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Elucidate, Narrate, Disseminate
Introduction and Ethos
As you probably already know, academics are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility to communicate more broadly, especially to the public.
Moreover, given the significant change in the way information is disseminated and accessed, people want more from researchers, academic institutions, and industry than ever before. As a result, the topic of science communication is a growing area of interest.
It is now widely accepted that broader science communication is a fundamental aspect of a scientist’s career. While many do recognise this, it can be a challenge to do it effectively. SciPod offers a professional communication and dissemination service to support and enhance science. We make science understandable, enjoyable, accessible, and open.
Our mission is to connect science and society, which in turn creates innovation. We provide a tangible channel to profile the real-world impact and importance of scholarly research and university-driven innovation. We do this by enabling organisations (including universities, funding bodies, NGOs, publishers and scholarly societies), alongside individual researchers, to share, disseminate and promote their scientific and societal endeavours to a broader and more diverse audience than traditional publication outlets can readily provide. We are not here to change or challenge the traditional scholarly publishing format, but instead we aim to complement this accepted form of dissemination and help enhance communication and impact.
You do not have to look far to see that world is currently on information overload. We live increasingly fast-paced lives, and we have so much more information to process.
Recent analysis suggested that 75% of people would rather listen to an audiobook than read text (even with imagery), and 50% would choose to listen over watching a video. In fact, a large proportion of those who watch videos on YouTube are actually listening to the audio whilst multitasking.
With an estimated 285 million visually impaired people, and 700 million dyslexic people, we should also not underestimate the value that an audio service offers to a community who are often overlooked in academic publishing.
What is SciPod
A SciPod is a 10-minute audiobook covering scientific research in a layman friendly language. A SciPod could be summarised as a ‘post print’ form of communication, or a more in-depth and accessible plain language summary produced into the modern communication format of an audiobook.
Each SciPod is written by our team of PhD-level science writers who work diligently to transform complex technical papers into a plain language summary.
Our professional voice artists beautifully narrate the summary into an understandable, enjoyable, and impactful audiobook.
Our dissemination team promote each SciPod to our audience of 26,000 listeners (and growing). As well as promoting to our direct audience and through our social media channels, we publish through all major audio sites including iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Breaker, Pocket Cast, Radio Public, and Overcast.
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Trusted by the Community
My very first podcast
The team at SciPod read our paper and came up with a very nice summary of our work. I now have my very first podcast about my work on statistical solutions for small data sets. With many thanks to SciPod for making this possible (I can only wish my accent was like this!)
I think SciPod is a perfect communication tool for every scientist and university lecturer
Our SciPod supports our journal paper and attracts an additional broader international audience to listen and get to know more about our work and results. I was very happy with the professional and fast production team. Our research now has an opportunity to reach and connect with more of our peers, colleagues, students and the general public both locally and internationally. I am excited about the possibilities this has created, and I highly recommend SciPod if you want a professional scicomm service that delivers real impact and a useful tool that you can use independently. Listen to the audio
A perfect compliment to our original papers
Thanks for publishing our SciPods. You and your staff did a very nice job. We plan to use your service to accompany all future papers we publish.
Maximise the IMPACT of your research with SciPod. We do so much more than just narrate your paper!
Find out how SciPod can help
Learn how we can help increase publishing impact for individual researchers in all disciplines of science and humanitites
Learn how we can support your in-house communication activites and offer your researchers a trusted and professional outreach service
Although the scholarly journal in which research is published is very important, the overall impact of the reseaarch is now just as critical. Find out how we can support your authors in acheving this