A quick follow-up. Mary Nucci replied: "absolutely--which is why the list
is not exhaustive,
hope to see a submission!"

So, go for it, scientific illustrators! I can assure you that there are
lots of historians of science and medicine who would be very interested in
seeing your first-hand accounts, with illustrations, of how you approached
a  project.

With apologies for the klutzy forwarding/typing of the original message --
dealing with email and a brandnew grandchild really needs 4 hands.

 Karen  9/9/2013
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FWd Call for papers for a special issue of Science Communication:
Communicating= science visually in the digital age

> Seems to me scientific illustrators ought to be represented!
> \ Karen
> Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
> Independent Exhibit Curator
> Museum and Editorial Consultant
> [log in to unmask]
> Princeton Research Forum, a community of independent scholars:
> Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:30:42 +0000
> From: Mary Nucci <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Call for papers on visual science
> >>
> Call for papers for a special issue of Science Communication:
> Communicating=
>  science visually in the digital age=20
> The recent advent of new communication and representation tools and
> technol=
> ogies has created a myriad of new potentialities and new realities in the
> c=
> reation and dissemination of science visuals, both within and outside of
> th=
> e scientific disciplines. This trend has also raised questions about the
> us=
> e and impact of these visuals. Science visuals have progressed beyond
> simpl=
> e tables and graphs to include digitized schematics and simulations,
> intera=
> ctive computer graphics, and even video games, in addition to film, video,
> =
> and photographic treatments. Computerization gives the creator new power
> to=
>  shape representations and thus invite new interpretations of information.
> =
> In this call we intend the term visualization to include any kind of
> repres=
> entation that relies on =E2=80=9Cpictures=E2=80=9D (broadly defined)
> rather=
>  than solely on language, text, or numbers.=20
> Visuals can both provide an entry point to science for people without
> scien=
> tific training but also trivialize or confuse people about science through
> =
> the range of possible interpretations of imagery. They may also encourage
> c=
> reative thinking within science. This special issue will bring together
> res=
> earch that considers the changes in science visualization considered
> across=
>  a variety of disciplines to encourage synergy among divergent approaches
> a=
> nd provide a resource for communication, teaching, and future research.=20
> This special issue will focus on whether and how visuals and visualization
> =
> technologies (old and new) and the broader access that they may provide
> are=
>  affecting science communication. Questions to be addressed include how
> sci=
> ence is represented visually, how visuals influence public perceptions and
> =
> understandings of science, and what is ultimately the impact of new
> science=
>  visualization technologies both within the disciplines and in the public
> s=
> phere. Papers can address such topics as:=20
>     =E2=80=A2 =C2=B7 the impact of visualization techniques and
> technologie=
> s on public understanding/perceptions=20
>     =E2=80=A2 the ethics of visual science communication=20
>     =E2=80=A2 how scientific results are represented using new
> visualizatio=
> n technologies, along with the implications of these representations=20
>     =E2=80=A2 visual metaphors, rhetoric, and framing in science
> visualizat=
> ion=20
>     =E2=80=A2 the changing use of visuals within science disciplines and
> wh=
> at this means=20
>     =E2=80=A2 the use of iconic science imagery and its effects on emotion
> =
> and public perception=20
>     =E2=80=A2 power issues related to the use of visuals and the public
> acc=
> essibility of science=20
>     =E2=80=A2 visuals and their reception in the science museum/center
> and/=
> or other particular contexts=20
> This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but only a starting point.
> Th=
> eory-based papers with an empirical or analytical focus and using any
> quant=
> itative or qualitative methodology will be considered. All papers
> submitted=
>  will be subject to a rigorous and competitive peer review process.=20
> Timeline and requirements=20
> Papers are due April 1, 2014 for publication likely in late 2014 or early
> 2=
> 015. Earlier submissions are very strongly encouraged. Mention the special
> =
> issue in your cover letter. Papers should follow the Science Communication
> =
> guidelines for length and format; submit at
> Ou=
> r ideal manuscript is between 7000 and 9000 words, inclusive of notes,
> refe=
> rences, and other material. Additional guidelines can be found at
> scx.sagep=
> Queries regarding the special issue can be addressed to guest
> edito=
> r Mary Nucci at [log in to unmask] or to the journal=E2=80=99s editor,
> Susa=
> nna Priest, at [log in to unmask]

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