Editorial Article: Help Us Celebrate 20 Years of Dynamic & Innovative Scientific Publishing

SelectScience proudly turns 20 this year, but rather than dwell on past glories, we’re looking forward – to the next two decades and all that science will achieve by 2040.

23 Feb 2018

This year, SelectScience® proudly marks 20 years at the very forefront of scientific communication. From our base in Bath, UK, we publish cutting-edge science and technology news and trusted peer-to-peer information to a growing global audience of around 2 million scientists – and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for being part of the SelectScience community. It’s all of you who make us what we are today.

The SelectScience team's annual international meeting

Royal Approval

SelectScience has earned a reputation for consistently strong growth, winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013, in recognition of Outstanding Achievement for International Trade, and was named UK Life Science Employer of the Year in 2014. In 2012, we were delighted to be endorsed by Google as a trusted reviews website. 


You don’t need us to tell you all about the benefits of being a SelectScience member, but we can say with certainty that in this anniversary year, you can look forward to even more exciting new SelectScience projects – including a brand new website designed to make it even easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.

To kick the year off in style, the team has used a state-of-the-art visual storytelling platform to create a special Future of Science anniversary feature, looking ahead to how science will change our lives dramatically over the next 20 years and featuring the predictions of world-leading scientists.

Now we’d love to hear from you about what you think the future will bring — the latest iPhone is up for grabs to whoever makes the most visionary prediction.


SelectScience focuses on the latest technologies and techniques from across the scientific industry, all in the name of improving communication between scientists and manufacturers in order to accelerate vital research.

Above all, we have always striven to create high-quality content that will make a real difference to our members. We regularly feature the world’s top scientists and our content ranges from editorial articles, video interviews and thought-leading webinars, to breaking scientific news and comprehensive coverage of major science events. 

Our members —who can be found across the globe — turn to product reviews written by their peers before making important purchasing decisions for their labs. 

As we strive to make our website as helpful as possible for you, we love receiving feedback from scientists on what they find most useful about being part of the SelectScience community:


SelectScience is my first stop when wanting to find out more about an instrument or product. Reviews from end users and purchasers significantly influence my decision to buy.
William Wittbold

Ajinomoto Althea, USA

I use your website to read your news and articles and to be updated on everything related to my work.
Alvaro Campos

Amri global, Spain

SelectScience makes the decision process simpler. With so many options in the market, it allows me to compare similar products and choose the product that best suits our needs.
Dr Leopoldo Herrera Rodriguez

Protein Technologies Ltd, UK


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More trailblazing innovations

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, reviewers and industry partners, as well as the hard-working team here at SelectScience, for all they have done to make SelectScience the dynamic science community that it is today.

Arif Butt

CEO and President, SelectScience

Considered the world’s most innovative science publisher, SelectScience regularly launches unique new programs to help scientists choose the best instruments for their labs quickly and with confidence.

In 1999, we became the first science publisher to publish product reviews and star ratings. In 2007, we set up the annual Scientists’ Choice Awards which now sees tens of thousands of scientists nominate and vote for their favorite scientific instruments and services. Ten years later, in June 2017, we launched the Seals of Quality program. Seals of Quality recognize scientific products that have consistently received the highest customer review ratings and are designed to enable scientists to see at a glance the instruments and services their peers love the most.

Look out for more trailblazing innovations coming soon, as we make our 20th anniversary a forward-looking year of evolution and transformation, designed to propel the SelectScience community towards a future of ever more effective communication and shared success.