their projects (and show them your work). That could be another way to take your project to the next level!

Hope this helps, and let me know if you have more questions.

4 years ago

So there are a few options:

1. Cold call/email papers and ask if they can publish it. Doesn’t often work.

2. I live in a city with a well recognized regional school (non power 5 or even group of 5 but still recognized) and if you know anyone at the school you can ask them to help you.

3. Connections. Unlikely but if you know someone on a editors board you can ask them.

4. Regional papers some organizations have a big thing this month type of newsletter you can look into that.

I’d recommend #2 if you want your paper published nationally. It will work better at well known non power 5 school IMO.

Hope this helps!

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