Curious to learn more about neuroscience straight from the literature, but finding it difficult to get a start? Interested in finding a community of like-minded students? Grey Matters has launched the UW's first ever undergraduate Journal Club!

College life can be incredibly busy, so we've planned Journal Club with you in mind: no prior scientific knowledge is required, nor will you need to have finished reading the paper. This is a judgment-free zone hoping to foster curiosity and learning, regardless of your educational background.

If you're interested in presenting, please click here!

Journal Club leadership applications are currently closed for 2023-2024.

Meeting Information

The next Journal Club will be in Winter Quarter. Check back later for more details!
Date: TBA
Meeting time: TBA
Location: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) 427
Paper topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Journal Club is typically hosted every two weeks on Tuesdays at 6:30-7:30 PST in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) 427. During dead week and finals, there is no Journal Club.

Don't want to miss Journal Club? Join the mailing list — we'll send you an email on the Thursday and Monday before each meeting!

Pre-Submit Questions

Have some questions about the paper before the meeting or want to ask about topics you'd like us to cover? Fill out the form!

Join the Meeting Virtually

If you're unable to join in-person, feel free to access via Zoom!

Feedback Form

If you have any feedback after the meeting, please let us know. Journal Club is meant for you, after all!

Mandatory Attendance for First-Time Authors and Editors

First-time authors and editors of the Grey Matters Production Team are required to attend at least one Journal Club meeting every quarter.

Why is it Mandatory?

This is because Journal Club has similar goals to the production team, and therefore first-time authors and editors would benefit from:

  • Learning how to communicate complex topics and research papers to the public in a concise and understandable manner
  • Observing from experienced senior Grey Matters members and others
  • Connecting with the wider Grey Matters community

Meeting Archives

Check out the Grey Matters Journal Club Archives if you missed a meeting or are interested in looking through old Journal Club content!

Article Access

Quite a few of our articles will need to be accessed via paid journals, so we highly recommend using the UW Proxy Bookmarklet to access this content instead. If you're still having trouble accessing, feel free to contact us at or talk to us after a meeting!

Interested in Presenting?

Please fill out our Presentation Interest Form! Additionally, check out our Journal Club Presenter Guide!

Last updated December 4th, 2023.