Here at Young Academic, we want the young professionals of today and tomorrow to be able to write about what they want and get heard. We will never tell you that you can’t focus on a particular issue, within reason, but do have a review process. We have this to ensure than only incisive and relevant student news makes it on to Young Academic. Be sure to have a quick read so you don’t end up disappointed…
Articles Must Be Original Make sure all work is your own, this site encourages top quality journalese. Anyone can cut and paste!
Make Sure Articles and Informative As a site that pioneers informative and relevant content, we ask that you keep it that way. Share your unique expertise by including tips, strategies, techniques, case-studies, analysis, opinions and commentary in your articles. Quotes are fine as long as they are fully attributed. This is your chance to shine, so make it count!
No PR! We will sometimes sub press releases or advertisements as long as wel feel that it is of interest to the student news demographic but leave that to us! We want your views and opinions in order to spark informed debate.
Punctuation and Grammar Correct English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure are vital. Young Academic, as indicated by the name, is read by academics and professionals alike so mistakes are not encouraged.
Usual Punctuation Rules One or two spaces after each full stop, colon, or semi-colon. Full stops should be inside of quotes. You should use only ever use 3 dots as a maximum. All the rules you have learnt with regard to word processing are applicable to Young Academic.
Nothing Peurile Please No content must contain pornography or graphic adult material. We certainly do not want any hate or violence-oriented articles or anything that suggests a racial intolerance. This site does not have a political allegiance and therefore will not tolerate any sort of propaganda.
…Or Drugs and Terrorism. With this is mind, Young Academic will also not accept anything that contains information on the following…
Hacking/cracking, bomb creation, support for terrorism, radicalism, religious fanaticism, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, steroid use or advocacy, weapon, firearms, ammunition, butterfly knives or brass knuckles, or the promotion of hard alcohol/tobacco-related products or prescription drugs.
So, basically keep it clean, interesting and free from political bias. Young Academic is looking to let the young academics of the world have their say. Keep to the guidelines above and you could well see yourself on Young Academic.
We look forward to reading your articles
Charles Whitworth (Editor)