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. Science communication (scicomm) and SciArt fill this gap, while helping us all understand our planet and human society while facing the climate crisis and global health issues.
That's why at NatureVolve our community of science communicators, researchers 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 creative scicomm projects.
Through 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.
Artistically share science ideas with the world
Timeline of membership journey
Month 1 - Get started
Set up your membership profile
Send us links to your site/s
Receive editorial guide and if applicable, interview questions.
Access archive of all NatureVolve digital issues.
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 scicomm project.(chance to be converted to audio or video if successful.)
Snippets of media and highlights from story distributed on social media channels.
Month 2 - Prelaunch prep
Submit your requested content and receive editorial feedback.
Announcement of story released on NatureVolve's social media networks.
Month 4 - Distribution
Distribution to online outlets:
Researchgate and Academia - option to be listed as a co-author
Issuu - create mobile-friendly page about story, searchable in google.
Pressreader - sent to libraries and public readers worldwide (soon!)
Month 6 - Synthesis
Flashback: a Scicomm image also published in next magazine issue, cross referencing original story.
Permanently set up listing on NatureVolve's Scicomm pioneers page.
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 scicomm creatives illustrating key aspects 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 scicomm project, you qualify to sign up right away as a Scicomm 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.
Scicomm membership£22Every monthIdeal for small Scicomm projects. Cancel any time.Valid for 3 months
Membership fees are kept affordable so we can make NatureVolve easily accessible. As an independent creative 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.
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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 project. 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?
Creatives who have a suitable, quality scicomm project that fits well into our section sand themes of our isssues are chosen for publication.
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 the subject 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.