This journal is committed to the scholarly exploration of the crucial social, ethical and policy implications of developments in the life sciences and biomedicine. The journal illuminates important intellectual issues at the science-society interface, and offers pathways to the resolution of critical local, national and global socio-political challenges that arise from scientific and biomedical advances.
The first journal of its kind, BioSocieties publishes articles, response pieces, book reviews, and self-standing editorials that span the social science disciplines, and present a lively and balanced array of perspectives on controversial issues. The journal breaks disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences and humanities, and between these disciplines and the natural sciences, to develop new ways of thinking about the relations between the life sciences and society. International in scope, the journal examines new research and developments in all corners of the globe.
Demonstrating the constructive potential of interdisciplinary dialogue and debate across the social and natural sciences, this is the journal of choice not only for social scientists, but also for life scientists interested in the larger social, ethical and policy implications of their work. BioSocieties provides a crucial forum in which the most rigorous social research and critical analysis of contemporary issues can intersect with the work of leading scientists, social researchers, clinicians, regulators and other stakeholders.
BioSocieties is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.
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COVID 19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Holly Thorpe, Marianne Clark, Julie Brice