The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science (DEMESCI) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works on the relationship between science and the rest of society. Specifically, the articles provide insight into the growing public dimensions of science in democracy. DEMESCI is oriented towards the academic world, stakeholders and all types of collectives interested in exploring the relations and tensions of science and technology with different publics and other social institutions. In this respect, DEMESCI intends to come up with a better critical understanding of the conceptualization and potential application of practices and mechanisms that create new spaces for deliberation in science, and the implications of this way of co-production for democracy.
DEMESCI is a multidisciplinary journal that will publish articles based on disciplines such as Sociology, History, Anthropology, and Political Science, among others. DEMESCI also promotes the transdisciplinary character of science, encouraging the submission of articles that combine these and other approaches in a single academic work. We then expect scholars from successful fields of study such as Science and Technology Studies to submit their articles as well.
The journal is published by Hipatia Press in Spain, and edited by Francesc Rodríguez, M.A., Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University in Canada. Articles in any language are welcome. All research articles will be available on open access. DEMESCI does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) nor submission charges to its authors for publication.
The journal is now indexed with and included in DOAJ, ERIH PLUS, GIGA IZ, WorldCat, SHERPA/RoMEO, Latindex, Dulcinea, Google Scholar, WZB, EZB, and MIAR.
Until October 5th 2013, Hipatia Press scientific journals were published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivative License (CC BY NC ND). Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.