Science communication is a subfield of communication studies that entails the communication of scientists’ research findings mostly via intermediaries to policy decision makers, societal groups, and the public as well as the feedback that those groups can provide to the scientific community. This relatively nascent subfield grew out of the need to make the general public more informed and aware of the import of scientific findings to their personal lives and to society at large. This emphasis on making the public aware of the advances in various scientific and technological fields has remained the major goal of the field.

In essence, science communication involves the rendering of expert scientific discourse to the nonexpert public. This rendering can touch upon a number of issues: new scientific findings, ...

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