"Bridging the gap
between Science
and Society"

Who we are?

The Voice of Science is a unique company that relies on the multidisciplinary work of employees who have a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and employees who are illustrator designers. All the pieces of work that we are doing are unique and not copyright is needed.

We have already worked for several Universities in Spain, Portugal, U.K., The Netherlands or USA and we are collaborating with some scientific journals.

What is our aim?
Well..., it is to connect Science and Society!

Our main aim is to help scientists to disseminate their research enhancing the impact of their work in society. Currently, financial agencies (private and public) are asking researchers to communicate their science to different publics. However, we know that time is limited and sometimes, scientists do not have the opportunity to think about how to disseminate their science beyond the publication of the scientific manuscript.

The Voice of Science has born to help scientists to create infographics for disseminating their Science beyond the Scientific Community (normally known as “transference of scientific knowledge”). These actions will also improve the academic CVs of the researchers.

What we do?

Together with the main author, we develop a personalized infographic that summarizes the main message of his/her manuscript. We have developed two different options to create the content of this infographic:

  1. Authors get the idea: Sometimes authors have a clear idea about what they want to see in their infographic but they lack the resources to create it. In this scenario, the team of illustrator designers will contact directly to the author and they will develop together the infographic.
  2. Authors do not get the idea: Alternatively, authors do not know how to represent the main idea of their manuscript. In this scenario, the most common situation, our team of Ph.D. employees will read the scientific paper and create the infographic for the authors.

Regardless of option 1 or 2, our team will send to the main authors a draft of the infographic in a period shorter than 2.5 weeks. After that, authors can perform as many modifications and suggestions as they want. We will repeat this process at a maximum of 2 times.

Once the author will be happy with the result, we will publish his/her infographic in our Social Media citing the accounts of the main author, co-authors and finding resources. Of course, we will facilitate to the author the final version in PDF, JPG, TIF…

We are expert on developing:

  • Infographic /Visual Abstract/ Graphical Abstract
  • PhD and Master covers thesis
  • Integrative figures for manuscripts and grant applications
  • Scientific logos
  • Others scientific material

Infographic, visual abstract, or graphical abstract should be understood as synonyms. Based on that, infographics are defined as visualizations of data and ideas that try to convey complex information to an audience in a manner that can be quickly consumed and easily understood. These tools are becoming more popular in social media and journals, but are infographics really useful?

A recent study published by Martin et al. demonstrated that infographics were associated with higher reader preference and lower cognitive load during summary review. Therefore, infographics are useful for readers because it will help them to discriminate whether they should or shouldn’t read the full text of the manuscript and they can easily understand the main message of the paper.

Altmetric score is being demanded by Financial agencies (Private and Public)!

Altmetric is a score that tracks the attention that research outputs such as scholarly articles and datasets receive online https://www.altmetric.com/. It pulls data from:

  • Social media like Twitter and Facebook
  • Traditional media – both mainstream (The Guardian, New York Times) and field-specific (New Scientist, Bird Watching). Many non-English language titles are covered.
  • Blogs – both major organizations (Cancer Research UK) and individual researchers.
  • Online reference managers like Mendeley and CiteULike.

Our infographics are able to increase the Altmetric score once they are published in our social media accounts. Moreover, the infographic could be also used as:

  • Posters for conferences and congresses
  • Press releases: Some authors have used the infographic to develop a press release at their university increasing substantially the impact of the research on society.
  • Hospitals and Schools: Some schools have already printed infographics that we have performed about the importance of active commuting or nutrition in adolescents.
  • Industry: Infographics could be used to tell to the employees the importance of breaking sedentary time or nutritional advice.

References

Clients

These are some of the clients who have worked with us.

Collaborators

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