The ESA SciComm Section seeks reviewers, and we welcome co-authored reviews.

We are open to proposals for book reviews of titles not on our list.

The following books are in-hand and can be shipped directly to confirmed reviewers:

  • A field guide for science writers
  • A little history of science
  • Aristotle’s Ladder, Darwin’s Tree: Evolution of visual metaphors for biological order
  • Don’t be such a scientist
  • Field notes on science & nature
  • Ordering life
  • Paleocosas Detectives del Pasado
  • Science unshackled
  • The beginner’s guide to winning the Nobel Prize

Editorial Details

  • The audience of the ESA SciComm Section blog is fellow scientists and SciComm practitioners (including scientists considering becoming communicators, those in transition, and those who are experienced communicators already).
  • We ask for at least one image (which could be a photo, scan of a hand-written or drawn image, etc.).
  • All pitches and posts are subject to editorial approval and editing at all stages of the publishing process.
  • Posts average 250-500 words.
  • Be sure your review has a SciComm angle, and be sure to indicate your motive for reviewing the book (expertise, curiosity, sharing lessons learned, etc.).


  • Please specify an anticipated draft submission date. If you do not have a preference, we will propose a couple of dates.
  • Please let us know well in advance if you will need to postpone your anticipated submission date.
  • Please plan to submit your draft the Friday prior to your scheduled publication date (usually a Wednesday). This allows time for editing, confirming/finalizing draft with you, formatting and scheduling prior to publishing the following week.


Please contact us directly with your pitch. Thank you in advance for your contribution(s)!

*Image credit: Christopher Michel from San Francisco, USA (Ladakh) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons