Issue 02, 2018

25/06/2018

The aim of this paper is the development of an evaluation tool (composed of 34 indicators structured into 6 interrelated criteria) scientifically validated by the Delphi method that permits the study of Internet usage and its effectiveness for encouraging public engagement in the scientific process.

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.

11/04/2018

"Why would anyone wish to track the emergence of science communication in
Ireland? There are lessons to be learned, mistakes to avoid and ideas to be
borrowed. Although the focus is Ireland, many of the issues travel internationally".

04/04/2018

A brand-new JCOM for Latin America and a brand-new look for JCOM. April 2018 marks a milestone in the history of JCOM. Innovation and stronger community engagement, always open access.