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Public Understanding of Science (Journal)

Public Understanding of Science is one of several academic journals focusing on the broad field of public communication of science and technology. First published in 1992, the journal is deliberately international in scope (its first few years, abstracts were published in French and Spanish as well as English) and eclectic in its conceptual orientation. The journal is consistently highly ranked among similar journals tracked by the Institute for Scientific Information.

The creation of Public Understanding of Science followed the growth of the field in the 1980s. Until then, research about the field had appeared sporadically in a wide range of journals. Some appeared in scientific journals such as Science and Nature. Others appeared in journals devoted to subsets of the field, such as Public Opinion ...

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