Now accepting submissions, CUSJ's Columbia Scientist

Submissions are due January 22, 2021. 

The following submissions are welcome. Please include your name, academic institution, and city with your submission. 


  • Written letter commenting on, or responding (support or critique) a recently published science article  
  • Up to 100-1000 words.

Question and Answer

  • Response to the question prompt in the previous Columbia Scientist publication.
  • Responses should be short (at most 200 words) and directly answer the question.
  • You may also submit questions to be published and answered in a future publication.

Opinion Editorial

  • A timely piece devoted to a specific topic with a strong perspective
  • Written to a general audience, avoiding scientific jargon and assuming no priori specialized knowledge
  • 500-1500 words


  • 1-2 pages (two pages will be consecutive, not front and back) with images and text
  • Visually pleasing, and engaging in its attempt to convey information
  • Takes a complex science topic, or advanced principle, and communicates it in a way that it could be understood by those with a high school level understanding of science

Mini Lecture

  • A short (5-15 minute) interactive video that explains a topic to the audience, explains novel research, communicates new theories, or introduces application exercises.

Science Art Showcase

  • Include a title and a 100-word description of the entry
  • Photograph, graphic design, comic, illustration, infographic, architecture, painting, sketch, sculpture, music, theater, film, fashion in any style
  • PDF, JPG, MP3, .docx, .doc, YouTube Link


  • 5-30-minute-high quality audio clip discussing novel science-based content
  • Name, title, 100-word description, and cover artwork/image required