Standards: the regulations that make the world work

Call for papers

Without standards, the world as we know it would not be possible. Establishing international and supra-cultural standards and regulations has been a key factor in engineering and in the development of industrial societies. Despite the evident successes in mechanical and electronic design, other technological areas present difficulties for the application of standards. Software engineering and the fiasco in trying to establish norms is a classic example. Although the use of standards is desirable, in the field of biotechnology and synthetic biology – which aims for an engineering approach applied to living beings – we still have to see if they can be generalised.

In this special monograph, we want to review historical and sociological aspects related to standardisation and delve into the most problematic areas for the creation of universal rules. We invite researchers and professionals to submit their proposals. The texts will undergo an external peer review process and will be published in Catalan and Spanish in the journal Mètode and in English in the yearly journal Mètode Science Studies Journal.

Instructions for the submission of articles

Deadline for submission (EXTENDED DEADLINE): 21 October 2019.
Publication due date: spring 2020.
Submission languages: Catalan, Spanish, or English.
Length: 16,000 – 20,000 characters (including spaces and bibliographical references).

For more information, check the Author guidelines.

Mètode Science Studies Journal is indexed in ScopusEmerging Sources Citation IndexERIH Plus and Latindex, among other databases of peer-reviewed publications.

In order to submit a manuscript, the authors previously need to register here (authors from the University of Valencia must register with their UV mail username and password). Once they have a username and password, they can submit the file from here.

Queries: metodessj@uv.es

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