Volume 1, Issue 1 of Citizen Science: Theory and Practice has been published!
This open access, interdisciplinary, and international journal is sponsored by the Citizen Science Association in cooperation with the European Citizen Science Association and the Australian Citizen Science Association. It has been launched by a team of editors, associate editors, editorial board members, and reviewers – not to mention authors. The publication represents a milestone for the field – congratulations to all who have contributed to this process.
The link above takes you to the issue overview page on the Ubiquity Press journal site. Accessing issues from the journal’s home page isn’t intuitive, so here’s a tip: in the menu bar at the top of the page, click on “Content.” This will give you options to view the archive by issue (so far, just one) or by article (where you can customize the search feed).
Articles in the journal will explore citizen science in all its facets—development and implementation of a successful citizen science project; communication of a project’s results and measurement of its success; and critical examination of the many ways that citizen science can yield outcomes for both science and society. The journal’s intended audience is practitioners and researchers in the wide array of scientific disciplines that are undertaking citizen science projects as well as disciplines that are studying its practice. Thus, the journal welcomes for submission any scholarly paper focused on the practice, social or educational outcomes, and/or theoretical underpinnings of citizen science.
New articles are already in review through a rolling submission and publication process (future articles will be published as they are accepted and post-packaged into issues). Please consider submitting and/or contributing to the publication process by becoming a reviewer or editor.