Notes for the 2017 Fair.
A 200-word abstract in electronic format . ( National symposium section for instructions on electronic submission of the abstract)
The format for the 200-word abstract includes: 1 inch margins, keyed in 10 or 12 point font (Times or Times New Roman). Abstracts must be adequate in length but not exceed these specifications. The header preceding the abstract text includes:
- Title of the research
- Your name
- Name of your high school, high school city, and state
- Name of your teacher/sponsor/mentor and his or her organization. Precede the person�s name with a subheading (i.e. teacher, mentor, sponsor:)
- Include one line of space between the heading and the body of the abstract.
Abstracts are published as submitted in the National JSHS publication, "Abstracts of the Research Finalists," and distributed to all symposium attendees. A good abstract is written to summarize the research paper. The abstract should accurately convey the essential nature of the research conducted and the most significant conclusions reached. A further purpose of the abstract is to attract the interest and curiosity of the non-specialist reader and thus encourage exchange, discussion, and elaboration between various authors and between authors and readers.
All National JSHS student presenters are required to prepare and submit a research paper and the following supplementary forms prior to April 3.
1. Statement on Outside Assistance
2. An electronic version of the research paper
- 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:
- a title page, or cover page stating the student�s name, school address, and title of the research;
- acknowledgement of major assistance received;
- if applicable, statement that �research 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 humane and ethical conduct of such research�
- table of contents;
- materials and methods;
- results (data or findings);
- discussion and conclusions;
- references, or literature cited;
- and appendices (if necessary but please keep in mind that the introduction is far more valuable in the judging process than appendices of raw data)
The research paper is used as a supporting document to the abstract during the judging process. The judges read both the abstract and paper.