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
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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=
    =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 mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sc. 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=
ub.com. 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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