Sociology and Technoscience is a journal sponsored by the Universidad de Valladolid. It basic purpose is to fill a critical gap in Sociology. The central aim of Sociology and Technoscience is to study, understand and analyze the social influence of the various scientific and technological or technoscientific activities. Hence, the research about human health, politics, economics or ethics, among other disciplines of human knowledge (always in relation to the social research of scientific and technological knowledge) as well as the many concerns, factors, or imagined social impact generated by all activities of the techno-scientific system (biotechnology, information and communication technologies, cloning, politics, economics, drugs, technology risk, etc.) are of interest in this publication. Sociology and Technoscience has a biannual periodicity and it follows the usual mechanisms of the academic journals. We recommend reading the journal's editorial policy and guidelines. Soc&Tech texts accepted for publication in Spanish, Portuguese and English. This journal published five articles in each volume, in the event of we not have total articles two volumes will be unified in one annual number.

Peer Review Process (Double Blind)

Articles which do not comply with all the requisites established in the "Author Guidelines" will be returned to the authors for their eventual correction. Articles which comply with all the requisites will be subject to a double process of evaluation: At first, the Editorial Board will make a selection from the texts received, valuing if they meet the applicable requirements associated to quality academic publications. In a second moment, articles that have passed the first selection will be submitted to two experts in the field for a blind examination.

In order to maintain anonymity, authors are requested to refrain from referring to themselves in the first person. Should the evaluations be contradictory, the Editorial Board would request a third evaluation and then decide whether to publish the article. The decision of the Editorial Board is final and the authors will be informed of the decision within a maximum of ninety days following the reception of the paper (the evaluators' leave time will not be included in this ninety-day period). As the journal is committed to carrying out the evaluation process in a brief period of time and as a consideration to the referees, authors are kindly asked not to submit their article to another journal until they have received the results of the evaluation.

Articles with two positive reports will be sent to the authors to make the corrections suggested by the evaluators. The authors have a maximum period of one month to return articles which will be published when they are corrected.

The average time for the evaluation of the articles is currently 60-90 days, an accountant from the date of confirmation of receipt of the same.

Publication Frequency

Sociology and technoscience is a biannual publication. As far as possible, the work is published at the beginning of each semester, although this desideratum is not always possible.

Also, our journal accepts the edition of monographic numbers that can be extraordinary or not. If the number is extraordinary, it has been published for the duration of the year, but not on the specific date.

Code of Conduct:

The journal “Sociología y tecnociencia” adheres to the Code of Conduct established by the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).

Editorial objective

Nowaday, Sociology of the Technoscientific System (understood in a broad sense) has been relegated to the field of academic opacity, giving way to research in disciplines such as philosophy, pedagogy, economics, etc. For this reason, and conscious of the importance of transdisciplinarity, the present digital publishing project aims to enhance the academic relevance of this sociological discipline. However, we are aware of the importance of philosophical, educational, historical, etc. So they will also be part of the interest of sociology and technoscience (although not its main objective) and as long as the central object of them is linked to sociology. For all this, Sociology and technoscience is a platform for publishing this type of work, research and academic reflections, being at the service of researchers, teachers and all those interested in the sociology of the techno-scientific system.
 

Open Access Policy

Licencia de Creative Commons

Sociología y tecnociencia/ Sociology & Technoscience/ Sociologia e tecnociência is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License.

This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, andindicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Peer Review Process

Before its publication, it will be analyzed (at least) by two external evaluators, who will be able to make proposals of modification, if appropriate. For the final acceptance of an article requires a positive assessment of both; In case of notable discrepancies, the article will be submitted to a third evaluator.

No charges for submission of papers or publication on Open Access (APC)

Submission of papers are free of charge. Also, it will no required any charged to author for publishing on open access (APC).

History of Sociología y tecnociencia

The journal Sociología y tecnociencia was born in the year 2010 as a motivation result of a group of social scientists of the University of Valladolid, with the intention of filling a gap in Ibero-American academic production.

In 2017 the responsible team of the journal is expanded and renewed. Then, begins a second period marked by a change in appearance, in the criteria of quality and scientific impact, as well as in the numbering of numbers. With these changes the human team of Sociología y tecnociencia wants to continue making that this journal to be one of the international references in its scientific field.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and preservation of digital files

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) will be assigned to the articles published in the journal. The articles will also be housed in the Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad de Valladolid and in other databases, and will be archived by the Servicio de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Valladolid (STIC).

Plagiarism prevention tool

The journal has an plagiarism prevention tool provided by the Servicio de las Tecnologias de la Información y las Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Valladolid (STIC).