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Organizations, resources, and tutorials designed to help you increase the reach of your insights in the classroom and outside of it.

How to Use this List

Want to become a more effective and engaging teacher? How about getting your students involved in reading cutting-edge scientific research? Or finding untapped audiences where your own research can make an impact?

Whether you’re reaching an audience of scientists or laymen, here you’ll find a list of organizations, networks, and resources to help you.

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Academic Journals

PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine.

BMC Biology is an open access scientific journal that publishes original research in all fields of biology, together with opinion and comment articles.

Ecology and Evolution is an open-access scientific journal covering all aspects of ecology, evolution, and conservation.

The Journal of Neuroscience is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers all aspects of neuroscience.

The Astrophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy.

Science Translational Medicine is an interdisciplinary medical journal which covers basic, translational, and clinical research on human diseases.

Popular Science Organizations & Publications

National Geographic is a national TV channel and magazine. Their website features articles on trending topics in science, culture, and STEM.

AEON is an online publication dedicated to culture, innovation, science and technology. It’s a great source for short articles that can spark provocative viewpoints or discussions related to core themes you might be exploring in Science Forward.

Quanta is an online magazine presenting scientific news, research, and innovation for the public. Topics include physics, mathematics, biology, and computer science among others.

TED is a media organization which posts talks and lectures by leading scientists for free. In addition to offering interesting and provocative content, lectures can be useful means to model science communication to a public audience.

Nautilus is a science journal that aims to connect science to human issues and paying attention to culture and philosophy. Each issue of the journal is dedicated to a specific theme.

Scientific American is a popular American scientific magazine. Publishes approachable articles on hot-button science issues of interest to the public.

How to Communicate Science

The Alan Alda Center is a collaborative community of scientists and medical professionals. They specialize in science communication, helping scientists reach audiences where their research can have an impact.

The New York Academy of Sciences offers symposia, webinars, career readiness training & youth STEM programs.

Science Communication Network (SCN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting environmental health scientists contribute to public dialogue about their work through the media. They provide media training for scientists, and also reach out to journalists to inform them of scientific work.

The mission of NYC Science Communication is to build strong professional networks for STEM PhD students to navigate career options in science communication and beyond. It offers a writing platform and resources for students to develop their portfolios and bring accessible and digestible science to the public.

The Science Communication Lab specializes in developing innovative visual communication tools for the sciences and for complex, explanation-intensive research projects.


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