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Under 20? Excited by science? Want to be part of an international team of like-minded young scientists? Then read on for something awesome this way comes...

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Senior Team (for the 2018-19 Academic Year)

The Senior Team oversees the running of the journal.

Chief Editor

The Chief Editor is captain of the metaphorical Young Scientists Journal ship and looks after the day-to-day running of the team. The Chief Editor handles both internal and external affairs of the journal meaning a good grasp of the English language and decision-making skills are necessary.

Head of Production

The Head of Production oversees all tangible parts of the journal, from the website to our internal systems to our print editions. The Head of Production should have a keen eye for design as well as an understanding of website design as well as back-end programming.

Head of Editorial

The Head of Editorial oversees the day-to-day management of the Editorial Team. A good grasp of the English language is necessary and experience with academic writing is desirable.

Editorial Team

The Editorial Team takes in submissions and reviews them such that they are suitable for publication


Editors review articles in their chosen subject areas. To become an editor you'll need to have time to edit ~1 article a month, to be well-versed in your subject area and, of course, to be godlike in your command of the English language.

Senior Editor

Senior Editors manage a small group of editors. They act as the first point of contact if any member of their team has a quibble, be it scientific or grammatical. Thus they require all that is required of an Editor but also need to commit more time to their role and show a good degree of leadership.


With the journal's growing international audience, we are receiving an increasing number of submissions from non-English speaking authors. It thus falls to the Translators to work with these authors to translate their work.  

Production Team

The Production Team keeps the journal running maintaining the website, internal tools and producing print material for the journal.


Artists make art.

Print Designer

Print Designers make the print version of the journal. We use InDesign and the Adobe suite.

WordPress Admins

WordPress Admins make the website.

Internal Tool Developer

Internal Tool Developers make the tools that editors and journal people use for their work. They have a godlike command of code, developing new and exciting tools that make the lives of everyone else at the journal all that much easier.

Content Manager

Content Managers curate the content on the website. They pick the featured articles and make sure everything is up to date.

Article Manifester

Article Manifesters add new articles to the website as and when they are published. How the articles read and are presented is up to them.

Outreach Team

The Outreach Team helps the journal to grow by finding new talent for the team and new partnership opportunities. They're also in charge of running journal conferences and events.


Ambassadors help to promote the journal across their regions.

Partnership Manager

Partnership Managers help to maintain partnerships with companies, institutions and individuals. Very much responsibility rest on their shoulders for it is they who represent the journal before potential partners.

Conference Organiser

Conference Organisers help to organise the journal's conferences and events.

PR and Marketing Team

The PR and Marketing Team controls the journal's social media accounts and is in charge of all promotional material for the journal.

Social Media Team

The Social Media Team oversees the journal's social media campaigns, making sure that fresh and exciting content is available on the journal's social feeds every day.

Internal Marketing Team

The Internal Marketing Team is in charge of newsletters and nurturing the journal's existing audience.

External Marketing Team

The External Marketing Team is in charge of getting the journal out to as many people as possible. They work closely with the Outreach Team.


Schools can become YSJ hubs - localised centres for the journal's activities. Any interested schools should e-mail our Head of Outreach to find out more:

outreach at ysjournal dot com


Have you within Time's bending sickle's compass come? You can still help out as a mentor. While you won't on the proverbial front-line, you will be able to support the team have they any queries in your area of expertise. If this interests you, please e-mail:

chief.editor at ysjournal dot com

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, fill out our form