Comment

Road maps for the 21st-century research in Science Communication

21/09/2010

Abstract: 

This is an introduction to the essays from the Jcom commentary devoted to the statute and the future of research in science communication. The authors have a long experience in international research in this domain. In the past few years, they have all been committed to the production of collective works which are now the most important references for science communication research programmes in the next few years. What topics should science communication research focus on and why? What is its general purpose? What is its real degree of autonomy from other similar fields of study? In other words, is science communication its 'own' field? These are some of the questions addressed by the in-depth discussion in this Jcom issue, with the awareness that science communication is a young, brittle research field, looking for a shared map, but also one of the most stimulating places of the contemporary academic panorama.

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21/09/2010

Science communication is less a community of researchers, but more a space where communities of research coexist to study and deal with communities of res

21/09/2010

Several publications have sought to define the field of science communication and review current issues and recent research.

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The present comment examines to what extent science communication has attained the status of an academic discipline and a distinct research field, as oppo

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Digital media have transformed the social practices of science communication.

21/09/2010

Science communication is certainly growing as an academic field, as well as a professional specialization.