Heyl, A, Joubert, M. and 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, 46(2): 126-145.

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): 1-4.

Mahl, D., Guenther, L., Schäfer, M.S., Meyer, C., and 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. and Schiele, B. 2020. The COVID-19 mirror: Reflecting science-society relationships across 11 countries and cultures. Journal of Science Communication, 19(07): A05.

Van Schalkwyk, F., Dudek, J. and 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. WCSJ2019: Scaling new heights in Switzerland. Journal of Science Communication, 18(04): R01.

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

Joubert, M., Davis, L., and 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): a0300.

Meyer, C., Guenther, L. and Joubert, M. 2019. 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): 1-14.

Riedlinger, M., Metcalfe, J., Baram-Tsabari, A., Entradas, M., Joubert, M. and Massarani, L. 2019. Telling stories in science communication: case studies of scholar-practitioner collaboration. Journal of Science Communication, 18(5): N01.

Weingart, P. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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, 12(8): 1046-1061.

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

Van Schalkwyk, F. and 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. and Voigt, M. 2017. Scientific evidence and science journalism: Analysing the representation of (un)certainty in German print and online media. Journalism Studies, 20(1): 40-59.

Guenther, L. and 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. and 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. and 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).

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

Kessler, S.H. and 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. and 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. and Ruhrmann, G. 2016. Scientific evidence and mass media: Investigating the journalistic intention to represent scientific uncertainty. Public Understanding of Science, 25(8): 927-943.

Guenther, L., and Weingart, P. 2016. A unique fingerprint? Factors influencing attitudes towards science and technology in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 112(7/8): 1-4.

Ndlovu, H., Joubert, M. and 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. and 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.

Maze, K., Barnett, M., Botts, E. A., Stephens, A., Freedman, M. and 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. and 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.

Van Schalkwyk F., Canares M., Chattapadhyay S. and Andrason A. 2016. Open Data Intermediaries in Developing Countries. Journal of Community Informatics 12(2): 9-25.

Weingart, P. and Guenther, L. 2016. Science communication and the issue of trust. Journal of Science Communication, 15(5): C01.

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

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

Van Schalkwyk F., Willmers M. and 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. and 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.