- Increase citations
- Inspire the next generation
- Enhance funding opportunities
Introduction and Ethos
As you probably already know, academics are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility to communicate their research more broadly, especially to the public.
Moreover, given the significant change in the way information is disseminated and accessed, highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, people want more information from researchers, academic institutions, and industry than ever before. As a result, the topic of science communication and research engagement is a growing area of interest.
It is vital to support traditional scholarly publishing and transform science into something enjoyable, understandable and impactful that everyone has a chance to be involved with. Increasing the visibility and accessibility of your research will help to create more opportunities for funding, employment, partnerships, and support.
It is now widely accepted that broader science communication is a fundamental aspect of a researcher’s career. While many do recognise this, it can be a challenge to do it effectively.
We support and overcome these barriers for thousands of researchers around the globe.
• Good research communication helps people make informed decisions and motivates them to take appropriate and affirmative action.
• Good research communication increases the visibility of original research helping to increase citation and impact.
• Good research communication encourages people to be scientifically literate, so that they can analyse the integrity and legitimacy of information.
• Good research communication encourages people to pursue STEM-related fields of study and employment, especially women and members of minority groups.
• Good research communication fosters a community of trust and understanding around research, which includes members of the public, policymakers and scientists.
• Good research communication can encourage governments and tax-payers to continue or increase investment into research funding.
Researchers have a duty to disseminate their research to a wide audience – especially considering that many research institutes are funded by taxpaying members of the public. We believe it is crucial to tackle these goals and help connect science and society without any restrictions.
As a research engagement publication, Scientia is quite different from scientific, peer-reviewed journals. We do not disclose researchers’ scientific results for the first time; instead, we make (already peer-reviewed) research understandable and widely available to a broader audience, so that non-specialists can learn about research and appreciate the potential future impact of scientific results.
Scientia covers important issues in science, education and technology, with the sole aim of bridging the gap between science, education, policy, research, government and the private sector. The key aim of Scientia is not to change or challenge the traditional scientific publishing format; instead, we aim to complement this accepted form of dissemination – speaking in a new, easy-to-understand language. In doing so, we not only help researchers communicate their research to their own scientific community, but also to a wider audience, with the dual aims of establishing future research collaborations and developing direct stakeholder participation.
We publish all material in an open barrier-free format – there are no pay walls or subscribe walls to view, download or share any of our material.
What we do
With over 7000 new papers published daily, researchers must increasingly consider the socioeconomic impact of their work, which is much more than just the number of people who read their articles
Think of it like the latest gadget or phone. The hard work is done in development, and then you have a big release day to launch your new product. However, it does not stop there – you need to constantly market your product so that more people become aware of it. This helps you to secure funding for future projects, while also building an audience who can’t wait for your new product. Research is exactly the same: you have done the hard work; now you need to make sure as many people as possible hear about it. This starts when you publish that first paper; now you need to draw attention to your work and build an interested community who can support your efforts.
With Scientia, you will receive professional science communication writing, editing, and design support to help you acheive your communication goals.
In short, we do all of the work, allowing you to spend your time on research and teaching. We offer a complete end-to-end production and dissemination service that supports researchers in communicating their work to a broad and diverse audience. Our team works to present the research in the most accessible, understandable and enjoyable way. Audiences with varying levels of expertise and knowledge will be able to understand the significance and potential impact of the research.
Each article is produced by our unique team of researchers, writers, editors, publishers, marketeers, designers, and media specialists, who have come together from around the world to help you achieve maximum impact for your research. Our team will work with you to produce an article that you are 100% confident in before publishing.
Our simple 5-step editorial process
Step 1 – We simply ask that you provide us with the most relevant background material describing your studies. These do not need to be written from scratch and could consist of already available documents.
Step 2 – We ask you to note any key aspects of your work that you want us to highlight. That way, we can tailor the piece to your personal goals and objectives.
Step 3 – We then produce a draft of the article, which is sent back to you for review and approval. We do not publish anything without your 100% approval.
Step 4 – We have a design team that specifically takes care of the visual component of the article. We value your input, so if you would like us to include any particular images or logos, you can simply pass these over to our team and we will take care of the rest.
Step 5 – That’s it, job done! The process shouldn’t take more than 2–4 hours of your time in total over an 8–12-week period.
How our articles look
What our authors say
I would recommend Scientia to my peers as I believe that the product can be used in so many settings. I always struggle when asked to describe my work including for introductions at conferences, and my Scientia article will provide a valuable information source.
Science communication is so important but not always easy for researchers to do, and Scientia made it really simple to accomplish it. The article production was really straight forward and required a lot less of our time than expected.
The article produced is fantastic, because it offers a different perspective and unique insights into our truly exciting research.
They were clearly aware of the intrinsic difficulty in writing Scientia articles: remaining faithful to the science – to the research – while at the same time breathing some life into the writing so that it is interesting to people, especially to lay persons but also to scientists outside of the area of specialisation of any given article.
Our audience interests
- Health and Medicine 26% 26%
- Biology 21% 21%
- Earth and Environment 19% 19%
- Physical Sciences 13% 13%
- Engineering and Technology 11% 11%
- STEM and Education 7% 7%
- Social Sciences 3% 3%
Our audience locations
- North America 48% 48%
- Europe 27% 27%
- Asia 18% 18%
- Africa 3% 3%
- South America 2% 2%
- Australasia 2% 2%
Our audience professions
- University / College 40% 40%
- Public 28% 28%
- Government / NGO 17% 17%
- Industry 15% 15%
Social media engagement
Average article reach
Average article impressions
What you receieve
An inudstry leading science communication team with over 20 years’ experience
An SEO optimised open access article and information portal sharing links to your latest work
A beautifully designed plain language article that can be used on your own website and not just ours
Inclusion and dissemination in the science communication magazine Scientia
A readymade audience of over 80,000 people waiting to learn about the latest research
Use your article as media and press release to quickly explain your studies
Importantly, how much does Scientia cost?
Due to our free readership model, our determination to avoid becoming an advertising generator, and the fact that our work is costly (especially due to our high standards), we rely on a financial contribution from the featured research teams to make the whole publication possible. We’ve found this to be key in keeping page space dedicated to research and not being governed by third party advertising.
Like many open access publishers, we do not generate revenue from selling subscriptions or article access charges. Instead, we make all articles we publish freely available. Unlike scholarly open access publishers, we do not have an Article Processing Charge just to accept and publish your work. Our cost covers the full editorial production process, from writing to design, through to web hosting, archiving and disseminating your article. This should not be compared to an open access fee or an article processing charge, this is a TOTAL cost that covers the full service we offer.
We have two editorial options available, as follows:
Total cost: £950 GBP
(approximately $1150 USD or €1100 EUR)
This option is designed for those who want to summarise one specific research paper. Our team will write, edit, and design a 4-page summary of your paper, aimed to reach a broad audience with various levels of understanding. We shall publish your article in our publication and also create a user friendly article webpage.
Total cost: £1600 GBP
(approximately $1950 USD or €1900 EUR)
This option is for those who want to summarise a full research project, or multiple research papers (up to 6 papers). If you want a well-written, well-designed research summary that can be printed and used as a visitor or patient handout, or a conference takeaway, then this is for you. Our team will write, edit, and design a 4-page summary of your research, aimed at a broad audience with various levels of understanding.
For transparency, here is how our costs are calculated:
Customise your article and create greater impact with our optional services
Cognitive differences mean that some people absorb knowledge by reading, some by listening, and others visually. We have developed additional multi-media communication tools to help you to reach and influence the widest possible audience. The options can be added to any Scientia article. All of these products are offered as a complete production and dissemination service.
Podcasts and audiobooks are a modern phenomenon and the fastest-growing communication tool to date. Monthly podcast listeners have grown by 61.5% in 3 years worldwide. With an estimated 285 million visually impaired people, and 700 million dyslexic people, we should also not underestimate the value of an audio service for creating an inclusive community for those who are often overlooked in academic publishing.
Our professional voice-artists will beautifully narrate your Scientia article into an understandable, enjoyable, and impactful audiobook. Our marketing team will disseminate your audiobook through all major audio sites, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Breaker, Pocket Cast, Radio Public and Overcast, to name a few.
Exclusive cost to Scientia clients only: £550 GBP
By the end of 2022, it is estimated that video viewing will account for 82% of all internet traffic. It is suggested that any topic is shared over 1200% more if a video option is available. Videos can quickly bridge geographic, demographic and language barriers, allowing you to communicate and share the message of your research to a time-conscious society. Tap into the YouTube generation and let your research compete with primetime television.
We offer a complete end-to-end video production service. Using a series of still images, videos, graphics, and music, we will turn your research into an eye-catching, informative message, allowing you to quickly reach your target audience and beyond.
Exclusive cost to Scientia clients only: £700 GBP
Social media promotion and impact report
You want your research to be seen by people with a PhD, based in Tokyo, and interested in biophysics? We can help.
On top of our own standard distribution and promotion to a broad audience, we can help your research to reach a more bespoke audience. Through the social media powerhouses of Facebook and Twitter, we can run an additional promotion campaign to target a specific audience type and make sure we put your SciPod in their newsfeeds. The campaign takes around 6 weeks to complete, and we will provide you with a final metrics report that you can share as impact evidence with your funding agencies.
Exclusive cost to Scientia clients only: £300 GBP
Local language translation
You want your article in Spanish for an upcoming conference in Madrid? We can help.
In addition to the standard English version, we can also offer local language translation of your article. You can choose any language of your choice, and order multiple languages if required. We will translate in your chosen language and create an additional article, publishing this alongside the English version on your bespoke Scientia webpage.
Exclusive cost to Scientia clients only: £400 GBP
BARRIER FREE POLICY
No pay walls. No subscription walls. No language barrier. Simple instant public access to science – opening a dialogue between science and society.
We publish under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)
DECLARATION ON RESEARCH ASSESSMENT (DORA)
We support and encourage the DORA initiative
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Scientia adheres to the open access policy. Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse.
Scientia is officially registered with CrossRef making our research content easy to find, cite, link, and assess.