The role of science communication journals in America Latina

The role of science communication journals in America Latina

Author: Enrico M. Balli – Sissa Medialab, Italy

Dominique Brossard – University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Nancy Longnecker – University of Otago, New Zealand
Luisa Massarani – Museu da Vida, Fiocruz, Brazil

The science communication research community is constantly evolving and growing, with interests spreading from citizen science to science comics, from media discourse to community engagement. A part for strong, cross-cultural topics uniting researchers’ interests in the field, trends are emerging showing the need for regional platforms, bringing together researchers from geographical areas that share similar contexts and languages. Speakers in this session will focus on the specific bottom-up process which recently led the science communication scientific community in Latin America to advocate for a dedicated regional open access platform, which is leading to the creation of JCOM América Latina, a journal aimed to give voice their community.

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Presentation type: Roundtable discussion
Theme: Society
Area of interest: Influencing policies through science communication