Have you recently published a paper?
Looking to inspire the next generation and engage them with your research?
We have an exciting, funded (usually ~£1,000 per paper) opportunity for two papers to be adapted by Science Journal for Kids (SJK), a small non-profit organisation which "translates" academic papers into easy-to-understand science article for school students. The adaptations will be published by SJK on their website, as well as in upcoming issues of our magazine, The Marine Biologist, making them easily accessible to our Young Marine Biologist members.
Watch our recent Marine Biology Live webinar with Tanya, Founder and Managing Editor of SJK, below.
All articles are published open access, and with a million readers annually (including many teachers who use the articles in the classroom), having a paper adapted is a great way to improve outreach and the overall impact of your science. Check out an example of an adaptation from a recent paper by our very own Professor David Sims et al., here.
Criteria are as follows:
1. Academic research published in a peer-reviewed high-impact academic journal within the past year or so.
2. All topics will be considered. We welcome especially research into:
Marine coastal management including human impacts on aquatic ecosystems (especially looking at trace metals and metalloids in sediments, ecotoxicology and endocrine disruption)
- Photosynthetic organisms
If you're an author of a paper which you think would make a great kid's adaptation, and which meets the above criteria, please get in contact by emailing email@example.com with:
- A short proposal as to why you think your paper should be adapted (no more than 200 words)
- A link to, or copy of the paper
For your paper to be considered for adaptation and publication by SJK and in the October 2021 issue of The Marine Biologist, please submit your proposal and paper to us by Tuesday the 11th of May 2021. We'll be in contact with the successful author within two weeks.
For your paper to be considered for adaptation and publication by SJK and in the January 2022 issue of The Marine Biologist, please submit your proposal and paper to us by Thursday the 1st of July 2021. We'll be in contact with the successful author within two weeks.