January 22, 2015

Leadership

  • 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
  • About
    • Undergraduate neuroscience journal
    • Mission: promoting scientific literacy, growing the neuroscience community, and developing effective science communicators.
  • Why?
    • 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
    • Exposure
  • How?
    • Organization of GM
      • Leadership
      • Staff (core group, extra benefits)
        • Editor
        • Writer/blogger
        • Artist
        • Designer
      • Contributor (for people who do not have as much time)
        • Authors
        • Artists
      • We are open to different levels of involvement.
      • We currently do not have an art editor. If interested, email thalamus@uw.edu
  • 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
    • Swag
    • Parties
    • Etc.
  • 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
      • Topic
      • 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.
    • Article types
      • 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)
        • Pubmed
        • Tools: GenBank, BLAST, etc
      • We get free access through UW.
    • 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 thalamus@uw.edu
      • 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
      • March 6 6-8:30pm
      • Contacting panelists
      • Waiting on funding
      • Looking for committee members
      • Email snehai@uw.edu or thalamus@uw.edu if you are interested.
      • Different levels of commitment depending on what you are interested in helping them do.
    • 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.