These are sites that may be useful for science journalists looking for stories, experts and background.

The Australian Science Media Centre is “an independent, not-for-profit service for the news media, giving journalists direct access to evidence-based science and expertise.” As well as connecting science journalists to experts, it also operates Scimex, an online science news portal, and has a Find An Expert database.

There are also Science Media Centres in the New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Germany.

This initiative of CSIRO’s Data61 unit aims to connect innovators and the general public – and by extension the media – with experts across the Australian research sector. It also provides extra information on factors such as an expert’s government grants, publication record and media articles.

This is an initiative of the Royal Institution of Australia, and is “Australia’s first free and open publishing platform for science stories”.

Co-produced by Biotext and Macquarie University, this manual includes guidance on scientific terms across a range of scientific fields, number, measurements, spelling, and writing about evidence and risk. Access requires a subscription.

This online global science news service is operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Registered journalists have access to embargoed press releases and papers.

Founded by the UK’s Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, AlphaGalileo is an online outlet for science press releases, news, announcements etc. Journalists must register for access to embargoed content.

This is a service provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, connecting journalists with expert scientific commentators, providing background information and media briefings.