Article Guidelines

We host various kinds of article on the Brain Domain. This page aims to give a brief summary of them. If you’re interested in writing for us please make sure your article fits into one of the themes below.

Reflection – We want to hear from those who have personally experienced a mental health/neurological issue, either your own or that of someone you know. The idea is to inspire researchers, and help communicate a more personal account of clinical neuroscience. How you want to do this is open to interpretation, subsequently we expect these articles to vary hugely. See an example. 

Brainwave – A brief communication (approx 500 words), intended to summarise an area, or paper quickly. Because of their brevity, there is little opportunity for meaty discussion, subsequently these should be made fun to read and easily digestible for a lay reader. See an example. 

Neuron-to-Something – For when a ‘Brainwave’ just isn’t enough! These articles are supposed to delve into the discussion surrounding recent advancements in neuroscience. They must be current and add to the conversation. See an example. 

Deep Thought – These serve as a platform to translate challenging concepts or perspectives into something understandable for those not in the field. We think these work best with a running theme to relate examples to. See an example. 

Pause for Thought – An area for general themes related to neuroscience. For instance, ‘ethics’ or ‘science in the media’ are interesting and relevant topics, and ‘Pause for Thought’ articles enable us to discuss these. See an example. 

Resource – These articles are our own home-made resources. A side project at the Brain Domain involves the collation of useful resources (as of yet unpublished), to learn the basics of neuroscience. Sometimes we can’t find good basic resources, and in those instances we’ll make our own. See an example. 

News-o-science – These are as current as they come, a summary of some interesting papers hitting the media either for the right reasons (good science), or because they’re downright fun. See an example.