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The AGA Blog publishes posts by our members on recent papers in the Journal of Heredity, as well as on other topics that are in line with the AGA mission to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics in order to document, conserve, and manage organismal diversity.  The goal of the AGA blog is to provide an inclusive forum for science communication.  "Getting your foot in the door," particularly when it comes to popular science writing and blogging, can be daunting.  However, at the AGA Blog, we welcome all science communicators, from those who have never blogged before to seasoned pros. 

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, follow these steps:

1.  If you are not already an AGA member, please join here:  


A one-year membership costs $20 for students, postdocs, and early career scientists. 

Membership gives you access to the entire 100+ years of Journal of Heredity, as well as other member-only information and benefits.  When we receive your first blog post, we will refund the $20 fee, or extend your membership for another year (your choice).

2.  Check out blog-post ideas, and read the formatting instructions here:

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Note -- If you want to write about a JHered article, email to access the list of papers already assigned

3.  Submit your post idea with Subject: POST_IDEA to the Social Media Editor, Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, at

4. Once your blog post is approved and completed, send it with Subject: POST_DRAFT to Stacy at

5.  Stacy will work with you to finalize the post and provide a date for it to appear.

6.  Read and share your work!




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