Last featured in the 10-14-16 Scout Report, the Journal of Science Communication continues to provide a wealth of open-access, peer-reviewed journals that may be of interest to the science journalism community.
JCOM, the Journal of Science Communication, is an open-access journal dedicated to exploring the many sides of science communication. As the editors explain, they are interested in the "importance of communicative processes into science's development and the dynamics of contemporary knowledge societies." This includes issues examining how scientists - as well as journalists and government/NGO officials - communicate scientific developments to the public, exploring interdisciplinary work between scientists and experts of other disciplines, and examining how members of the general public engage with science. Published quarterly since 2002, each issue of the journal includes a number of articles relating to a particular theme accompanied by an editorial. JCOM content also includes Book Reviews, Essays, and shorter Comments. Recent issues have explored the theme of trust in science communication and the rising trend of citizen science projects, where members of the general public are invited to participate in research.