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4S Launches Open Access Journal

Monday, June 8, 2015   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Coffee
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Engaging Science, Technology, and Society is accepting manuscripts!

Editor Daniel Lee Kleinman, Managing Editor Katie Vann, and the Editorial Board are pleased to announce that 4S’s open access journal, Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, is up and running!

The journal invites quality STS scholarship in the following formats:

Critical Engagements: 1k-word essays that critically consider topical issues at the intersection of technoscience and society.  We seek jargon-free essays, akin to opinion-oriented long-form journalism.   No references or notes, and we encourage use of in-text links for further exploration
Considering Concepts: The aim of these 2k-word essays is to introduce a concept of potential use in the analysis of broadly STS-related issues.  Such essays should introduce the key concept, give a single empirical illustration of its use and describe how the concept might profitably be extended. 
Debates/ Interactions: We seek to promote debates within the “pages” of Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.  Where reviewers and the editors believe debate on one of our published, full-length research articles is warranted, we will seek commentators and provide the article author an opportunity to respond.  In addition, we welcome proposals for debate themes and possible participants.  Here we will ask several authors to write 5k-word essays on the debate theme.
Review Essays:  Invited or proposed 5k-word review essays on themes of significant interest to STS scholars and people beyond the STS community. 
Traces:  Invited 6k-word essays by prominent scholars asked to (re)trace their intellectual paths and discuss the experiences that led them to STS and to particular set of interests, empirical foci, or concepts. 
Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Research Articles:  Single- or co-authored original research articles.  Here we will consider theoretical papers and empirical studies.  High value will be placed on research that provides conceptually guided analysis of empirical data.
Thematic Collections:  Single- or co-authored original research articles submitted as part of a group of papers organized by a specific STS theme (on the order of a "special issue").

Consider submitting some of your work. In any case, do visit for helpful information about journal people, policies, submissions, sponsorship, and history, as well as the OJS publishing process!


Marcus Wigan says...
Posted Monday, December 14, 2015
ive been examining the ethics of Big Data.. and issue seen one way by most analysts.and ive taken a virtue ethics stance which has implications for professional responsibilities and perspectives in engineering and science in ways that are not usually done... not sure if you are interested in this domain, although Id argue it is important in STS

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