About Us

At Young Scientists Journal we have a relentless passion for science. We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.

We give young scientists the tools in science communication for a great career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), ready to solve tomorrow’s toughest questions and solve real world problems. We achieve this through our online scientific journal.

The journal is run from across the globe entirely by young scientists for young scientists making us the only peer review science journal for this age group. We are supported by a group of adult mentors who provide expert advice where needed.

Students conducting research for Young Scientists Journal

We publish genuine original research at the forefront of science; many of our authors have conducted research as part of coursework, competitions, holiday placements or projects. We also publish shorter, review articles, as well as our blogs and news digests. The best articles are selected and printed into a twice yearly issue. It is easy to contribute to the journal by uploading online at ysjournal.com and we can accept submissions in a variety of different forms, including pictures, videos and presentations.

Young Scientists Journal also runs events, including an annual science & communication conference which seeks to inspire students and fast track their science and communication skills through workshops, lectures and networking. See http://events.ysjournal.com

Young Scientists Journal Hub School, with students and teacher

Young Scientists Journal Hubs at schools provide a great opportunity for groups of students to work together regularly on the journal with the support of their teachers.

Since our founding at The King’s School, Canterbury in 2006 by Christina Astin and Ghazwan Butrous we have grown significantly, but we are always looking for new editors, designers and contributors to the journal. This way we can continue to grow the journal and lead the way for young scientists around the world. To enable this we have established a hub schools initiative which allows local teams of students to group together and work on the journal.


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