Editors are responsible for helping authors prepare their manuscripts for publication while introducing them to important concepts in scientific writing. Editorial tasks include:

  • Performing formal peer reviews on youth science articles

  • Providing constructive feedback to authors and collaborating with them to ensure scientific integrity and clear research communication

  • Performing copy-edits (including grammar, syntax, spelling, etc.)

  • Tracking articles as they move through the editorial cycle and keeping managing editors up to date on any issues that come up

  • Mentor students through their first experiences with scientific publication by providing encouraging tips and answering any questions they may have


  • Enrolment in university or college degree (Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D, Diploma, etc.)

  • Experience working with children and youth

  • Bilingualism is an asset


  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

  • Strong written communication skills in English and/or French

  • Ability to work around tight deadlines

Editorial Board Sections:

  • Engineering & Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology & Physiology

  • Computer Sciences

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Brain & Behaviour

Editors are paired up with authors based on common areas of study/interest.

The time commitment for this position is ~5h per week during the time of the editorial cycle, which lasts about 3-4 weeks per paper. When not in the editorial cycle, editors have a break and a chance to kick back and read their students’ work in the online publications!

Please note this is a volunteer position.

If interested, please send a short resume and cover letter indictating which section you are interested in applying to at editors@csfjournal.com.