That's the average number of readers of a scientific article.

Every academic has heard the joke that dissertations are only read by three people: the author, their advisor, and the committee chair. It’s funny in the way that most academic jokes are funny: not actually funny, but painful. Moreover, this particular joke turns out to be half true. A study at Indiana University found that “as many as 50% of papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, referees and journal editors.” 

You can do it differently.

Together with our media partners, we at SciMingo will teach you how to turn your research into a captivating story, so that you may inform and inspire a broad audience. Because it is crucial that science gets out there: not only to address urgent issues like climate change or vaccination, but also to inform policy makers, to make research more transparant, to educate the public, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Our lectures

Experienced science communicators share their tips and tricks in free online talks.

Why is this a unique opportunity?

  • Individual feedback

    We coach you from initial idea to finished product.

  • Hands-on

    Every training leads to a concrete result: an infographic, an article, a video or a podcast.

  • Media

    Through collaborations with our media partners, such as Eos, you build a valuable network for future science communication.


Creative & well-balanced science communication

The SciComm Academy is an initiative by SciMingo. We are a Brussels-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creative & well-balanced science communication. Our aim is to encourage scientists to share their research with the world, and guide them in that process.

You might know us from projects such as the Flemish Dissertation Award (Vlaamse Scriptieprijs), Flemish PhD Cup (Vlaamse PhD Cup) and Science Figured Out. Find out more at scimingo.eu

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