The Kings School Partnerships

Young Scientists Journal

In 2006 Young Scientists Journal was established at King’s to publish school science research and enhance students’ science communication skills. The journal is written, edited and run by students aged 12 to 20 across the world. Being online, the journal soon attracted article submissions from other schools and now, 11 years and 20 issues later, authors and editors have come from 45 different countries. King’s is now one of many hubs across the UK and beyond. Its founder, former head of science Christina Astin, handed over mentorship of the journal in summer 2017 to a colleague at a partner school, and says “I am immensely proud of the way YSJ has linked King’s with students from across the world. The many team leaders and chief editors from King’s over the years – all of whom have gone on to study and work in STEM – have been a real inspiration.”