Social Studies of Science

Social Studies of Science is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers relating to the history and philosophy of science. The journal's editors-in-chief are Nicole Nelson, Associate Professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,[1] and Sergio Sismondo, Professor of Philosophy and Arts & Sciences at Queen's University.[2] The journal was established in 1971 under the name Science Studies and assumed its present title in 1975. It is currently published by SAGE Publications.

Social Studies of Science
DisciplineScience and technology studies, history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of science
Edited by
  • Nicole Nelson
  • Sergio Sismondo
Publication details
Former name(s)
Science Studies (until 1975, ISSN 0036-8539)
4.038 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Soc. Stud. Sci.
ISSN0306-3127 (print)
1460-3659 (web)
OCLC no.2242476

Founding edit

In the 1971 inaugural issue, the founding editors, Roy MacLeod and David Edge,[3][4] announced that the journal "will devote itself to original research, whether empirical or theoretical, which brings fresh light to bear on the concepts, processes and consequences of modern science. It will be interdisciplinary in the sense that it will encourage appropriate contributions from political science, sociology, economics, history, philosophy, social anthropology, and the legal and educational disciplines. It will welcome studies of fundamental research, applied research and development; of university science, industrial science and science in government."[5]

Past editors edit

  • Roy MacLeod (1971-1991)
  • David Edge (1971-2002)
  • Michael Lynch (2002-2012)
  • Sergio Sismondo (2012-present)
  • Nicole Nelson (2022-present)[6]

Abstracting and indexing edit

Social Studies of Science is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its impact factor is 4.038, ranking it 1st out of 111 journals in the category "History of Philosophy and Science".[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Nicole Nelson". History.Wisc.Edu. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved 12 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Sergio Sismondo". Queensu.Ca. Queen's University at Kingston. Retrieved 12 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Editorial Board: Past Editors". Social Studies of Science. Sage Journals. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  4. ^ Roy MacLeod (April 2003). "In Memoriam: David Edge". Social Studies of Science. 33 (2): 181–183. doi:10.1177/03063127030332005. S2CID 220878837.
  5. ^ "Editorial". Science Studies. 1 (1): 2. January 1971.
  6. ^ Sismondo, Sergio (April 2022). "A new Editor-in-Chief". Social Studies of Science. 52 (3): 327–329. doi:10.1177/03063127221095117.
  7. ^ "Journal Indexing and Metrics: Social Studies of Science". SAGE Journals. Retrieved 2020-08-26.

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