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  • Am I eligible to submit my work?

    To submit, you must be aged 14-19 and currently enrolled at a secondary education institution. If you have recently completed secondary school and have not yet enrolled in university, you are eligible to apply.
  • Can I submit an article for more than one topic?
    Yes. As long as your articles fulfill the criteria, you can make multiple entries.
  • Can the article be previously published?


    Provided that your work is original, published work is accepted. Please provide a reference for the date and media of the publication.
  • How can I send my submission?

    See the “Submit an Article” page. Submissions sent by email are not accepted.
  • Can I submit an article which I wrote with my friends?

    Your article should only be written by you. Any outside assistance or group work must be stated at the beginning or end of the entry.
  • What are the criteria for the submission?

    Articles must be in English and at least 400 words but not exceed 1,200 words. Word count includes footnotes, titles, headers, footers, and in-text citations; but not reference lists. References should be clearly documented with in-text citations and references list in APA or MLA style. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Your article must be your own words unless quotations are explicitly noted. If plagiarism is suspected, the article will be examined. Please also see our Handbook upon your submission.
  • What are the composition rules?

    Submissions should be in Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format, and 12-point Times New Roman, with 1" margins. All images should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size. Preferred formats include: PS, JPEG, PNG, or in Word (Docx). All work must be original to the author. For digital indexing, include 4-6 keywords. Only standardized abbreviations and symbols are acceptable to be used. If other abbreviations are employed, they should be defined when they first appear in the text.
  • What are the points I should keep in mind to stand my article out?

    Aim to address a topic holistically from a balanced perspective. Have a clear organization of your thoughts. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the big picture and fundamental concepts by not being too focused on details. Submissions should be well-researched, well-informed, and formal in style and prose. Evidence is crucial. Avoid sweeping and ostentatious overstatements. Do not feel obligated to use technical language. We are looking for ideas, not jargon. References that are more than ten years old are likely to have outdated ideas. Be sure to use up-to-date resources. Using many quotes may lead us to think you did not grasp the topic. Come up with your own questioning and reflection on the topic.
  • Will there be any charges involved?
    We are working towards accessible research education and representation for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. No-charge tutoring, submission, workshops, and all other services are part of our manifesto to overcome inequalities and promote transparency.
  • What is the difference between Science in a Twist and Beyond the Bench?
    The subject of Science in a Twist podcasts is usually technical and academic information, while Beyond the Bench podcasts include social topics.
  • How do you choose podcast topics?
    In order to attract the attention of many people, we determine our podcast topics published every week among independent and impressive topics as much as possible.
  • Do I need prior knowledge to listen to Science in a Twist?
    Although Science in a Twist Podcasts, which do not require any prior knowledge, already contain information related to the subject, it may be healthier if you want to research and listen to the subject beforehand.
  • Can you publish a podcast on the topic I want?
    After you send us the subject you want, we determine whether the subject will be suitable for Hevsel Times. If deemed appropriate, we can publish the topic you want as soon as possible.
  • How do I access the podcast series, Science in a Twist and Beyond the Bench?
    Our podcasts are published on Spotify every week. You can follow our Spotify account and Instagram page, which aims to keep listeners and readers of Hevsel Times tuned, to be informed about publications.
  • If my work is accepted to be recorded, which phases will it go through?
    When your topic and language are evaluated as appropriate, editors will edit your transcript. Then the recording team will record your edited transcript considering how many people are needed. After recording, the podcast editor will edit the record and publish it on Spotify.
  • How long are the podcasts?
    Typically, our podcasts are 3 to 10 minutes long. The length of podcasts varies depending on the recording speed. Our podcast series "Beyond the Bench" involves dialogues, while another series "Science in a Twist" does not. This is a factor that affects the speed of the podcast and causes "Beyond the Bench" to last longer than "Science in a Twist."
  • Am I eligible to submit my work?
    To submit, you must be aged 14-19 and currently enrolled at a high school. If you have recently completed high school and have not yet enrolled in university, you are eligible to apply.
  • Can the article be previously published?
    Provided that your work is original, published work is accepted. Please provide a reference for the date and media of the publication.
  • What are the composition rules?
    When preparing a submission, it is important to adhere to the following composition rules: The document should be in either Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format. The text should be formatted using 11-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins. If any images are included, they should be of high quality. Line art images should have a resolution of 1200 dpi, grayscale images should have a resolution of 600 dpi, and color images should have a resolution of 300 dpi. It is also important to ensure that the images are sized correctly. Preferred formats for images include PS, JPEG, PNG, or embedding them directly in the Word document (Docx). All the work presented in the submission must be original and created solely by the author. Plagiarism or copying from other sources is strictly prohibited. To aid in digital indexing and discoverability, it is recommended to include 4-6 keywords that accurately represent the content of the submission. These keywords will assist in categorizing and searching for the submission in online databases. It is permissible to use standardized abbreviations and symbols in the text. However, if any non-standard abbreviations are used, they should be defined and explained when they are first introduced in the text. This ensures clarity and comprehension for the readers.
  • What are the requirements for submitting an article?
    When submitting an article, please ensure that it meets the following criteria: The article must be written in English and have a minimum length of 400 words. However, it should not exceed 1,200 words. The word count includes footnotes, titles, headers, footers, and in-text citations, but does not include the reference list. All references used in the article should be documented with in-text citations and a reference list. The citations and references should follow either APA or MLA style, depending on the specified guidelines. Used references must be from a reliable and objective source if any nonfactual knowledge is detected, the article will be examined. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Your article must be your own words unless quotations are explicitly noted. If plagiarism is suspected, the article will be examined.
  • Will there be any charges involved?
    We are working towards accessible research education and representation for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. No-charge tutoring, submission, workshops, and all other services are part of our manifesto to overcome inequalities and promote transparency.
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