Who can write for us?
You must be a scientist, graduate student, or other science-trained professional (such as a medical provider, engineer, science teacher, R&D scientist, etc.) who follows the peer-reviewed literature of your chosen field. We will also consider advanced (final year) undergraduate students, particularly if you have prior experience. We do not accept pitches from guest authors. To write for us, see below for how to apply to be on the team.
We summarize single journal articles only. We do NOT accept sponsored content, guest blog posts, op-eds, press releases, list articles, book reviews, or articles that aren’t about scientific studies. Requests to contribute this type of content will not receive a response.
How to join the team
We are very particular about who we bring onto our Sciworthy team. This is because the work we do is much different from science news and requires a unique skill set. You could be a good fit for us if you meet the following qualifications:
- Must be an advanced undergraduate, graduate student or higher, including working professionals with Master of Science degrees, PhDs, PsyDs, etc.
- Must be deeply familiar with a body of peer-reviewed scientific literature and able to explain it to a lay audience. Active researchers are preferred, but we consider each application individually.
- Must have strong writing skills so that initial drafts need minimal editing.
- Must be willing to take a 2-hour online training course to learn our approach and house style.
- Must be willing to maintain objectivity in approaching complex problems where policy and science intersect.
- Must grasp the basics of the philosophy of science and principles of experimentation (not merely “critical thinking”).
- Must be mature enough to take instruction and accept feedback. Must be willing to learn new things, read recommended materials, and improve yourself as a writer over time.
Please do not apply if you are interested in using science writing for activism.
To apply, fill out an application here. If we think you are a good fit, we will reach out to schedule a video interview. If you do not hear from us, then your application was not a good fit at this time.
Disclaimer: Being a Sciworthy writer is a freelance position, but it is not a job you can make a living from. We don’t have the budget for that. We feel it is important to be upfront about this!
This page was last updated on December 18, 2023.