- Ben-editor in chief
- Jesse-senior editor
- Justen-past art director
- Lauren-editing coordinator
- Sneyha-membership coordinator
- Tyler-marketing coordinator
- Calendar is sold out.
- Winter2015_GM_welcome_meeting PowerPoint
- Undergraduate neuroscience journal
- Mission: promoting scientific literacy, growing the neuroscience community, and developing effective science communicators.
Science outreach is critical
- A lot of people do not understand how science works.
- Neuroscience is amazing
- Develop strong writing skills
- Become part of the neuroscience community
- Unique experience
- Science outreach is critical
Organization of GM
Staff (core group, extra benefits)
Contributor (for people who do not have as much time)
- We are open to different levels of involvement.
- We currently do not have an art editor. If interested, email email@example.com
- Organization of GM
How to join (become part of staff)?
- Attend six meetings
- Tabling for 4 hours
- Contribute to the journal
- Read “The Science of Scientific Writing”
Application and “interview”
- Interview-just to introduce yourself
Benefits for Staff
Publication Process (Lauren)
- Timeline (approx.)
- 2 tissues being produced right now.
- Issue 3 (last year)-getting published in next couple weeks. Sorry for the delay.
- Issue 4 (last quarter)-being published in March
Issue 5 (working on now)
- Tuesday 2/17-article proposals (round 1) due (take bulk of articles for the journal)
- Thursday 2/26-let you knw if you are writing; authors and editors paired
- 3/6 evening with neuroscience
- Thursday, 3/5-rough draft
- Thursday, 4/24-article proposal (round 2) due (take fewer articles taken from this round).
- Monday 6/8-final draft due.
Article proposal form on the website (side and footer of website).
- 3 sources
- Type of article
- If you are wary or need help, talk to the leadership team.
Notes about article proposals
Make sure topic is neither too simple nor too complicated
- You only have so much space to write about it
- Do your research thoroughly doing research before had.
- Make sure topic is neither too simple nor too complicated
- Brain blurbs (short; less sources; less formal)
- Short articles (1-2 pages; 5 sources)
- Research articles (longer than 2 pages; over 5 sources).
- Write about what interests you within neuroscience. It is very open.
- You need peer reviewed sources.
Peer review sources
NCBI website (hosts biomedical databases)
- Tools: GenBank, BLAST, etc
- We get free access through UW.
- NCBI website (hosts biomedical databases)
Grey Matters Blog
- Perfect way to get writing feet wet
- Shorter, more colloquial articles to be published on the Grey Matters Blog.
- We are always looking for new blog posts.
- Interested? Email us through firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit idea through article proposal form (choose blog post as what is being published).
- We are here to help you; don’t be nervous.
Evening with Neuroscience
- Panel discussion with several neuroscience professionals
- Huge success
- 300+ people
- Listen to the audio from last year’s event.
- We are hoping to replicate the success this year
- Evening with Neuroscience 2015
- Meetings will be in Smith 304 at 6:30 on Thursdays this quarter.
Meeting set up
- 10-15 min of introduction (journal club)
- Ben built the website.
- Like us on facebook, follow on twitter @dopazine.
- Ben really likes Twitter now. Jesse really likes Twitter, too. You guys should get one. There was a giveaway through twitter for this meeting.