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 The Scientist Magazine a left-leaning pro-science source based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to peer-reviewed studies, supporting the scientific consensus, and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT LEANING PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1986, The Scientist is a professional magazine intended for life scientists. Coverage includes reviews of widely noticed research papers, informing its audience of current research, updates to technology, updates to career information, profiles of scientists achieving notoriety, as well as other columns and reports of interest to its audience. The magazine also features a website at the-scientist.com.
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Funded by / Ownership
LabX Media Group, a private Ontario, Canada-based media company, owns The Scientist Magazine and its website. Advertising, sponsored content, and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Scientist Magazine and website publishes scientific articles ranging from biology, medicine, genetics, environment, and more. Articles are typically factual and well-sourced, often to peer-reviewed research such as this AI Controls Laser-Guided Robot Worms. During 2020-2021 they frequently reported on Covid-19 using scientific research such as this Immune Cell Activity Mediates Severe COVID-19 Pathogenesis.
Editorially, they produce opinion pieces that are not favorable of former President Trump, such as this Opinion: Science Advocacy in the Post-Trump Era. They also promote a pro-science consensus approach when reporting on climate change Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster. In general, The Scientist Magazine holds a left-leaning political bias while providing very high factual pro-science information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Scientist Magazine a left-leaning pro-science source based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to peer-reviewed studies, supporting the scientific consensus, and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/18/2017) Updated (01/13/2023)
Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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