Join the Team

Join Us

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.

Please read the information below before applying for a position

The Production department manages:

– Artists (Digital Graphics Design)

– Podcast (Audio Editors, Speakers, Script Writers…)

– YouTube Channel (Speakers, Script Writers, Video Editors…)

– Print Designers (InDesign)

– WordPress (This website)

– Software Engineering (Frontend and Backend)

– Tech Support (Assist the team, conference participants…)

Please contact the department head for more info:

Federico Galbiati
[email protected]


The Editorial department includes:

– Data Check Team (complete data checks, liaise with authors)

– Junior Editors (complete initial reviews and technical reviews)

– Senior Editors (manage subject editing groups and complete final reviews)

– Executive Editors (complete data checks and final reviews, help out across multiple subjects)

Please note: Junior and senior editors work within subject departments they are interested and knowledgeable in, whilst the data check team and executive editors work across multiple subjects.

For more information about roles and the YSJ editing process:

Please contact the department head for more info:

Sona Popat
[email protected]

The PR and Marketing department includes:

– Social Media Manager (Creating science-related contents for Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok)

– LinkedIn Manager (Writing LinkedIn posts and articles)

– Newsletter (Create content for our newsletter, designing graphics)

– Communications (Writing press releases, media pitches, perform as spokeperson, etc.)

For more information please contact:

Parsa Nayyara
[email protected]

Details about the Outreach department coming soon.

Due to a high volume of applicants to join the team, applications are temporarily closed. If you'd like to be notified when recruitment reopens, please join the waitlist below!