All submissions should adhere to our submission guidelines. Articles should satisfy one of the following categories: 


  • Review: A review is a balanced, informative analysis of a current issue in science that also incorporates the author’s insights. It discusses research, concepts, media, policy, or events of a scientific nature. Word count: 750 - 2,000

  • Original research: This is a documentation of an experiment or survey that you did yourself. You are encouraged to bring in relevant outside knowledge as long as you clearly state your sources. Word count: 750 - 2,500

  • Op-Ed: An op-ed is a persuasive article or a statement of opinion. All op-ed articles make one or more claims and support them with evidence. Word count: 750 - 1,500

  • DIY: A DIY piece introduces a scientific project or procedure that readers can conduct themselves. It should contain clear, thorough instructions accompanied by diagrams and pictures if necessary. Word count: 500 - 1,000

Before submitting your article, ensure that your article follows our submission guidelines. Articles that do not adhere to our submissions guidelines may not be considered for publication. Please pay special attention to references and formatting.

Please do not email us to ask about the publication date of the current issue if the deadline to submit articles has not passed. JOURNYS typically spends 3-4 months per issue after the submission deadline to publish an issue. JOURNYS does not accept articles on a first-come-first-serve basis, rather we accept articles after an intricate review process that we can only finalize after all articles are submitted. We do begin reviewing articles as they are submitted, however we cannot send out acceptances or rejections until all submissions are received. Thank you.

Please note that JOURNYS is a high-school journal that expects similar commitment as a collegiate or scientific-level journal in that we engage in an ACTIVE review process once articles are submitted. We expect authors to have a certain level of professionalism; if you are selected, we expect you to reply to emails in a timely manner and actively engage with our staff editors and scientist review board members. Your articles are not guaranteed publication even on acceptance - we, like every other serious, scientific journal, participate in an editing cycle that requires author commitment and revision. Please keep this in mind if you decide to submit and understand that you will highly likely have to do a little more work to fit our journal's policies.

*Due to 11.2's separate priority and regular submission dates (which were created to account for COVID-19), JOURNYS will have to defer non-priority submitted articles to 12.1, which will be published in the 2020-2021 academic year. The deferred papers will be determined by variety of content and word count. We cannot accept papers above word count, we can only defer or reject them, even if they are a priority submission. There are no exceptions to word count. While we do not have article requirements, JOURNYS is looking for more research reviews, OP-eds, and DIYS.

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