The JGPF only has top 6 qualifiers, just like the GPF.well some events have lower scores from lack of entries
so kind of unfair if just the six events medalists will be considered, a room for compromise
They should go with : JGP medals ranking as per ISU rules + 2 extra (highest score ISU JGP 201-22 season).
Right now - Thorngren and Petrosian both have 26 points; Samodelkina and Ruiter both have 24 points; Levito, Zhilina and Akateva each have 15; Muravieva and Zinina each have 13 points. Zhilina & Akateva will have 30 & 28 points (in some order) after next week. Assuming that Muravieva gets assigned to Austria, that's where the points could get interesting - say Muravieva & Zinina finish 1-2 ahead of Levito, one of them will have 28 points, the other will tie for 26 points with Levito, Thorngren & Petrosian and be left home by virtue of those 3 each having a higher individual placement (1st & 3rd) than Muravieva (2nd & 2nd).
That's the way it works on the senior GP and sometimes, it's just the way the cookie crumbles with regard to the relative strength of each field. We dissect it on the senior GP far more than on the JGP because the host nations control the assignments on the senior GP and we can see some of the obvious choices to strengthen their own skaters' chances of making the GPF in each discipline.