Call for Papers: Communications in Science and Technology

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 sub­mis­sion rules at:

Please sub­mit files to Dr. Svet­lana Shibarshi­na (Deputy Edi­tor) at

Call for Papers: Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy