Scimex for media officers

Are you responsible for engaging with media on behalf of your organisation? Do you want a new way to promote your science news stories? Would you like to know which of your experts are on Scimex?

Scimex provides an easy, interactive way to showcase your organisation's research and build your media presence. Embargoed material can now be uploaded to the site giving opt-in, vetted journalists access before the story goes public. Over 1500 registered journalists in Australia and New Zealand have access to your material (e.g. Media release, paper, images). Further information on using Scimex to draw media attention to your research news story can be found here.


Media officers and organisations can use Scimex to:

  1. Engage journalists
  2. Keep up-to-date on expert profiles from your organisation
  3. Encourage the right experts from your organisation to register for an expert profile
  4. Upload images and videos from your organisation
  5. Upload events that you deem to be of interest to the media

Register now to start using Scimex as a media officer. Registration is free for all media officers from research organisations, however there can be a fee involved to upload stories to the newsfeed.

To register as a media officer click here

Australian organisations may pay for a single release or purchase a subscription to submit news stories to the Scimex newsfeed. Australian pricing details are below.

Please note that supporters of the AusSMC have Scimex access included in their sponsorship or affiliation. Likewise, New Zealand organisations have a different system and should contact the SMCNZ.

Scimex pricing

Australian research organisations and their media teams may upload via the following options:

Not-for-profit Price (AUD exc. GST) Total Price
Single release $90 $99
Annual subscription* $1200 $1320
Affiliation** Contact the AusSMC Contact the AusSMC

*Annual subscription entitles the user to upload items to the newsfeed for one year from date of joining.

**Affiliation includes annual subscription and Scimex Plus, contact the AusSMC for pricing details.

Commercial* Price (exc. GST) Total Price
Single release $180 $198

*PR companies, for-profit organisations

Become an Affiliate

Sponsors and Affiliates of the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) have unlimited access to upload to Scimex plus much more. Affiliation is a great way for Australian research organisations to engage with the AusSMC and ensure their researchers have the best opportunities to engage with the media. It includes a number of other media services which are highly useful for research organisations (e.g. media briefings, alerts and much more). To find out more, contact the AusSMC.

Journalists and experts

Please note that Scimex is free for journalists and experts.