Welcome to the JCOM-RETHINK community page.

What is RETHINK?

The RETHINK project brings together 6 partners as well as 4 linked third parties from 10 European countries, integrating scholarly and practical expertise, experimentation and good practices of new approaches in communicating science. It brings together organisations ranging from academia to science centres, from media to technology assessment and a European Sounding Board that league very different backgrounds and areas of expertise.

The overall objective of RETHINK is to contribute to making the European science communication ecosystem more open, inclusive, reflexive and adaptive. We aim to improve the quality of interactions between science and society by providing concrete recommendations and training resources for nurturing open and reflexive science-society interfaces.

Find out more about RETHINK and its project partners on the project website.

What is JCOM?

JCOM is an open access peer reviewed journal focused on science communication. The journal covers a broad range of issues pertinent to science communication and public engagement with STEM, including citizen science as well as environmental and health communication, where these relate to communication of research. 

JCOM publishes research that explores a wide range of issues pertinent to the science communication community, including: issues in communication between science and citizens and within the scientific community itself; challenges arising when models for theoretical analysis or practical means to popularize science are used; the changing relation between science and social institutions; and the informative, pedagogical, interpretative and political dimensions of science communication.

Find out more about JCOM on the journal website.

The JCOM-RETHINK community page

The JCOM-RETHINK community page serves as a central forum for validation and dissemination of several project outcomes. The JCOM-RETHINK community page allows you to interact with peers, announce local events, discuss research outcomes and contribute to ongoingresearch activities.

It hosts seven national Rethinkerspaces (Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, UK), which are learning environments aimed at engaging in a collective process of inquiry, experimentation and reflective learning. They represent communities of inquiry which contribute to acquire insights into the emerging science communication landscape, map networks, actors, roles and repertoires, contribute to understand sensemaking practices and test a new quality of interactions framework.

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