Science and technology infuse the world in which we live, from the nature of healthcare and environmental policy to labor-management relationships in workplaces and the organization of political campaigns and political candidates‘ platforms. The centrality of science and technology in social life means there is a vital space for scholars of science, technology, and society to intervene in meaningful ways in discussions of the most crucial issues of the day. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society is intended as a vibrant, double-blind peer-reviewed venue for these conversations.

Toward this end, Engaging Science, Technology, and Society will be a site of experimentation with new forms of writing and publication. We will be a big tent that creates opportunities for those who formally identify with science and technology studies to publish alongside scholars from a range of other fields whose work speaks to the relationship between science/ technology and society/ culture. Finally, Engaging Science, Technology, and Society will seek to be relevant and accessible to a wide array of audiences from STS scholars and undergraduate students to science and technology practitioners, policymakers and activists.

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, the open access journal of The Society for Social Studies of Science, aims to be a venue for realizing these openness objectives. Toward this end, we are interested in publishing informed and rigorous work that takes risks, insightfully challenges established conceptual orientations and methods, and speaks boldly. We are committed to thorough and constructive double-blind peer review and consequent revision that will lead to the highest quality articles, and we will endeavor to produce work that is clear and engaging reading for multiple audiences.


Pursuing Transnational STS at ESOCITE/4S Joint Conference
Aalok Khandekar, Clément Dréano, Noela Invernizzi, Duygu Kaşdoğan, Ali Kenner, Angela Okune, Grant Jun Otsuki, Sujatha Raman, Tim Schütz, Federico Vasen, Amanda Windle, Emily York

Research Articles

Evincing Offence: How Digital Forensics Turns Big Data into Evidence for Policing Sexual Abuse
Brian Rappert, Dana Wilson-Kovacs, Hannah Wheat , Sabina Leonelli

STS Between Centers and Peripheries: How Transnational are Leading STS Journals?
Noela Invernizzi, Amílcar Davyt, Pablo Kreimer, Leandro Rodriguez Medina

Transnationalizing Critical Drug Studies 
Nancy D. Campbell

Thematic Collections

Brazil at COP26: Political and Scientific Disputes Under a Post-Truth Government
Lorena Fleury, Marko Monteiro, Tiago Duarte

Promises that Don’t Work? COP26 and the Problems of Climate Change
Juan Layna, Leandro Altamirano


Constructivist Paradoxes Part 2: Latin American STS, between Centers and Peripheries
Pablo Kreimer