Academic Journal Submissions Manager
Communication | Information Framing & Manipulation
Europe | SWITZERLAND
Generally, the public doesn't have a strong understanding of how science is shared and communicated within the research community, or the process between receiving results in a laboratory and seeing these results published in an article. A factor contributing to this is that research is the backbone for medical and technological advancement, however, it is not readily accessible to the general population unlike, for example, the end result of medical treatment in a hospital. On the other hand, when certain research is communicated in layman's terms, the population may at times find it hard to discern what information to trust due to the quantity of news and media sources. As a result, it is not surprising that the general public would not know about certain risks associated in science communication and dissemination.