A Scientific Journal For Kids, Edited By Kids

Fast Company:

Frontiers for Young Minds is made up of editors ages 5 to 18 who learn the ropes of peer review from working scientists. With 18 young minds and 38 adult authors and associate editors lending their expertise, the journal–an offshoot of the open-access publisher and academic research network Frontiers–includes such articles as “Why sleep?” (“Sleep has to be really important since we cannot live without it and spend so much time doing it”) and “Our brain enjoys making friends” (“Part of the reason human brains are so complex is that our interactions with others are so complex”).

With a mission to engage a budding generation of scientists, UC Berkeley professor Robert Knight created the kid-friendly version of Frontiers and serves as its editor-in-chief.

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