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Fill in this simple form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can attach your article as a file to the form. Then click the submit button at the bottom of the form.

Or submit your article now to info@theyoungdarwinian.com

You will find further information on how to structure your article after this form

 

 

 What can I submit?

The subject must be related to science, technology, engineering, maths, natural history, medicine, psychology, archaeology, architecture and entrepreneurship. We also welcome subjects relating to science of the arts.

There are four types of article you can submit:

 1. Your own research project

Write about a scientific investigation you have made, either on your own, or as part of a group. It can be single or multi-authored. The structure is flexible. Please see further information.

2. An essay

Write about a topic that you feel inspired by or passionate about.

3. An experience

Write about your experience of field trips, science festivals, work experience, visits to research labs or companies, and debates.

4. A book review

Recommend books that you have enjoyed, found useful or inspiring.

Who can submit and in what language?

Anyone, from anywhere in the world, aged 12-19years. Projects are also accepted from older students, but the work must have been completed whilst at school. Publication will be in English, but if a translation into another language is submitted, this will be published on the website.

 Will my article be published?

Articles will be reviewed by the editor and by peer review. The comments will be shared with the author(s). Articles will then be published on line and many will be published in the printed hard copy of the journal.

Why submit an article?

The primary aim of this journal is to provide a voice for students throughout the world by enabling them to publish their experiences, their work and their ideas. Further aims are:

  • To link students together, worldwide.
  • To link students with mentors, worldwide
  • To help students with their career development.
  • To give teachers and students ideas, to help them work with the curriculum more creatively.
  • To give teachers the opportunity to learn about student projects in other schools and universities.
  • To enable students and teachers to learn how the education system works in countries other than their own.
  • To give students access to information about entrepreneurship, and the private sector, in science and engineering.

Further information on how to structure the Research Project write up

The structure is flexible, but we recommend that it should be:

  • Title
  • Full names of authors
  • Full addresses of the school or institution of all the authors
  • Age of each author
  • Subject area; i.e. biology, physics, chemistry etc
  • Author for correspondence
  • Email of all authors
  • Key words (up to six)
  • Abstract – a succinct summary of what you found out, how and its impact, in up to 250 words
  • Background
  • Aim
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Bibliography; up to ten references (books, scientific papers) and useful web sites

The DISI model will help the author and the reader focus on Discovery, Invention, Scholarship and Impact. Please include these where possible in your write up.

  • Discovery – what have you found out, and why did you carry this out in the first place?
  • Invention – what methodology and technology have you used to carry out the project, or has arisen from it?
  • Scholarship – what analysis, or reading, have you carried out that adds to you project?
  • Impact – what effect has your project had on you, and what impact could it have on science or engineering, medicine, the environment, the economy, or education?

How to submit

  1. Authors just need to fill in the form above, and attach the article as a docx, doc or text file. Do not attach it as a pdf.
  2. Projects Essays and Experiences should be up to 500 words, with no more that 2 Tables and Figures. Book reviews should be up to 300 words with an image of the front cover. These are discretionary limits and can be extended by the editor.
  3. Send the article to info@theyoungdarwinian.com as a .docx file in Microsoft Word or as a simple text file. Tables and Figures, in colour, should be submitted separately as .jpg or .tif files.
  4. Articles must be written by the students themselves. This must be clearly stated in the submission, though help from teachers and/or mentors is encouraged, and should be acknowledged.
  5. All authors must agree to the submission by email when requested. They must confirm that all the material submitted is their copyright. Permission must be obtained for material of which they are not copyright holders. The source of this material must be stated, including Wiki Commons.
  6. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form of submission. Any association or follow on from existing work must be fully acknowledged.
  7. Any financial or other support should be acknowledged, and any conflicts of interest declared.

Will it cost me anything?

It is completely free to submit your article, download it from the website and to download a copy of the printed version of the journal. A small charge is made to buy and receive by post a hard copy of the journal, available from the website shop.

Peer review process

Assuming the content is suitable for The Young Darwinian, the proposed article will be sent to two reviewers for comment. The Editor will then feedback comments to the author(s), and, following the response, the article would be accepted or rejected. The time between submission and a decision aims to be within 2-4 weeks. The material would then be published on line and some submissions will be published in a printed hard copy of ‘The Young Darwinian’. Reviewer’s constructive comments and ideas will be included with the published version.

COPYRIGHT, PERMISSIONS AND DATA PROTECTION

Copyright

The copyright of the material in the articles will remain with the author(s). There will be a corresponding author, who will license The Young Darwinian to publish it. The corresponding author will sign a copyright assignment form to The Young Darwinian allowing this journal to publish their material world wide, with the right to use the material in any way it chooses, in any form, print or electronically, in any language, commercially or non-commercially, without a time limit. The material must be that of the authors, except where stated. No plagiarism will be permitted. Any infringement of copyright will be the responsibility of the author(s). The author(s) will receive a pdf of the final article, and will have the right to use the final article for any non-commercial use, for example in the own institution, and on their own, or their school’s or institution’s web site. The Young Darwinian undertakes to associate the author(s) names with the article, and respect the rights of the author(s). The Editors retain the right to make editorial changes to the article, such as spelling and small text changes. UK English will be used, so US spellings will be changed. If any changes are substantial then the authors will be consulted.

Permissions

The author(s) will submit a form with the article that states that the work is their own. Collaborations are encouraged and should be acknowledged, as should any financial support or advice. Support from a teacher or mentor is also encouraged, and should be acknowledged. Any part of the article that is not the authors must be acknowledged, stating clearly the source, with evidence they have the right to use it in the article. Web sources such as Wikipedia must be listed as required by Wiki Commons. This includes pictures, illustrations, photos, tables, figures, and long quotations whose copyright is not held by the author(s). If any of the authors are under 18, then an email from a parent or guardian must accompany submission of the article agreeing to its publication and the conditions of the journal. Copyright infringements are the responsibility of the authors.

Data protection

The articles will be available on line and some will be published in the printed hard copy. Names of the authors, their ages, and the address of the School or Institution will appear with the article. But email addresses of the authors will be omitted unless specifically requested by the authors, with parent or guardian permission.

Please contact us if there are any queries at info@theyoungdarwinian.com

 

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