With Special Issue on Inequality, Science Launches New Design for Print Magazine


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This Friday, the journal Science is unveiling a new design for its print publication. The goal of the redesign, said Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt in a related editorial, is to help make the journal "clearer, easier to navigate, and more inviting to the reader."

The redesign features an updated cover, complete with text to explain both the significance of the cover image and other exceptional content within the issue. It also features new and more intuitive section titles and a layout that will better accommodate images and graphics, which are increasingly used to make main points in most all journal sections. The redesign premiers in the 23 May issue of Science, which includes a special section that explores the origins, impact and future of inequality around the world.

A simultaneous revamp to the journal's Web site — applicable to the home page and the News section — will better showcase Science's increasingly compelling multimedia, including two videos in the special issue on inequality. In one of these videos, Science staff interview people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds about social mobility, asking them if they feel they have the same opportunities their parents had, and what factors may have influenced this. At this time, the redesign for the Web site is only a "facelift" — a new look without any new functionality. Updated functionality will be launched in the near future.

The content in the 23 May issue can be viewed for free at Science's Web site. Readers are welcome to provide feedback about the new redesign here.