CFP: Science Leadership in Individual and Collective Dimensions: Conceptual Reflection and Best Practices

Submission deadline: May 15, 2021

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The Digital Scholar: Philosopher‘s Lab

a peer-reviewed scholarly journal (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

invites you to submit in the special issue “Science Leadership in Individual and Collective Dimensions: Conceptual Reflection and Best Practices”, which focuses on a comprehensive discussion of science leadership in the digital age.

The guest editor of the issue – Alexandra F. Yakovleva, PhD in Political Sciences, leading researcher (Faculty of Political Science, Moscow State University), member of the journal editorial board.

Successful, active and authoritative scientists, their direct participation in the evolution and organization of today’s science, and the human capital of science are crucially needed to increase a country’s competitiveness in science and technology. This special issue aims to address the problem of the disciplinary and organizational isolation of the current studies on science leadership and suggest a comprehensive conceptualization of this notion via the achievements of different academic disciplines. It aims to encourage the integration of various philosophical, scientific, political, cultural, psychological, sociological and other approaches for an interdisciplinary study on subjects of scientific activity.

Submissions are welcomed in a few major thematic areas:

Conceptions of science leadership: a subject-oriented approach and personal dimension

Science leader: the identification criteria and the issue of evaluation

Legitimizing the leader in the scientific community: historical and epistemological aspects

Science leader vs science manager / science bureaucrat

Science leadership and power: interactions within social theory and philosophy of science

Social types of science leaders

Psychological types of science leaders

Science leader in the digital age

Young science leaders: who are they? Youth science leadership as a socio-cultural phenomenon; young scientists’ leadership potential

Educating the science leader: the role of scientific school and mentoring practitioners

Channels, mechanisms and technologies for recruiting and reproducing science leadership

Career trajectory of the science leader: current cases from the history of science and contemporary practices

We welcome submissions from philosophers and historians of science, scholars in political, social, cultural, psychological studies, as well as other researchers in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The journal publishes articles in the English and Russian languages.

As the first step, we accept extended abstracts with the title and keywords (the total text of 500–700 words), as well as information about the author / authors (name, degree (if any), affiliation and position) by email: editor @ digital

This, first, DEADLINE: May 15, 2021

As the second step, we accept full texts, prepared in accordance with the journal requirements, including original articles containing the results of theoretical and applied research, as well as reviews of research literature focused on the topic of this issue.

The second DEADLINE: June 30, 2021

An article’s recommended size is from 4000 to 7000 words.

The structure of the article includes a title, abstract (200–300 words), keywords (5–10 words), the main text, which can be divided into sections, and References.

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