Who can write?
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 are not currently accepting pitches from college undergraduates or 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, 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 may be a good fit for us if you meet the following qualifications:
- Must be an advanced 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 to learn our approach
- Must demonstrate clear understanding of different political worldviews (conservative, libertarian, liberal, etc.) and be able to see the merits of multiple ways of solving those kinds of 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 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.
If you are interested in applying, fill out the application here. If we think you are a good fit, we will reach out to schedule a video chat. If you do not hear from us, then your application was not a good fit.
Disclaimer: Being a Sciworthy writer is a freelance position, but keep in mind that this is not a job you could likely make a living from. We feel it is important to be upfront about this.
This page was last updated on August 20, 2022.