become a cogbites author

Cogbites authors are graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals in cognitive psychology and related fields who can commit to: (1) writing quarterly (4x/year) posts  on a recent journal article, and (2) regularly editing posts by other authors. Ideally, posts will be short (500 – 1,000 words) and written for a non-expert audience (i.e., no jargon).  We aim to make cognitive psychology research accessible and engaging.  Posts should summarize relevant background, methods, and key findings from the article and explain why the research is important.  Topics of posts include attention, language, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, thinking, and reasoning. Writing about articles from fields that are related to cognitive psychology (e.g., behavioral neuroscience) is welcome, so long as the article is relevant to understanding mental processes.

Writing for cogbites is a great opportunity to hone your writing and editing skills while contributing to the translation of complex scientific topics. You do not have to be a professionally skilled writer, as we strive to provide a supportive space where your writing can be critiqued and improved. Becoming a cogbites author is a great way to interact with other scientists, develop your science communication skills, and create a portfolio of your own non-technical writing. Interested? Apply to become an author!

write a guest post

Not able to commit to being a regular author? Cogbites also accepts a few additional types of submissions, such as:

(1) Reviews of cognition-related popular science books and movies

(2) Editorials about what it’s like to be a graduate student, your own undergraduate research experience, etc.

(3) Articles explaining current issues in our field

(4) Interviews with cognitive scientists about interesting research projects

If you’re interested in contributing this type of post, email us with your idea and we’ll let you know if it’s a good fit!  You can see examples of other guest posts here.