Be a writer for Chemistry!

Are you passionate about Chemistry and sharing its wonderfulness?
Do you like writing?
If yes, here’s a chance for you to be a writer for Chembites!

Who are we?
Chembites is a platform where graduates in chemistry make a wide variety of research topics accessible to people at early stage of their chemistry career and interested members of the public.
Like our sister sites including Astrobites and Oceanbites, it is solely based on volunteer collaboration and does not offer compensation.
Authors write about one chembite each month and edit another author’s chembite once per month.
Authors typically write for two years, but this can be adjusted on an individual basis.

What can I gain from joining Chembites?
First, you can gain professional development through reading papers, writing and editing articles.
Second, you can receive thoughtful feedbacks to improve your science writing from chemists of various fields.
Third, you can get to know a worldwide community of chemistry graduates with different specialties.

Who can join?
All graduate students and professionals in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields may apply.

How to join?

  • Deadline: 20 January 2017.
  • Application:  A simple introduction of yourself and a sample chembite post.
  • Your background: Name, affiliation, research interests, why you would like to write for Chembites.
  • Sample post: Your chembite should summarize a published chemistry journal article. Do not write about one of your own papers. Your post should give a clear mental picture and discuss the motivation, methods, results, and conclusions of the paper. Title your sample chembite as you would title a post on the site. Chembites are usually between 500-800 words in length, and your post should definitely not exceed 1000 words.
  • Save your chembite as a PDF with the filename “[firstname]_[lastname]_chembite.pdf”
  • Regardless of whether an applicant is selected, submitted sample chembites may be posted as guest posts with the applicant’s permission. We will notify applicants before posting their submissions.

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