Young Scholars In Writing

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric publishes research and theoretical articles from undergraduates on writing, writers, rhetoric, discourse, language, and related topics.

"Young scholars" refers not to age but to experience with research in writing, rhetoric, and related topics. We invite all undergraduates to submit their research on these subjects!




Young Scholars in Writing is now accepting submissions for volume 14! Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2016. To submit a paper for review, visit our About page and click on the Online Submissions link there. 

All volumes of the journal are now available on this site! Click "Archives" in the main menu above or Browse issues with the links at the top left of the page to see Volumes 1-13.

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Congratulations to the many young scholars who have published in the pages of our journal!

Young Scholars is generously hosted and supported by Montana State University and edited by Dr. Doug Downs. Please address all inquiries to Dr. Downs at




Submissions Are Open

Submit a paper to Young Scholars in Writing to be reviewed for publication. Submissions are open until June 30, 2016 for our next volume (14).  
Posted: 2016-01-11

Issue Archive Now Available Here!

YSW's first 11 volumes are now available on the site. Click the Archives link or browse Journal Content by issue, author, or title to see previous years of the journal.  
Posted: 2015-09-16

Volume 12 is Online!

Click on the "Current" navigation link to view the Table of Contents and PDF version of our latest volume!  
Posted: 2015-06-19
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