We, the Editorial Board of Jakobsleiter, an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to submissions by high school students would like to contribute to the cause of scientific progress by providing opportunities for dedicated young students to engage with ongoing scientific debates, to interact with renowned academics to start developing well-rounded academic interests.

The namesake of Jakobsleiter, the heavenly ladder, encapsulates a twofold concept: young minds ascending on the ladder of science, and established scholars descending to and helping those who will one day join them and continue their work.
The Editorial Board of Jakobsleiter consists of Andor Kelenhegyi, Masha Semashyna, and Derya Şahin Ipek.


Jakobsleiter‘s second issue, Reconstrustion(s), was published on 22 September 2023, and will soon be available online.

We would like to express our gratitude to the anonymous peer reviewers as well as to the colleagues who were involved in preparing the issue for publication at different stages: Fanni Andristyák, Emese Bálint, László Fejős, Balázs Hetényi, Gitta Markó, Anna Márton, Rudolf Paksa, Peter Symmons, Dalma Szentpály, and Eszter Szép.

Jakobsleiter is now accepting submissions for its third issue. Please read the full Call for Papers for details. The submission deadline for the upcoming issue is 15 April 2024. Jakobsleiter’s Editorial Board welcomes submissions from high-school students from all scientific disciplines and particularly encourages interdisciplinary approaches.

Submissions need to comply with Jakobsleiter’s submission guidelines and arrive at the Editorial Board by 15 April 2024. All submissions arriving before the submission deadline will be pre-reviewed by the Editorial Board and, having passed that stage, by independent experts (peer-review process), and returned to submitters with detailed feedback on the contents and suggestions for improvement.

Authors whose manuscripts pass the peer review will be asked to revise and resubmit their papers and, upon editing, they will be printed in the 2024 issue of Jakobsleiter.