Science in Yoruba is trying to create an online archive of general STEM knowledge in Yoruba language. Are you a Yoruba person who studies or is working in any area of STEM? Will you like Yoruba people to read about (and possibly watch videos on) topics in your field in Yoruba language? Send us an explainer article at firstname.lastname@example.org using the following guideline, and we will publish it on scienceinyoruba.org after rigorous peer reviews.
There are two language options available to you:
Our most preferred language is Yoruba.
If you are sending your explainer article in Yoruba, you need to take one of the following routes:
a. retain terminologies the way they are in English. We will work with you to find Yoruba equivalents for them, but make sure to put the terminologies in boldface. Example:
Ki ni awọn onimọ ijinlẹ n pe ni pure element?
b. provide Yoruba equivalents for terminologies. If you choose to do this, please put the terminology in parenthesis immediately after the Yoruba equivalents as demonstrated in the example below. We will work with you to find another Yoruba equivalent, if the one you provide is not adequate. Example:
Ki ni awọn onimọ ijinlẹ n pe ni èròjà alailabula (pure element)?
We really appreciate well tone-marked articles, but if you cannot mark the tones, our team will work with you to get it tone-marked. The name of the team member who get it tone-marked will be included at the end of the article
You can also send us your explainer article in English, and our team will get it translated. In this case, the name of the team member who get it translated will be included at the end of the article in addition to your name.
B. Explainer article length
1. The explainer article must not be longer than two double-spaced pages.
2. if your article is longer, we may have to split it into parts.
3. You may also create a series which has Part 1, Part 2, etc.
Our targeted audience include the following categories of people: Yoruba people who have Western education in any field, Yoruba people who have other forms of education, Yoruba people who don’t have any form of formal education, and Yoruba people of all social categories. This means that your exposition must be as simple as possible.
Even though we may not be able to produce videos for every article immediately the article is published, our goal is to make a video for every article. If we make a video based on the explainer article you submitted, your name will be included in the video as the script writer.
All explainer articles sent to Science in Yoruba must be original. We frown greatly on plagiarizing other people’s works.
By sending your explainer article to Science in Yoruba, you agree:
1. that you are the original author of the article you have sent;
2. that your article will be published on scienceinyoruba.org with your name included; and
3. that an explainer video may be made for your article.