By Rick Bonney and the Editorial Board of Citizen Science: Theory and Practice.
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We are pleased to announce publication of the first article in issue 2 of Citizen Science: Theory and Practice: “Associations for Citizen Science: Regional Knowledge, Global Collaboration.” This essay, written by CSA board member Martin Storksdieck and a group of authors representing CSA, ECSA, and ACSA, describes the value of citizen science associations and ways that associations can collaborate to improve knowledge and practice around public participation in scientific research. It also includes short descriptions/histories of the three associations. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access journal sponsored by all three associations to support and advance research about, and support of, this rapidly growing field.
The next article in this issue will be published in a few days followed by many others over the next few weeks. Watch for articles on the contribution of multimedia to girls’ experience of citizen science; recruiting and retaining participants in citizen science; and determining the accuracy of crowdsourced tweet verification for auroral research. These articles will be released throughout the rest of this month.
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice accepts articles for consideration at any time. For more information visit http://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/about/