The Adaptation Process

Science Journal for Kids is a small non-profit organization which “translates” academic papers into easy-to-understand science articles for school students. 

Why? Because children have the right to know about the latest scientific discoveries.

Here is how we do it:


We select the scientific paper to be adapted based on the following criteria: 


One of our science editors writes a first draft of the kids’ adaptation and sends it for comments and revisions to the scientists who conducted the research and published the original paper. 

Once the text is approved, our graphic designer creates cartoons, adapted scientific diagrams, and other suitable illustrations and completes the layout. The page proofs are again reviewed and approved by the researchers. 

The adapted scientific article is published as a PDF on our website where it can be downloaded by anyone for free. What might your paper look like? Check our specifications:


Based on the research, we also prepare a packet with educator’s resources consisting of a student assessment questionnaire with a teacher’s key, video hook, curriculum alignment notes, and so on. We publish them on our website alongside the adapted article.


We have half a million readers annually. To continue providing them with science educational resources for free, we charge a production fee usually paid by the researcher’s institution, due after publication. 


Find out all the details in our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us directly to suggest a paper.

Did you know...

… that on this day, exactly 22 years ago, the Russian module Zarya was launched into space, giving a start to assembling the International Space Station – the largest single structure humans ever put into space?

Honoring this breakthrough, we ask you to take part in our end-of-year fundraising campaign which will help us publish even more adaptations on scientific discoveries such as this article about astronomical dust. Please help us inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM field. Every little bit helps!

We aim to raise 1000$ during our month-long campaign. This is just about 30$ a day!

Can you donate at least 5$ towards that goal?

Thank you. -Tanya
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