Call for papers

Spe­cial Issue

«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

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.

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.

The jour­nal web­site:

The exam­ple of an arti­cle can be found here.