Mètode faces the end of the year with good news: the incorporation of, Mètode Science Studies Journal Annual Review to Scopus. It joins the other publications of the University of Valencia currently included in the most prestigious database for international scientific research. Elsevier’s Scopus is a world referent for the scientific community, the largest index of abstracts and bibliographic references from peer-reviewed scientific literature, with about 18,000 titles from 5,000 editorials from around the world.
«Scopus’s reviewers highlight the idea that Mètode is not your usual scientific journal, but rather an appealing and rigorous science communication journal»
Being included in Scopus is an important milestone for Mètode, because it places the publication in the first line of science research and communication. Scopus’s reviewers highlight the idea that Mètode is not your usual scientific journal, but rather an appealing and rigorous science communication journal, and hope the inclusion brings Mètode the international awareness it deserves.
The online version of Mètode the journal updates its content quarterly and is devoted to science communication and research. The journal was created in 1992 in order to bring science closer to society, promoting debate and critical reflection on scientific news. Ultimately, it is a journal to think science, to bridge the gap between science and humanities, a transversal publication with the participation of artists, philosophers, sociologists, historians, journalists and writers. The Catalan publication is a referent for the region, and the jorunal started to publish also in Spanish for issue 65 (year 2010). In addition, Mètode started publishing the English language Annual Review in 2011. The Annual Review is the publication that will be included in Scopus.
Directed since 1999 by Martí Domínguez and published by the University of Valencia, the journal is open to any researcher and professional who wants to publish original papers. The journal, a bridge between science and society, receives also contributions from many professional writers and humanists, as well as artists, who provide illustrations to increase the visual appeal of the publication and give their own perspective of science.
«The journal, a bridge between science and society, receives also contributions from many professional writers and humanists, as well as artists, who provide illustrations to increase the visual appeal of the publication»
Apart from the editorial staff, Mètode has an advisory board, formed by Josep Lluís Barona, José Pío Beltrán, Pilar Campins, Pedro M. Carrasco, Olga Gil, Ramon Lapiedra, Amparo Latorre, Isabel Mateu, Joan F. Mateu, Esteban Morcillo, Andrés Moya, Jesús Navarro, Juli Peretó, Fernando Sapiña and Francisco Tomás. Regarding the scientific board, we have the help of Martin Bauer, Xavier Bellés, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Jean Bricmont, Dominique Brossard, Janet Browne, Paula Casal, Leah Ceccarelli, Daniel C. Dennett, Ester Desfilis, Robin Dunbar, Patricia Fara, Richard Fortey, Paolo Galuzzi, Thomas Glick, Fernando González-Candelas, Joan Grimalt, Ricard Guerrero, Mark Harrison, Raúl Ibáñez Torres, Martine Jaminon, Bienvenido León, Dominique Pestre, Hans Peter Peters, Susanna Priest, Domingo Pujante, Scott Ratzan, Martin Rees, Joandomènec Ros, Michael Ruse, José Manuel Sánchez Ron, Elliott Sober, Frans de Waal and Douglas Zook.
The journal has received a number of awards. Among the most important, we received the Sacyr Award to Innovation 2014, the Special Prisma Jury Award 2009, the Crítica Serra d’Or 2009 and the National Journalism Award 2007.