Neuroscientist and Science Communicator Shruti Muralidhar talks to host Pavan Srinath about science publishing, and how science communication can be transformed in India, on Episode 145 of The Pragati Podcast.
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6200+ pre-prints have been published on the biology and medicine of COVID-19, as of early July, 2020. How are preprints disrupting the traditional scientific publishing cycle? How far have open access and open research come in making research accessible to all? Where does the role of science communication begin, and how can SciComm be transformed in India? Shruti Muralidhar and host Pavan Srinath explore these questions as the world faces its biggest crisis yet in the 21st century.
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Read Shruti’s policy memo outlining urgent points of action to improve science communication in India: https://indscicomm.
Further reading & listening:
- Pragati Podcast #89: Science Journalism in India, with Vasudevan Mukunth and Nandita Jayaraj
- Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? Stephen Buranyi in The Guardian, June 27, 2017.
- Risk Communication during COVID-19, Siddharth Kankaria and Shruti Muralidhar in The Wire Science, April 17, 2020.
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