JCOM América Latina is a diamond open access, peer reviewed journal focused on studies in science communication made in Latin America and/or by Latin Americans. The journal covers a broad range of issues pertinent to science communication and public engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), including citizen science as well as environmental and health communication, where these relate to communication of research.

JCOM América Latina caters for scholars coming from media and communication, museums studies, sociology of science, science and technology studies and other disciplinary perspectives. By doing so, we seek to encourage interdisciplinary exchange between scholars and professionals who study today’s complex knowledge societies and the role of the public and scientists in the development of new knowledge.

JCOM América Latina publishes research that explores a wide range of issues pertinent to the science communication community, including: issues in communication between science and citizens and within the scientific community itself; challenges arising when models for theoretical analysis or practical means to popularize science are used; the changing relation between science and social institutions; and the informative, pedagogical, interpretative and political dimensions of science communication.

JCOM América Latina contributes to forging a common identity for scholars across disciplines by adopting a policy of free circulation of information. JCOM América Latina is also a platform where distant and sometimes fragmented communities can meet: academic scholars, journalists, museum operators, and scientists who live and work in fields where theoretical reflection and concrete action are strongly intertwined.

Created in 2018, JCOM América Latina is a sister journal of JCOM’s, which publishes research relevant to both the academic and practitioner communities engaged in science communication since 2002. In addition to research papers, JCOM América Latina also publishes invited thematic commentaries, essays, practice insights, reviews and letters.

To improve JCOM América Latina's open access characteristics we have adopted a Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC-ND license, giving the community the opportunity to freely spread contents. The JCOM web site uses Janeway, an open-source software with some custom code. Everything is licensed under the AGPL. Therefore anyone is free to use and modify the software, so long as they make their changes similarly open. The journal does not apply any article processing or submission charge.

JCOM América Latina is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Latindex Catálogo 2.0, Dimensions, Qualis Brasil and Scilit.

You can contact the Editorial Office at jcomal-eo@jcomal.sissa.it

JCOM América Latina is published by Sissa Medialab (Via Bonomea, 265 - 34136 Trieste - Italia - Tel. +39-040-3787 620 - Fax. +39-040-3787 640), in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Comunicação Pública da Ciência e Tecnologia (National Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology, Brazil, and RedPOP, Red de Popularización de la Ciencia y la Tecnología de América Latina y el Caribe and the National Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology (INCT-CPCT), Brazil.