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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 190 journals)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Partner Abuse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal  
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 117)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription  
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 1)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 117)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Studies of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access  
Sociedade em Debate     Open Access  
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
SourceOCDE Questions sociales/Migrations/Sante     Full-text available via subscription  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sozialer Fortschritt     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Tempo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transnational Social Review     Hybrid Journal  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik: zfhr     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover Science and Public Policy
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 0302-3427 - ISSN (Online) 1471-5430
     Published by Oxford University Press (OUP) Homepage  [310 journals]   [SJR: 0.62]   [H-I: 28]
  • Introduction to special section: Assessment of emerging science and
           technology: Integration opportunities and challenges
    • Authors: Reiss, T; Millar, K.
      Pages: 269 - 271
      Abstract: Emerging science and technology are expected to provide important contributions to developing future goods and services. Accordingly investment in respective research activities is increasing globally. However, emerging science and technology also raise a wide range of concerns that relate to economic development and social justice, and to their not intended societal, environmental or economic impacts. Against this background a need for new frameworks for integrated assessment of emerging science and technologies has emerged. Recent developments towards this end are presented and discussed in this special section.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu036|hwp:master-id:spp;scu036
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Synthetic biology: Too early for assessments? A review of synthetic
           biology assessments in Germany
    • Authors: van Doren, D; Heyen, N. B.
      Pages: 272 - 282
      Abstract: Synthetic biology is an emerging interdisciplinary domain that focuses on the design of biological parts and systems. Despite its envisaged contribution to tackling various global challenges, there is uncertainty regarding potential impacts, benefits and risks of synthetic biology. Assessments can facilitate policy-making and technology governance as a means to both addressing and potentially decreasing uncertainty. In this respect, public engagement has been recommended to improve the societal accountability of techno-scientific development, as well as been criticised for potentially restricting innovative behaviour. Germany faces a challenging conflict: there is considerable potential to develop synthetic biology but public opinion is generally critical towards genetic modification. This paper reviews the nature and purpose of synthetic biology assessments in Germany and analyses their role in the policy-making processes. Overall, the current state of assessments seems to be characterised by a rather early stage of development and a lack of participatory approaches.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu034|hwp:master-id:spp;scu034
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Biofuels under the spotlight: The state of assessment and potential for
    • Authors: Boucher, P; Smith, R, Millar, K.
      Pages: 283 - 293
      Abstract: Alongside substantial biofuel development over the past decade, a vast number of assessments have also been produced. These have had an important influence upon biofuel discourse, policy and development, but they also vary in their methods, scope and quality. This makes it difficult to identify and evaluate assessments and to coordinate knowledge in a useful way. We applied a systematic evaluative framework to a set of ‘key’ assessments and conducted a workshop with expert producers and users to consider the quality and value of biofuel assessments. It was suggested that a more integrated approach to assessment is needed, perhaps with the establishment of a committee to integrate findings. Such a ‘findings-level’ approach to integration differs from the ‘data-level’ approach often found in the literature, and may present a more appropriate means of integrating knowledge gained in biofuel assessments to inform policy.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu028|hwp:master-id:spp;scu028
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Responsible research and innovation in miniature: Information asymmetries
           hindering a more inclusive 'nanofood' development
    • Authors: de Bakker, E; de Lauwere, C, Hoes, A.-C, Beekman, V.
      Pages: 294 - 305
      Abstract: Responsible research and innovation (RRI) is about an interactive and comprehensive development of new technologies, also addressing social needs and ethical issues. But how do these ambitions of RRI relate to the practice of technological innovations? Nanotechnology is currently a large-scale techno-scientific development that offers many chances and opportunities but also raises concerns. Focusing on the issues of power, information (asymmetries) and responsibility we will describe the Dutch policy, assessments and debates on nanotechnology in general and on nanofood in particular. RRI assumes a willingness of all stakeholders to share or communicate information, but the case of nanofood exemplifies that industry can be reluctant to do this because of the fear that discussions will take a ‘wrong direction’. We conclude that information asymmetries can be a principal problem for a more inclusive nanofood development and that policies that wish to strengthen RRI should take this into account.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:15-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu033|hwp:master-id:spp;scu033
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Assessments of emerging science and technologies: Mapping the landscape
    • Authors: Forsberg, E.-M; Thorstensen, E, Nielsen, R. O, de Bakker, E.
      Pages: 306 - 316
      Abstract: This paper presents comparative work from the EST-Frame project on technology appraisal. It focuses on studies of ‘advisory domains’ (more or less distinct traditions for assessment of technologies, such as risk analysis, foresight and ethical assessments). The purpose of the study was to increase the understanding of current assessments in order to identify whether more integrated approaches were needed. We present an analytic approach for studying assessments across advisory domains and present findings from our analytic studies, showing differences in methodological characteristics across the domains. We discuss how the domains partially overlap and identify gaps. We show how most of the selected assessments address technology trajectories and science, technology and innovation policies, and few address specific applications. Finally, we argue that quality control is important for the legitimacy of advice on emerging science and technologies and that the domains are important in this respect.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu025|hwp:master-id:spp;scu025
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Are assessments responding to a dynamic environment? Evidence from
           four emerging techno-scientific domains
    • Authors: van Doren, D; Forsberg, E.-M, Lindner, R.
      Pages: 317 - 331
      Abstract: Assessments of emerging science and technologies can assist actors to anticipate and influence techno-scientific development. Although the importance of contextual factors in techno-scientific development has been stressed, the extent to which economic, societal and political trends are integrated into assessment practices is unknown. Focusing on a number of such trends, this paper shows that there are clear differences in how trends are being addressed in different techno-scientific domains. Maturity, developmental speed and societal awareness of techno-scientific domains, as well as associated impacts thereof, seem to influence the consideration of trends in assessments. Furthermore, both the extent and quality of trend reflection seem to be related to the methodological approaches applied in conducting assessments, including the use of participatory approaches, temporal orientations and the transparency of assessment processes in general.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu032|hwp:master-id:spp;scu032
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Expert involvement in policy development: A systematic review of current
    • Authors: Fischer, A. R. H; Wentholt, M. T. A, Rowe, G, Frewer, L. J.
      Pages: 332 - 343
      Abstract: In what ways are experts involved in policy development, and with what results? This paper attempts to answer these questions through a structured review of the academic literature, focusing on the identification of ‘methodologies’ of expert involvement, and on analying the subsequent policy impact of those exercises. Coding was applied to 103 articles, revealing that only a small range of methods has been utilised, that method choice is infrequently justified, and with little evidence of evaluation (either of the expert involvement process or of policy impact). We argue that robust evaluative processes are necessary to refine the efficacy of involvement processes (and the accuracy with which involvement methods are aligned to specific types of policy questions) and to document policy translation of outcomes. We therefore propose a framework to identify appropriate consultation methods for specific policy questions, and suggest some criteria for reporting expert involvement processes in the future.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct062|hwp:master-id:spp;sct062
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Totally radical: From transformative research to transformative innovation
    • Authors: Sen A.
      Pages: 344 - 358
      Abstract: The National Science Board and the US Congress want more federal research to be transformative research. Until now, discussion of what this really means has mostly focused on research, per se, and has not addressed innovation as a complex system. ‘Transformation’ describes changes in society and the economy, not merely changes in science and technology. It entails connections among individuals, institutions, and between research, development, and nascent applications. Serious efforts to transform are totally radical: they span the totality of the innovative process to produce actually radical outcomes, rather than maintain potentially radical activities. Transformative innovation is specifically organized to realize concrete visions of change beyond the research community. Programs that seek to do this cannot rely upon faith in serendipity, but must be strategic. They cannot avoid politics, but must embrace it. Being totally radical about innovation means creating the social conditions within which new technologies can thrive.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct065|hwp:master-id:spp;sct065
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Voting for stem cells: How local conditions tempered moral opposition to
           Proposition 71
    • Authors: Dragojlovic N.
      Pages: 359 - 369
      Abstract: A major theme in the debate on Proposition 71, the 2004 California ballot initiative in which voters approved US$3 billion in state funding for stem cell research, was the tension between values-based opposition to the use of embryos in medical research and a focus on the potential health benefits of stem cell therapies. Using a dataset that combines individual-level voting intention data from three Field Poll pre-election surveys and county-level data, the present study finds that moral opposition to Proposition 71 decreased as the local prevalence of chronic diseases and the proportion of elderly residents in respondents’ counties increased. The paper argues that this finding reflects an increase in the salience of the possible benefits of stem cell research that was driven by local conditions, and concludes with a discussion of the implications of this dynamic for the democratic governance of regenerative medicine in the context of an aging society.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct066|hwp:master-id:spp;sct066
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Dual-use research and the H5N1 bird flu: Is restricting publication the
           solution to biosecurity issues?
    • Authors: Engel-Glatter S.
      Pages: 370 - 383
      Abstract: Recent studies altering the host range of the H5N1 bird flu virus have refueled intense debates over the potential misuse of academic life science research. To curtail the bioterrorism threat, it has been suggested that dissemination of the research results and methodology should be restricted. However, doubts have been raised over the suitability and effectiveness of this measure. Using the H5N1 studies as an example, this paper summarizes the main arguments of the debate. Particular attention is paid to the issue of the tacit knowledge required to replicate published life science research results, which has so far received limited attention. Taking into account the importance of tacit knowledge for life science research, it is argued that preventing publication of the methodology does not decrease the threat of bioterrorism.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct064|hwp:master-id:spp;sct064
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Are 'STEM from Mars and SSH from Venus'?: Challenging disciplinary
           stereotypes of research's social value
    • Authors: Olmos-Penuela, J; Benneworth, P, Castro-Martinez, E.
      Pages: 384 - 400
      Abstract: There is a reasonably settled consensus within the innovation community that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research is more ‘useful’ to societies than other types of research, notably social sciences and humanities (SSH) research. Our paper questions this assumption, and seeks to empirically test whether STEM researchers’ practices make their research more useful than that of SSH researchers. A critical reading of the discussion around SSH research supports developing a taxonomy of differences. This is tested using a database of 1,583 researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research. Results do not support the view that SSH research is less useful than STEM research, even if differences are found in the nature of both transfer practices and their research users. The assumption that STEM research is more useful than SSH research needs revision if research policy is to properly focus on research which is useful for society.
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct071|hwp:master-id:spp;sct071
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Public-Private Innovation Networks in Services edited by Faiz Gallouj,
           Luis Rubalcaba and Paul Windrum
    • Authors: Gopakumar G.
      Pages: 401 - 402
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu014|hwp:master-id:spp;scu014
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • What Should Think Tanks Do?: A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact by
           Andrew Selee
    • Authors: Meszaros J.
      Pages: 402 - 403
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu015|hwp:master-id:spp;scu015
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making: Theory, Practise
           and Quality Assurance edited by Anneke von Raggamby and Frieder Rubik
    • Authors: Laberge Y.
      Pages: 403 - 404
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu022|hwp:master-id:spp;scu022
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement, edited by Fred Gault
    • Authors: Srinivas K. R.
      Pages: 405 - 405
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu021|hwp:master-id:spp;scu021
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
  • Why innovation measurement is as hard as it looks Handbook of Innovation
           Indicators and Measurement, edited by Fred Gault
    • Authors: Robbins C. A.
      Pages: 406 - 407
      PubDate: 2014-06-11T23:01:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu023|hwp:master-id:spp;scu023
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 3 (2014)
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