EurekAlert! is ABSW’s Lead Professional Development Partner, supporting the UK Conference for Science Journalists, the Science and Technology Summer School, and professional development opportunities throughout the year from 2019 to 2023.

EurekAlert! is a non-profit news release distribution system operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

EurekAlert! provides eligible reporters with free access to:

Embargoed news releases, updated in real-time, from thousands of institutions and journal publishers.
Advance press packages from leading journals, including Science, PNAS, and Cell.
User-customizable e-mail alerts are delivered daily to your inbox.

Embargoed and immediate-release science news 

More than 100 news releases are added daily to the EurekAlert! platform by more than 2,000 accredited research institutions and peer-reviewed journal publishers. Embargoed content is made available to registered reporters in real-time during business hours (8:30 am-5:00 pm US Eastern Time). Read our news release eligibility guidelines.

Registered reporters also receive advance notice of scientific meetings and related news conferences.

Creditable sources, peer-reviewed discoveries

EurekAlert! is the exclusive distributor of embargoed press content from the Science family of journals. Only EurekAlert! reporter-registrants receive weekly embargoed press packages, access to journal articles ahead of publication, and invitations to embargoed press teleconferences organized by the Science press team.

Other prestigious journals offering embargoed press content through EurekAlert! include: PNAS, JAMA, PLOS, Lancet, ACS, the BMJ, and Cell Press journals. 

University and other research organizations also make available embargoed and public news releases about research papers published in hundreds of other peer-reviewed journals.

Resources Hub

Find a curated list of free resources from EurekAlert! and AAAS, our sci-comm partner organizations, and a few favorites chosen by the EurekAlert! staff.

Your news, delivered to you

User-customizable e-mail alerts with the latest embargoed and breaking news releases are delivered daily to your inbox. RSS feeds and special topics portals feature the latest news releases in marine science, climate change, cancer research and Covid-19.

What people say about us

"You couldn't possibly work as an international science reporter without checking EurekAlert! You just miss too many stories." Clive Cookson, Financial Times

"With its timely links to new studies and review papers published in the top peer-reviewed journals, EurekAlert! is a source-finder, story tip sheet, and reality-check in one. It’s essential for any journalist attempting to cover the sciences." Craig Allen Welch, Seattle Times

"EurekAlert! is an excellent platform for journalists to stay updated on the latest scientific studies. Its press kit is comprehensive and its team super-supportive. I found EurekAlert! very helpful for my own reporting work and strongly recommend it to others." Coco Liu, Climate Wire and Scientific American

"My reporting rests on a foundation of solid science. The daily stream of notices from EurekAlert! keeps me informed about the latest water, food, and energy research." Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

"EurekAlert! is a vital tool, providing 24/7 access to original studies, contacts and news releases under embargo so we have time to work up original, useful reporting." Maggie Fox, CNN

"EurekAlert! is the Swiss Army Knife of science websites, offering instant access to new research from an impressive range of influential, peer-reviewed journals." Robert Lee Hotz, The Wall Street Journal

Apply for an EurekAlert! reporter account to get these services, free:

  • Embargoed news releases, updated in real-time, from thousands of institutions and journal publishers
  • Weekly embargoed press packages from leading journals, including Science, PNAS, and Cell, plus invitations to embargoed press teleconferences
  • Embargoed press portals by JAMALancetCell and more
  • 100+ news releases from accredited research institutions, posted daily
  • User-customized email alerts and special topics portals
  • Archive of 430,000+ science-related news releases since 1996
  • 220,000+ videos, images, and podcasts
  • Database of thousands of public information officers
  • Advance notice of scientific meetings and related news briefings


Staff reporters and freelance writers with accredited media outlets are eligible for free access to EurekAlert! upon approval of an application and completion of an embargo agreement. Read full reporter eligibility requirements here.


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