Journals of Related Interest

We feature a small selection of scholarly journals here, which have published articles covering some elements of our publication focus. Our aims in presenting this include the following: (a) to acknowledge the inquiries and debates concerning our focus areas published elsewhere and (b) to create new opportunities for conversation, collaboration, and peer learning among neighbouring scholarly communities. We use our focus areas (based on the JRP Concept Hierarchy) to organise the following list of journals, which includes short descriptions taken from the respective journal websites.

Research Applications

Evidence & Policy
Evidence & Policy is . . . dedicated to comprehensive and critical assessment of the relationship between research evidence and the concerns of policy makers and practitioners, as well as researchers. [It] addresses the needs of those who provide public services, and those who provide the research base for evaluation and development across a wide range of social and public policy issues—from social care to education, from public health to criminal justice.”

R&D Management
R&D Management publishes articles which address the interests of both practising managers and academic researchers in R&D and innovation management. Covering the full range of topics in research, development, design and innovation, and related strategic and human resource issues—from exploratory science to commercial exploitation—articles also examine social, economic and environmental implications.”

Research Spaces

Research Policy
Research Policy (RP) is a multi-disciplinary journal devoted to analyzing, understanding and effectively responding to the economic, policy, management, organizational, environmental and other challenges posed by innovation, technology, R&D and science. This includes a number of related activities concerned with the creation of knowledge (through research), the diffusion and acquisition of knowledge (e.g. through organizational learning), and its exploitation in the form of new or improved products, processes or services.”

Science in Context
Science in Context . . . is devoted to the study of the sciences from the points of view of comparative epistemology and historical sociology of scientific knowledge. The journal is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of science and its cultural development—it does not segregate considerations drawn from history, philosophy and sociology. Controversies within scientific knowledge and debates about methodology are presented in their contexts.”

Research Education

Research Integrity and Peer Review (Open Access)
Research Integrity and Peer Review . . . encompasses all aspects of integrity in research publication, including peer review, study reporting, and research and publication ethics. Particular consideration is given to submissions that address current controversies and limitations in the field and offer potential solutions.”

Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education focuses on scholarship and practice related to graduate education, including masters and doctoral level, and postdoctoral experiences. Areas of emphasis include: Masters and doctoral program development, including issues related to curriculum and financing; Masters and doctoral student experiences and outcomes . . .”

Research Experiences

Reflective Practice
Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives publishes original, challenging and stimulating work which explores reflection within and on practice, as an individual and collective activity, that concerns personal knowing and transformation, collective regeneration and political activism, reflection and voice, values, negotiated meaning, identity and community. [It] includes papers that address the connections between reflection, knowledge generation, practice and policy.”

Science Communication
Science Communication (SC) . . . examines the nature of expertise, the diffusion of knowledge, and the communication of science and technology among professionals and to the public. SC addresses theoretical and pragmatic questions central to some of today’s most vigorous political and social debates. This discourse crosses national, cultural, and economic boundaries on issues such as health care policy, educational reform, international development, and environmental risk.”

Research Philosophy

Perspectives on Science
Perspectives on Science publishes science studies that integrate historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Its interdisciplinary approach is intended to foster a more comprehensive understanding of the sciences and the contexts in which they develop.”

Science, Technology, & Human Values
“As scientific advances improve our lives, they also complicate how we live and react to the new technologies. More and more, human values come into conflict with scientific advancement as we deal with important issues such as nuclear power, environmental degradation and information technology. Science, Technology & Human Values is a . . . journal containing research, analyses and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, including their relationship to politics, society and culture.”

Research on Research

Research Evaluation
Research Evaluation [focuses on] the evaluation of activities concerned with scientific research, technological development and innovation. . . . The term ‘evaluation’ applies to all policy stages from priority setting and proposals, through the monitoring of on-going projects and programmes, the ex-post assessment of their outputs and outcomes, and the integration of evaluation results into policy.”

Social Studies of Science
“Since 1970, Social Studies of Science has been a central journal for the field of Science and Technology Studies, serving as a venue for the articulation and development of key ideas and findings in the field . . . The journal is multidisciplinary, welcoming contributions that advance our understanding of science, technology and medicine as social and material activities.”

Journal of Research Practice
. . . connecting researchers