Frontiers for Young Minds is a non-profit scientific journal with articles written by researchers and adapted for a younger audience – with an editorial twist: manuscripts are reviewed by a board of kids and teens that assume the role of peer reviewers. It is then up to the authors to address all concerns raised by the Young Reviewers and to adapt their article into a form that can be disseminated and understood by younger audiences. By involving Young Reviewers (age 8–15) in the process, we empower them to think critically, to ask questions, and connect them with today’s researchers
ECOGRAPHY is a journal that publishes papers focused on broad spatial and temporal patterns, particularly studies of population and community ecology, macroecology, biogeography, and ecological conservation. Studies in ecological genetics and historical ecology are welcomed in the context of explaining contemporary ecological patterns. Manuscripts are expected to address general principles in ecology, though they may do so using a specific model system if this frames the problem relative to a generalized ecological issue.
Ecography is the first editorial partner of Frontiers for Young Minds. In this new collaboration, Ecography will be recommending published articles to be re-written for younger audiences through the Frontiers for Young Minds peer review process.
By involving scientists to take charge in adapting their own work for a younger audience, they have the power to create understandable and accessible research for a wider audience. In doing so, researchers are provided with a channel to communicate their work without misinterpretation and offering them the tools to become better communicators. Articles that have undergone the scrutiny of peer review with our Young Reviewers are published online to be freely distributed as an educational resource, comprising of research that would typically take several years to appear in classroom textbooks.
Authors of articles recommended by Ecography will be invited by Frontiers for Young Minds to adapt their previously published work into Young Minds versions, to be made available in our specialty sections of Biodiversity and Earth and its Resources.
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