Join the Team

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Young Scientists Journal is run by an incredible team of over 100 young people aged 12-20, currently based in over 25 countries worldwide!  We have a range of volunteer roles available to young people, and the majority of roles require no prior experience- only enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are needed!


What is it like to be part of the YSJ Team?

Some of our team members shared their experience of Young Scientists Journal to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2019…

Federico, 17, Italy/USA


Dolapo, 14, UK
Ambassador to England


Michael, 16, Ireland
Lead Ambassador to Europe


Sarvani, 16, India

Shannon, 16, UK
Subject Ambassadors Lead


Not sure whether to apply?  Here’s what some of our team members had to say about their experience of being involved in YSJ…

“Although none of us really see each other in person, the senior editors and editorial board are all incredibly supportive and welcoming. The vibe of the team feels warm and amiable, yet the professional nature of the journal almost makes you forget that teenagers and young adults are running it.”  Dennis, Editor.

“Serving as the Ambassador to the USA for Young Scientists Journal has been one of the most eye-opening experiences for me. Not only has my role helped me to advance my communication and outreach skills, it has also allowed me to connect with some of the most brilliant young scientists in the international community, an opportunity for which I am truly grateful.”  Caroline, Ambassador to USA.

“The article I’m currently reviewing has been a challenging article to edit because the chemistry is at such a high level, but it’s been really awesome. It’s so cool to learn about infrared spectroscopy in chemistry class and then read research that actually utilises the technology!”  Grace, Editor.

All applications are currently closed! If you signup for the waitlist, you will be contacted as soon as the applications to join the YSJ team reopen (approximately 2 weeks).

YSJ Hubs

Are a group of students at your school or in your local area interested in being involved in YSJ?  Schools, colleges and community groups can become Young Scientists Journal Hubs- localised hotspots of journal activity!

YSJ Hubs are groups of students who come together to do original research and write articles, which can then be published in the journal.  Hubs can also work on other projects, for example; helping organise a YSJ conference, creating videos explaining scientific concepts, or inviting a speaker/STEM ambassador into school.

To find out more about becoming a YSJ Hub, please email our Mentor, Laura Mawby: [email protected]