As a group blog of over 100 professional contributors, Brain Blogger actively solicits original articles on a broad range of topics from multidimensional — biological, psychological, and sociological — perspectives. We welcome authors from all backgrounds to join our team.
Our articles are written for a general audience. They must be temporally relevant and well-researched by citing peer-reviewed publications and other primary sources (not merely popular media). Once a draft is made, authors should place themselves in the reader’s position and address any and all lingering questions. Therefore, we do not impose word-count limits for our articles.
The requirements for article contributions are straightforward:
- You assert that your work is original and free from copyright infringement;
- The work should be related to one of our reviewed topics. You may also compose a series of articles, or expand an existing series; and
- You agree that Brain Blogger will retain all intellectual property rights to works submitted. Permission must be sought to reproduce works on venues other than Brain Blogger.
Sign Up as a Contributor
Please follow these simple steps to join our writing team:
- Register — Select an appropriate username that will be publicly displayed, for example, your first initial and last name. Remember to fill out your profile in full, including your academic credentials and a brief bio written in the third person. You may see an example here.
- Contact Us — Next, send us a message including your username specifically requesting a contributor role, as all new sign-ups are listed as subscribers. We recently incorporated this step to combat spam posts.
- Login — Then, select Posts –> Add New to compose your article. For further instructions, please read this tutorial on writing posts.
- Title — Should be both captivating and informative. Separate clauses with a hyphen (instead of semi-colon). Capitalize all words except for internal closed-class words (aka title case).
- Post — Should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Separate paragraphs with a hard-enter (line between each paragraph). If you have references, please include either the PMID (PubMed ID) or DOI (obtained from CrossRef) so we may properly format your entry. If a PMID/DOI is unavailable, follow any established citation style (e.g. APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard). Based on reader feedback, we do not use in-text citations (i.e. Author 2013), but do post a list of references at the end of each article. We gear away from popular sources and heavy cite peer-reviewed papers.
- Categories — Select the one topic that best matches the post subject.
- Tags — Do not enter tags.
- Featured Image — You may browse Shutterstock and select a single image. At the end of your post, include the Shutterstock “Image ID”.
- Publish Status — If you are still working on it, keep as Unpublished so it appears under your Drafts. Only when you are ready to submit to our editing team, select Submit for Review.
When your article is ready for publication, select Submit for Review. One of our editors will shortly review, edit, format, and publish your article. You will then see the status change to Scheduled. Moreover, our readers can find the title on our sidebar under “Future Posts.” If your article is time-sensitive, then send us a message with the article title and reason for reviewing/publishing it earlier than usual.
Online Writing Resources
For excellent online writing advice, please read the following guides: