At the conclusion of the summer research program, participants are expected to prepare a manuscript describing his or her project and their major findings and conclusions. The format is similar to that required for submission of the work to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The expected length is 5 –10 pages, although longer manuscripts may be appropriate given the nature and success of the project. The suggested length is designed to be a guide and not a requirement. The manuscripts will be edited into a single document and published. Each participant will receive a copy of this booklet, and a second copy will be sent to the participant’s
For consistency, we request you consider the following guidelines in preparing your manuscript:
The manuscript should be typed in a ‘Times New Roman’ font. The required sections are:
- Abstract (100-200 words)
- Experimental Section
- Discussion (or combined Results and Discussion section)
The title and all headings will be in 14-point type, bold, while your affiliation will be in 10-point type. All text will be in 12-point normal type.
Please note: Due to formatting issues when compiling the manuscripts into a single document we request that all reports are prepared on a PC rather than a Mac computer.
If you have any questions, we will defer to your mentor’s judgment as to what is appropriate in their discipline for a scientific manuscript.