The "Mental Note" Journal
- Published: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:04
Mental Note is now accepting submissions for this year’s issue. Mental Note is an Academic Journal dedicated to Cognitive Science, aimed at publishing undergraduate research. We are looking for college-level research papers and theoretical works pertaining to the cognitive sciences. We expect all submitted papers to follow the guidelines described below:
Overview: Mental Note does not accept full-length papers. Instead, we are looking for shorter submissions. Submissions should be no shorter than 1500 words, or about 3 pages single spaced, and no longer than 5000 words, or about 10 pages single spaced.
Eligible Work: You need not be an undergraduate to submit your work; however, submissions should include work that was mainly completed as an undergraduate student in cognitive science related fields. Research and papers done for classes, honors theses, and independent work are all welcome. Students must include a sponsoring statement from their faculty advisor to assure the quality of work and that all ethical considerations, if applicable, have been followed.
Submission Type: There are two types of submissions, empirical and theoretical, both of which should both focus on the impact of the research. For empirical work, methods should not be overly detailed, and there should be more emphasis on setting up the problem and the implications of your findings. The what, why, how, and impact of this work should be clear. Similarly, theoretical work should include a clear overview of what you are researching and the impact of your conclusions. This is to ensure both brevity and readability for people of all expertise.
The structure of submissions should be as follows:
- Title Page
- Abstract/Introduction: Papers should be prefaced with a short paragraph that introduces readers to the topic and to your research.
- Main Text: See below and overview of the 5 points that should be covered. Keep in mind, submissions should be short, and focus on the high level findings from your work.
- Sponsoring Statement
|What: your research topic||What: your research topic|
|Why: the significance of your research topic||Why: the significance of your research topic|
|How: the methods used in your research||How: an analysis of your research topic|
|Findings: what results reveal||Findings: what analysis reveals|
|Significance: a discussion of results and significance||Significance: a discussion of findings and significance|