Scientia is a series of outreach research publications. Simply put, we connect people: scientists and educators, policy-makers and researchers, and the public and private sectors. We provide high-quality, technically sound, visually engaging, and relevant information for our vast audience of thinkers and explorers.
Importantly Scientia helps researchers communicate their findings beyond their specialty and into the wider world. Scientia offers the research community significant visibility and accessibility to those both inside and outside the community to take an interest in science and research. Often technical, scientific language serves as a barrier to creating social impact and that’s where our publication plays a vital role in reaching a global stakeholder network.
Our Motto: Opening a dialogue between science and society
We’re not disrupting an existing format, we’re creating a new one.
While many things have evolved into the 21st century, scientific communication has not quite matched them. By rethinking who can benefit from science, we’re championing a new model and reinventing science dissemination to complement traditional academic publishing in a concise, easy-to-understand language for all to enjoy. We exist because we believe brilliant science shouldn’t be trapped behind technical jargon and paywalls. We want scientific research to be accessed, understood and appreciated by many levels of reader. We want to open a dialogue between science and society.
How we do it:
We’re not just in the publishing business.
We’re in the publishing, education, e-library, writing, design, dissemination, archive, social media, promotion, marketing and media business.
We assign a dedicated team of editors, science writers, media experts and graphic designers to each piece produced. All activity is overseen by a publication manager for a painless and seamless experience.
We don’t just create a flashy looking article, we also have a marketing team in touch with the 21st century who take a proactive approach to dissemination. We distribute and promote our material to peers and interested parties through print and digital. We put no limitations or restrictions on where and how people can read and enjoy our material.
All of our articles are included in our bi-monthly publication, Scientia. We distribute this to our subscribers in both print and digital formats. However, you don’t need to subscribe to read this, as we publish everything in a barrier free format. We have no pay walls or subscribe walls preventing access to knowledge.
Our unique E-library employs a user-friendly, ‘Netflix style’ interface. We host and archive articles for direct referencing, and to increase their longevity and relevance. This not only prevents articles from becoming lost in a magazine with a large page count, but it also allows for quick access in our library and through external search engines such as Google. Every group we work with is given a dedicated webpage to host their material – this unique URL can be used independently, outside of our media. Examples include linking from an institutional profile page, ResearchGate profile, newsletter or CV. Each page is also supported by direct downloading and social media sharing options.
We also supply all researchers with the unlimited and unrestricted use of their article for personal use. We even go one step further and create a bespoke front cover, so that the article becomes something more than just part of a larger publication. We want you to use your article as an independent dissemination brochure in local communities, in classrooms, for visitors, at conferences and workshops and perhaps even for those you never expected had an interest in what you do.
Our distribution doesn’t just stop with our marketing team. We have a social media team who promote through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and VK to name a few. We can personalise these campaigns to help you reach your required audience and beyond.
Meet some of the team:
With a network of over 200 science communication specialists, we don’t expect you to write, design and disseminate the article yourself. When working with Scientia, we assign you an expert communications team to write, design, publish and disseminate your the work. Rest assured that you can give as much input as your time allows and you will have the final approval before anything is published.
Kerri Agnew| Writer
Kerri holds a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, and has worked on a mix of academic research and policy-related projects. She has since been working as a science journalist alongside her postdoctoral research in economics. Her particular research interests include economic geography, applied economics, and spatial data.
Judith Akande-Fafian | Writer
Judith holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London (UCL), and has extensive experience in the field of pharmacology, oncology and public health. Alongside her work as a science writer, she has recently been working as characterisation scientist within the pharmaceutical industry. Her interests are in epidemiology and rare diseases.
Nelly Berg | Editor-in-Chief
Nelly Berg achieved her PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Galway, Ireland. After a stint in the semiconductor industry, Nelly pursued a career in scientific publishing, where she first worked as an editor for several peer-reviewed journals. In 2016, she joined the team at Scientia, where she now holds the position of Editor-in-Chief. Nelly’s particular interests include ecology, climate change and sustainable agriculture.
Tyler Berrigan | Writer
Tyler has diverse experience as an analytical chemist, a high-school science teacher, and a writer. Alongside his current role as a teacher, Tyler also works as a science communicator, specialising in making science accessible and down-to-earth, especially for kids and teens.
Catherine Deeprose | Editor
Catherine has a PhD in Psychology from Sheffield University and is an experienced science editor and writer. She oversees the health and medicine issues of Scientia and is passionate about science and communicating science to others. She believes that by bridging the gap between science and society, we can drive forward progress and policy in an inclusive and ethical way.
Ingrid Fadelli | Writer
Ingrid is a science journalist with a BSc in psychology and an MA in international journalism from City, University of London. She has written articles for several publications, including Scientia, ITPro, Alphr, Research Features, the E&T Magazine, TechXplore, and MedicalXpress. Her interests include psychology, neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
Kelleigh Greene | Writer
Kelleigh earned her MSc in Entomology from Harper Adams University, and was awarded the Royal Entomological Society prize for academic achievement on this degree. She is currently an ecology PhD candidate at the Open University. She has completed courses in Science Communication and is especially passionate about citizen science, entomology, zoology and pest management.
Lynne Holmes | Writer
Lynne holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Immunology from Strathclyde University, and has over two decades of experience in academic research and senior commercial roles. During her career, Lynne has worked across a broad range of scientific answers medical topics, and she has a passion for making complex science accessible to everyone.
Mimi Jones| Design Manager
Mimi has a first-class degree in Visual Communications and specialises in design layout and structure. She boasts 10 years-experience as a scientific design consultant, helping to visually support technical subjects with thought provoking imagery to leave a lasting impression and a greater understanding. Throughout Mimis career she has provided valuable experience to the scientific and education fields in bringing text to life through design and innovation.
Ruth Kirk | Writer
Ruth holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia. She has experience in communicating science to a wide range of audiences. As a geologist, Ruth has spent much time in both the laboratory and out in the field, and her particular interests include palaeoclimatology and isotopic geochemistry.
Katja Kunka | European Analyst
Katja has a background in communication sciences and journalism and has more than 15 years of experience in science communication. She has developed and supported various publications and platforms in English, French and German and has managed Scientias European channel since 2018. Her interests include literature and linguistic studies, cross-cultural communication and sustainable travel.
Stephanie Rose | Writer
Stephanie holds an MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology and a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Stirling. She has previous experience in academic research and currently works as a freelance writer with a focus on science communication. Her areas of interest include marine ecology, ecotoxicology, and aquatic disease.
Cheryl Whiting | Writer
Cheryl has a background in life sciences academic research with a focus on developmental and cell biology. She recently completed post-graduate work in journalism and has worked as a technical writer as well as a freelance journalist. Her other interests include genetics, enzymology, and where science and government policy intersect.
Sarah Wilkinson| Writer
Sarah holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham and has more than ten years of experience in science communication. She has worked in roles in the forestry, conservation, agriculture and engineering sectors. Her particular interests include sustainable food production, biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Joseph Willson | Writer
Joseph recently completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently working as a science journalist and freelance editor as he begins to pursue a career in scientific publishing. Joseph has extensive experience working in an interdisciplinary research environment and has a diverse range of interests, including but not limited to immunology, medical imaging, and energy metabolism.
Our guiding principles of business:
- We connect science with society.
- Our idea from day one has been to create, produce and deliver scientific research at a level and language that everyone can understand, enjoy and accelerate.
- We strive for efficient, uncompromised, sincere, and exceptional service – we will not be satisfied until you are.
- We want to be an education source for everyone, this is not about reaching the audience of readers you already can. We want to be a place to learn, we strive to be true to the term “knowledge is power.”
- We want to assist and accelerate scientific publishing alongside the more traditional routes.
- We offer something for everyone, from those next budding scientists looking for inspiration, or those wanting to see where tax payer money is spent and why, to those seeking out new collaborations and investment.
- We are excited about building strong relationships with everyone we interact with: our clients, our readers, and even our critics.
- Community is very important to us, and we are an active part of the community. We promote and give back to a chosen charity each year, work with organisations to inspire those in under-privileged circumstances to get involved in science.
- We work for the science community and beyond and will always listen to ideas and thoughts of where we can improve and advance.
- We try to be as clear and concise as possible, if there is anything you want to know then don’t hesitate to send contact us.
Frequently asked questions:
Q – Is Scientia peer reviewed?
A – In short, no. We are not disclosing researchers’ scientific results for the first time, so peer review would not make sense. We are simply making (already peer-reviewed) research understandable and widely available to a broader audience, so that non-specialists can learn about the research and appreciate the significance of the results.
Q –How can you control the quality and check the credibility of the science you publish?
A – We work on an invitational basis, and we only discuss projects and results that have already undergone peer review.
In other words, we write our articles using background material in the following categories only: research articles or reviews that have been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals, and successful grant proposals from reputable funding bodies (these will have undergone peer review too).
Q – Can I use the article you produce for my own use?
A – Yes, we publish under a creative commons license so that you have unlimited an unrestricted use outside of our media. We want this to be more than just being part of Scientia, we want you to use this as an independent outreach and communication tool.
Q – Can I cite the articles?
A – Yes, on each article page you will see citation text and a DOI link.
Q – Can I include my collaborators in the article?
A – Yes, we actively encourage showcasing the collaborative efforts some research projects entail. We like to encourage collaborations in research and readership alike. There are a few different ways we can approach this and our team will advise the most suitable format.
Q – Is there a cost to read or subscribe to Scientia or access the digital library?
A – No, we publish everything in a barrier free format. Nobody has to pay to subscribe, read, download or share on social media. Encouraging and accelerating knowledge sharing is our first and foremost goal.
Q – Is there a cost to publish in Scientia?
A – Yes, though this is not as simple as a publishing cost or APC. Our page cost covers the full production from writing to design through to the distribution and digital library archiving of the article. This is not an open access fee or an article processing charge, this is a TOTAL cost that covers the full service we offer. Please refer to the costing section on this page or contact us for more specific details.
Q – Do you offer a discount on your costs?
A – Although we have set a very fair and competitive cost, we will always do our best to accommodate where possible, we would hate the cost to be a deciding factor in working with great researchers and putting a barrier in place for communicating to society. We try to prioritise developing counties and student researchers where possible. We do work on very tight margins to enable us to employ the strongest editorial team to produce the work and also keep this completely cost and barrier free for our readers, whilst keeping the publication and website free from external and commercial advertising.
Q – Can I add my article to Research Gate?
A – Yes, along with all other networking sites. You can host the article directly on your profile page or simply link to the article within our digital library.
Q – Can I publish an article with you whilst my manuscript is in review with another publisher?
A – This depends on the other publisher and their terms and conditions. We appreciate the first priority needs to be those original scientific papers so we will always look to accommodate a date to suit all parties and bring you the maximum impact in working with us.