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Student Journal Begins Its Fourth Year

By Elizabeth M. Kass, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Journal of Undergraduate Sciences (JUS) enters its fourth year as Harvard's voice for students pursuing individual research.

JUS was created in 1994 "in order to provide a forum where undergraduate students can publish their research and see what the writing process is like in the sciences," says Vivek Jain '98, editor emeritus.

The journal, which has a Web site at http://hcs.harvard.edu/~jus/, describes its purpose as "a collaborative effort dedicated to the improvement of undergraduate education in the sciences through the advancement of undergraduate research."

JUS features the research of various students ranging in age and experience from across the country.

Students ranging from seniors in high school who pursued research for the Westinghouse Science Talent Search to seniors in college who prepared honors theses have been published in the journal.

JUS published four times last year. This year the editors say they hope to publish three to four issues. The first issue is expected toward the end of the first semester.

JUS also publishes special issues during the year. In the past, these issues have focused on topics such as the History of Science department and the research at certain laboratories. The journal also devoted a summer issue to high school students' papers that were submitted to the Westing-house competition.

JUS is led by a four-member editorial board consisting of Delma Y. Jarrett '99, Gaurav A. Upadhyay '00, Rajesh Yalamanchili '00 and Business Manager Darcy A. Paul '99. The current editors could not be reached for comment last night.

Associate editors lead subboards which are designated for individual scientific disciplines including history of science and psychology. The editors are responsible for soliciting articles and finding professors and graduate students to serve on a review board for approving submitted papers.

All papers published in the journal must be approved by the official JUS review board.

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