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
Biology & Physiology
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.