Special Issue on Science, Society and Policy: Driving Towards Utopia or Dystopia?

Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014

  • Special Issue Editor

    Guest Editor

  • Introduction

    The essence of science in the twenty first century, arguably, is to enhance human existence in continuing societal advancement. The driving force for continuous advancement of societys include the promotion and strengthening of scientific and technological progress; evidence-, analytics-based and citizen-centric approaches; flexible policies and effective implementation and management. Whether the present trend in human existence will worsen due to human activities (including environment degradation, public and private policies or attitudes) thereby, leading to Dystopia or continuous scientific and societal advancement with citizen-centric policies in line with evidence- and analytics-based policy and decision-making might lead to Utopia in the future will probably, evolve as a matter of increasing debate in the next decades. This special issue is aimed at promoting discussion bordering on all areas of science and society, how they affect policy, implementation, management or human existence, and provide solutions to the problems that hamper the present or future existence.

    We solicit for papers (contemporary reviews, original papers, hypothesis, perspectives, views and opinion containing high-quality artwork and require the use of mechanistic summary diagrams) from researchers, scientists, lecturers from all around the world.

    This special issue could serve as a background for policy change or review of policies, scientific methods and address issues that presently affect or will affect society in the future.

    All papers will be indexed in international databases. High quality papers may have the possibility of been presented to supranatural organizations such as the United Nations. Review of manuscripts will be completed within one week after submission. Accepted manuscripts will be published as soon as authors pay the article processing fee.

    Interested authors may write on the following topics or propose their topic for this issue:
    1. History of Science, Society and Policy;
    2. Essence of Science in Society, Human Existence;
    3. Science: From Bench to Bedside or Vice Versa?
    4. Evidence-Based Scientific Methods in Societal Advancement and Policy Making;
    5. Evidence-Based Management for Societal Progress and Policy Making;
    6. Analytics-Based Approach in Societal Advancement and Policy;
    7. Problems and Prospects in Science, Society and Policy;
    8. Scientific, Societal Intelligence and Surveillance in Policy making and Implementation;
    9. Global Reconfiguration of Evidence, Analytics-Based Policy for Interstate and Intergenerational Co-Existence;
    10. Philosophy of Existence: Will Continuous Progress Drive us Towards Utopia?
    11. Preserving Human Integrity: Ethics in Scientific Methods and Research;
    12. Futuristic Perspectives of Science, Society and Policy.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajlifesciences.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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