CFP: Communications in Science and Technology

Submission deadline: January 20, 2020

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Dear Colleagues, we kindly invite you to submit a paper to a Special Issue: Communications in Science and Technology, planned to be published in March 2020 in The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

We warmly invite philosophers, science studies researchers and other scholars interested in the proposed topics.

The Special Issue is a sharing zone focused on discussions related to interactions between scientists and scientific communities, research areas, traditions and approaches. Possible topics of interest include collective knowledge, international collaborations in science and technology, formal / informal communications, and interdisciplinary communications and collaborations.

The thematic area embraces a range of epistemological, historical, social, ethical and other aspects related to communications in science. Proposed topics include digital researcher’s networking (social networks, online crowdsourcing and open innovation platforms, etc.). 

Another subject suggested for discussion relates to communications between scientists and other social actors – representatives of government agencies, business, educational and other public institutions. Among the suggested concepts for discussions is the trading zone (originally introduced by Peter Galison) and its application to communications in science, e.g. in interdisciplinary projects.

We welcome submissions particularly in (but not limited to) the above themes in the English language.

Submission Guidelines

We seek research articles (up to 7,000 words), as well as book and other thematic reviews (up to 5000 words). The deadline for papers is January 20, 2020.

The submission should consist of two files: one containing the author information; another file – containing the title, abstract (200–300 words), keywords (up to 10), the text, and references. The second file must be devoid of personal data and prepared for the blind peer review.

The author information must include Name, Last Name, the author’s academic degree (if any) and institutional affiliation (with full mailing address: institution/place of work, address, city, ZIP/postal code, country), the author’s e-mail.

You can find more information about the submission rules at:

Please submit files to Dr. Svetlana Shibarshina (Deputy Editor) at [email protected].

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