Young Scientists Journal is one of the best ways to inspire and motivate your students in science and related fields. Suddenly a research project, winning competition entry or even just a good piece of homework doesn’t have to be relegated to the ring binder never to be read again: it can be published online and read by thousands across the world. As the world’s only peer review science journal written and edited by 12-20 year olds, Young Scientists Journal allows students to enter into the world of scientific publishing and journalism like never before.
Inspire your students with some of the top scientists and communicators – through workshops, lectures and more at our conferences. Find out more at events.ysjournal.com
Why not refer students to Young Scientists Journal for reading and research, inspired by reading authors who are their own age?
Students can contribute original research, review articles or blog posts. Articles might have originated as coursework, a competition (e.g. ISEF, Big Bang), work placement, extended essay, a CREST award or just a good piece of homework. Writing and referencing skills benefit; being a published author enhances university and college applications. See For Students for more information.
Writing a blog post for the Young Scientists Journal might work as ideal homework, have a look at some typical blog posts to get an idea of what we’re looking for in a post. They are shorter, and/or lighter and do not always require references.
Join the Team
We are constantly looking out for talented individuals to join our global team and help run the journal, so why not refer your students to Young Scientists Journal? Opportunities include editing, web development, marketing, design, news journalism, social media and much more. Working on a real journal with a team across the globe helps develop a unique skill set and looks great on a CV or university/college application.
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Some schools have become Young Scientists Journal hub schools: students meet together regularly to help run aspects of the journal, including editing, social media and more, with the guidance of a teacher. Having a teacher at the school organising the hub ensures continuity across the generations of students. Some schools have joined up with neighbouring schools which is great for forging links locally. Working on the journal in a group also provides a great deal of fun.
Teachers and professional scientists can support the journal by becoming ambassadors. Ambassadors receive regular news updates about the journal and help spread the word of the journal, encouraging young people or other teachers to get involved. Some ambassadors help us as mentors, supporting us with editing, marketing, social media, web development and other areas. Other ambassadors who are professional scientists can assist by being expert reviewers, advising our student editors within their fields of expertise.
The journal provides an opportunity to carry out scientific research and experiments and have these published, so we have formed partnerships with a number of organisations which encourage school science research. The Royal Society offers grants to schools to allow you to get funding to buy the equipment and more necessary to do this. The Institute for Research in Schools has a number of projects which you can join to get your students started in research. See our partners page for more info – and please let us know of any organisation you think would benefit Young Scientists Journal.
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