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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 193 journals)
Journal of Social Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 83)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Partner Abuse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
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: 5)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 1)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Studies of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access  
Sociedade em Debate     Open Access  
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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   (Followers: 1)
Tempo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 35)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik: zfhr     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover   Science and Public Policy
  [SJR: 0.597]   [H-I: 33]   [22 followers]  Follow
   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  [339 journals]
  • Regional innovation policy and coordination: Illustrations from Southern
    • Authors: Nilsson, M; Moodysson, J.
      Pages: 147 - 161
      Abstract: The analytical framework of regional innovation systems highlights the systemic nature of regional economies and the need for policy coordination within regions. Coordination presupposes an understanding of the underlying problems that may act as barriers to regional development. Three generic problems facing regions are: lack of resources (e.g. human and financial capital), negative lock-in (e.g. to historically strong sectors), and fragmentation of actors and activities. There are only a few examples of innovation system studies that investigate these problems by analysing actors and their activities as well as the institutional framework surrounding them. This paper offers a framework for analysing innovation system problems, focusing on actors and activities as well as institutions. In doing so, the need for coordination of activities performed by different actors is highlighted, as is the relevance of neutrality in the coordinating function. Three sectoral policy initiatives in a Swedish region are studied.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:47:59-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu024
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Ex-ante evaluation of publicly funded R&D projects: Searching for
    • Authors: Bulathsinhala; N. A.
      Pages: 162 - 175
      Abstract: Ex-ante evaluation of publicly funded R&D projects is a very important part of the public funding process. The main purpose of the ex-ante evaluation process is to rate and choose which R&D projects the public program wishes to support financially. Publicly funded R&D projects in the energy sector can contribute to the further development of explorative and existing energy technologies that meet climate challenges. The aim of this paper is to investigate the ex-ante evaluation process of a Danish energy program with regard to exploration. The paper applies a qualitative approach, combining in-depth interviews with an observation study of 34 project evaluations. The findings show that there is a divergence and confusion between what the informants think constitutes the main purpose of the program, the ex-ante evaluation process, and the level of exploration. The policy implications can help to improve the ex-ante evaluation process of publicprograms.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:47:59-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu035
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises, intellectual property, and public
    • Authors: Nikzad; R.
      Pages: 176 - 187
      Abstract: The objective of this paper is to study the use of intellectual property (IP) rights by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The paper draws on different surveys and studies in selected countries, with an emphasis on Canadian SMEs, to compare the use and exploitation of IP by company size. The paper finds that despite the potential benefits of acquiring formal IP rights for SMEs, they use IP rights to a lesser degree than large companies due to several factors, mainly the low rate of innovation compared to large companies and the cost and complexity of the IP system. The paper also presents a framework to analyze whether there is a role for government to play in this area, and how the government could address this under-utilization of IP rights by SMEs.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:47:59-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu038
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Politicization and expertise: Changing research-policy dialogues on
           migrant integration in Europe
    • Authors: Scholten, P; Verbeek, S.
      Pages: 188 - 200
      Abstract: Intractable policy controversies like migrant integration often involve a high level of politicization. This paper looks specifically at how and why politicization changes research–policy dialogues, involving both the structure of these dialogues and how they affect policy-making and knowledge production. Migrant integration policy (in five EU countries and at EU level) is taken as a case study. Bringing together theories on knowledge utilization, knowledge production and the structure of research–policy relations (dialogue structures), our analysis shows that a process of ‘politicization of science’ goes hand in hand with a process of ‘scientification of politics’. Research–policy dialogues continue in the context of politicization, but in a fundamentally different way. Different sorts of institutional dialogues between research and policy emerge that do justice to political primacy, knowledge utilization becomes more symbolic but not less important, and knowledge production tends to become more fragmented in the context of politicization.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu040
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • What do scientists think about the public and does it matter to their
           online engagement?
    • Authors: Besley; J. C.
      Pages: 201 - 214
      Abstract: A survey of a large, US-based science organization with members from a range of disciplines (n = 431) found relatively positive views about the public but such views were largely unrelated to past online engagement or willingness to engage in the future. Social norms, efficacy, and a desire to contribute to the public debate were the primary correlates of engagement. The research aims to provide quantitative evidence about how specific attitudes might limit scientists’ willingness to communicate with the public online in the context of recent calls to scientists to take a more active role in public debates about policy involving scientific issues. It highlights substantial remaining uncertainty about the drivers of engagement and the attendant need for ongoing research.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu042
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Education, training and skills in innovation policy
    • Authors: Borras, S; Edquist, C.
      Pages: 215 - 227
      Abstract: The main question that guides this paper is how governments are focusing (and must focus) on competence building (education, training and skills) when designing and implementing innovation policies. After a brief literature review, this paper suggests a typology of internal/external and individual/organizational sources of competences that are related to innovation activities. This serves to examine briefly the most common initiatives that governments are taking in this regard. The paper identifies three overall deficiencies and imbalances in innovation systems in terms of education, training and skills: the insufficient levels of competences in a system, the time lag between firms’ short-term needs for specific competences and the long time required to develop them, and the imbalances between internal and external sources of competences in firms. From these, the paper elaborates a set of overall criteria for the (re)design of policy instruments addressing those tensions and imbalances.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu043
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Models and visions of science-policy interaction: Remarks from a Delphi
           study in Italy
    • Authors: Valente, A; Castellani, T, Larsen, M, Aro, A. R.
      Pages: 228 - 241
      Abstract: In recent decades, many disciplines have dealt with the relationship between scientific research and policy-making, and many different models for science–policy interactions have been proposed. This paper aims to investigate the models of science–policy interaction implicitly or explicitly adopted by stakeholders, by means of a Delphi study performed with Italian researchers, politicians, doctors and journalists. The study was developed within the framework of the European project on Research into Policy to Enhance Physical Activity, which aimed to improve evidence-informed policy-making using the field of physical activity as the case study. Our results show the persistence of the traditional linear model and how it coexists with subsequent models in the same individual visions.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu039
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Interdisciplinary research and geography: Overcoming barriers through
    • Authors: Rekers, J. V; Hansen, T.
      Pages: 242 - 254
      Abstract: Contributions on interdisciplinary research have so far focused on barriers to such collaborations and strategies for overcoming these. In this paper, we propose that a geographical perspective contributes to understand the formation of successful interdisciplinary research collaborations. The empirical analysis of a centre for clinical cancer research illustrates the importance of considering the role of geographical proximity to collaborators and decision-makers, as well as the co-location of excellent research groups within different fields, in overcoming barriers to interdisciplinary research. We suggest that policies aimed at stimulating lasting interdisciplinary research collaborations should take the distance between collaborators into account.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu048
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • The evolving role of collaboration in developing scientific capability:
           Evidence from Korean government-supported research institutes
    • Authors: Park, J; Jeong, S, Yoon, Y, Lee, H.
      Pages: 255 - 272
      Abstract: Scholars have emphasized the role of collaboration for the development of scientific capability and economic growth in developing countries. However, due to the difficulty in obtaining the appropriate evidence, there has been little empirical research on the role of collaboration in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to analyze the evolving collaboration strategy of Korea’s government-supported research institutes (GRIs). Using 44 years of bibliographic data, our analytic framework, which considers the dependence and diversity in knowledge creation, established three main findings. First, the transition of knowledge inflow into the competency of research organizations in developing countries requires the drive of the government along with the internalization of knowledge. Second, universities play an important role in sharing knowledge as scientific capability grows. Third, the role of GRIs with regards to collaboration changes as the scientific capability of external R&D entities and policy directions change.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu041
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Shale gas: Energy innovation in a (non-)knowledge society: A press
           discourse analysis
    • Authors: Wagner; A.
      Pages: 273 - 286
      Abstract: For years, technological innovations have been the cause of controversy. In reaction to this, increasingly often the bodies responsible for implementing these innovations undertake social dialogue with stakeholders. An important environment for this is media discourse, which defines the problems and key actors and disseminates strategies for argumentation. Effective communication on public policies is one of the challenges in deliberative democracy. This paper aims to analyse the role of experts and knowledge in reference to the models of public communication on shale gas. Using a qualitative press analysis, an incoherence was observed in the understanding of knowledge and the profile of experts and the models of communication using them. The communication, which is rather oriented towards persuasion without legitimisation of scientific factual knowledge, fails. Reference in the discourse to the unknown or uncertain directs attention to the issues related to the strategic exploitation of nonknowledge.
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu050
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship in Low-Tech Industries edited by
           Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen and Isabel Schwinge
    • Authors: Miller; J. M.
      Pages: 287 - 288
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu078
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • Innovation and Inequality: Emerging Technologies in an Unequal World
           edited by Susan Cozzens and Dhanaraj Thakur
    • Authors: Anderson; E.
      Pages: 289 - 290
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu077
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
  • The Innovator's Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More Than Good
           Ideas by Michael Schrage
    • Authors: Holbrook; A.
      Pages: 290 - 291
      PubDate: 2015-04-06T06:48:00-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu079
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015)
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