Call for Submissions: Pitches for The Scientist: Submit Now!

The Scientist is inviting submissions of pitches from writers for publication on their platform. Submit your pitches and get published now!

About The Scientist

The Scientist is the magazine for life science professionals—a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields. Through innovative print articles, online stories, and multimedia features, the magazine explores the latest scientific discoveries, trends in research, innovative techniques, new technology, business, and careers.

Pitching Guidelines

The Scientist’s editors are always looking for writers who can contribute enterprising reporting to tell the stories of life science around the world. Online News stories and pieces for the Notebook (which appear in print) are generally the best places to break in as a freelance journalist. If you are an active researcher who would like to reach their tens of thousands of scientist readers, they welcome your Opinion or Feature article ideas.

What to Pitch?

  • News: News stories cover the latest and greatest in life science research. For stories about new scientific findings, studies that are still under embargo are preferred. The Scientist staff monitors embargoed releases from most major journals and press wires, so they prefer that freelance journalists pitch them stories that they might otherwise miss. And they always welcome pitches concerning trends in a particular field or industry.

  • Scientist-Authored Opinion or Feature Articles: They welcome Opinion and Feature article ideas from those working in life science. Online opinions typically run about 700 words, whereas Critic At Large articles (opinions which appear in print) can run anywhere from 700-1,200 words, or more. Feature articles typically run about 2,500-3,000 words, and tell critically important or otherwise compelling stories about advances in life science research.

How to Pitch?

  • News: If you have an idea for a news story, send your pitch to News Editor Shawna Williams at swilliams[at]the-scientist[dot]com.
  • Scientist-Authored Opinion or Feature Articles: If you have an idea for an Opinion, send your pitch to opinions[at]the-scientist[dot]com. If you are an active researcher and would like to work with their editors and illustrators to develop a Feature article, e-mail your ideas to features[at]the-scientist[dot]com.

Click here to read the official guidelines of the Call for Submissions: Pitches for The Scientist.

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