Public Understanding of Science

(The TQCC of Public Understanding of Science is 17. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-01.)
Fostering public trust in science: The role of social media72
Exploring the YouTube science communication gender gap: A sentiment analysis59
Jargon as a barrier to effective science communication: Evidence from metacognition46
Increasing research impact with citizen science: The influence of recruitment strategies on sample diversity35
Identifying diffusion patterns of research articles on Twitter: A case study of online engagement with open access articles35
Hot topics in science communication: Aggressive language decreases trustworthiness and credibility in scientific debates34
Scientific networks on Twitter: Analyzing scientists’ interactions in the climate change debate32
From self-tracking to self-expertise: The production of self-related knowledge by doing personal science27
Comparing science communication theory with practice: An assessment and critique using Australian data25
Distinguishing scientific knowledge: The impact of different measures of knowledge on genetically modified food attitudes24
Science journalism for development in the Global South: A systematic literature review of issues and challenges21
Scientists vs laypeople: How genetically modified food is discussed on a Chinese Q&A website21
Civility, credibility, and health information: The impact of uncivil comments and source credibility on attitudes about vaccines20
Attacking science on social media: How user comments affect perceived trustworthiness and credibility20
Trust/distrust judgments and perceptions of climate science: A research note on skeptics’ rationalizations20
‘Human’ or ‘objective’ faces of science? Gender stereotypes and the representation of scientists in the media20
Responsibility, rationality, and acceptance: How future users of autonomous driving are constructed in stakeholders’ sociotechnical imaginaries20
Beyond reporting statistical significance: Identifying informative effect sizes to improve scientific communication19
What do we know about public attitudes towards experts? Reviewing survey data in the United Kingdom and European Union18
Who wants to be a citizen scientist? Identifying the potential of citizen science and target segments in Switzerland17