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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: 153)
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: 138)
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: 12)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
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: 19)
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: 128)
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: 18)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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: A retrospective look at US science and
           technology policy
    • Authors: Link; A. N.
      Pages: 409 - 410
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct056|hwp:master-id:spp;sct056
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • An agent, not a mole: Assessing the White House Office of Science and
           Technology Policy
    • Authors: Hart; D. M.
      Pages: 411 - 418
      Abstract: This paper argues in favor of four criteria for assessing the performance of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the US President: trying to killing bad ideas (and sometimes succeeding), mobilizing expertise and confidence to support crisis response, identifying new issues and developing presidential policy initiatives, and catalyzing and coordinating multi-agency science and technology activities, especially in response to presidential goals. These criteria are illustrated with episodes from OSTP’s history. They place OSTP in a variety of roles, ranging from disinterested broker of expertise to policy entrepreneur, but always as an agent of the President. Although a full assessment using these criteria may not be feasible due to data limitations, their identification is nonetheless valuable in order to spark scholarly debate and further research and to support planning by OSTP staff and their interlocutors inside and outside of government.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct061|hwp:master-id:spp;sct061
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Innovation in innovation policy management: The Experimental Technology
           Incentives Program and the policy experiment
    • Authors: Tassey; G.
      Pages: 419 - 424
      Abstract: The Experimental Technology Incentives Program (ETIP) was conceived by the White House in the early 1970s as an innovative response to the perception that the productivity of federally funded R&D needed to be improved. The program conducted studies and ‘policy experiments’ with US government agencies during the period 1972–80 to develop and demonstrate the use of experiments as a tool for managing innovation policy development. The objective was to provide government agencies with a low-risk and effective policy tool, specifically to provide substantial information on the expected performance of a proposed change before making a full-implementation decision. However, such a sophisticated approach was ahead of both a broad recognition of the need for more efficient policy development tools and the internal government capabilities to effectively use this policy development instrument. Thus, ETIP was terminated after 10 years of operation.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct060|hwp:master-id:spp;sct060
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • The new model innovation agencies: An overview
    • Authors: Bonvillian; W. B.
      Pages: 425 - 437
      Abstract: There have been four major innovation organization policy moments for the US federal government driven by the demands of politics and technology since World War II: first, the immediate post-war period where the Cold War helped drive a basic research model for new and expanded science agencies; second, the Sputnik aftermath with the formation of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and scaled up funding for science; third, the competitiveness era ‘valley of death’ programs of the 1980s, and finally, a recent energy technology shift driven by energy and climate demands. Some are advocating a fifth: advanced manufacturing. In that lengthy evolution, what lessons have we learned about the design of federal innovation organizations? What are the institutional elements in the ‘new generation’ innovation policy programs now developing or under consideration? The focus is on the evolving federal agency role: what innovation stages is it organized around within the innovation pipeline and how does it link to other innovation actors?.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct059|hwp:master-id:spp;sct059
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • The US Federal Trade Commission's Line of Business Program and innovation
    • Authors: Scott; J. T.
      Pages: 438 - 448
      Abstract: This paper examines how the resources of the Line of Business (LB) Program of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) leveraged academic research to develop understanding of science and technology policy and to point to new directions for both research and policy. The paper provides an overview and discussion of the birth and death of the FTC LB Program and its unique LB data, the innovation research using the LB data, and the legacy of the program.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct058|hwp:master-id:spp;sct058
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Congress's own think tank: Learning from the legacy of the Office of
           Technology Assessment (1972-95)
    • Authors: Blair; P. D.
      Pages: 449 - 457
      Abstract: In 1972 the United States Congress established the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as a small analytical agency to become better informed about implications of new and emerging technologies. OTA’s principal products—technology assessments—were designed to inform congressional deliberations and debates about issues that involved science and technology dimensions but without recommending specific policy actions. OTA's unique governance by a bicameral and bipartisan board of House and Senate Members helped ensure that issues the agency addressed were tightly aligned with the congressional agenda and that assessments were undertaken with partisan and other stakeholder bias minimized. For 23 years OTA completed reports on virtually all science and technology subject faced by the Congress until the agency's annual appropriation of funds to operate was eliminated in 1995 as one of a series of budget austerity measures. This paper recaps the OTA experience and recent efforts to fill the gap since OTA's closure.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct057|hwp:master-id:spp;sct057
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • The returns to R&D: Division of Policy Research and Analysis at the
           National Science Foundation
    • Authors: Hall, M. J; Layson, S. K, Link, A. N.
      Pages: 458 - 463
      Abstract: The US National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Division of Policy Research and Analysis (PRA) supported academic research related to, among many other things, measurement of the returns to private and public R&D, during the early 1980s. The findings from this body of research became a foundation for a number of technology and innovation policies promulgated in the aftermath of the US productivity slowdown in the 1970s, and, as we suggest in this paper, a foundation for many contemporary technology and innovation policy initiatives. We argue that there are lessons to be learned from PRA’s successes from its sponsorship of research in this area, and we suggest one possible area of future emphasis for NSF’s ongoing Science of Science and Innovation Policy program.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct055|hwp:master-id:spp;sct055
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • The role of early-career factors in the formation of serial academic
    • Authors: Lawson, C; Sterzi, V.
      Pages: 464 - 479
      Abstract: This paper explores the importance of early-career characteristics of academic inventors and how they affect their patenting activity. Using a novel dataset on 555 UK academic inventors, we find that the quality of the first invention is the best predictor for subsequent participation in the patenting process. We further find evidence for a positive training effect whereby researchers who were trained at universities that had already established commercialisation units patent more. In addition, researchers who gained their first patenting experience in industry are able to benefit from stronger knowledge flows and receive more citations than their purely academic peers.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct076|hwp:master-id:spp;sct076
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Upstream public engagement, downstream policy-making? The Brain
           Imaging Dialogue as a community of inquiry
    • Authors: Escobar; O.
      Pages: 480 - 492
      Abstract: UK science and policy networks increasingly advocate ‘upstream public engagement’, that is, early public deliberation around potentially controversial science and technology. In the last two decades, neuroscience has advanced considerably, and non-medical uses of brain imaging technologies (BIT) are now raising substantial concerns. The 2010 Brain Imaging Dialogue (BID) brought together scientists, health practitioners, sociologists, philosophers, ethicists, religious representatives, citizens, policy-makers and legal experts to deliberate on non-medical uses of BIT. I present the BID as a community of inquiry that sought to stimulate policy deliberation in Scotland. The paper tells the story of the process from the perspective of the public engagement practitioners who organised it, drawing lessons about the community of inquiry method and concluding with reflections on the challenges of connecting upstream engagement to ongoing policy-making. Taking cues from practitioners’ experiences, I propose an institutional mechanism for the uptake of outputs from deliberative processes.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct073|hwp:master-id:spp;sct073
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Informal collaborations between social sciences and humanities researchers
           and non-academic partners
    • Authors: Olmos-Penuela, J; Molas-Gallart, J, Castro-Martinez, E.
      Pages: 493 - 506
      Abstract: The analysis of how research contributes to society typically focuses on the study of those transactions that are mediated through formal legal instruments (research contracts, patent licensing and the creation of companies). Research has shown, however, that informal means of technology transfer are also important. This paper explores the importance of informal collaborations and provides evidence of the extent to which informal collaborations between researchers and non-academic partners take place informally in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). Data is obtained from two studies on knowledge exchange involving researchers working in the SSH area of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research. We show that informal collaborations not officially recorded by the organisation are much more common than formal agreements and that many collaborations remain informal over time. We explore the causes of such prevalence of informality and discuss its policy implications.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct075|hwp:master-id:spp;sct075
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Synthetic biology, water industry and the performance of an innovation
    • Authors: Molyneux-Hodgson, S; Balmer, A. S.
      Pages: 507 - 519
      Abstract: This paper analyses the performance of a research programme that sought to address issues of innovation in the water industry through the application of synthetic biology approaches to water problems. We use this analysis to re-imagine the problem of innovation in the UK water sector. Using textual, observational and interview data, we examine how a series of discourses have, over time, become firmly connected in the context of water innovation. Discourses include: conceptualisation of public actors as consumers who are ignorant of the complexities of water and its true value; and the primacy of market-based mechanisms to produce innovation. We show how these discourses shaped the expectations of academic and industry actors as they sought to use synthetic biology as a solution to industrial problems. Expecting innovation barriers of a certain form, these actors helped to construct the very thing they sought to dismantle.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct074|hwp:master-id:spp;sct074
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • On the drivers of international collaboration: The impact of informal
           communication, motivation, and research resources
    • Authors: Jeong, S; Choi, J. Y, Kim, J.-Y.
      Pages: 520 - 531
      Abstract: International collaboration in research activities has been highlighted because it offers higher productivity and has a greater impact than non-international collaboration. Given the importance of international collaboration, researchers make strategic decisions on their collaboration modes in the light of their environments and the expected trade-offs, since long-distance research collaboration entails both costs and benefits. By using national data at the project level, this paper examines the possible factors in international collaboration in various research areas, mainly focusing on research activities by universities. Our empirical results suggest that substantial financial and attentional resources, academic excellence, individual motivation, and active informal communication play significant roles in accomplishing international collaboration. Additionally, this paper refines the understanding of the role of communication and policy in ensuring the most effective use of research resources, helping research managers to promote collaboration in an appropriate decision-making context.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct079|hwp:master-id:spp;sct079
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • A holistic approach to regional strategies: The case of the Basque Country
    • Authors: Navarro, M; Valdaliso, J. M, Aranguren, M. J, Magro, E.
      Pages: 532 - 547
      Abstract: The concept of regional strategy has been imported from the field of strategic management without reflecting on its specificities. This paper offers a holistic approach, which integrates all the elements a regional strategy should take into account around three core questions regarding: the strategy objectives (‘what for?’); the strategic positioning and its bases (‘what?’); and the process of formulating the strategy (‘how?’ and ‘who?’). This framework is applied to identify and analyse the strategies developed in the Basque Country over the last 30 years. The Basque Country is of great interest as it epitomizes the experience of old industrialized European regions that were ravaged by the economic crisis of the 1970s and have since achieved a considerable economic success. It is also a good example of the dual process that has taken place in Europe, involving top-down decentralization and the transfer of powers from national to supranational institutions.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/sct080|hwp:master-id:spp;sct080
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development: The Ecological Opportunity
           edited by Blandine Laperche, Nadine Levratto and Dimitri Uzunidis
    • Authors: Valkenburg; G.
      Pages: 548 - 549
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu031|hwp:master-id:spp;scu031
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
  • Conceptual Richness and Methodological Diversity in Entrepreneurship
           Research edited by Alain Fayolle, Paula Kyro, Tonis Mets and Urve Venesaar
    • Authors: Egbetokun; A.
      Pages: 549 - 551
      PubDate: 2014-08-07T04:48:40-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu030|hwp:master-id:spp;scu030
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 4 (2014)
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