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  • Date: 11/12/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the editorial of this issue of JCOM, we underline how children are on one hand one of the main target group for science communication, and on the other hand a largely excluded group in the shift from a linear diffusion model to a dialogic model of science communication. In this series of comments, stimulated by the EU - FP7-Science in society ... »
  • Date: 06/24/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    A new editorial board is guiding JCOM through a period of change and here opens out the discussion on what JCOM has become and what it could or should become in the future. The journal's readers are invited to make their contributions. ... »
  • Date: 06/13/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In the last two years SISSA Medialab designed, tested and evaluated two projects aiming at empowering children (in one case) and teenagers (in the other) to act as science journalists in order to promote a personal, critical attitude towards science and technology. The two groups produced a paper magazine and a blog, respectively, in a ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The science & art research played an important role in the topics covered by JCOM because actually the convergence of languages and themes of art and science increasingly continue to act synergistically in the most diverse knowledge fields. ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This paper brings some reflections on JCOM and, in general on a science communication journal, from the perspective of the developing world. It is highlighted the following top aspects of JCOM: open access; the language, that is, the fact that authors can write in their own languages and the article is translated into English; and the fact that ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The JCOM I would appreciate reading should address in real time the emerging trends and pressing issues concerning Science in society; it would be targeted not only to researchers in STS et similia, but also to the constantly expanding universe of science communication practitioners; it would make sure to avoid the hidden forms of social exclusion ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Throughout its existence JCOM has earned a special recognition as a space of confluence for the international community of science communicators, but how should be its immediate future? Here are some ideas inspired by which Italo Calvino’s suggested as the main characteristics for the literature of the 21st century, hoping to have a JCOM light, ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    JCOM is eleven years old, and this is certainly a reason to celebrate. The journal has been a tribune where we could observe how geographical and institutional frontiers of science communication (SC) have been expanded. As open access publication, JCOM has played a key important role to diffuse and make visible the research results for all. This ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    JCOM can enhance its contribution to the science communication community by greater rigour in selection and editing and by opening up to reader comment. ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This short comment presents a few suggestions for the enrichment of JCOM seen from the perspective of an informal learning expert. ... »

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