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Science communication is an academic discipline with two main journals, Public Understanding of Science and Science Communication. Here is a partial list of other resources, grouped by Web sites, articles and books.

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Validating a scale that measures scientists’ self-efficacy for public engagement with science - Jane Robertson Evia, Karen Peterman, Emily Cloyd & John Besley (2017), International Journal of Science Education, Part B

Strategic Science Communication On Environmental Issues - Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra Markowitz, August 2016

Qualitative Interviews With Science Communication Trainers About Communication Objectives and Goals - John C. Besley, Anthony D. Dudo, Shupei Yuan, and Niveen Abi Ghannam, Science Communication: 2016; Vol. 38 (3): 356-381

Science Communication Research: Bridging Theory and Practice - Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra Markowitz, April 2016

Americans' Attitudes About Science And Technology: The Social Context For Public Communication - Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra Markowitz, March 2016

Typology for Public Engagement with Science: A Conceptual Framework for Public Engagement Involving Scientists - Storksdieck, M; Stylinski, C.; Bailey, D., Corvallis, OR: Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. (2016).

Scientists’ Prioritization of Communication Objectives for Public Engagement - John C. Besley and Anthony Dudo, PLOS ONE: February 25, 2016

Public Engagement Research and Major Approaches - Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D., and Ezra Markowitz, Ph.D., November 15, 2015

Public Engagement with and Communication of Science in a Web-2.0 Media Environment - Sara K. Yeo, December 2015

Scientists' views about communication training — John C. Besley, Anthony Dudo and Martin Storksdieck, Journal of Research in Science Teaching: January 24, 2015; Vol. 52, no. 2: 199-220

Public Attitudes and Understanding — Science and Engineering Indicators, National Science Board.

What do scientists think about the public and does it matter to their online engagement? — John C. Besley, Science and Public Policy: July 15, 2014; Vol. 42, no. 2: 201-214

The Science of Science Communication II — Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia, National Academy of Sciences: 23-25 September 2013.

"Capably Communicating Science" —Alan I. Leshner, Science: 17 August 2012; Vol. 337, no. 6096: 777.

The Polarizing Impact of Science Literacy and Numeracy on Perceived Climate Change Risks” — Dan M. Kahan, Ellen Peters, Maggie Wittlin, Paul Slovic, Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Donald Braman and Gregory Madel, Nature Climate Change: Published Online: 27 May 2012.

The Science of Science Communication — Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia, National Academy of Sciences: 21-22 May 2012.

Public Participation in Scientific Research: a Framework for Deliberate Design — Shirk, J. L., H. L. Ballard, C. C. Wilderman, T. Phillips, A. Wiggins, R. Jordan, E. McCallie, M. Minarchek, B. V. Lewenstein, M. E. Krasny, and R. Bonney. 2012. Ecology and Society 17(2): 29.

"Communicating the Science of Climate Change," — Richard C. J. Somerville and Susan Joy Hassol, Physics Today: October 2011; Vol. 64, no. 10: 48-53.

"Applying the Science of Communication to the Communication of Science" — Baruch Fischhoff, Climatic Change: 2011; Vol. 108, no.4: 701—705.

"The Broad Challenge of Public Engagement in Science" — Rinie van Est, Science and Engineering Ethics: Published Online: 23 June 2011.

"We Need to Reward Those Who Nurture a Diversity of Ideas in Science" — Alan I. Leshner, The Chronicle of Higher Education: 6 March 2011.

"Tweeting Science and Ethics: Social Media as a Tool for Constructive Public Engagement" — Alan C. Regenberg, American Journal of Bioethics: May 2010; Vol. 10, no. 5: 30-31.

"Bridging Science and Society" — Peter Agre and Alan I. Leshner, Science: 19 February 2010; Vol. 327, no. 5968: 921.

"Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media" — Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: 9 July 2009.

"Scientist Citizens" — Christopher Reddy, Science: 13 March 2009; Vol. 323, no. 5929: 1405.

"Many Experts, Many Audiences: Public Engagement with Science and Informal Science Education," — McCallie, E., Bell, L., Lohwater, T., Falk, J. H., Lehr, J. L., Lewenstein, B. V., Needham, C., and Wiehe, B. A CAISE Inquiry Group Report. Washington, D.C.: Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE): March 2009.

"Interactions with the Mass Media" — Hans Peter Peters, Dominique Brossard, Suzanne de Cheveigné, Sharon Dunwoody, Monika Kallfass, Steve Miller, and Shoji Tsuchida, Science: 11 July 2008; Vol. 32, no. 5866: 204-205.

"Engaging the Scientific Community with the Public" — Rick Borchelt and Kathy Hudson, Science Progress: 21 April 2008.

"Improving How Scientists Communicate about Climate Change" — Susan Joy Hassol, Eos: 11 March 2008; Vol. 89, no. 11: 106-107.

"Evolution and Its Discontents: A Role for Scientists in Science Education"— The FASEB Journal: 2008; 22:1-4, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Astronomical Society, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Physiological Society, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society of Human Genetics, Biophysical Society, Consortium of Social Science Associations, Geological Society of America, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, National Academy of Sciences, National Science Teachers Association, and Society for Developmental Biology.

"The Quality of Public Dialogue" — Kathy Sykes, Science: 30 November 2007; Vol. 318, no. 5855: 1349.

"Beyond the Teachable Moment" — Alan I. Leshner, JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association: 19 September 2007; Vol. 298, no. 11: 1326-1328.

"Framing Science" — Matthew Nisbet and Chris Mooney, Science: 6 April 2007; Vol. 316. no. 5821: 56.

"Outreach Training Needed" — Alan I. Leshner, Science: 12 January 2007; Vol. 315, no. 5809: 161.

"Social Values and the Governance of Science" — George Gaskell, Edna Einsiedel, William Hallman, Susanna Hornig Priest, Jonathan Jackson, and Johannus Olsthoorn, Science: 23 December 2005; Vol. 310, no. 5756: 1908-1909.

"Winning Greater Influence for Science" — Daniel Yankelovich, Issues in Science and Technology: Summer 2003; 7-11.

Books and Guides

A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition — Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, and Robin Marantz Henig, ed., National Association of Science Writers

Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Public — Cornellia Dean

A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media — Richard Hayes and Daniel Grossman, Union of Concerned Scientists

Communicating Science: Giving Talks — Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Communicating Science News: A Guide for Public Information Officers, Scientists and Physicians — National Association of Science Writers

Communicating Uncertainty: Media Coverage of New and Controversial Science — Sharon M. Friedman, Sharon Dunwoody, and Carol L. Rogers, ed.

Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style — Randy Olson

Engaging Science: Thoughts, deeds, analysis and action — Jon Turney, ed., The Wellcome Trust (UK)

Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work — Dennis Meredith

Informal Education Practicum for Scientists — Steven Ackerman, Sharon Dunwoody, Ronald Yaros, and Mohammad Douglah, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times — Marc J. Kuchner

Sharing Science: Communication, Education and Outreach — Museum of Science, Boston

Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It Is — David J. Bennett and Richard C. Jennings, ed.

Taking Science to the People: A Communication Primer for Scientists and Engineers — Carolyn Johnsen, ed.

Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers — Felice C. Frankel and Angela H. DePace

Working With Congress: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd Edition — William G. Wells, Jr. American Association of the Advancement of Science

Working With Public Information Officers: A Supplement to Explaining Research — Dennis Meredith

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