Dogwood, the Journal of Secondary School Plant Science, publishes secondary school student plant biology research (7th – 12th grades). We provide a platform for middle and high school students to share their research findings with the larger plant science community, to be reviewed and mentored by two early career scientists, and to become a published author.
Dogwood was founded in 2021 by a group of plant biology graduate students and plant scientists in the USA. The journal is peer-reviewed by this founding cohort. We publish one issue per year in the fall.
We publish plant science research from 7-12th grade students. We define plant science broadly and accept research in a wide array of systems (most photosynthetic organisms).
Why publish with Dogwood
By submitting to Dogwood, students can share their findings with the larger scientific community.
A scientific publication is a huge honor and testament to a student’s scientific expertise. Students with publications stand out from the crowd in college admissions.
There are no costs associated with our journal. We are entirely volunteer run.
Volume 1 of Dogwood is in press. We accepted 5 papers (Author: Title):
Sydney Fairchild: Oxybenzone sunscreens reduce chlorophyll levels in Elodea canadensis
Sarah Holt: Chemical components of acid rain affect Scenedesums sp. population growth differently
Eujine Kim: Microplastics in water reduce Chlorella growth rates but do not affect pH
Ella Lewis: High soil plastic concentrations severely limit the heights of radishes (Raphanus sativus)
Beverly Eborn: Exogenously applied polyamines reduce negative growth effects of drought in soybeans
Founders and Editorial Board
Colette Berg (PhD Student, University of Montana), Editor and Founder
Timber Burnette (PhD Student, University of Montana), Editor-In-Chief and Founder
Medelin Kant (MS Student, Oregon State University), Editor
Shealyn Malone (PhD Student, University of Wisconsin), Editor
Ashley Millet (Greenhouse Manager and Plant Biologist, Grinnell College), Editor and Founder
Nikea Ulrich (PhD Candidate, University of Montana), Editor
Nathaniel Weickert (Master’s Student, University of Kansas and Kansas Biological Survey), Editor and Founder
Ashley Wojciechowski (PhD Aspirant, University of Kansas & Kansas Biological Survey), Editor and Founder