[ASC-list] FW: [PCST] Semi-professionnal science magazines

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Wed Jun 15 05:18:03 UTC 2011

Courtesy of PCST list email:

Dear All,
	A first compliation of the first results 
of my call for help identifying 
"semi-professional" sciences magazines is on the 
PCST (thanks to Vladimir de Semir) : 

	Sincere  thanks go to all who replied - 
it's fascinating what such a shared effort can 
produce! I have combined the information that was 
sent and indicated the contributors' names and 
mails. I shall be happy to update it: quite a few 
countries are still missing, in Europe in 
particular. (One or two replies arrived since I 
sent the list but will be added in an up-date.)

	I was aiming to identify the magazines 
that most scientists in each country would read, 
to keep up with fields other than their own - 
that's what I meant by "semi-professional". 
Scientific American is no doubt the best known 
example (putting Science and Nature on the side 
of really professional scientific journals). In 
practice, I also received quite a lot of 
information about more popular magazines, that I 
have put into the table too, because it can be 
really useful. I have put in bold the titles of 
what seem to be "semi-professional" magazines.

	It can be interesting to note that there 
are some international magazines. Among the 
"semi-professional" one , Scientific American has 
a Brasilian edition (Scientific American Brazil), 
a French one (Pour la Science), an Israeli one 
and a Japanese one (NIKKEI SAINENSU).
Among the popular ones:
- National Geographic and Geo exist in several 
countries (although I personally am not sure that 
I would include them in the category of "science" 
- Muy Interesante (Spain), Superinteressante 
(Brazil) and Ça m'intéresse" (France) are related 
and I believe they have  a German equivalent ?

	Thanks once again to all the 
contributors. Please correct me if I have 
mis-represented any answers. Any further 
contributions would be appreciated and added to 
the compilation.

		Best regards,

Suzanne de Cheveigné,
Directrice de recherche (senior researcher), CNRS,
Centre Norbert Elias (EHESS - CNRS - UMR8562)
2 rue de la Charité
13236 Marseille Cedex 02
suzanne.de-cheveigne at univmed.fr


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