These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Science Magazine Pro-Science based on the use of peer-reviewed sources as well as minimal editorializing of content.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1880, Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world’s top academic journals. According to their about page, they are “A trailblazer in online publishing.”
Funded by / Ownership
Sciencemag.org is owned by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is funded through donations, advertising, and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the site publishes original news as well as coverage of space, biology, tech, and politics. Articles related to scientific studies do not contain loaded languages such as this Translating genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease into mechanistic insight and drug targets. The majority of content on this website and the magazine are peer-reviewed. When it comes to politics they report only when it relates to science such as this Trump’s nominee for USDA science post calls new U.S. climate report ‘genuine’. While this story is negative toward Trump, it does so on a scientific basis and not political.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Science Magazine Pro-Science based on the use of peer-reviewed sources as well as minimal editorializing of content. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2016) Updated (10/4/2020)