Frontiers for Young Minds is an open access scientific journal written for – and reviewed by – young people. We connect 8-15 year olds directly with scientists to provide critical feedback on articles about cutting-edge research. The end result is a journal of freely available scientific articles that are not only rigorous, but also shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own peers.
Since its inception, Frontiers has been committed to building bridges to better connect research communities: between disciplines, across continents, and with the general public. Frontiers for Young Minds extends these bridges to younger audiences, not only providing them with access to cutting-edge research in a form they can understand, but also involving them in a critical step of the scientific process itself.
Dr. Robert Knight of the University of California Berkley had a vision for a peer reviewed journal with an editorial board made up of 8-15 year olds. Working with Frontiers, this has since grown into a journal where young reviewers work with science mentors to publish articles that are not only scientifically accurate, but vetted for young people by their own peers.
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Frontiers for Young Minds also has a blog at Scientific American! The blog includes interviews with scientists, interviews with some of our young minds, and exciting experiments to try at home!