The popularization of science: Some basic measurements

@article{Kidd1988ThePO,
  title={The popularization of science: Some basic measurements},
  author={J. S. Kidd},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={1988},
  volume={14},
  pages={127-142}
}
Four pairs of articles provide a framework for the bibliometric analysis of presentations of scientific findings to non-specialist audiences. One member of each pair is a professional-level review article; the other is its counterpart as published inScientific American. Two of the pairs were published in the mid-1960's and two pairs were published in the mid-1980's. The pace and scope of popular reportage improved over the twenty-year span but the readability index for popular treatments… CONTINUE READING