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“The 90-Day Rule”: Considerations behind EurekAlert!’s Timeliness Guideline

As a nonprofit science news service and consortium of research institutions, EurekAlert! has always striven to facilitate dissemination of the latest scientific breakthroughs to reporters and the public. Since our launch in 1996, scientific publishing and science communication have adapted to the introduction of open access, advanced or early online publication, and other practices where papers become available online before print.…

China’s Scientific Community Works to Improve Science Communications

Lin Zheng, a leading Chinese communications professional, traveled earlier this spring from Beijing to Wuhan, an ancient city with a growing scientific presence, to address a group of media officers eager to improve their science communication skills.

Over the last decade, Lin has coached scientists and engineers from China and other nations about how to most effectively promote scientific discoveries and gain the attention of other scientists, scientific institutions and, most importantly, the public.…