Science provides vital information for society, yet it is hard to access for audiences outside of academia. There has long been a communication gap between research and wider society, as well as the arts. Now has never been a more important time that we understand our planet and human society while facing the climate crisis and global health issues.
That's why at NatureVolve our community of scientists and artists unite to communicate valuable ideas about nature and our place on the planet to the world. Members contribute to NatureVolve digital magazine by sharing their personal stories, inspirations and insights about their key field of research.
We make sciences more accessible, but also personal, by presenting the people behind the projects. Using the creativity of the arts, we make science open, understandable and engaging with diverse worldwide audiences.
Membership is invite-only for those who are in scope to contribute. Members have opportunities to present projects to NatureVolve's global audience, participating in the below timeline as much as they wish.
Creatively share science with the world
Timeline of membership journey
Month 1 - Get started
Set up your membership profile
Send us links to your research
Receive editorial guide and if applicable, interview questions.
Ask any relevant questions.
Month 3 - Publication!
Receive pre-copy for final checks and approval
Publication of story in NatureVolve digital magazine.
Receive full copy of issue, also sent to our 3K subscribers.
Receive issue snapshots for social media sharing.
Month 5 - Blog & social
Blog post created about story.(chance to be converted to audio or video if successful.)
Snippets of media and highlights from story distributed on all NatureVolve, social media channels.
Month 2 - Prelaunch prep
Submit your piece and receive editorial feedback.
Announcement of story on social media networks.
Month 4 - Distribution
Distribution to online outlets:
Pressreader - sent to libraries and public readers worldwide
Researchgate and Academia - option to be listed as a co-author
Issuu - create mobile-friendly page about story, searchable in google.
Month 6 - Synthesis
Flashback, summarised piece to your story published in next magazine issue to direct new readers to it via links.
Permanently add project links to NatureVolve's research projects page with links to social posts.
Expansion & ease
Exhibit to hundreds to thousands in a socially distanced, safe way (being online).
Sharing on social media networks of over 10K followers and subscription list of 3K.
Links in the articles direct readers to you.
Easy time saving process with editorial help.
Participate as much as preferred.
Cancel any time.
How to join
We carefully select researchers exploring important topics about the natural world or our place on the planet that align with the themes of our issues.
If you have been invited to contribute to NatureVolve with a story about your particular topic of research, you qualify to sign up right away as a Research Member.
This gets the process started for the creation of your story by the upcoming content deadline and secures your place in the publication plan.
Be a part of our unique science-art community.
Be the first to get exclusive updates.
Blog and social media opportunities.
Permanent profile and links on NatureVolve site.
Access archive of all previous NatureVolve issues.
Membership fees are kept affordable so we can make NatureVolve easily accessible.
As an independent community, we fully rely on these for covering the costs of our editorial, design, publication and distribution costs, as well as keeping NatureVolve digital magazine open-access.
Research member55£Every monthPerfect for ongoing research or a recent study.
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What contributors have said
"NatureVolve is a wonderful online magazine that allows scientists the opportunity to communicate with creativity. I highly recommend that others work with NatureVolve to promote their science and ideas, it's fun and easy!"
Have any questions about the editorial process or membership?
Haven't been invited to contribute and wonder if you qualify?
Questions & Answers are shown below
When is the article publication, how does that fit in with membership?
The publication date is in month 3, before media distributions for maximum worldwide reach (to over 3K). You may wish to end membership in month 6, at the end of the above timeline, but if you continue it is possible to repeat the process shown in the timeline if you have project updates, or would like to share a new sub-topic.
Can I leave, with no strings attached?
You can leave your membership any time, there is no commitment. Keep the membership for how ever as long you want to continue to contribute to NatureVolve's platform, to gradually grow more viewership and awareness of your topic. It is recommended to stick around till at least month 3 if you are planning to publish an article in the next magazine release. After that, the focus will be to distribute the story further globally.
Can I continue my membership after month 6?
You are welcome to continue your membership after month 6, which would restart the editorial timeline (from month 1 shown in the above timeline). This means you can do another story in the magazine after your first, as long as it takes a different angle, is an update, or focuses on a different, but related sub-topic.
Why is a membership fee required?
NatureVolve is an entirely independent community relying on membership fees to distribute our publication freely to others, helping to make science more accessible for diverse communities. The fees are kept affordable so there is no barrier of entry to contribute, though they are used to cover our editorial, design, distribution and overall publication costs.
Can my institution help?
It may be possible to receive support from your institution or project for science communication and outreach. We also have an option which is Institutional Membership. Please contact our Editor if you are interested to recommend this to your institution.
Why have I been invited?
Researchers whose recent research focuses on a topic that fits well into our section sand themes of our isssues are chosen. Usually, we assess the validity and interest level of the original research, that must be peer-reviewed to be considered.
Who writes the article?
An experienced science journalist and editor, with a background in the academic publishing industry will write each story, so that the integrity of original research is not lost, and curiosities are highlighted.
Are readers genuine?
Unlike some science communication publications and platforms, or predatory journals out there, NatureVolve has a genuine readership that has grown organically on its website and on social media.