Would you like to spread the word about your latest paper? Do you feel that there isn’t enough information available online about your particular area of research? Do you have an engaging video or activity that you’d like to share with the wider world? Or do you simply feel passionate about science communication and making current plant research accessible?
At Botany One, we’re always looking for contributors and interesting articles. If you would like to write for us, you can contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Anne Osterrieder (email: editor (at) botany.one; Twitter: @AnneOsterrieder), and discuss your article idea. We give feedback on drafts and guide you through writing an effective blog post, if you haven’t done it before. If you are a student or early career researcher, this will give you experience in writing for a more general audience.
Join our ‘Botany Writers’ mailing list
If you would like to write something but aren’t sure what, we run themed days or weeks throughout the year (e.g. International Women’s Day, International Day of Forests, or Plant Records Week). We have set up a ‘Tinyletter’ newsletter, through which we will occasionally send out calls for themed blog posts. If you would like to join the list, please visit https://tinyletter.com/BotanyOneWriters – and please share the link with any colleagues or students (undergraduates and postgraduates) who might be interested.
How to write a great guest post
Here are some examples of excellent guest posts that we have published in the past:
- Clare Ziegler, Rosemary Dyson, and Iain Johnston: Elevated carbon dioxide: Getting to the root of the problem
- Xavier Draye, Guillaume Lobet, Brieuc Ryelandt, Antoine Rummens, Thomas feron, Gabriel Carestia, Timothée , François Duqnese, Nicolas Deffense and Fabio Claps How hard is it to use plant computational models? Ask our students!
- Esther Ngumbi: Do the small things to make a big difference
- Steven Sankey: Miraculin: The Miracle in Miracle Fruit
- Martin Hodson Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration in Soils: Can Phytoliths Help?
- Maria Papanatsiou BLINKing stomata: an optogenetic approach to improve plant growth and water use
- Arif Ashraf: ePlant: A Comprehensive Data Visualization Tool for Plant Biologists