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Scholarly Communication in the Era of Open Science

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Growing skepticism towards scientific findings makes capturing attention from the public an urgent and serious issue for scientists. The attention will provide scientists a channel to communicate through scientific ideas. Recently, the rise of scientific content on YouTube or podcasts is a prominent example of an effort for good and effective science communication. However, mainstream science communication is still limited to conventional media like journalism or personal blog. In a world where “information strategy” is becoming more important, science communication needs to employ every tool possible.

This Research Topic invites academic contributions to help expand our understanding of scholarly communications, both in theory and practice. We expect original research articles, review articles, essays, and perspectives from different contexts.

The Research Topic invites academic contributions from researchers, science writers, science communicators to contribute original results and novel ideas. Moreover, artists, filmmakers, game designers, novelists who are interested in science communications are also welcomed to share their ideas. The authors can contribute to the following areas of research, including but not limited to:

• Social media in science communication
• The rise of preprints and its influence on science communication
• Open science and science communication
• The cost of science communication
• Science communication in emerging contexts
• Novels and the storytelling of scientific ideas
• Cinemas and the visual story of science
• YouTube, video essays, and science communication
• Video games and how science communicates interactively
• Arts and the artistic expression of science
• A mindsponge mechanism for effective scholarly communication
• Communicating social sciences and humanities


Keywords: holistic science communication, philosophy of science communication; Total SciComm; all out science communication, scientific novel, scientific film, scientific art


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Growing skepticism towards scientific findings makes capturing attention from the public an urgent and serious issue for scientists. The attention will provide scientists a channel to communicate through scientific ideas. Recently, the rise of scientific content on YouTube or podcasts is a prominent example of an effort for good and effective science communication. However, mainstream science communication is still limited to conventional media like journalism or personal blog. In a world where “information strategy” is becoming more important, science communication needs to employ every tool possible.

This Research Topic invites academic contributions to help expand our understanding of scholarly communications, both in theory and practice. We expect original research articles, review articles, essays, and perspectives from different contexts.

The Research Topic invites academic contributions from researchers, science writers, science communicators to contribute original results and novel ideas. Moreover, artists, filmmakers, game designers, novelists who are interested in science communications are also welcomed to share their ideas. The authors can contribute to the following areas of research, including but not limited to:

• Social media in science communication
• The rise of preprints and its influence on science communication
• Open science and science communication
• The cost of science communication
• Science communication in emerging contexts
• Novels and the storytelling of scientific ideas
• Cinemas and the visual story of science
• YouTube, video essays, and science communication
• Video games and how science communicates interactively
• Arts and the artistic expression of science
• A mindsponge mechanism for effective scholarly communication
• Communicating social sciences and humanities


Keywords: holistic science communication, philosophy of science communication; Total SciComm; all out science communication, scientific novel, scientific film, scientific art


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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10 November 2021 Abstract
15 May 2022 Manuscript

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10 November 2021 Abstract
15 May 2022 Manuscript

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