Sharing scientific research with non-experts

From an Academica Top Ten Report (July 17, 2014):

“Robert Seigel, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami, has developed a web platform that he hopes will help scientists better communicate their published research to non-expert audiences. “Publiscize” allows scientists, organizations, or “enthusiasts” to sign up to receive daily alerts about new content. They may also submit a “scinopsis” of their accepted or published peer-reviewed research to share with others. The website offers guidelines to help scientists write for a lay audience, suggesting that they consider first-person narration and that they lead with their main point. Seigel says that his site encourages professors to share their research without having to go through institutional communications officers, though he hopes public relations officers will use his site as well. Inside Higher Ed | Publiscize

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