Intended for novices in the PCST field, this is a brief list of resources for the academic study of public communication of science and technology (PCST) with a focus on the international level and on Germany.
PCST Archive of abstracts and full papers: A searchable database of contributions to conferences and symposia of the International Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST).
Scientific journals in the PCST field
- Public Understanding of Science (PUS) – Sage
- Science Communication – Sage
- Journal of Science Communication (JCOM) – Sissa
- International Journal of Science Education (IJSE), Part B: Communication and Public Engagement – Taylor & Francis
- Cultures of Science – NAIS/Sage
- Journal of Science & Popular Culture – intellect
- Indian Journal of Science Communication – ISCS
- Journal of Scientific Temper (JST) – CSIR-NISCAIR
Handbooks, encyclopedias, anthologies & special issues
- Gascoigne, T., et al. (Eds.) (2020), Communicating Science. A Global Perspective. Acton, AU: ANU Press.
- Jamieson, K. H., Kahan, D. M., & Scheufele, D. A. (Eds.). (2017). The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Bucchi, M., & Trench, B. (Eds.). (2016). The Public Communication of Science (Vol. 1-4). London: Routledge. [A compilation of 79 previously published classical articles on PCST]
- Bucchi, M., & Trench, B. (Eds.). (2014). Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
- Hornig Priest, S. (Ed.) (2010). Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (Vol. 1 & 2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Volume 110, Supplement 3, 20 August 2013.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Volume 111, Supplement 4, 16 September 2014.
Professional networks, associations & mailing lists
International Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST)
- Website of the PCST Network
- PCST Network discussion list – open to all
- PCST on Twitter
- PCST on Facebook
- Next PCST Conference: 27-29 May 2025, Aberdeen, UK
Fachgruppe “Wissenschaftskommunikation” der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) / Section “Science Communication” of the German Association of Media and Communication Research
PSCI-COM, a UK-based “lively” discussion list about public engagement with science and technology
Wissjour, a German mailing list focusing on science journalism and science PR (German-speaking)