Metode Science Studies Journal presents its thirteenth volume in 2023, entitled Science: The genesis of ideas. The journal, published in English by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Research of the University of Valencia, brings together the contents of the four monographs published in Mètode over the last year. Thus, the pages of this yearbook reflect on the importance of drylands for our planet, the origin and evolution of social life, the concept of One Health and its applications, and the relationship between beauty and nature.
In science, it is essential to look at the world with curiosity, to ask the right questions, and to remember that over time it will be necessary to revise what has already been studied. At a time when concepts such as fake news and post-truths define much of the communication ecosystem, strengthening scientific communication channels to reach the public seems more important than ever. The monographs in this volume address some of today’s most pressing issues, such as the impact of climate change on the world’s drylands or the need to address public health challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective. To understand the impact of a globalised world on health and the environment, it is necessary to look back and ask how societies have evolved to where they are today. Science also shows us that beauty and art are not purely cultural, philosophical or humanistic domains, and that fields such as biology are essential in determining what we consider beautiful.
The volume features the collaboration of Enric Ruscadella, who illustrates the cover with his work Isle of salt. The volume also includes the pieces that have accompanied the texts of the four monographs, with works by artists such as Esteve Adam, Vicente Ortí, JARR, and Gerardo Stübing, among others.
Metode Science Studies Journal, which can be fully consulted in open access, is included in several indexes and databases such as Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Google Scholar, ERIH Plus, and Latindex, among others.