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Become a Youth Editorial Board Member

Ultrafast Science, a Science Partner Journal (SPJ), is an online-only Open Access journal published in affiliation with Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (XIOPM) of CAS and distributed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The mission of Ultrafast Science is to build a platform for ultrafast scientific research; present new theories, concepts, ideas, technologies and progress in this field; publish the latest research representing the forefront of the discipline and that of international concern; and promote academic exchange and development worldwide.

The scope of Ultrafast Science includes such topics as: attosecond light source, attosecond physics, ultrafast laser and application, ultrafast imaging, ultrafast spectroscopy, ultrafast diagnosis, ultrafast materials and detector, ultrafast terahertz photonics, ultrafast electronics, ultrafast chemical physics and other ultrafast phenomena. 

To promote the development of the field and mobilize the academic community of ultrafast scientists, we are seeking professionals to join our Youth Editorial Board, which aims to build an international academic and technological communication platform for young scientists while further enhancing the influence and the quality of our new journal.


  • Be under the age of 45 and hold a doctoral degree
  • Have published high-level academic papers in related fields as first author or corresponding author within the past 3 years
  • Show competency in rigorously evaluating academic research (international journal editorial board/reviewer experience is preferred)
  • Show strong interest in academic publishing and be willing to devote time and expertise toward growing a new, high-quality journal


  • Ultrafast Science will provide members with a Youth Editorial Board Certification with an initial appointment period of 3 years; outstanding members will be offered renewal appointment(s)
  • Members who have performed well in peer review will be selected as outstanding reviewers for the journal
  • Members who have made outstanding contributions to the journal may be elected to an Associate Editor role
  • Members will be presented on the journal Editorial Board page and a bio and research summary will be shared on the journal's WeChat and/or Twitter accounts


  • Recommend and solicit high-quality manuscripts in related fields plus publish at least one high-level paper in Ultrafast Science as first author or corresponding author
  • Provide academic support by participating in the review process when invited
  • Participate in academic activities including Youth Editorial Board meetings and related academic activities
  • Promote Ultrafast Science when participating in academic activities and conferences

    Register for Youth Editorial Board

    Youth Editorial Board QR

    If you are interested in joining the youth editorial board, please click the "Register for Youth Editorial Board" button below or scan the QR code. You must register before December 20, 2021.

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