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Sigma Xi Partners with J&J Editorial on its Scientific Journal for High School Students

June 21, 2017

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Jamie L. Vernon, PhD
Director of Science Communications and Publications, Editor-in-Chief of American Scientist
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society or 800-243-6534 ext. 223

CTNR Logo (200x94)RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ― Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society has signed a memorandum of understanding with J&J Editorial to create a partnership that will benefit its scientific journal for high school students, Chronicle of The New Researcher  (CTNR). As part of an effort to simplify and accelerate the publishing process, J&J Editorial will take over the day-to-day editorial management responsibilities related to manuscript submission, professional review, and publication under the new collaboration.  

j&j-logo (200x98)“CTNR is excited about a collaboration with respect to the relaunch and highly advanced throughput capabilities brought to the table by J&J Editorial’s expertise,” said Andrew Joseph, CTNR editor. “This will ensure that students can become published authors before applying to college. Based on the great enthusiasm of young researchers at both the American Junior Academy of Science and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on the possibility of publishing their work this year, CTNR’s future looks bright indeed.”

CTNR has published high school students’ research since 2014. Students who are preparing for research careers can learn first-hand about the scientific peer-review publishing process by submitting a manuscript. Industry and academic professionals review the students’ manuscripts and provide feedback. Submissions to the journal are free for students and their schools thanks to funding from DIRECTV. Find more information at

J&J Editorial is an independent publishing services company that provides customized editorial, production, copyediting, and submission platform support services to editorial offices, publishers, and societies. J&J Editorial was founded in 2008, and today, the company has more than 100 employees. The company is based in Cary, North Carolina, and partners with more than 25 publishers and societies to bring best practices to their scholarly journals. 

“We are thrilled to be working with Sigma Xi on Chronicle of The New Researcher,” said Michael Casp, J&J Editorial’s Director of Business Development. “J&J is committed to serving the research community with best practices in scholarly publishing, and we relish the opportunity to help guide young researchers as they communicate their scientific research findings to the world. We believe in the mission of CTNR and value the chance to support its work.”