The Scitizen Initiative
12 Nov, 2005 12:00 am
Scitizen aims to bring together a community of scientists and science writers who provide the public with an accurate, balanced and accessible description of developing stories in science. Scitizen gives moderation control back to the scientific community in a system based on peer reviews.
Scitizen brings together a community of scientists and science writers who provide the public with an accurate, balanced and non-technical description of developing stories in science. The scope of the stories ranges from subjects such as extra-solar planets to stem cells. Scitizenís goal is to cover all disciplines of science. Researchers and writers give an objective picture of both what is currently understood to be the general consensus and what is still a subject of controversy within the scientific community.
Discussion here is restricted to the description of science, its social and its political implications.
Moderation by the scientific community
Having as its goal to become a trustworthy news source, Scitizen has established a peer review like moderation system: read our editorial policy.
Who is behind Scitizen?
Scitizen is unbiased and free of any particular agenda. Its editorial policy guarantees the diversity of scientific opinions on topics still subject to debate.
Scitizen is edited by Take Part Media, a Paris-based media company founded in March 2006 with private funds by Gilles Prigent and Jean-Philippe Lorenzo, both holders of PhDs in Physics.
Reading Scitizen articles is and will remain free. Article authors are not paid.
Last Update : 30 March 2007