Frontiers in Neuroscience for Young Minds is a scientific journal that includes young people (from 8 to 15) in the review of articles. This has the double benefit of bringing kids into the world of scientific research – many of them for the first time – and offering active scientists a platform for reaching out to the broadest of all publics.
Frontiers for Young Minds is supported by the Jacobs Foundation, one of the world’s leading charitable foundations dedicated to facilitating innovations for children and youth.
All articles in Frontiers for Young Minds will be reviewed and approved for publication by young people themselves. Established neuroscientists will mentor these young Review Editors and help them review the manuscript and focus their queries to authors. To avoid overburdening the young Review Editors, revised manuscripts will in turn be reviewed by one of the stellar Associate Editors of Frontiers for Young Minds.
If you are interested in becoming a Frontiers Young Minds Reviewer, please contact our editorial office with a short biography and a letter. Is there someone among your family or friends who is a scientist and who can act as mentor for the project?
If you would like information about becoming a Young Minds mentor, please send your contact information to our editorial office and we can explore these opportunities together.
If you are an author, please keep in mind that manuscript submission will be open through the site in May 2014. The submission process will allow you to select the subject area that matches your contribution. The process will require an abstract (with a reference to the original research article). The article itself should have about two figures, no more than five references, and should be about two to three pages in length.
If you are a teacher, keep an eye on this website: an e-book of the first round of articles for use in the classroom will soon be available.
The team for Frontiers for Young Minds is led by its Editor-in-Chief, Professor Robert Knight (University of California at Berkeley), 50 Associate Editors and over 80 Young Mind Reviewers.
The production and publication of the articles is overseen by Dr. Frederick Fenter, Executive Editor at Frontiers publishing. The graphical design is by Victor Pantet, the website has been built and maintained by Telmo Moura, and several of the avatars for the kids have been painted by Marjaneh Moini.
For all questions and comments, please contact Fred Fenter at: firstname.lastname@example.org.