Falade, B. A., & Guenther, L. (2020). Dissonance and polyphasia as strategies resolving the potential conflict between science and religion among South Africans. Minerva, 58, 459-480.

Guenther, L., Gaertner, M., & Zeitz, J. (2020). Framing as a concept for health communication. A systematic review. Health Communication (online before print).

Heyl, A., Joubert, M. & Guenther, L. 2020. Hype and churnalism in science communication – Comparing university press releases and journalistic articles in South Africa. South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research. [Online first, published 3 August 2020].

Joubert, M. 2020. From top scientist to science media star during COVID-19 – South Africa’s Salim Abdool Karim. South African Journal of Science, 116(7/8)

Mahl, D., Guenther, L., Schäfer, M. S., Meyer, C., & Siegen, D. (2020). “We are a bit blind about it”: A qualitative analysis of climate change-related perceptions and communication across South African communities. Environmental Communication, 14(6), 802-815

Metcalfe, J., Riedlinger, M., Bauer, M. W., Chakraborty, A., Gascoigne, T., Guenther, L., Joubert, M., Kaseje, M., Herrera Lima, S., Revuelta, G., Riise, J., & Schiele, B. 2020. The COVID-19 mirror: Reflecting science-society relationships across 11 countries and cultures. Journal of Science Communication, 19(07), 1-23

Van Schalkwyk, F., Dudek, J. & Costas, R. 2020. Communities of shared interests and cognitive bridges: The case of the anti-vaccination movement on Twitter. Scientometrics, 125, 1499-1516

Falade, B. (2019). Leveraging media informatics for the surveillance and understanding of disease outbreaks. South African Journal of Science, 115(3-4), 75-83.

Joubert, M. (2019). Scaling new heights in Switzerland. Journal of Science Communication, 18(04) R01.

Joubert, M; Davis, L; Metcalfe, J. (2019). Storytelling: the soul of science communication. Journal of Science Communication, 18(5), E1.

Joubert, M. 2019. Beyond the Sagan effect. Nature Astronomy, 3: 131–132

Joubert, M. 2019. Radio, like you’ve never read it before. South African Journal of Science, 115 (1/2)

Riedlinger, Michelle; Metcalfe, Jenni; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Entradas, Marta; Joubert, Marina; Massarani, L. (2019). Telling stories in science communication: case studies of scholar-practitioner collaboration. Journal of Science Communication, 18(5), N01.

Weingart, P. & Joubert, M. 2019. The conflation of motives of science communication – causes, consequences, remedies. Journal of Science Communication, 18(03) Y01.



Falade, B. (2018). Cultural differences and confidence in institutions: Comparing Africa and the USA. South African Journal of Science, 114(5-6), 32-39.

Falade, B. A., & Bauer, M. W. (2018). ‘I have faith in science and in God’: Common sense, cognitive polyphasia and attitudes to science in Nigeria. Public Understanding of Science, 27(1), 29-46.

Guenther, L., & Joubert, M. (2018). Support for research in climate change and nuclear energy, but less so for fracking: Born-free South Africans’ attitudes towards scientific controversiesAfrican Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 10 (1) 114 – 124.

Guenther, L., & Weingart, P. (2018). Promises and reservations towards science and technology among South African publics: A culture-sensitive approach. Public Understanding of Science, 27(1) 47–58.

Guenther, L; Weingart, P and Meyer, C. (2018). “Science is Everywhere, but No One Knows It”: Assessing the Cultural Distance to Science of Rural South African Publics. Environmental Communication: 1-16.

Joubert, M. 2018. 1967: Reflections on the first human heart transplant and its impact on medicine, media and society. Public Understanding of Science. 27(1)110 – 114.

Luescher, T.M. & Van Schalkwyk, F. 2018. African university presses and the institutional logic of the knowledge commons. Learned Publishing, 31(S1):288–298

Meyer, C., Guenther, L. & Joubert, M. 2018. The Draw-a-Scientist Test in an African context: comparing students’ (stereotypical) images of scientists across university faculties. Research in Science & Technological Education, 37(1).

Van Schalkwyk, F. & De Lange, G. 2018. The engaged university and the specificity of place: The case of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Development Southern Africa, 35(5):641–656.

Guenther, L., Bischoff, J., Löwe, A., Marzinkowski, H., Voigt, M. 2017. Scientific evidence and science journalism: Analysing the representation of (un)certainty in German print and online media. Journalism Studies (online before print).

Guenther, L. & Joubert, M. (2017). Science communication as a field of research: identifying trends, challenges and gaps by analysing research papers. Journal of Science Communication, 16(02) A02.

Guenther, L., & Kessler, S.H. (2017). Epistemological dimensions on screen: The role of television presentations in changing conceptions about the nature of knowledge and knowing. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 42(4), 481-501.

Joubert, M. & Guenther, L. (2018). In the footsteps of Einstein, Sagan and Barnard: Identifying South Africa’s most visible scientists. South African Journal of Science. 113(11/12). (Editors’ choice and cover story).

Joubert, M. (2018). Chris Barnard: South Africa’s fallible king of hearts. South African Journal of Science. 113(11/12).

Kessler, S.H. & Guenther, L. (2017). Eyes on the frame: Explaining people’s online searching behaviour in response to TV consumption. Internet Research, 27(2), 303-320.

Weingart, P. (2017). “Wahres Wissen” und demokratisch verfasste Gesellschaft. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 67(13), 11-16.



Goedke Tort, M. N., Guenther, L. Ruhrmann, G. 2016. Von kriminell bis willkommen. Wie die Herkunft über das mediale Framing von Einwanderern entscheidet. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 64(4):497–517

Guenther, L., & Ruhrmann, G. 2016. Scientific evidence and mass media: Investigating the journalistic intention to represent scientific uncertainty. Public Understanding of Science, 25(8): 927-943. doi: 10.1177/0963662515625479.

Guenther, L., & Weingart, P. (2016). A unique fingerprint? Factors influencing attitudes towards science and technology in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, Vol 112 No 7/8

Ndlovu, H., Joubert, M. & Boshoff, N., 2016. Public science communication in Africa: views and practices of academics at the National University of Science and Technology in ZimbabweJournal of Science Communication, 15(6): A05

Maier, M., Milde, J., Post, S., Guenther, L., Ruhrmann, G., & Barkela, B. (2016). Communicating scientific evidence: Scientists’, journalists’ and audience expectations and evaluations regarding the representation of scientific uncertainty. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. 40(1) 124–141.

X Maze, K., Barnett, M., Botts, E. A., Stephens, A., Freedman, M. & Guenther, L. 2016. Making the case for biodiversity in South Africa: re-framing biodiversity communication. Bothalia: African Biodiversity and Conservation, 46(1):1–8

Rosen, C.*, Guenther, L.*, & Froehlich, K.* (2016). The question of newsworthiness: A cross-comparison among science journalists’ selection criteria in Argentina, France, and Germany. Science Communication, 38(3), 328-355. (* equal contribution).

Van Schalkwyk F., Canares M., Chattapadhyay S. & Andrason A. (2016). Open Data Intermediaries in Developing Countries. Journal of Community Informatics 12(2).

Weingart, P., & Guenther, L. (2016). Science communication and the issue of trust. Journal of Science Communication (JCOM), 15(5).

Weingart, P., & Wormer, H. (2016). Wissenschaftskommunikation als demokratisches Grundprinzip. TATuP – Zeitschrift des ITAS zur Technikfolgenabschätzung, 25(1), 8-16.

Weitze, M.D. & Weingart, P. (2016). Technikfolgenabschätzung. Theorie und Praxis. Vol. 25. 1. (April): Schlüsselideen, Akteure und Formate der Technikkommunikation.

Van Schalkwyk F., Willmers M. & McNaughton M. 2015. Viscous Open Data: The Roles of Intermediaries in an Open Data Ecosystem. Journal of Information Technology for Development 22: 68-83

Weingart, P. 2015. Nostalgia for the world without numbers. Soziale Welt, 66(2), 243-250

Willmers M., Van Schalkwyk F. & Schonwetter T. 2015. Licensing Open Data in Developing Countries: The Case of the Kenyan and City of Cape Town Open Data Initiatives. African Journal of Information and Communication, 16: 26-37

Van Schalkwyk F., Willmers M. & McNaughton M. (2015). Viscous Open Data: The Roles of Intermediaries in an Open Data Ecosystem. Journal of Information Technology for Development. DOI: 10.1080/02681102.2015.1081868.

Weingart, P. (2015). Nostalgia for the world without numbers. Soziale Welt, 66(2), 243-250.

Willmers M., Van Schalkwyk F. & Schonwetter T. (2015). Licensing Open Data in Developing Coun-tries: The Case of the Kenyan and City of Cape Town Open Data Initiatives. African Journal of Information and Communication, 16: 26-37.