The Journal of Communication Management invites submission for a call for paper on “Corporate Science Communication”, with deadline May 2, 2023.
Crporate science communication deserves specific focus due to the relationship—and potential conflict—between honest and accurate science communication and commercial interests. From pharmaceutical companies communicating about mRNA vaccines to electric car manufacturers communicating about environmental benefits, the CfP encourages to examine the impacts of this communication on our daily lives.
Although laws and regulations vary around the world, the commercialization of science is a global trend. This is a prominent topic in scholarship about science policy (e.g., Leisyte, 2011), science education (e.g., Kleinman, Feinstein, & Downey, 2013), and science, technology and society (STS) (e.g., Hansen, 2011) but parallel conversations related to science communication are lacking and needed.
The special issue on corporate science communication will contribute to that discussion. For the purposes of this issue, science is broadly defined and may include scholarship on health, environmental, and risk communication. We invite contributions from researchers in all communication fields and related disciplines.