About Science Connected Magazine

Science Connected Magazine

Science Connected Magazine is an editorially independent, non-profit newsroom producing open-access science journalism and scientific fact-checking for the global public. We work to increase science literacy and public access to reliable information. Science Connected is creating social justice by making information about scientific research freely available online so people can access and understand it. We are published by Science Connected 501(c)(3) in San Francisco, California.

As a public charity, we rely predominantly on reader support to fund our science news journalism. We’re one of the few news outlets dedicated exclusively to peer-reviewed scientific research coverage, and we want our content to remain free and accessible to all. If you dig our mission and agree that important information should never sit behind a paywall, donate today to help support our work. Even a $1 will help.

Science Connected journalists and scientists work together to deliver the latest scientific research in a format that everyone can read. We read peer-reviewed journal articles, ask questions, check facts, and write up the results. This publication is the product of a global group of scientists and science communicators, mostly volunteers, who are passionate about increasing public understanding of science and creating free and equal access to science education. Read our FAQ to find out how we keep this service free of charge and how you can help.

There is a wealth of research about climate and environmental issues coming out of the top universities and labs, but very little of it trickles down to underfunded schools and the voting public, and what does reach the public is often incomplete, misleading, or behind a paywall. We fact-check the science being reported to the public, then give low-income schools, diverse students, and members of the wider public free access to that information, written in a way that is easy to understand.

We view science as a space for growth, opportunity, community, environmental stewardship, and education. Our focus is on public benefit. We create a collaborative environment for researchers, citizen scientists, educators, and science communicators to teach each other and the public about world-changing scientific discoveries and projects. Because we also report on the culture and politics surrounding science, we often focus on its human side, offering a place for scientists and community members to tell their stories. In addition to Science Connected Magazine, you can get more science education resources from Science Connected.

In our work to increase public understanding of science, we collaborate with many partners and uphold the highest possible standards of scientific and journalistic integrity. We do not sensationalize, cherry-pick, or misrepresent the research reports. We do not report pseudoscience or mistake correlation for causation. We source peer-reviewed academic journals and follow the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Whenever possible, we align our content with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for high school science students and with TESOL English Language Proficiency Standards to facilitate use by English Language Learners (ELLs).

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