What matters more in getting cited — what you say or how you say it? In our first episode we’re visited by Ryan Kelly from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Ryan is both an ecologist and a lawyer; and his research concerns the interplay between geography, ecology, and genetics in marine species. In this episode, Ryan tells the unpublished stories behind his article “Narrative Style Influences Citation Frequency in Climate Change Science,” which he published in the December 2016 edition of PLoS One — an open access peer-reviewed journal — along with co-authors Annie Hillier and Terrie Klinger.

Science Writing as Storytelling - Ryan Kelly
Science Writing as Storytelling - Ryan Kelly
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Bonus clip


▲ Ryan Kelly talks about his research with Max Mossler. Their study, on how framing science communications can influence political support, used Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to crowdsource data. The article, with Ann Bostrom and others, is “How Does Framing Affect Policy Supports for Emissions Mitigation?


Hosts / Producers

Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh

How to Cite

Watkins, R., & Leigh, D.. (2017, July 25). Parsing Science – Science Writing as Storytelling with Ryan Kelly (Version 2). figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5877399.v2


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