Ahoy! We're the Young Scientists Journal, a team of students on an epic quest.
Who Are We?
We’re the Young Scientists Journal, an international peer-review science journal written, reviewed and produced by school students aged 12 to 20. Over the past decade, we have connected students from over 50 countries and have been the vehicle of choice for many in getting their work published. We are the oldest and largest organisation of our kind.
What Is This Quest?
We, first and foremost, provide a place for young people to publish their scientific research. Print issues of the journal are released twice a year, packed with original research, review articles, reports and interviews. The journal has also bridged the gap between school and university science, introducing students to a more collaborative approach to science.
We also hold annual conferences, which have taken place in Canterbury, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham and Bolton, and have featured talks from high-profile academics among the likes of Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft and Dr. Michael Sutherland with delegates coming in from all over the UK and Europe, as far as Hungary. These provide a platform for young scientists to meet, network and form collaborations.
What Makes It So Epic?
What makes our quest epic is the fact that we’ve made an impact. In a recent poll of our alumni network , we found that every single one was working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
Here are some examples of what our alumni have moved on to:
“I’m studying microbiology & immunology and researching & launching a startup”
“I’m in my final year of studying Biochemistry as part of the Natural Sciences course at Cambridge. Applying for PhD positions”
“Product Development Consultant”
“Studying physics at uni”
“Final year PhD student at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute”
What Do Real Scientists Think About Us?
Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, Trinity College, Oxford
“I was amazed and delighted at the high quality of the science, the enthusiasm of the young scientists and the confidence with which they presented their research. They were inspirational. The world has a bright future with young scientists like these”
“I think that there’s a whole freshness to the idea [of Young Scientists Journal] which there isn’t in other journals”