DEMESCI - The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science

Third issue will be available in July 2014.

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 dimensions of Public Engagement with Science. DEMESCI is oriented towards the academic world, stakeholders and all types of collectives interested in the boom especially during the last two decades of participatory activities and methodologies. In this respect, DEMESCI intends to come up with a better critical understanding of the conceptualization and potential application of these mechanisms in different contexts.

DEMESCI is a multidisciplinary journal that will publish articles based on disciplines such as Sociology, History, 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 such as Science & Technology Studies to submit their articles as well.

The journal will be published by Hipatia Press. Articles in English, Spanish, German and Catalan are welcome. All research articles will be available on open access. DEMESCI does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) to its authors for publication.

The journal is now indexed with and included in GIGA IZ, WorldCat, 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.

Vol 2, No 1 (2013): July

Table of Contents


"Silos" in the Democratization of Science PDF
Linda Silka
Beyond Engagement: Universities within their Community PDF
James Arvanitakis
Six Ideal Types of Public Engagement with Science and Technology: Reflections on Capital, Legitimacy and Models of Democracy PDF
Nicola Jane Marks
Building Bridges between Biotech and Society through STSE Education PDF
Zoel Salvadó, Marina Casanoves, Maite Novo


Review - Successful Science Communication PDF
Edward William Fenner

List of Reviewers

Reviewers 2012 PDF
Lourdes Rué, Francesc Rodríguez

Full Issue

Vol. 2, Num. 1 - Full issue PDF
Lourdes Rué, Francesc Rodríguez

DEMESCI – International Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science | ISSN: 2014-3672 | DOI prefix: 10.447/demesci

Depósito Legal: B.34283-2012 | |