Communicating post-academic science -- Scientists communicating / Jane Gregory -- Ethical codes and scientific norms : the role of communication in maintaining the social contract for science / Robert Doubleday -- Patents and the dissemination of scientific knowledge / Charlotte Schulze -- Developing trends in scientists' communicating -- Science communication across disciplines / Joachim Schummer -- Communicating physics in the information age / Matthew Chalmers -- Accessing contemporary science -- Science and the online world : realities and issues for discussion / Scott L. Montgomery -- From print to online : developments in access to scientific information / Richard Gartner -- Consensus and controversy -- Peer review in science journals : past, present and future / Elizabeth Wager -- Controversy and consensus / Jeff Thomas -- Popularizing science -- Where do books fit in the information age? / Bruce V. Lewenstein -- Science communication in fiction / Jon Turney -- Speaking to the world : radio and other audio / Martin Redfern -- Practising public engagement -- The development of Our dynamic earth / Stuart Monro -- Engaging through dialogue : international experiences of Café Scientifique / Ann Grand. "Practising Science Communication in the Information Age is a collection of newly commissioned chapters by leading scholars and practitioners of science communication. It considers how scientists communicate with each other as part of their professional practice, critically evaluating how this forms the basis of the documenting of scientific knowledge, and investigating how open access publication and open review are influencing current practices. It also explores how science communication can play a crucial role when science is disputed, investigating the role of expertise in the formation of scientific controversy and consensus." "A companion volume, Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age, provides an ideal introduction to anyone wishing to study contemporary science communication."--Jacket.