How to write the best science article


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 25 March 2013
  • Copyright: Image appears courtesy of iStock Photo

Roger Highfield, former Editor of New Scientist and former Science Editor of the Daily Telegraph has written a short guide on how to write the best science article in The Guardian. This piece coincides with the 2013 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, whose closing date is 28th April 2013.

thumbnail image: How to write the best science article

Highfield pinpoints eight facts to bear in mind when writing from grabbing the reader with the first line, how to get the best out of your interviewee to what material to leave out.

In 2011, Michael Wallace, a member of the Editorial Board and a regular contributor to Significance, was runner-up in the prestigious Max Perutz Science Writing Award, an award created fifteen years ago by the Medical Research Council and named after the outstanding communicator who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The award is aimed to encourage and recognise the best communications in young researchers.

Related Topics

Related Publications

Related Content

Site Footer


This website is provided by John Wiley & Sons Limited, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ (Company No: 00641132, VAT No: 376766987)

Published features on are checked for statistical accuracy by a panel from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)   to whom Wiley and express their gratitude. This panel are: Ron Kenett, David Steinberg, Shirley Coleman, Irena Ograjenšek, Fabrizio Ruggeri, Rainer Göb, Philippe Castagliola, Xavier Tort-Martorell, Bart De Ketelaere, Antonio Pievatolo, Martina Vandebroek, Lance Mitchell, Gilbert Saporta, Helmut Waldl and Stelios Psarakis.