How to use Scimex

For journalists

Whether you're a rookie reporter struggling to get your head around a scientific story, or a seasoned veteran who just can't find quite the right expert to add colour to your story, Scimex is for you.

  • Keep up-to-date on science news with the Scimex Newsfeed
  • Receive early alerts to embargoed stories
  • Find everything you need for a story in one convenient place
  • Locate the right expert for your story in our expert database
  • Search our Multimedia Hub for striking images and videos

It's free for journalists to join - find out about eligibility for registration here.

Sign up to get the most out of Scimex or if you are already registered login above.

By registering to use Scimex you are agreeing to abide by our embargo policy.

Any questions? Contact the Scimex team.

Scimex services


The Scimex Newsfeed gives you direct access to the hottest science news from journals, universities and research organisations. You can also choose to be alerted to new content via the Scimex Daily email (available for journalists who register).

Find an expert

Scimex's Find an Expert database allows you to locate and contact media-friendly scientists. Experts can upload video clips to their profile pages, allowing you to see how well they cope when the cameras start rolling. You can also view their Twitter feed and previous media experience, giving you a feel for their communication skills.

Multimedia Hub

A searchable library of creative commons images and video is now available. This growing hub of multimedia uploaded directly by research organisations and individual experts only contains creative commons material that can be used without permission provided you attribute the work as specified. The high resolution file is only available for download to registered journalists who are logged in.

SMC Picks

SMC Picks alerts journalists to our pick of the most newsworthy embargoed science stories from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, delivered directly to your inbox twice-a-week.

Media enquiries

Can't find what you're looking for on Scimex? Then give us a call. Full contact details are available here.