JCOM is an open access peer reviewed journal focused on science communication. The journal covers a broad range of issues pertinent to science communication and public engagement with STEM, including citizen science as well as environmental and health communication, where these relate to communication of research. 

JCOM caters for scholars coming from sociology of science, science and technology studies, media and communication, museums studies and other disciplinary perspectives. By doing so, we seek to encourage interdisciplinary exchange in the study of today’s complex knowledge societies and the role of public and scientists in the development of new knowledge.

JCOM publishes research that explores a wide range of issues pertinent to the science communication community, including: issues in communication between science and citizens and within the scientific community itself; challenges arising when models for theoretical analysis or practical means to popularize science are used; the changing relation between science and social institutions; and the informative, pedagogical, interpretative and political dimensions of science communication.

JCOM contributes to forging a common identity for scholars across disciplines by adopting a policy of free circulation of information.  JCOM is also a platform where distant and sometimes fragmented communities can meet: academic scholars, journalists, museum operators, and scientists who live and work in fields where theoretical reflection and concrete action are strongly intertwined.

JCOM has published research relevant to both the academic and practitioner communities engaged in science communication since 2002. In addition to research papers, JCOM also publishes invited thematic commentaries, essays, practice insights, reviews and letters.

JCOM is indexed in Web of Science (WoS), Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Dimensions and Scilit.

To improve JCOM's open access characteristics we have adopted a Creative Commons licensing policy, giving the community the opportunity to freely spread published contributions under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.

Authors retain the right to distribute their author accepted manuscript (AAM) via an institutional and/or subject repository under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence for release staring from the date of publication.

Copyright is retained by the authors by default. The journal does not apply any article processing or submission charge.

The Journal ethical policy is available here.

You can contact the Editorial Office at jcom-eo@jcom.sissa.it
JCOM is published by Sissa Medialab srl - Via Bonomea, 265 - 34136 Trieste - Italy - Tel. +39-040-3787 620 - Fax. +39-040-3787 640