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How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Alan Kelly


What is scientific research? It is the process by which we learn about the world. For this research to have an impact, and positively contribute to society, it needs to be communicated to those who need to understand its outcomes and significance for them. Any piece of research is not complete until it has been recorded and passed on to those who need to know about it. So, good communication skills are a key attribute for researchers, and scientists today need to be able to communicate through a wide range of media, from formal scientific papers to presentations and social media, and to a rang ... More

Keywords: scientific communication, publishing, scientific writing, research integrity, presentation, journal, public, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190936600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190936600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Kelly, author
Professor of School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland