The Berkeley Scientific Journal is a semesterly publication and the premier undergraduate science journal at Cal. Our members get to write about their scientific interests, and at the end of the semester, their articles are published in print and on our website. Our members also interview professors, edit undergraduate research papers, and layout the journal with inDesign.
Since its inception in 1996, the purpose of the journal has expanded to give the Berkeley Scientific Community a better understanding of how events here at Berkeley impact global concerns. The focus of the journal is broad, spanning scientific disciplines ranging from ecology to engineering, from astronomy to biochemistry. Our intended audience includes, but is not limited to, UC Berkeley Students, faculty, and the surrounding community. A new issue of BSJ is published twice a year on eScholarship, Isuu, and our website.
End of Semester Journal Launch Party
Through our Interviews, Features, and Research & Blog teams, students have the chance to work on all flavors of science writing, including quick study stories on recently published journal research, interviews with faculty members working closely on the coronavirus pandemic, and articles exploring how science interfaces with the world around us.
Every year, BSJ attends the Bay Area Science Festival hosted in San Francisco. There, we host a hands-on activity at our booth to engage our visitors, hopefully encouraging them to read BSJ and subscribe to our email list. Through our activities, we aim to communicate that science can be observed and appreciated by anyone.
BSJ at the Bay Area Science Festival
This year, our editorial team strives to increase BSJ readership as much as possible both inside and outside the Berkeley community and secure enough funding to continue printing the journal, attend off-campus journalism events, and host more social events for our members. Each BSJ issue represents the dedication and talent of our students who produce high-quality, interesting work. BSJ continues to provide students with a space to learn, gain experience in science journalism, and meet many individuals. Their connections with students of similar interests and with professors or guest speakers will provide them with an extensive network that will serve them professionally and beyond. We expect that a budget of around $3,000 will be enough to provide our members with an enriching experience for the whole academic year.
Please help us reach our goal. We appreciate your continuous support!
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