JCOM - Journal of Science Communication
JCOM is an on-line journal on scientific communication. Since the world of communications and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid, crucial and uncertain transition, JCOM is trying to become an interdisciplinary melting-pot capable of providing some theoretical guidelines for science communication. What does "science communication" actually mean today? What does science currently need, and what are the means and techniques it can avail itself of to communicate with the general public and within the scientific community itself? What sociological and epistemological problems are to be faced when models for theoretical analysis or practical means to popularise science are aimed at? How are the informative, pedagogical, interpretative and political dimensions of science communication changing? How is the relation between science and social institutions changing? What is the role of communication in this time of change?
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