Writing a Post for The Young Scientists Journal – FAQs

If you’ve ever wanted to start blogging or write a couple of posts for us then check out this FAQ below!

Q: What’s the difference between an article and a post?

A: An article is a more formal piece of scientific research/writing, a post should be fairly short, perhaps more chatty than an article and look at something on popular science.

Q: Who can write a post?

A: You need to be aged between 12 and 20. You don’t need any experience, just enthusiasm! You can also write a post if you’ve got another role like an editor.

Q: Can I still get published in the print issue if I make a post rather than an article?

A: Yes! Just make sure your post fits all the criteria.

Q: Why should I write a post?

A: It’s great experience to be part of an international team. It also looks great on university and job applications!

Q: What do I need to include? Have you got any pointers?

  • Make sure your article is easy to understand – your readers will be aged between 12 and 20.
  • Make sure you’ve defined or explained all of the key points and terms
  • Make it fun!
  • Make sure you include at least one image.

Q: I want to write but I have no idea what I should write about!

A: Don’t worry, first of all! Answering some of these questions might help you get started!

  • What have you always wanted to know about science?
  • What do you want to do in the future?
  • What questions do you want answering?
  • How do you view science? What is Science?

Of course there’s no right or wrong answer to any of those – if you’ve got any other ideas, then we’d love to read them!

Q: I’ve still got more questions, who can I contact?

A: If you email editor@ysjournal.com then we’d love to help!

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