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  • Cross-posting from PCST (Co-op Admin):

    Dear PCST Community, 


    is extended to  February 28.

     

    The Call wants to collect experiences among research institutions, universities or others on scicomm education and training whose practices are contributing to: 

    - support researchers' public communication

    - recruit science communication professionals and developing their competences
    - evaluate and improve the quality of research communication
    - use science communication research results in institutional activities


    Selected proposals will be presented in parallel working sessions at the Venice Symposium and will be included in the Symposium's outputs.    
    Admitted presenters will be notified by March 15, 2023 .


    Please remember that it is possible to register as a participant without presenting.


    Early bird registration is available till March 31, 2023


    For any further information do not hesitate to contact us at  pcstvenice@univiu.org




    The PCST Venice Symposium is jointly organized by PCST Network and Venice International University , an international association of universities from EU, USA, Africa, East Asia, and the Mediterranean with a common campus on the island of San Servolo in the Venice lagoon.


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    Alessandra Fornetti
    Venice International University

    TEN Program for Sustainability
    Executive Director




    QUEST  project Coordinator


    MUHAI  project  


    Isola di San Servolo
    30100 Venezia
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    Data Visualisation Toolkit


    By Research Cooperative, 2023-01-03

    Many resources are available, I will group them here into "free" and "paid". Of course, many free services also have paid options with more tools, help and information. Please feel free to recommend a site for this toolkit.

    Free

    Google Earth   by Google

    Paid

    Flowingdata.com with Peter Lau (USA)


    The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) is briefly introduced in a Wikipedia entry here . The STM website and member list is here: https://www.stm-assoc.org/membership/our-members/

    STM was first formally registered as a "foundation" in 1994. The members list is an interesting mix of big name publishers and obscure (though not necessarily minor) digital-era companies that support online publishing in various ways. Among the more than 100 members listed, only two can be identified by reference to the term "nonprofit": The American Chemical Society, and Knowledge Futures Group. Of course, there are many non-profit academic societies that are also publishers, but few are listed as STM members.

    The Knowledge Futures Group ( https://knowledgefutures.org ) builds open source technology and collaborates with academic/scientific communities to build public digital infrastructure for "effective, equitable, and sustainable knowledge futures".

    The Knowledge Futures website is a treasure trove of articles on scientific publishing.

    Here's a statement I like:

    "It is the generation of scholarship that results from sustaining more people that will in turn further sustain scholarly publishing. We must reject the impulse for efficiency in favor of a desire to flourish ."

    See:

    Rudmann, D., Holbourne, K., & Gerakopoulou, E. (2021). Hire Everyone: Scholarly Publishing and Cooperative Sustainability. Commonplace , 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.72cb6467

    There is a lot more to explore and learn at the STM website, and also at the Knowledge Futures Group!

    https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.72cb6467 https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.72cb6467 https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.72cb6467

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    Exploring the world of Academic Publishing with ChatGPT


    By Research Cooperative, 2022-12-22

    Exploring the world of Academic Publishing with ChatGPT

    Peter J. Matthews, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan, & The Research Cooperative

    This is an informal report of an Interview with ChatGPT (Open AI) on 22nd December 2022. Questions were posed by Dr Matthews of the Research Cooperative, and all answers were generated in a single online text-based conversation, in English. The Q&A is reproduced here without any editing. The interview concludes with a diversion into the anthropology of science, and a startling end.

    PJM: Which countries in the world publish good academic journals in languages other than English? If possible, please note the titles of some of the best non-English journals in those countries.

    ChatGPT: There are many countries around the world that publish academic journals in languages other than English. Here are a few examples:

    • Germany: Zeitschrift für Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft
    • France: Revue Francophone de Linguistique Appliquée, Revue Française de Sociologie
    • Italy: Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, Rivista di Linguistica
    • Spain: Anuario de Psicología, Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada
    • China: Acta Psychologica Sinica, Language and Linguistics
    • Japan: Japanese Psychological Research, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan
    • Korea: Korean Journal of Psychology, Journal of the Korean Linguistic Society
    • Brazil: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, Linguística e Filologia

    These are just a few examples, and there are many other non-English language academic journals published in other countries as well. It is worth noting that many of these journals are published in multiple languages, including English, and may be of interest to researchers and academics working in a variety of fields.

    PJM: Thanks. Can you give some more examples for those countries for journals on other topics?

    ChatGPT: Certainly! Here are some additional examples of academic journals in languages other than English published in various countries:

    Germany:

    • Zeitschrift für Ökologie und Naturschutz
    • Zeitschrift für Sozialreform
    • Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie

    France:

    • Revue de l'histoire de l'art
    • Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine
    • Revue française de science politique

    Italy:

    • Giornale di storia della filosofia
    • Rivista di storia della filosofia
    • Rivista di storia delle scienze mediche e naturali

    Spain:

    • Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia
    • Revista de Historia Moderna
    • Revista de Historia de la Psicología

    China:

    • Acta Geologica Sinica
    • Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
    • Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

    Japan:

    • Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
    • Japanese Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
    • Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research

    Korea:

    • Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
    • Korean Journal of Environmental Biology
    • Korean Journal of Medical History

    Brazil:

    • Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo
    • Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
    • Revista Brasileira de Geociências

    Again, these are just a few examples, and there are many other non-English language academic journals published in these countries and around the world. The specific topics covered by these journals may vary, but they all represent important contributions to the global academic community.

    PJM: Among all those journals you listed so far, which have the most readers, or are best known, or have a good reputation or impact?

    ChatGPT: It is difficult to say which specific academic journals have the most readers or are the best known, as this can vary depending on the field of study and the specific research interests of individual readers. Additionally, the reputation and impact of an academic journal can be evaluated in a variety of ways, such as through the number of citations it receives, the quality of the research it publishes, and the prestige of the editorial board.

    That being said, some academic journals that are well-known and highly regarded in their respective fields include:

    • Zeitschrift für Psychologie (Germany)
    • Revue Francophone de Linguistique Appliquée (France)
    • Giornale Italiano di Psicologia (Italy)
    • Anuario de Psicología (Spain)
    • Acta Psychologica Sinica (China)
    • Japanese Psychological Research (Japan)
    • Korean Journal of Psychology (Korea)
    • Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica (Brazil)

    These journals are all published in languages other than English and are highly respected in their respective fields. However, it is worth noting that there are many other non-English language academic journals that are also well-known and highly regarded in their respective fields.

    PJM: Most of those journals in your last answer represent the field of psychology. That's OK. Now I wonder if you can tell me about journals on academic writing and science history, in the world generally, in any language?

    ChatGPT: Certainly! Here are some examples of academic journals that focus on academic writing and science history in various languages:

    • Writing and Pedagogy (international, published in English)
    • Written Communication (international, published in English)
    • Writing in Education (international, published in English)
    • Journal of Writing Research (international, published in English)
    • Écritures (France, published in French)
    • Escritos de Filosofía (Spain, published in Spanish)
    • Escritos de História (Brazil, published in Portuguese)
    • Science & Education (international, published in English)
    • History of Science (international, published in English)
    • Annals of Science (international, published in English)
    • Isis (international, published in English)

    These are just a few examples, and there are many other academic journals that focus on academic writing and science history in various languages. The specific topics covered by these journals may vary, but they all represent important contributions to the global academic community.

    PJM: Can you find journals that focus on problems and solutions for science communication, or that cover science communication broadly, and that are published in English or other languages?

    ChatGPT: Certainly! Here are some examples of academic journals that focus on science communication, either by addressing problems and solutions for science communication or by covering the field of science communication more broadly:

    • Public Understanding of Science (international, published in English)
    • Science Communication (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology, & Human Values (international, published in English)
    • Science as Culture (international, published in English)
    • Communication Research (international, published in English)
    • Communication & Medicine (international, published in English)
    • Health Communication (international, published in English)
    • Environmental Communication (international, published in English)
    • Science Communication in China (China, published in English)
    • Comunicar (Spain, published in Spanish)
    • Acta Comunicacional (Spain, published in Spanish)
    • Science in Context (international, published in English)
    • Science Communication in Japan (Japan, published in Japanese and English)
    • Science Communication in Korea (Korea, published in Korean and English)
    • Comunicación y Sociedad (Spain, published in Spanish)
    • Comunicación y Ambiente (Spain, published in Spanish)

    These are just a few examples, and there are many other academic journals that focus on science communication in various languages. The specific topics covered by these journals may vary, but they all represent important contributions to the global academic community.

    PJM: That's a good list. From those titles I can see a set of important keywords: public understanding, science communication, technology, society, culture, human values, context. Medicine and environment may be especially important themes for science communication. Perhaps the common theme linking all of these is "science and society". Can you identify or recommend journals, publishers, or organisations that focus on "science and society"?

    ChatGPT: Yes, "science and society" is a common theme that connects many of the academic journals that focus on science communication. Here are some examples of academic journals, publishers, and organizations that focus on the relationship between science and society:

    • Science and Public Policy (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology, & Human Values (international, published in English)
    • Social Studies of Science (international, published in English)
    • Public Understanding of Science (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology, & Society (international, published in English)
    • Science Communication (international, published in English)
    • Science as Culture (international, published in English)
    • Science in Context (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology, and Society (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology and Society (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology, Society and Development (international, published in English)
    • Science and Technology Studies (international, published in English)
    • Science, Technology, & Medicine (international, published in English)

    In addition to these academic journals, there are also several publishers and organizations that focus on the relationship between science and society. Some examples include:

    • MIT Press (international, publishes books and journals in English)
    • Sage Publications (international, publishes books and journals in English)
    • Springer Nature (international, publishes books and journals in English)
    • Taylor & Francis (international, publishes books and journals in English)
    • The Science and Technology Studies Section of the American Sociological Association (international, focuses on the relationship between science and society)
    • The Society for Social Studies of Science (international, focuses on the relationship between science and society)
    • The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (international, focuses on the relationship between science and society)

    These are just a few examples, and there are many other academic journals, publishers, and organizations that focus on the relationship between science and society. These resources can be valuable for researchers, academics, and others interested in exploring the intersections between science and society.

    PJM: OK. I've heard that S…[ends!]

    ChatGPT: I'm sorry, but it looks like your question was cut off. Could you please provide the full question so that I can better understand what you are asking?

    PJM: OK. I've heard that "Science and Technology Studies" is a field of sociology that is connected to science history and to anthropology. Please tell me something about the anthropology of science and the history of this area of research, within 1000 words or so.

    ChatGPT: The anthropology of science is a subfield of anthropology that studies the relationships between science, technology, and society from an anthropological perspective. It encompasses a wide range of topics, including the ways in which scientific knowledge is produced, disseminated, and used; the social and cultural dimensions of scientific practices and institutions; and the impacts of science and technology on various aspects of human life.

    The history of the anthropology of science is closely connected to the development of science and technology studies (STS), which is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology, and other disciplines. STS emerged in the 1960s and 1970s as a response to the growing recognition that science and technology are not neutral or objective, but are deeply embedded in social, cultural, and political contexts.

    One of the key figures in the early development of the anthropology of science was Bruno Latour, a French sociologist and anthropologist who is known for his work on the sociology of scientific knowledge. Latour argued that scientific knowledge is a social construct and that scientific practices and institutions are shaped by social, cultural, and political factors.

    Other influential figures in the anthropology of science include Donna Haraway, a feminist science studies scholar who is known for her work on the social and cultural dimensions of science and technology; Andrew Pickering, a British sociologist who has written extensively on the history and philosophy of science; and Steve Woolgar, a sociologist who has written extensively on the sociology of scientific knowledge and the anthropology of science and technology.

    In addition to these scholars, there are many others who have contributed to the development of the anthropology of science, including anthropologists, sociologists, historians, philosophers, and scientists. The field is highly interdisciplinary and draws on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including cultural anthropology, social anthropology, science and technology studies, and the sociology of scientific knowledge.

    The anthropology of science is a vibrant and rapidly growing field that is concerned with a wide range of issues related to the relationships between science, technology, and society. It is an important area of research that has the potential to shed light on a wide range of important issues, including the ways in which scientific knowledge is produced and used, the social and cultural dimensions of scientific practices and institutions, and the impacts of science and technology on various aspects of human life.

    PJM: Thank you. Of course, now I wonder if any anthropologists or sociologists have published papers on the uses and impact of ChatGPT? Can you suggest a reading list?

    ChatGPT: An error occurred. If this issue persists please contact us through our help center at help.openai.com.

    Matthews: This concludes the interview!

     

     

     

     

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    Dear community,

     


    I’m thrilled to bring your attention to a significant milestone of our project and an excellent opportunity for the citizen science community. Please  save the date because on 10 January 2023, at 12:00 noon CET we will launch the 1st IMPETUS Open Call!


    In a nutshell, it is a two-way call: on one track, we will look for new and ongoing citizen science initiatives; on the other, the European Union Prize for Citizen Science will look for outstanding citizen science projects.


    IMPETUS will provide the selected proposals with financial, mentoring and training support. A kickstarting grant will give €20K to new projects and a sustaining grant of €10K to ongoing ones! IMPETUS will also look for outstanding citizen science projects and give them recognition through the European Prize for Citizen Science: three prizes plus honorary mentions. One Grand Prize of €60K, a Diversity and Collaboration Award of €20K and a Digital Communities Award of €20K!  



    All the details, FAQ, forms and application information will be available on 10 January at 12:00 noon CET on www.impetus4cs.eu/opencall .

     


    We will need you to spread the word among your  communities and networks! In the meantime, you can visit https://impetus4cs.eu/savethedate/ and pencil in the date! 

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    Andrea


    (Co-=op Admin. cross-post from the PCST listserv, 21st December 2022)












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