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About IYJ
What is the International Youth Journal?
The International Youth Journal offers interested youths the unique possibility to publish articles online on an international level! Most articles are written by high-class students who are specialists and have successfully proven their knowledge in a given discipline. Award winners, young scientists, political activists, or motivated writers: Everybody is welcomed to read the International Youth Journal and to publish own articles and stories! Since the journal is operated on an international level it enables authors to reach a wide range of audience across many different nations of the world.

The four main categories - science, environment, politics, and culture - as well as the clear structure of the journal enables great exchange and readability. Any youth that takes action and wants to make an impact is welcomed to receive International Youth Journal articles and to share own opinions, articles, or stories!

The International Youth Journal focuses profoundly on enabling youths to publish their individual articles to a wide audience: This is the essential aspect of the International Youth Journal and gives readers and authors the possibility to exchange and connect to the public. The International Youth Journal is the only public and unrestricted youth journal that operates on an international level!
Subscribe to the International Youth Journal
Subscribe to the International Youth Journal to receive monthly updates on the newest, most interesting stories published via email! Stay up-to-date and receive top articles from the next generation scientist, entrepreneurs, politicians, and leaders! The subscription is absolutely free! You will also receive annually or quarterly volumes via email. You can subscribe via the subscribe box on the left or here: Subscribe Page
Authors and Publishing
Youths who are interested in writing articles about topics they are specialists in are welcomed to submit and publish! Articles may address various fields and disciplines from science, politics, economy, to environmental issues and much more. This may include personal success stories as well as comments, reports or essays! Here you find a list of possible formats:
  • News articles
  • Scientific articles
  • Personal opinions
  • Short/Long essays
  • Professional blog posts
  • Stories (non-fictional)
  • Fictional stories on a certain topic
  • Comments on a certain topic
  • Poems on a certain topics
  • Announcements and public calls
You can submit your article here: Article Submission Form. Your submitted article is then reviewed by editors of the International Youth Journal. If it fits the quality standards of the International Youth Journal, we will publish it as soon as possible and inform you via email. The quality standards incl ude aspects such as grammar, readability, writing-style, or knowledge. In the case that the editors do not accept your article, we will give you feedback on how to improve the article - you can submit an edited version again. We highly recommend you to create an author profile here: Create Author Profile. This will make it easier to review and accept your article.
Official Youth Journalists
Youths have the unique opportunity to apply as Official Youth Journalist: Application Form. Students around the world that are dedicated for writing articles and news stories can become Official Youth Journalists. As Official Youth Journalist, you will receive
  • an offical journalist certificate,
  • a youth journalist identification card,
  • special publishing benefits,
  • and much more!
As certified youth journalists, you might get access to news conferences, press conferences, announcements, etc. that are reserved for journalists like you. You have many possibilities to actively report from your country and to share your opinions with the world: Learn More about Official Youth Journalists
Awards and Competitions
The International Youth Journal is proud to honor several authors with special awards each year. Awards for outstanding articles, active reporting, or extraordinary journalism skills are given annually to a few exceptional youths. In addition, the International Youth Journal organizes various student competitions each year in order to motivate, honor, and inspire students around the world: Learn More about Awards and Competitions
Login and Author Page
All youths have the possibility to create an author page that will link to the published articles: Create Author Profile. All authors and journalists can access and modify their profile via the login page here: Author Login.
Facebook Page
Make sure to like the Facebook page of the International Youth Journal to stay up-to-date. Also, please share this journal with other youths on Facebook to give them this unique chance to impact others. We constantly share new posts about published articles and spread useful information and opportunities: Facebook Page
Active IYJ Countries
Youths from all countries are invited to read articles in the International Youth Journal and to publish stories. Many countries around the world have active readers, authors, and even some active youth journalists:
For Teachers and Schools
All teachers, schools, and institutions are invited to use the advantages and possibilities of the International Youth Journal for their curriculum, teaching activities, or to support talented students! The International Youth Journal publishes articles and stories on various topics: science, culture, politics, and much more. Publishing an article or story is a great achievement and will encourage and benefit all students: The International Youth Journal gives passioned and talented youths the unique opportunity to share their writing with the world and it provides an outstanding tool for all teachers and schools to promote writing, critical thinking, and journalism: Read More
Brief History and Spokespersons
The International Youth Journal started as a part of the Youth Planet Protector Organisation founded by Fabian Schneider and Rami Aly in 2016: Many people in the YPPO organization desired to publish articles and write about topics of current debates. Due to continuous requests from external youth to read and publish articles, the journal was separated from the YPPO organization in the beginning of 2017: the International Youth Journal was founded! Today, thousands of youths around the world receive and publish articles in the International Youth Journal. The hole IYJ community is proud and looks forward to even further development of the journal!

Mr. Fabian Schneider
Global Editor-in-Chief of IYJ
Social:
schneider@youth-journal.org
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Ms. Veronika Selzam
Head Press Secretary
selzam@youth-journal.org
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Contact Us
In case you have any questions, comments, feedback or complaints regarding the International Youth Journal, articles within the International Youth Journal or technical aspects of the website infrastructure, feel free to send us a message via the contact form on this page: Contact Form.
Frequently Asked Questions
General Information
+ What is the International Youth Journal?
The International Youth Journal offers interested youths the unique possibility to publish articles online on an international level! Most articles are written by high-class students who are specialists and have successfully proven their knowledge in a given discipline. Award winners, young scientists, political activists, or motivated writers: Everybody is welcomed to read the International Youth Journal and to publish own articles and stories! Since the journal is operated on an international level it enables authors to reach a wide range of audience across many different nations of the world.
+ What are the main categories of the journal?
Science, environment, politics, and culture.
+ Why aren't there other categories?
These four categories cover all articles, stories, and news! We have not yet received any article that does not fit into one of these categories.
+ What makes the International Youth Journal unique?
The International Youth Journal focuses profoundly on enabling youths to publish their individual articles to a wide audience: This is the essential aspect of the International Youth Journal and gives readers and authors the possibility to exchange and connect to the public. The International Youth Journal is the only public and unrestricted youth journal that operates on an international level!
+ Do you have a Facebook page?
Yes: Facebook Page
+ Do you have other social media pages?
No, at the moment we have only a Facebook page.
+ People from which countries read the Internatioanl Youth Journal?
Many. You will a list of 'IYJ Active Countries' on the right side.
+ What does 'Active IYJ Countries' mean?
These are ountries, from which people read and publish articles.
+ How was the International Youth Journal founded?
The International Youth Journal started as a part of the Youth Planet Protector Organisation founded by Fabian Schneider and Rami Aly in 2016: Many people in the YPPO organization desired to publish articles and write about topics of current debates. Due to continuous requests from external youth to read and publish articles, the journal was separated from the YPPO organization in the beginning of 2017: the International Youth Journal was founded!
+ Who are the spokespersons of the journal?
Mr. Fabian Schneider, Global Editor-in-Chief of IYJ, schneider@youth-journal.org.
Ms. Veronika Selzam, Head Press Secretaryl, selzam@youth-journal.org.
Journal Subscription
+ Why should I subscribe?
Subscribe to the International Youth Journal to receive monthly updates on the newest, most interesting stories published via email! Stay up-to-date and receive top articles from the next generation scientist, entrepreneurs, politicians, and leaders! The subscription is absolutely free! You will also receive annually or quarterly volumes via email. You can subscribe via the subscribe box on the left or on this page: Subscribe Page
+ How to subscribe?
You can subscribe via the subscribe box on the left or on this page: Subscribe Page
+ Are there any costs or fees?
No. Youths can subscribe, read, and publish articles wihtout any charges.
Article Publishing and Submission
+ Who can publish in the International Youth Journal?
Everybody. Youths from all countries are welcomed to submit their articles.
+ Which topics do you publish?
We publish articles that address any topic. There are no restrictions on the topic of your article.
+ What language is required?
Englisch. We only publish articles in the Englisch language, because this is an international journal.
+ Are there any costs or fees?
No. Youths can read and publish articles wihtout any charges.
+ How can I publish my article?
Please submit your article via the submission form: Article Submission Form. Your submitted article is then reviewed by editors of the International Youth Journal. If it fits the quality standards of the International Youth Journal, we will publish it as soon as possible and inform you via email.
+ Where can I submit my article
Via the submission form: Article Submission Form.
+ What happens to my article after submission?
Your submitted article is reviewed by editors of the International Youth Journal. If it fits the quality standards of the International Youth Journal, we will publish it as soon as possible and inform you via email.
+ How long will it take until you publish my article?
This depends on the length, the topic, and the submission time of your article: It might be published within one day, but it may also take up to one month.
+ What types of text (formats) does 'article' include?
News articles, Scientific articles, Personal opinions, Short/Long essays, Professional blog posts, Stories (non-fictional), Fictional stories on certain topic, Poems on certain topics, Announcements and public calls (certain means: they have to address a certain relevant or recent topic)
+ Do you publish my fictional story?
Yes, it is possible to publish fictional texts if their address a real issue, e.g. a fictional story about climate change which is supposed to inspire youths for climate actions.
+ Can I write about my subjective / personal opinion?
Yes.
+ Can I publish a poem I wrote?
Yes, the poem should address a current issue, make other youths think about a certain topic, or be inspirational.
+ Can I write about my personal success story or achievement?
Yes.
+ Can I publish announcements or public calls?
Yes, however, we will check carefully if it fits the standards of the journal. If you would like to promote an opportunity, please get in touch via the contact form.
+ What are the quality standards of the journal?
The quality standards include aspects such as grammar, readability, writing-style, or knowledge. However, the standards may vary depending on the type, format, and style of the article.
+ What happens if my article is not accepted?
You will receive feedback and the editors will explain why your article was rejected. You have the option to edit/improve your article and submit it again.
+ Can I submit my article again if it was rejected?
Yes, if you improved your essay according to the feedback of the editors.
+ Can only people from 'Active IYJ Countries' read and publish?
No.
+ Can I submit an article that was published in another journal?
No.
+ If my article is published in the IYJ, can I publish it in another journal too?
No.
+ Can I submit an article that I published in my blog or website?
Yes, because a blog does not count as official publication.
+ Why should I select an icon for my article?
The icon will be displayed next to your article title. It should represent the content of your article.
+ Can I submit my article as PDF, Word, or text document?
Yes. We recommend you to submit the file as word or text document.
+ What is the subtitle / introduction / abstract?
This should be two to four sentences that introduce your article. It will be displayed in a box at the top of your article. People will read this introduction first!
+ Is there a word limit?
No, however, if your article exceeds a reasonable amount, the editors will contact you.
+ Why should I choose a picture for my article?
A picture will give your article a nice touch and might increase the attention for the article. If you do not have a good picture, you can choose one from this page: www.pexels.com. You do not need to choose a picture. In this case, the editors will choose a good picture for the article.
+ How do I know my article was submitted?
After you click the submit button, there will appear a 'Submission successful' information message. You will also receive a confirmation email.
+ Will I receive a confirmation message?
Yes.
+ I did not receive a confirmation message.
It might take several hours for the confirmation message to arrive. Please check that the confirmation email is not marked as spam. If you do not receive a confirmation message after one day, please submit your essay again or contact us.
+ I have problems submitting my article.
Please try the following steps if you encounter problems:
  • Make sure the confirmation message is not marked as spam.
  • It might take up to one day for the confirmation message to arrive. If you still did not receive a message, please contact us and ask if your submission arrived.
  • Try a different brwoser (e.g. chrome).
  • Try a different computer or laptop.
  • Make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • Make sure your files are not too big!
Youth Journalists and Application
+ What are Official Youth Journalists?
Students around the world that are dedicated for writing articles, posts and news stories can become Official Youth Journalists. You can write about stories in your country or posts articles on general topics. Youths that become Official Youth Journalists are dedicated, talented, and inspire thousands of people every day. Youth Journalists receive a special IYJ journalists license which gives them the unique opportunity to publish and report as an official journalist.
+ What benefits do Official Youth Journalists have?
Being Official Youth Journalist is a high honor and gives you many privileges and possibilities. Most importantly: You will receive an official IYJ journalist license which includes an official journalist certificate and journalist identification card! Only a few outstanding youths receive the possibility to operate as a journalist. Here you find a full list of benefits, advantages, and privileges of Official Youth Journalists: Full List
+ Are there exclusive events for Official Youth Journalists?
Youth journalists can participate in several exclusive fully funded conferences and events. Also: There are many programs and events that prefer Official Youth Journalists in the application process.
+ What is the Youth Journalist License?
As certified youth journalists, you might get access to news conferences, press-conferences, announcements, and other special events with your journalist certificate or your journalist badge which are reserved for journalists like you. The events include internal IYJ events, as well as events from governmental institutions, organizations, companies, or other press announcements. You have many possibilities to actively report from your country and to share your opinions with the world!
+ Who can apply?
Everybody that is interested in reporting, journalism, or writing is welcomed to apply. You can apply from any country and with any background.
+ Where can I apply?
Via the application form: Application Form.
+ What happens after I applied?
After you send your application, it will be reviewed by editors and chief journalists of the International Youth Journal. We will inform you within two months (usually less) if you are qualified as Official Youth Journalist.
+ How long will it take until I receive the result of my application?
We will inform you within two months (usually less) if you are qualified as Official Youth Journalist.
+ What files do I need to submit?
A picture of you. We also recommend to submit following documents: Your CV, a recommendation letter, certificates, and awards, in order to underline your application.
+ Why should I choose a picture for my application?
It will be used for your journalist certificate and journalist identification card.
+ Why do you need my address?
We will send your official certificate and identification card to this address.
+ What are 'Invitation E-Mails'?
Please enter emails from friends, family, classmates, and other people to which you would recommend the International Youth Journal! You can enter many emails.
+ How do I know my application was received?
After you click the apply button, there will appear an 'Application successful' information message. You will also receive a confirmation email.
+ Will I receive a confirmation message?
Yes.
+ I did not receive a confirmation message.
It might take several hours for the confirmation message to arrive. Please check that the confirmation email is not marked as spam. If you do not receive a confirmation message after one day, please contact us.
+ I have problems applying.
Please try the following steps if you encounter problems:
  • Make sure the confirmation message is not marked as spam.
  • It might take up to one day for the confirmation message to arrive. If you still did not receive a message, please contact us and ask if your application arrived.
  • Try a different brwoser (e.g. chrome).
  • Try a different computer or laptop.
  • Make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • Make sure your files are not too big!
Login and Author Profile
+ Why should I create an author profile?
You should create an author account to link the articles, essays, or stories you wrote to your profile. This will enable visitors and readers to not only see your name but additionally to click on it to see more information about you. You can describe yourself, upload a profile picture, and link to social media. This will give you and readers more possibilities to connect, discuss, and exchange. Furthermore, you also have a clear overview of your articles and more!
+ How can I create an author profile?
You can create an author account on this page: Create Author Account
+ I forgot my password. What can I do?
You can request a password reminder on this page: Forgot Password
+ I forgot my email. What can I do?
Please send a mail to support@youth-journal.org and tell us your name. We will send you your email so that you are able to log in, or to request a password reminder.
+ What is a 'password reminder'?
The password reminder will include the first and last letters of your password.
+ Does country mean country of citizenship or residence
Please enter the country, where you currently spend most of your time. You can change the country again later.
+ How do I know my profile was created?
After you click the create button, there will appear a 'successful' information message. You will also receive a confirmation email and you should be able to log into your profile.
+ Will I receive a confirmation message?
Yes.
+ I did not receive a confirmation message.
It might take several hours for the confirmation message to arrive. Please check if you can log into your account.
+ I have problems creating my profile.
Please try the following steps if you encounter problems:
  • Check if your profile was created: Try to log into your account. If you are able to log into your account, everything is fine!
  • Try a different brwoser (e.g. chrome).
  • Try a different computer or laptop.
  • Make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • Make sure your files are not too big!
Awards and Competitions
+ What is 'Author of the Day'?
Every day we select one of the authors (required: author profile) and display him on the sidebar and front page. There are no certificates attached. It might help authors to get attention to the articles they wrote.
+ Are there awards for authors and journalists?
The International Youth Journal is proud to honor several authors with special awards each year for their commitment, inspirational articles, and more. The announcement of the authors takes places in January or June each year. To be honored with one of the awards, you need to have an author account. Whether the award is connected to a prize money depends on the funding possibilities each year.
+ What are there for awards?
Authors can receive following awards: Best Scientific Article of the Year, Best Author of the Year, Best Journalist of the Year, Award for exceptional Inspiration.
+ Does the International Youth Journal conduct competitions?
The International Youth Journal organizes various student competitions each year in order to motivate, honor, and inspire students around the world. The editors and the community of the International Youth Journal are committed to give future scientists, activists, experts, and leaders unique opportunities to show their skills and to learn more about the world, writing, and journalism.
+ How to be notified about upcoming competitions?
In order to receive updates and notifications on new competitions and possibilties, feel free to subscribe to the International Youth Journal via the subscribe button on the right or on this page: Subscribe
Questions and Contact
+ How can I ask a question?
Via the contact form on this page: Contact Form
+ How can I give you positive or negative feedback?
Feel free to send us a message via the contact form on this page: Contact Form
+ Where is the contact form?
You find it here: Contact Form
+ How long will it take you to reply?
This depends on the number of queries: You can receive an answer on the same day, but it may also take up to three weeks. If you did not receive a reply within three weeks, please send the message again.
+ Why didn't you send me a reply?
It may take up to three weeks to receive a reply. If you waited for three weeks, please send the message again, there might have been a transmission problem or your message got lost.
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