I. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
The report should be concise. Ten to fifteen typewritten pages, double spaced on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper, should generally be considered a maximum length. If accepted for reading, the oral presentation of the paper cannot exceed 12 minutes in length.
Each paper should have a cover sheet with title, the name of the researcher, sponsoring teacher(s), school, address, and the broad category of investigation (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, etc.). In our ongoing efforts to minimize our environmental impact, all submissions will be electronic. EMAIL THE PAPER to email@example.com
The following format is suggested.
- Cover page (sample cover page)
- Acknowledgement Page
- Abstract, a brief review of the paper (300 words or less)
- Table of contents
- Body (Text)
- Statement of problem
- Review of related literature and documented background information
- Presentation and discussion of results
- Conclusions, implications and suggestions for future work
- List literature that you have read that is related to the problem. You are encouraged to use scientific journals and up-to-date textbooks rather than news media and general reference books, e.g. encyclopedias. Arrange the bibliographical references alphabetically by author.
Wallace, Robert A., 1978. The Ecology and Evolution of Animal Behavior, 1st ed., Goodyear Publishing Company, Inc., Pacific Palisades, Calif.
- Journal Article
Govindjee, P.G. and Rajni Govindjee, 1974. “The Absorption of Light in Photosynthesis,” Scientific American, Vol. 261, No. 6, pp. 12-24.
Other helpful suggestions concerning preparation of your report may be found in: Stvle Manual for Biological Journals, 2nd ed., American Institute for Biological Science, 3900 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016.
Students will be expected to submit a digital copy of their paper to the JSEHS judging committee on or before February 4, 2013. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org