Has your team already imagined its work being published as a paper?
Here is your chance to see it happen!
The Maastricht iGEM team has decided to collect research papers of all iGEM teams willing to participate. Our goal is to create a Proceedings Journal compiling all the projects of the 2020 iGEM competition. This initiative not only consists of an online Journal, but also aims for the development of a printed version, in which the best papers (rated by you) will be published. This way you will also have a nice souvenir of this year’s competition.
HOW IT WORKS
This journal will work exactly like a regular scientific journal, including peer review.
This will be a great opportunity for you to train your academic writing and actually publish your work!
All articles will be peer-reviewed by other teams that send in an article. Therefore, you will not only be the author of a peer-reviewed article, but you will be a peer reviewer as well.
Next to your original research paper, you can also send an abstract for a review article for example about the history of iGEM or the best iGEM projects of the past. You can also participate in an interview about your iGEM experience. There are plenty of creative ways to collaborate and publish your work!
If you would like to participate please send an abstract (about 100-300 words) to us by email until the 15th of July (You don’t need to have any results yet, just an abstract on what you are planning).
Abstract submission - 15th of JULY
Article submission - 30th of AUGUST
Peer-review - 30th of SEPTEMBER
Final Journal Print - OCTOBER
Length: 100-300 words
Format: Word document
May include a picture of your team or something related to your article
Send in via Email to
Abstract: 100-300 words
Article: 1000-1500 words
Citation: APA style
Format: Word document, PLEASE FOLLOW THE TEMPLATE PROVIDED FOR THE FORMAT.
May include pictures
Upload on Journal Portal
You may submit more than one article, but max. 3 and they might not all be featured in the printed version. For more information :
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN I WRITE ABOUT?
Your original research paper
Review article for example about the history of iGEM or the best iGEM projects of the past
Review article for the (or one) best iGEM projects of the past
Review article about other things iGEM or Synbio related