Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

Information about science is published in several different formats with different levels of authority.

Opinion Pages

Blogs and opinion sites allow casual comment in relatively unsophisticated form, from people who may or may not be knowledgeable in the subject at hand. They are usually moderated to sieve out acrimonious comments from trolls and other dialogue-wreckers. The Queensland Science Network does not run an opinion page at present. One is planned, but it awaits recruitment of a team of volunteer moderators.

Newsletters

Most of the member groups of the Queensland Science Network produce regular newsletters. Some of these are readily available on their websites, some are available free of charge or for a small fee by signing up to a subscription list; some are distributed only to members.

Open Access

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Subscription Access

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Members only

The Royal Society Of Queensland.

Magazines

Magazines publish articles of a popular or semi-popular nature. A few are available in newsagents; otherwise by subscription.

Cosmos

Cosmos https://cosmosmagazine.com/ is a national quarterly magazine on general science published by The Royal Institution of Australia Inc(RiAus), a science communications organisation based in Adelaide.

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Wildlife Australia

Wildlife Australia is a national quarterly magazine published by QSN member Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and is Australia’s oldest surviving wildlife and nature magazine, founded in 1963 https://wildlife-australia.org.au/

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Journals

As scientific knowledge is recorded, it builds on past knowledge. Knowledge expands exponentially and indefinitely. Publication after verification by other experts in the field is central to the advance of scientific knowledge.

The first scientific journal was published in 1665 by the Royal Society in London and titled “Philosophical Transactions, Giving some Account of the present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in many considerable parts of the World”. (In that era the word ‘philosophy‘ included intellectual enquiry of all kinds).  The first editor wrote: “We must be very careful as well of regist’ring the person and time of any new matter, as the matter itselfe, whereby the honor of the invention will be reliably preserved to all posterity”. Wikipedia recounts the story.

This journal featured many functions of the scientific journal that are important to this day – global not parochial in scope, registration (date stamping and provenance), honour to first discoverer, certification (peer review), dissemination and archiving.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland

The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland stands in this honorable tradition. It has been published almost annually since 1884. It publishes scholarly research articles, short communications, abstracts of students’ dissertations and opinion pieces. All articles are peer-reviewed. It focuses on the natural sciences and related themes. Full-text search capability is available and articles prior to 1956 can be downloaded free of charge. The journal is free to members. It succeeded the Transactions of the Philosophical Society of Queensland, published in three volumes from 1859.

Occasional Publications

The Moreton Bay Foundation Launched

The Moreton Bay Foundation was officially launched on the 30 August by His Excellency the Governor at a function at Brisbane City Hall. An immensely rich compendium of contemporary and ancient Indigenous knowledge Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future was also launched and is now available as an E-book as well as […]

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Rangelands Declaration released

The three-co-organisers of the July Rangelands Policy Dialogue have approved of a one-page Declaration, download here. The three parties – The Royal Society of Queensland, AgForce and NRM Regions Queensland – have issued the following statement. “The Rangelands Declaration is not an action plan. It is a statement of principles, emphasising the lack of widely […]

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all-day Art Exhibition based on plant cells @ Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre
Art Exhibition based on plant cells @ Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre
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The Seasons of Saturn by Tony Du... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
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Saturn, like most planets, undergoes seasonal changes during its 29.5 year orbit around the Sun. Some of the seasonal changes can be observed from Earth whilst other changes are more subtle and require telescopes and[...]
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4:00 pm Diamonds in Space by Tim Napier-... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
Diamonds in Space by Tim Napier-... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
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6:30 pm Presentation: Australian Natural... @ The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc.
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10:00 am Floressence 2019 – An exhibition... @ Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
Floressence 2019 – An exhibition... @ Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
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An exhibition of contemporary botanical art. A video of the 2016 Floressence exhibition is available on Youtube via this link.
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