The Young Researcher

A Peer-Reviewed Research Journal for Secondary School Students

The Young Researcher is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to publishing the best original research from secondary school students.

The journal’s mission is to provide a larger audience for the original academic research of ambitious secondary students, provide a forum for peer review, and create a community of young researchers – while helping students to develop analytical and communication skills.

The journal encourages submissions of original research from a wide range of academic disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.

Since our launch in 2016, we've had 100,000 unique readers and a growing list of citations. Read more about submitting at