Introducing a new journal – Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Citizen scientists conduct a mountain goat survey in Glacier N.P.
Citizen scientists conduct a mountain goat survey in Glacier N.P.

Great news!  The Citizen Science Association is launching a new journal AND it’s open access- meaning you don’t have to have a subscription or access to an academic library to read it.  Way to include the citizens!  The journal will focus on the practice of citizen science, rather than the scientific results of citizen science projects.  Those results should be published in the relevant academic journals just like traditionally sourced data.  Citizen Science: Theory and Practice will “share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining projects that facilitate public participation in scientific endeavors in any discipline.”  The journal will include research papers, review and synthesis papers, case studies as well as essays. You can read the all the details on the journal’s website here: http://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope  And don’t forget that inaugural membership in the Citizen Science Association (http://citizenscienceassociation.org/) is still free. So go join!

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Introducing a new journal – Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

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