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Blu Dot – covers science, technology and design with an emphasis on “fresh thinking”.
Contributoria (~£) – an independent journalism community that includes opportunities to pitch stories and contribute to other people’s drafts.
Decoded Science (£) – one strand of a larger blog network. Pay is fairly low (awaiting confirmation of current rates), but work does get reviewed before being published and you can earn more if you take on responsibilities or write an article that fits into several of the network’s strands.
Experimentation – a website run by science students who write and edit.
GhScientific – a blog with a primary focus on science in Africa, Ghana specifically, but general posts and international news coverage are welcome. Posts are edited before being put online and you are free to put them on your own blog as well.
New Science Journalism – an independent science news magazine. Note that it has not been updated for nearly a year.
SciDev.Net (£) – a news and analysis website that covers the intersection between science and development.
Science for Environment Policy (£) – they are looking to create a pool of freelancers to write short news articles, each based on a single academic research paper. Experience of science writing is highly desirable and a science or journalism degree would also be good. Please send a CV to email@example.com if you are interested.
Science Nutshell – the latest research and news stories, with an emphasis on brevity.
TEPE Magazine – a team of science communicators and designers accepting articles for a magazine with themes of interdisciplinary thought, art/science crossovers and “how research pushes the boundaries of the possible”.
Things We Don’t Know (~£) – a site with articles and videos that cover unanswered questions, with different tiers of involvement.
The WIMM Blog – the blog of the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) in Oxford.
Young Scientists Journal – a journal and website run by 12-20 year olds around the world, publishing original research and review articles. There are opportunities for those older than 20 to get involved through advisory boards.