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Embargoes on EurekAlert!

If you’re a press officer promoting science at your organization, you’ve almost certainly worked with the embargo system. Agreement of an embargo among journal publishers, press offices, and news outlets offers extra time for reporters to research and prepare news stories and encourage fair and equal access to scientific research among journalists around the world. But miscommunication and differing understanding of what an embargo entails can lead to confusion.…

“The 90-Day Rule”: Considerations behind EurekAlert!’s Timeliness Guideline

As a nonprofit science news service and consortium of research institutions, EurekAlert! has always striven to facilitate dissemination of the latest scientific breakthroughs to reporters and the public. Since our launch in 1996, scientific publishing and science communication have adapted to the introduction of open access, advanced or early online publication, and other practices where papers become available online before print.…

Welcome to EurekAlert!’s #SciComm Blog

How do I write an attention-grabbing headline? What are some tips to avoid “hyping” a scientific study? Why does EurekAlert! have a “90-day rule”? How do I make sure my researcher nails her Reddit AMA? Is it worth promoting a preprint paper if it hasn’t been peer reviewed yet?

These are just a few questions that you, as public information officers (a.k.a.…