A new editorial collaboration has been launched by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) with the Ellinogermaniki Agogi in order to publish online the ‘Open Schools Journal for Open Science’ (OSJ) which is intended for and is written by students.
The Open Schools Journal for Open Science, which is available with Open Access through the EKT eJournals platform, is the first European journal designed to the specifications of a regular journal that is both intended for students and is written by students. It accepts original papers written by students from Primary and Secondary schools across Europe under the mentoring of their Teachers on all aspects of Science, Engineering and Technology. Students and teachers are invited to publish the data and results produced by their school project.
Articles are reviewed by scientists and professors and then published on a regular basis. Through this process, students are introduced to the concept of Open Science, data and the value of digital identities, develop critical thinking skills and learn more about the importance of supporting their opinion.
To date, the journal’s archives include 3 issues which provide access to the full content of 59 articles, and the fourth issue will be published in October.
The OSJ is the result of co-operation between the Ellinogermaniki Agogi, which is responsible for the content selection and editing, and EKT which offers the technical infrastructure as host. The action is part of the European OpenAIRE project, co-funded by the European Union and in which EKT participates.
Note that under OpenAIRE various activities are carried out in co-operation with specific schools which aim to bring schools closer to research, innovation, the needs of society and science.