www.thebraindomain.org: Science Writing for Public Engagement
The Brain Domain is a blog and article focused public engagement website, geared towards helping young neuroscientists improve their skills in science writing and communication. It is designed to take advantage of an active writing community to collectively edit and improve our science writing skills. We aim to achieve this in a way which does not interfere with work, and subsequently have no required publishing quotas, which means writers can submit articles when they have spare time or inspiration. Additionally, this enables the writer to determine how involved they want to be. Whilst there are general guidelines and article structures, we want to encourage writers to explore any topic of neuroscience they are interested in. This is enabled through communal editing, to improve both readability and scientific accuracy. The Brain Domain also benefits from an in-house lay editor, who can offer advice on structure and lay understanding. The Brain Domain is free, however we rely on social media to improve our impact and reach, and ask that writers occasionally promote articles other than their own.