Submission details

We’re accepting submissions for the online collection all year in 2018. 

They’ll be provided as case studies for use in your websites, social media, annual reports, etc. We’ll also publish all stories on our website and social media channels as part of the collection. 

If you purchase a package of five-to-six stories (or more), we’ll provide designed spreads for you to print and use as flyers—for university open days, conferences, and other events.

We’ll also publish a collection of highlights in a print edition, in early September. To be included in this collection, please confirm your stories with us by close of business on Monday 20th August 2018.

The print edition will be distributed widely, to journalists, politicians, and science leaders around Australia and overseas. More below, including cost and distribution details.  

Stories of Australian Science is an online collection and annual printed storybook that brings together the best of the previous year’s science discoveries, prize-winners and top achievers.

Written in an approachable style with an eye-catching design, the book is a useful reference for politicians and leaders in keeping up-to-date with new and exciting developments in Australian research.

Having your story told in this publication is a great way to promote your organisation’s research, prize winners or top scientists to many key people in the media, science and science policy.

What’s involved

Each story is roughly 250 words long, and is accompanied by an image. We write the stories for you—all you need to do is tell us what you’d like to include in the publication, and give us the scientist’s contact details. We only publish text you (and/or your scientist) has approved, and either use an image you supply (with appropriate credit) or an appropriate stock photo.

Each story includes the scientist’s or representative’s contact details to enable interested people to follow up with your organisation.

Cost

The cost of participation is $1,300 + GST for a single story.

You can, of course, take more than one story. If you take a set of three or more stories we will include your logo.

If you commission us to write five or more stories, we’ll discount the price to $1,100 +GST per story.  You’ll get a double-page spread with your logo in the book, and we’ll provide you with the designed PDF of the spread to print and use as flyers.

Distribution

We distribute the book to Australian and international journalists, Australian politicians, science leaders, educators, and major science institutions.

You can use your copies of the print publication as a promotional tool, and use the material in your own publications, websites, and on social media. We will also share all online stories via our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and more recently, LinkedIn

All stories will be available on our website, where users can search by field of science, state, country, institution or key word, to see the science stories that have been included in the current year and previous years.

Download the PDFs of print versions at: http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/collections 

Of course, we also send copies to all those featured in the storybook, so you can use it to promote your science.

For the 2017 edition, we printed 15,000 copies. The distribution included: guests at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science; Australian representatives at Embassies overseas; attendees of the World Conference of Science Journalists and delegates to the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (both in San Francisco); and attendees of the 2018 National Youth Science Forum as well as the teacher’s program.

To order copies of our publication, please email Niall Byrne on or call the office on (03) 9398 1416.