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Science, Technology and Society

Science, Technology and Society

Published in Association with Society for the Promotion of Science and Technology Studies
An International Journal
Other Titles in:
Sociology of Science

eISSN: 09730796 | ISSN: 09717218 | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
Honoured with Charles et Monique Moraze Award by Fondation Maison Des Sciences De l'homme

Science, Technology & Society enhances our understanding of the way in which advances in science and technology influence society and vice versa. Launched in 1996, it is the first truly international journal devoted to the developing world and published from the region. It covers areas like history, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science, psychology, technological forecasting, science policy, R & D management, health & nutrition, agriculture, ecology & environment, and quantitative studies.

Science, Technology and Society promotes interdisciplinary perspectives drawing upon a number of "hard core" science disciplines.

"…Despite its high standard of scholarship, the journal is designed to be accessible to a broad range of scientists working in R&D fields. It should be on the essential reading lists of all scientists with an interest in developing countries". - NATURE

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Science, Technology and Society is an international journal devoted to the study of science and technology in social context. It focuses on the way in which advances in science and technology influence society and vice versa. It is a peer-reviewed journal that takes an interdisciplinary perspective, encouraging analyses whose approaches are drawn from a variety of disciplines such as history, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science and international relations, science policy involving innovation, foresight studies involving science and technology, technology management, environmental studies, energy studies and gender studies. The journal consciously endeavors to combine scholarly perspectives relevant to academic research and policy issues relating to development. Besides research articles the journal encourages research-based country reports, commentaries and book reviews.

V V Krishna School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Matthew Kearnes University of New South Wales
Amit Prasad Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Gaofeng Yi Director of Humanities and Social Sciences, YanCheng Teachers University, Jiangsu, China
Past Editor
Roland Waast IRD, Paris, France
Collaborating Editors
Mathieu Quet IRD · 196 - Population and Development Research Centre, Paris, France
Hallam Stevens James Cook University, Australia
JinHyo Joseph Yun Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea & President, Society of Open Innovation
Book Review Editors
Sambit Mallick Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
S Irfan Habib NEUPA, New Delhi, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Wiebe E Bijker (MUSTS) Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Gabriela Bortz CONICET Researcher, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina
Sachin Chaturvedi Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India
Mike Fisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Jacques Gaillard Université Paris Descartes—Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France
Yousif Hassan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, USA
Mei-Chih Hu Institute of Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Ashok Jain IGNOU/EMPI Business School, New Delhi, India
Deepak Kumar Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Liu Li STS, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Manjari Mahajan Director, India China Institute, The New School University, New York
Rasigan Maharajh Chief Director, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
G D Bino Paul Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Rajah Rasiah Distinguished Professor, University of Malaya
Badri Narayan Rath Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India
Padmashree Gehl Sampat Global Access in Action Program, Harvard University, UNU, MERIT, The Netherlands &University of Aalborg, Denmark
Bach Tan Sinh Vietnam Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation (VISTI), Ministry of Science and Technology
Vidya Subramanian Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
Shiv Visvanathan O P Jindal Global University, Haryana, India
Xiaobo WU Faculty of Social Sciences, Zhejiang University
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  • Submission Guidelines for Science, Technology and Society

    1.  Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: Prof V V Krishna, Editor in Chief, Science, Technology and Society Journal, School of Humanities and Languages, 258, Level 2, Morven Brown Building,  University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052 (E-mail:
    2.  Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and E-mail addresses with their papers. If there are two or more authors, then the corresponding author’s name and address details must be specified clearly.
    3. Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
    4. All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text, but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
    5. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    6. British spellings throughout; universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’ and ‘-isation’ words.
    7. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
    8. Use ‘nineteenth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to ninety-nine, 100 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
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    10. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All figures and tables should be cited in the text. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
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    12.  A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

      Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

      Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

      Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

      Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).

      Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

    13. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below

      In text citations:

      One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’

      One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..

      One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards]. 

      Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).

      Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).

      Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).
      If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health[NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

      Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)

      Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)

      Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).


      Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

      Patnaik, Utsa (2007). . New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

      Edited Books:
      Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed

      Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). . London and New York: Zed Books.

      Translated books:
      Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

      Book chapters:
      Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

      Journal articles:
      Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5),1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

      Newsletter article, no author:
      Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
      [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

      Newspaper article:
      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. , pp. A1, A4.

      In-press article:
      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from

      Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

      Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1-17.

    14. Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.

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