Editorial Team – Winter Term 2023/24

Picture of the student journal members from the winterterm 23/24 with the octopus in the middle.Cognitive Science Student Journal

Johannes Dittrich, Sönke Lülf, Duy-Khang Nguyen, Friederike Kordaß, Sabrina Frohn, Sofia Sedelnikova, Kavya Sivakumar, Marta Sokol, Franca Klausing, Hanna Willkomm, Gaia Mizzon, Nastassia Surma


Team members not on the image: Zahra Ghanizadeh, Birte Heidebrecht, Alina Ohnesorge, Elisa Palme, Fabryeric M. Parantean, Niloofar Nazari, Rossana Verdier, Lay (Lan Anh Vu)

About Us


There are a lot of tasks involved in publishing a student journal which are addressed by different students each semester. As the journey of the student journal continues, there are different tasks and roles required. Our editorial board is divided into three main teams: The ‘Reviewing and Editing‘ team, the ‘Marketing‘ team and the ‘Website‘ team which are all supported by the tutors of the seminar. One additional team is the ‘Publishing team’ that consists of one member of each team and that manages and coordinates the schedule and the different assignments within each group.

But what are the tasks of the different teams? Our ‘Marketing’ team creates content for social media and develops and implements a marketing strategy for the student journal. Our ‘Reviewing and Editing’ team is responsible for reviewing student submissions as well as editing and formatting them, spanning from papers to videos and images. The ‘Website’ team keeps the website up to date by creating designs and writing or editing content for the website. The ‘Publishing’ team provides an overview of the work of the student journal to schedule and plan the publishing process, with the goal of coordinating the different teams. This year the student journal works closly together with the Kaleidoscience Podcast which was founded by Sönke, Alina and Elisa. They are an independent group but belong to the editorial board as well. Regularly, they interview students and researchers in the field of Cognitive Science, proividing insightful opinions on current topics.

You may be wondering: who is responsible for the student journal? This semester Sabrina is the lecturer of the Cognitive Science Student Journal seminar and is in charge of organizational matters. She and the other tutors teach the seminar and provide guidance to the team members. Franca’s focus lies with the ‘Reviewing and Editing’ team, Friederike and Hanna’s on the ‘Website’ team while Sabrina is more involved with the ‘Marketing’ team and handles incoming submissions.

The Cognitive Science Student Journal is part of a larger project highlighting student work at the Institute of Cognitive Science that was initiated by Tobias and Laura. Tobias shares valuable insights on copyright and trademark, and pulls the organizational strings behind the scenes. Laura envisioned the journal initially and now assists in the reviewing process and with design decisions: “During my Cognitive Science studies I was missing a place to share my and others’ works – seeing the journal come to life is wonderful and I am eager to see what more is to come.”

One Team – Many Roles

Reviewing and Editing

  • Birte Heidebrecht
  • Niloofar Nazari
  • Duy-Khang Nguyen
  • Sofia Sedelnikova
  • Marta Sokol


  • Sabrina A.L. Frohn


  • Johannes Dittrich
  • Gaia Mizzon
  • Fabryeric M. Parantean
  • Rossana Verdier
  • Lay (Lan Anh Vu)


  • Franca Klausing
  • Friederike Kordaß
  • Hanna Willkomm


  • Zahra Ghanizadeh
  • Kavya Sivakumar
  • Nastassia Surma


  • Sönke Lülf
  • Alina Ohnesorge
  • Elisa Palme