The Scientist (magazine)

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The Scientist
TheScientist cover Sept-2010.jpg
September 2010 cover
CategoriesLife sciences
FrequencyMonthly
First issue1986
CompanyLabX Media Group
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
Websitewww.the-scientist.com
ISSN0890-3670

The Scientist is a professional magazine intended for life scientists. Coverage includes articles on recently published research papers, current research, techniques, important career news, profiles of established and up and coming scientists, publishing, research integrity and best practices, as well as other columns and reports of interest to its readers.

The editor-in-chief is Bob Grant.

Overview[edit]

Its aim is to provide print and online coverage of the latest developments in life sciences research, technology, careers, and business. Subject matter covered by the magazine includes:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • Industry innovations
  • Careers
  • Financial topics
  • Economics of science
  • Scientific ethics
  • Profiles of scientists
  • Lab tools
  • Scientific publishing
  • Techniques
  • Product spotlight, guides

History[edit]

The Scientist was founded by Eugene Garfield in 1986.[1] The magazine is published monthly and is available in print and digital formats.[2] Its closure was announced in October 2011,[3][4] but then the LabX Media Group announced its intent to purchase and continue publishing it.[5][6] The Group officially acquired the magazine at the end of October 2011.[7]

Top 10 Innovations Survey[edit]

Since 2008[8], The Scientist has conferred awards for the top innovations in science technology: Nominations are submitted; entries are reviewed by a panel of judges; and the winners are announced annually in the December edition of the magazine.

The Scientist online[edit]

Website[edit]

The Scientist offers a website that complements the print version by offering life science news and multimedia features, attracting roughly 1.2 million unique page views each month, according to Google Analytics.

Social Media[edit]

In 2011, The Scientist launched a Facebook page to deliver its content in the social media realm. The page now has more than 2 million page likes[9] and fosters a highly engaged community of readers.

Since then, The Scientist has launched special interest Facebook pages to share the latest research developments in different life science topics In December 2018, it was announced that some pages would be renamed and refocused for a more cohesive community[10]. These pages boast a combined viewership of more than 1.6 million page views and are known as:

  • The Cancer Scientist[11]
    • Covers cancer research, funding, policy, translational medicine, model organism husbandry, drug discovery, clinical trial news, and more.
  • The Cannabis Scientist[12]
    • Covers cannabis research, techniques, policy, funding, clinical trials, and more.
  • The Cell Scientist[13]
    • Covers stem cells, metabolic and genetic disease, cell function and communication, regenerative science, bioethics, policy, and more.
  • The EnviroScientist[14]
    • Covers ecology, conservation, environmental policy, climate change, plant science, zoology, and more.
  • The Genome Scientist[15]
    • Covers genetics, genomics, GMO policy, lab techniques, gene editing, gene therapy, molecular biology, and more.
  • The Micro Scientist [16]
    • Covers immunology, epidemiology, microscopy, policy, drug discovery, medications, hormones, and more.
  • The NeuroScientist[17]
    • Covers neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, paralysis, funding, policy, clinical trials, and more.
  • The Scientist Careers[18]
    • Covers career advice, job trends in academia, funding updates, policy, peer review, and more.

The Scientist also maintains Twitter[19], Instagram[20], and LinkedIn[21] accounts.

Awards[edit]

The Scientist has won many awards, including most recently:[22][23]

  • 2018 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Top Ten Award, Magazine of the Year
  • 2016 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Bronze - Web News Section
  • 2016 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Bronze - Infographics
  • 2011 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine, Full Issue[24]
  • 2011 Silver 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine, Full Issue[25]
  • 2011 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article[26]
  • 2011 Bronze 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article[27]
  • 2011 Silver 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business News Coverage
  • 2011 ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Magazine of the Year
  • 2010 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Website
  • 2010 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine
  • 2010 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article[28]
  • 2009 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Website
  • 2009 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine
  • 2009 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article[29]
  • 2009 ASBPE Awards of Excellence Magazine of the year, circulation less than 80,000
  • 2008 ASBPE Awards of Excellence Magazine of the year, circulation less than 80,000
  • 2008 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine
  • 2008 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Single Science Article[30]
  • 2007 Nomination as one of the Top 10 Business-to-Business Magazines
  • 2007 Gold for Best Publication Redesign
  • 2007 Silver for Best Individual/Company Profile for Ishani Ganguli’s "A Complementary Pathway"
  • 2007 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine
  • 2006 Gold 'Eddie' Award for Best Business-to-Business Science Magazine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eugene Garfield delivered an essay about the foundation of The Scientist in one of his "Essays of an Information Scientist", see http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/essays/v9p249y1986.pdf
  2. ^ Grant, Richard P. (January 18, 2010). "Sarah Greene to head up The Scientist". F1000. Faculty of 1000. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "R.I.P. The Scientist. Economics Kills Another Magazine".
  4. ^ Curtis Brainard (October 7, 2011). "The Scientist Closes". The Observatory. Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "Intent to Purchase The Scientist Announced". Marketwire. October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  6. ^ Curtis Brainard (October 18, 2011). "The Scientist Lives". The Observatory. Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "LabX Acquires The Scientist Magazine". Lab Manager Magazine. October 27, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  8. ^ "Top 10 Innovations".
  9. ^ "The Scientist".
  10. ^ "The Scientist Announces Merged Facebook Pages for Improved User Experience". Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  11. ^ "The Cancer Scientist". 22 July 2019.
  12. ^ "The Cannabis Scientist".
  13. ^ "The Cell Scientist".
  14. ^ "The EnviroScientist".
  15. ^ "The Genome Scientist".
  16. ^ "The Micro Scientist".
  17. ^ "The NeuroScientist".
  18. ^ "The Scientist Careers".
  19. ^ "@TheScientistLLC - Twitter".
  20. ^ "The Scientist Magazine - Instagram".
  21. ^ "The Scientist - LinkedIn".
  22. ^ "ASBPE".
  23. ^ "FOLIO: Magazine Publishing News, Magazine Jobs, Publishing Company Feature & Information Resource - Folio". Folio:.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  24. ^ "Magazine Issue - July 2010 - The Scientist Magazine".
  25. ^ "Magazine Issue - June 2010 - The Scientist Magazine".
  26. ^ "Opening a Can of Worms - The Scientist Magazine".
  27. ^ "Brain, Interrupted - The Scientist Magazine".
  28. ^ "Where's the Super Food? - The Scientist Magazine".
  29. ^ "Twin disorders - The Scientist Magazine".
  30. ^ "Manna from hell - The Scientist Magazine".

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