Citizen Science: Theory and Practice Reviewer Drive

Welcome to the Reviewer Drive for the Citizen Science: Theory and Practice (CSTP) Journal!  As the scientific journal of the Citizen Science Association (soon to be known as the Association for Advancing the Participatory Sciences), CSTP serves as the lead international publication that promotes exchanges, understanding and advancement in our field. Community is foundational to the CSTP Journal, and we depend on researchers, practitioners, evaluators and others to actively participate. The Journal depends on volunteer involvement, and we need YOU to be part of the CSTP Journal ecosystem, whether as readers, reviewers, authors,  editors. We need more CST reviewers. The…
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Opening for two new positions of Social Media Editor for the journal Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Opening for two new positions of Social Media Editor for the journal Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice (CS:TP) is a leading journal in the field of citizen science, produced by the Citizen Science Association (CSA). We are looking for two Social Media Editors to increase the visibility and impact of papers in the journal. The role of Social Media Editor is a new position for the journal - it is a voluntary position, in line with the journal’s editorial team. For these two roles, we are looking for individuals who: Are passionate about CS:TP’s role to advance the field of citizen science through scientific publishing and wants to support its reach and impact…
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Call for Abstracts: AI and the Future of Citizen Science

Call for Abstracts: AI and the Future of Citizen Science

CITIZEN SCIENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE Special Collection: AI and the Future of Citizen Science Issue Editors: Lucy Fortson 1a, Kevin Crowston 2,  Laure Kloetzer 3 , Marisa Ponti4. 1 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, USA; lfortson@umn.edu  2 School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA, crowston@syr.edu 3 Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland; laure.kloetzer@unine.ch 4  Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; marisa.ponti@ait.gu.sea Corresponding editor Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal providing a central space for cross-disciplinary, scholarly exchanges aimed at advancing the field of citizen science by providing a…
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Apply now: Editor-in-Chief and two Social Media Editorial Board member positions open

Apply now: Editor-in-Chief and two Social Media Editorial Board member positions open

UPDATES, 15 DEC 2022: 1) EiC application deadline extended until 10 January 2023. 2) revised PDF position description now highlights role and compensation options (up to $5,000 annual stipend plus travel support to attend CSA's conference). Details in full position description linked at the end of the EiC posting. 3) Addition of Social Media Editorial positions available, scroll to end of post for details and link (update 6 Jan: link now goes to correct position description). CSA has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced editor to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal: Citizen Science: Theory & Practice.  Two Social…
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A journal milestone, and what it means.

A journal milestone, and what it means.

Many of you who have read, published in, or considered submitting to CSA’s journal, Citizen Science: Theory & Practice (CSTP) have been asking when the journal would be officially rated. We are proud to announce that CSTP is now appearing in the SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) metrics for multidisciplinary publications. What does this mean?  Rankings are indications of a journal’s influence and significance. To receive a rank means that CSTP is gaining the attention of official systems that track journals (SJR is one, Impact Factor is another). More importantly, the metrics show that other authors are finding CSTP papers valuable,…
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Special Collection: SDGs and International Development Frameworks

Special Collection: SDGs and International Development Frameworks

CITIZEN SCIENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE Special Collection: Contributions of Citizen Science to the SDGs and International Development Frameworks Issue Editors: Dilek Fraisl* 1, Linda See 1, Jillian Campbell 2, Herizo T. Andrianandrasana 3, Finn Danielsen 4 (* Corresponding editor) Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal providing a central space for cross-disciplinary, scholarly exchanges aimed at advancing the field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners to share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining projects that facilitate public participation in scientific endeavors in any discipline. Issue Overview: Article Types: Deadlines…
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Special Collection: Biomedical Citizen Science

Special Collection: Biomedical Citizen Science

Call for Abstracts CITIZEN SCIENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE Special Collection: Biomedical Citizen Science Issue Editors: Christi Guerrini, Joanna Kempner, Lisa Rasmussen, Anna Wexler Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal providing a central space for cross-disciplinary, scholarly exchanges aimed at advancing the field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners to share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining projects that facilitate public participation in scientific endeavors in any discipline. ISSUE OVERVIEW: ARTICLE TYPES: DEADLINES AND LOGISTICS: ISSUE OVERVIEW: In recent decades, citizen science projects relevant to medicine and…
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Special Issue Call for Papers on Where Environmental Citizen Science meets the Law

Citizen Science: Theory & Practice Special Issue Call for Papers on Where Environmental Citizen Science meets the Law Issue editors: Shun-Ling Chen (Institute Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Anna Berti Suman (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society and European Commission Joint Research Centre), George Wyeth (The Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC), Dick Kasperowski (Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg), Christopher Kullenberg (Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg) Issue overview The field of Citizen Science has undergone extensive development during the past decade, owing to lack of institutional resources by authorities to monitor the environment, enforcement failures, and an increasing interest and tech/environmental literacy among the…
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SPECIAL COLLECTION: Citizen Science in Higher Education

SPECIAL COLLECTION: Citizen Science in Higher Education

Special Collection: Citizen Science in Higher Education CITIZEN SCIENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE Issue Editors: Colleen Hitchcock*, Heather Vance-Chalcraft, Maria Aristeidou *Corresponding editor Image: Online citizen science photo courtesy of Colleen Hitchcock Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal providing a central space for cross-disciplinary scholarly exchanges aimed at advancing the field of citizen science.  It focuses on advancing the field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners – scientists, information technologists, conservation biologists, community health organizers, educators, evaluators, urban planners, and more – to share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing,…
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Sharing Citizen Science: Theory & Practice

Help spread the word about the journal that is growing this field, Citizen Science: Theory & Practice. Take a look at what we are learning together (it's free to read): https://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/ Let others know that this is the place to learn and to share. Download the images below, and Tweet @CitSciAssoc when you share. https://participatorysciences.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CSTP-overview.png https://participatorysciences.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CSTP-numbers.png https://participatorysciences.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CSTP-global.png https://participatorysciences.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CSTP-pub-types.png
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