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National JSHS - Program fact sheet and guidelines for students

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National JSHS - Research Paper Submission

All National JSHS student presenters must submit an electronic version of their research paper for review by the National JSHS judging team. (See www.jshs.org, National symposium section for instructions on electronic submission of the abstract.)

  • The paper should be a minimum of 5-6 pages and a maximum of 20 pages, including appendices.

  • Photography, graphs, tables, diagrams, charts, or other graphic representation presented in the paper must be simply presented and comply with the maximum file size limit of 1.8 mB.

  • A maximum size limit for the electronic research paper is 1.8 Mb.

  • A recommended outline for the research paper includes:
    1. a title page, or cover page stating the student's name, school address, and title of the research;
    2. acknowledgement of major assistance received;
    3. table of contents;
    4. if applicable, statement that "resesarch involving non-human vertebrates or human subjects was conducted under the supervision of an experienced teacher or researcher and followed state and federal regulatory guidance applicable to the human and ethical conduct of such research";
    5. introduction;
    6. materials and methods;
    7. results (data or findings);
    8. discussion and conclusions;
    9. references, or literature cited;
    10. and appendices (if necessary).

The research paper is used as a supporting document to the abstract during the judging process. The judges read both the abstract and paper.

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