• Professional science communications
The Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC) is a
non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the needs of all
technical communicators. On the website you can find information
on technical communication in general and some resources that
technical communicators can use.
The Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council is Britain's
lead funding agency for academic research and training in the
non-medical life sciences. Here you can find some information
on how to communicate science to the public.
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How to (or not to) communicate science – Steve Rose (2002)
European Association of Science Editors
To help scientists and translators meet the requirements of well-known journals, the European Association of Science Editors has published an updated, 2012 edition of the "EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English". The Guidelines are freely available as PDFs in 20 languages.
The International Communication Association (ICA) is an association
for scholars interested in the study of all aspects of human communication
and in the teaching of communication. ICA also organises conferences
and other activities for researchers.
The primary mission of the IEEE Professional Communication Society
(PCS) is to help engineers and technical communicators develop
skills in written and oral presentation. IEEE stands for the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
The mission of the Institute of Scientific & Technical Communicators
(ISTC) is to set and improve standards for communication of scientific
and technical information.
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?
The Natural Environment Research Council promotes and
supports research and other activities in terrestrial, marine
and freshwater biology and Earth, atmospheric, hydrological, oceanographic
and polar sciences and Earth observation. Here are their staff
guidelines on 'Communicating your ideas'.
This site, Communicating Science to the Public : A Handbook
for Researchers, is a site of the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
The International Network on Public Communication of Science and
Technology (PCST) is a network of individuals from around the
world who are active in producing and studying PCST.
The guide is intended primarily for those relatively new to communicating
science or who are making the first steps to move from a monologue
approach to a dialogue style. Thus some more experienced communicators
may find that sections in this guide cover ground they already
know. It is intended that the “Guidelines” and “Organiser’s
Checklist” in each chapter, will provide a useful aide memoire
for all practising communicators seeking to increase opportunities
for dialogue and exchanges of ideas and views.
(science communication + research office)
scro is an agency for science communication in the German-language
countries dealing with
- the public understanding of science
- marketing, advertising, public relations
- research and analyses
Guidelines on science and health communication. Prepared by the
Social Issues Research Centre in partnership with the Royal Society
and the Royal Institution of Great Britain
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an individual
membership organisation dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences
of technical communication.
Is an informal group that brings together people working in communication
in scientific societies, research institutes and other non- commercial
organisations in science, technology, engineering and medicine.