Curious about our past authors? Read “YSW Retrospectives: What Does It Mean to Publish in Young Scholars in Writing?” in Volume 20 to learn their stories.
“YSW Retrospectives: What Does It Mean to Publish in Young Scholars in Writing?” looks back at YSW authors from 2005–20022 and where they are now. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of YSW, the editors reached out to authors who were published throughout the journal’s history to ask for short reflections on their publications and how the experience had an influence on their lives.
The authors now work in a variety of fields, from academia to the publishing industry, while some are currently pursuing a graduate degree. They all value their time working with YSW and view their publications as the first step to success in their futures. It opened opportunities and brought a new perspective on the value of undergraduate research. Some even returned to volunteer as FAEs for the journal, encourage their students to submit their work, and have seen their work used in classrooms.
They recommend any students hesitant about submitting to YSW to do so. Even if the experience seems intimidating or you do not want to pursue research, there is still a lot to gain from the process of reviewing and revising your work and seeing the final product in an undergraduate research journal like Young Scholars in Writing.
This post was written by Alex Merritt