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Published twice annually, ScienceWriters magazine is devoted to analytical reporting and commentary on issues in science journalism and communications, and to the special interests of members of the National Association of Science Writers. Sample issue

Clipped shot of the 2023 Winter Spring Science Writers magazine cover, showing conference attendees eating in large tables outdoors, highlighted by stylized frames and squares.

Winter/Spring 2023

The Winter/Spring 2023 issue recaps our ScienceWriters2023 national conference, as well as our recent Diversity Reporting Grant and Summer Diversity Fellowship recipients. Plus another SciWriLife work nook photo feature and all the usual member community news roundup!

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Summer/Fall 2022

The Summer/Fall 2022 issue recaps our Mid-Career Mentoring Program, Source Diversity Workshop, and the newly published Freelancer Compensation Survey report. Plus a preview of SciWri22 and all the usual member community news roundup!


Winter/Spring 2022

The Winter/Spring 2022 issue includes special coverage of the ScienceWriters2021 meeting, including how to cover science responsibly across international borders, finding and writing stories from science history, and what to do when patients' own stories don't line up with what their doctors say.

Summer/Fall 2021

The Summer/Fall 2021 issue celebrates our Peggy Girshman Idea Grant program and highlights a new Conflict of Interest (COI) resource for science writers. Also in this issue, catch up on our news, read career updates from our colleagues, hear from regional groups, and more.

Summer/Fall 2020

The latest edition of ScienceWriters magazine reflects on the professional and personal lives of science writers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue also highlights how NASW leaders and volunteers responded to the pandemic and previews our virtual ScienceWriters2020 conference. Full text visible only to NASW members.

Winter/Spring 2020

The latest edition of ScienceWriters magazine reflects on our recent ScienceWriters conference in State College and its volunteer-driven focus on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in our field. Coverage by our travel fellows offers a collection of insight and resources, including tips on data security, from the NASW craft sessions that we hope is useful to attendees and non-attendees alike. Full text visible only to NASW members.

Summer/Fall 2019

Redesigned in 2019, the new ScienceWriters magazine features reporting on climate change, coverage of the Idea Grant-supported "Amplify the Signal" workshop, professional updates from our colleagues, member benefits, and tips and tools of our trade. Full text visible only to NASW members.