About Us

Issues in Science and Technology is a quarterly journal published by the and . The journal is a forum for discussion of public policy related to science and technology. Our concerns encompass a broad range of themes and perspectives related to the ways that societies seek to advance knowledge and innovation to achieve social goals. Our audience is everyone involved or interested in this effort.

Unlike a popular magazine, in which journalists report on the work of experts, or a professional journal, in which experts communicate with colleagues, Issues is a place where researchers, government officials, business leaders, and others with a stake in public policy can share ideas with a broad audience. When it comes to the relationship between society and advances in science and technology, the perspectives of the boardroom, the statehouse, the federal agency, and the community are as important as that of the laboratory.

The world is continually transformed by new scientific knowledge and technological innovation whose use and advance, in turn, are shaped by society itself. The ultimate purpose of our journal is thus idealistic but vital: Issues aims to provide deeply informed, highly accessible, challenging yet constructive contributions to public discussions and democratic decision-making that can enhance the contribution of science and technology to the creation of a better world.

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Daniel Sarewitz, editor-in-chief
Lisa Margonelli, senior editor
Jason Lloyd, managing editor
William Kearney, editor
Sara Frueh, consulting editor
Kevin Finneran, editor-at-large
Tom Burroughs, contributing editor
Karin Matchett, consulting editor
Marina Akins, circulation specialist
Fabio Cutr贸, designer
J. D. Talasek, art consultant
Jessica Pucci, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication liaison
David May, National Academy of Sciences liaison
Mi-Ai Parrish, Arizona State University liaison
Marcia McNutt, president, National Academy of Sciences
Michael M. Crow, president, Arizona State University


Issues in Science and Technology is published to inform public opinion and to raise the quality of private and public decision-making by providing a forum for discussion and debate. Accordingly, Issues in Science and Technology is open to all responsible points of view. The material published in the magazine and online reflects only the views of the authors, not the policies or perspectives of any institution.