20/06/2018

Science documentaries can influence individuals’ intention to engage in information-related behaviors. This study investigates how the use of different source types and communication settings within the same manipulated clip of a well-known documentary can impact viewers intentions to engage in exchanging information.

18/06/2018

How can data visualizations affect individuals’ perception of data credibility? An experiment with over 500 participants shows how different data visualizations related to the issue of nuclear fuel cycle can impact perceptions of data credibility, along with other elements such as source attribution.

11/06/2018

External assessments, self-assessments and survey data have demonstrated that the Engage course - a graduate-student-created and led program at the University of Washington for graduate students in scientific disciplines - has a positive effect on trainees’ skills in communicating with public audiences.

04/06/2018

The results suggest that commitment to, and communication of, open and transparent research practices should be part of the process of implementing agricultural biotechnologies.” A deep analysis of elements affecting public trust in agricultural biotechnology organizations producing GMOs.

22/05/2018

Comics & Science workshops where teenagers are asked to create a one-page comic strip based on a scientific presentation given by a PhD student can be a powerful tool to understand the reasons for certain choices of science illustration or storytelling.

15/05/2018

The journalistic coverage of biologically active compounds presented as promising drugs in Brazil – although only two of them completed the evaluation tests and got approved for commercialization – provides insights and strategies to build a more analytical view on drug research and development.

 

07/05/2018

By analysing answers provided by young students before and after visiting a science exhibition, the authors try to identify whether uncertainty of knowing can represent “a matter of emerging critical thinking, self-reflection and weighing of whether one has sufficient evidence to decide.”

23/04/2018

How are media and political discourses about environmental pollution framed in Australia, China and Japan? By making use of novel and traditional means of analysis, authors of the book provide interesting insights relevant to those researching and practicing science communication of environmental issues.

17/04/2018

“What are the criteria of successful digital infrastructures? Which potential for changing workflows or scholarly interaction and collaboration patterns do we ascribe to digital infrastructures?” JCOM new set of commentaries focuses on changing internal communication tools for scientific communities.

17/04/2018

“The digital infrastructure in international astronomy comes with some striking features and can be regarded as a dream come true for open science protagonists. It consists of large components that are closely connected and offer immediate or delayed access to a large share of publications and research data.”