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Invitation to write articles about neuroscience for the Brain Awareness Week

Yaihara Fortis Santiago's picture

The Brain Awareness week (BAW) is celebrated during March 10-16 worldwide. As part of our commitment to promote science and research in Puerto Rico, this year Ciencia Puerto Rico is inviting scientists to submit and publish articles related to neuroscience topics.

The deadline to submit articles is Friday, February 28th, 2014. For more information, questions, or to submit an article, contact: yfortis@cienciapr.org. After the revision process, the accepted articles will be published in our website under the blogs section (Cerebros Boricuas) and will be shared through Facebook and Twitter. Each author will be identified as the principal author of the article, under a collaboration with Ciencia Puerto Rico. To give the articles more visibility, there is a chance that some of the articles will be featured in other local media. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdocts and professors are invited to submit articles.

 Requirements:

  1. The article will explain a topic related to neuroscience and it should be written in a simple and accesible language oriented towards a general public.
  2. The material must be original and unpublished.
  3. Authors can submitt more than one article.
  4. The article can have more than 1 author.
  5. Maximum: 800 words
  6. Articles in Spanish or English will be considered.
  7. The articles can contain images/diagrams with the appropiate copyright credits.

Benefits for the author:

Science literacy is one of the areas that is getting a lot of attention worldwide. However, in Spanish-speaking countries there is still few programs focused on scientific communication. For the past 8 years, CienciaPR has published hundreds of articles explaining scientific concepts through different media outlets. These articles validate the work of our scientists by making sciences accesible to general audiences. In addition, these articles are used in local science classrooms by Puerto Rican students. Thorugh this articles, the students start to develop interest in sciences and scientific careers and to break stereotypes about sciences in Puerto Rico. With your contribution you are not only adding scientific communication and literacy credentials to your resume but also demonstrating your commitment to promote Sciences among the Puerto Rican archipelago.

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