From its very first edition, published in September 2003, the Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad – CTS (Ibero-American Science, Technology and Society Journal – STS) keeps focusing on achieving a better articulation between science and society in Latin American and Iberian countries, while promoting communication and starting discussions about important subjects within its scope. CTS’s approach is regional, and it evaluates and publishes articles received from a plural and interdisciplinary perspective. Along its history, it has published relevant works from Ibero-American researchers as well as from researchers from several other places.
The journal is published every four months. One volume per year and three numbers per volume are edited, with issue dates in February, June and October. The academic articles published in CTS are approved based on a peer review system of multiple instances, through a double blind methodology. On the journal’s index, these works coexist with monographs on specific subjects, reviews, forums, conferences and other documents.
At the same time, the journal is part of a greater space of components that allow more direct interaction modes with the reading audience. This space is visible in its electronic platform, where it is possible to explore sections that display portfolio articles, theses and reference documents, as well as special editions and debate columns where the community is invited to participate with comments and new texts, in a dynamic that grows from the richness that these exchanges generate.
CTS is a joint initiative from the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura – OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture) and the Centro de Estudios sobre Ciencia, Desarrollo y Educación Superior – REDES (Educational Center on Science, Development and Higher Education) from Argentina, with the support of two Spanish institutions: the University of Oviedo, and the University Institute of Science and Technology Studies of the University of Salamanca.
Self-archiving and open access policy
Since 2007, CTS provides unrestricted, open and free access to all its content, including the complete files of its four-monthly edition and the different products presented through its electronic platform. This decision is based on the belief that offering free access to published materials facilitates a better and greater knowledge exchange.
At the same time, for its four-monthly edition, the journal allows institutional and subject repositories, as well as personal web sites, to self-archive articles in their postprint or publishing version, immediately after the publication of the final version of each number and with the condition of including a link to the original source in the selfarchive.
CTS issues and individual articles are under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
Among other databases, CTS is included in: Dialnet, EBSCO, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Latindex, Catálogo Latindex 2.0 (Latindex Catalogue 2.0), Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe – REDALYC (Latin American and Caribbean Scientific Journals Network), SciELO, Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico – REDIB (Ibero-American Network of Innovation and Scientific Knowledge), Sello de Calidad de Revistas Científicas Españolas de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – FECYT (Quality Seal of Spanish Scientific Magazines of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) and Núcleo Básico de Revistas Científicas Argentinas (Basic Core of Argentine Scientific Journals).
Managers are the main CTS representatives. They decide the appointment and removal of the Editorial Secretary and the Editorial Board members. The Editorial Management is responsible for assigning the tasks within the journal. It monitors the activities related to the assessments mapping, the application to databases and the overall maintenance of the publication. Ultimately, it is responsible for the publication or rejection of a manuscript.
Mario Albornoz (OEI/REDES, Argentina)
Lead researcher (retired) from CONICET, Argentina. Graduate and post-graduate teacher in science, technology and society subjects, as well as in management methodologies of the scientific and technological activity. His professional experience includes specialized consulting services in politics and science, technology and higher education management for national and international bodies. He has created and managed research centers, international programs, specialized journals and knowledge transference units to the production area. OEI’s Science, Technology and Society Ibero-American Observatory Coordinator since 2008. Head professor of the UNESCO Chair on science and technology indicators since 1996. Former coordinator of the Red Iberoamericana de Indicadores en Ciencia y Tecnología – RICYT (Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators) between 1995 and 2013, ex-director of the Centro Argentino de Información Científica y Tecnológica – CAICYT (Argentine Center of Scientific and Technological Information) from 2004 to 2009, ex-director of REDES between 2002 and 2007, and exdirector of the Science and Technology Social Studies Institute from the National University of Quilmes, Argentina, from 1996 to 2002. Between 1986 and 1994 he was science and technology secretary at the University of Buenos Aires – UBA.
José Antonio López Cerezo (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Graduate degree in philosophy and educational sciences from the University of Valencia, Spain, and PhD in philosophy from the same university (1984). He was postdoctoral fellow and visiting researcher of the Finnish Ministry of Education at the University of Helsinki (1985-87), as well as visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University (1991 y 1993), the Technical University of Budapest (1994 and 1998), the University of Havana (1996, 2010) and the University Institute of Lisbon (2014). Since 2006, he’s been a professor of logic and philosophy of science at the Philosophy Department of the University of Oviedo, Spain. His specialty is science and technology social studies.
Miguel Ángel Quintanilla (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Founder of the Institute of Science and Technology Studies. Professor emeritus of logic and philosophy of science at the University of Salamanca, Spain. His primary lines of research are science and technology philosophy, science and technology social studies, scientific culture, public communication of science, scientific and technological policies. His most important works include: Technology: Un enfoque filosófico, FUNDESCO, Madrid, 1988 (Fundesco Essay Award); La utopía racional (in collaboration with Ramón Vargas-Machuca), Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1989 (Espasa Mañana Essay Award); Ciencia, tecnología y Sociedad (in collaboration with J. M. Sánchez Ron), Santillana, Madrid, 1997; Cultura tecnológica: estudios de ciencia, tecnología y sociedad (in collaboration with Eduardo Aibar), Barcelona, ICE, University of Barcelona, 2002. Founder of the EPOC group (Science Policy Studies: 1989-91). He was a member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies Committee and the Scientific Committee of the XXI International Congress of Philosophy (Istanbul, 2003) and XXII (Seoul, 2008). He is a member of the Institut International de Philosophie. From 1982 to 1989 he was a senator at the Spanish courts. He was first vice-president of the Senate Education Committee, lecturer of the Law of Science (1986) and president of the Joint Congress-Senate Committee of scientific research and technological development. He was Secretary-General to the Council of Universities (1991-1995) and State Secretary for Universities and Research (2006- 2008). He is the president of the Advisory Board of the Agency for System Quality of the University of Castilla y León (March 2009). He has received the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, granted by the Council of Ministers, and the Grand Cross of the Order of Alphonso X the Wise, granted by the Ministry of Education (2008).
The Editorial Secretariat functions include planning the publication content, assisting authors in terms of style and format, managing content of the web site, controlling assessment processes and communicating with authors. The Editorial Secretariat is also responsible for the location and maintenance of the indexing bases and the issuing of certificates. Its appointment pertains to Editorial Management.
Manuel Crespo (OEI)
Graduate degree in social communication (Universidad Austral) and master degree in journalism (Diario La Nación-Universidad Di Tella).
Members of the Editorial Board are appointed by the Editorial Management, who also is entitled to remove them. CTS has a board of 19 international experts from nine Ibero-American countries. Its main function is to support Editorial Management and the Editorial Secretariat in defining content, providing guidelines for manuscript submissions, supervising assessment processes and collaborating in the monographs creation.
Fernando Broncano (Spain)
PhD in philosophy, science philosophy professor, University Carlos III of Madrid. His general work field is the concept of rationality in its theoretical, epistemic and practical aspects. From an epistemic perspective, he has worked on the problems in science rationality, its cognitive aspects and the scientific communities’ rationality. In the practical aspects, on the philosophy of technique. His books include: Mundos artificiales (Paidós, 2000), Saber en condiciones (Antonio Machado, 2003), Entre ingenieros y ciudadanos (Montesinos, 2006), La melancolía del ciborg (Herder, 2009), La estrategia del simbionte (Delirio Editorial, 2012), Sujetos en la niebla (Herder, 2013) and Russell, conocimiento y felicidad (Filosofía El País, 2015), among others.
Rosalba Casas (Mexico)
Graduate degree in sociology from UNAM, Mexico, and the following postgraduate degrees: MSc in history and socio-political science, University of Montréal, and DPhil in science and technology policies, University of Sussex. Her main discipline is sociology, with a major in science and technology sociology. Currently, she is a head researcher in social investigations at the UNAM.
Ana Cuevas Badallo (Spain)
PhD in philosophy from the University of the Basque Country, specialized in the area of science and technology philosophy and in technology culture. Head professor at the University of Salamanca and current director of the Institute of Science and Technology Studies of the same university.
Javier Echeverría (Spain)
Graduate degree in philosophy (1970) and graduate degree in mathematics (1970) from the Complutense University of Madrid. PhD in philosophy from the same university (1980) and docteur d’Etat-ès-Lettres et Sciences Humaines from the Paris I University (1980). He has been a professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of the Basque Country and research professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC (Madrid). Currently, he is a Ikerbasque research professor at the Sociology 2 Department (University of the Basque Country).
Hernán Jaramillo Salazar (Colombia)
Economist with national and international experience, publications and management for over 30 years in the field of knowledge economy and innovation. Honorary professor of the School of Economics at the University of Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. Advisor of the rector of the same university in the subjects of science, technology and innovation.
Diego Lawler (Argentina)
PhD in philosophy (University of Salamanca), master degree in science, technology and society (University of Salamanca), MA in philosophy (University of Sussex). Independent researcher of the CONICET, Argentina. Institute of Philosophical Research Argentine Society of Philosophical Analysis (unit associated to the CONICET). Work topics: science and technology philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action and international relations.
José Luis Luján (Spain)
Professor of logic and philosophy of science at the Universitat de les Illes Balears. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Valencia and has been a researcher at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC (Higher Scientific Research Council).
Bruno Maltrás Barba (Spain)
Graduate degree and doctorate in philosophy, University of Salamanca. Areas: philosophy of science and technology, social studies of science and technology, quantitative analysis of science and technology. Current affiliation: professor at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Aesthetics of the University of Salamanca and researcher at the ECyT Institute, at the same university. Expert at the COTEC Foundation.
Emilio Muñoz Ruiz (Spain)
Ad honorem research professor at the CSIC. Graduate degree and doctorate in pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid (1960 and 1964). He was president of the CSIC, secretary of the I+D National Plan, president of the European Interuniversity Association on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) and president of the Gabinete de Biotecnología – GABIOTEC (Biotechnology Cabinet) of the CEFI Foundation. He is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), of the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (biotechnology area) and corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy. He’s been granted awards by the governments of the Republic of Italy and France; he is a member of the Order of Alphonso X the Wise in the category Encomienda con Placa (Commendation with badge). He is the author of hundreds of articles in the field of biochemistry, biotechnology and their connection with social and economic aspects, and science and technology policy.
Jorge Núñez Jover (Cuba)
Graduate degree in chemistry in 1973 and doctorate in philosophy in 1993. Head professor at the University of Havana. Coordinator of the Cuban chair of social studies of science, technology and innovation. Individual member of the Superior Council of FLACSO.
Eulalia Pérez Sedeño (Spain)
Doctorate in history and philosophy of science. Research professor in science, technology and gender, and director of the Department of Science, Technology and Society of the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC (Spain). She is a coordinator of the Ibero-American Network of Science, Technology and Gender (RICTYG-CYTED), with the participation of over 100 researchers from 10 countries.
Carmelo Polino (Argentina)
Doctorate from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and master’s degree in science social studies from the same university. Master’s degree in communication and culture of the science and technology from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and master’s degree in science, technology and society from the National University of Quilmes (Argentina). Researcher of REDES. Associate researcher to the Observatorio Iberoamericano de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Sociedad – OCTS (Science, Technology and Society Ibero-American Observatory) of the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos – OEI (Ibero-American States Organization) and the Red de Indicadores de Ciencia y Tecnología – RICYT (Network of Science and Technology Indicators). His research subjects are related to the sociology of science communication, social perception of science and scientific culture. On these areas, he has coordinated research projects at a national and IberoAmerican level (among them, he’s led the three national surveys of perception of Argentina), and he has published books, books chapters and papers in scientific journals.
Fernando Porta (Argentina)
Graduate degree in political economy (UBA, 1970), with postgraduate studies in international economy (University of Sussex, 1980). Professor and head researcher of the National University of Quilmes (UNQ) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), director of the doctorate in economic development of the UNQ, Academic director of the Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios sobre Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación – CIECTI (Interdisciplinary Center of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) and member of the Editorial Committee of the Desarrollo Económico journal.
Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues (Portugal)
Doctorate degree (1996) and appointed professor (2003) in sociology. Professor and researcher from ISCTE-IUL, Department of Political Science and Public Policies. Research activities in public policies of education, science and higher education, sociology of professions, analysis of public policies.
Francisco Sagasti (Perú)
Professor of the Graduate School of the University of the Pacific in Lima, and emeritus lead researcher of the National International Forum, an entity that he founded and of which he has been the executive director. Member of the Advisory Body of the Lemelson Foundation in Portland, United States, that supports invention and innovation. He graduated in industrial engineering from the National Engineering University, Lima. He obtained his master’s degree (MSc) in industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and his doctorate (PhD) in operational research and social systems sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several academic papers and books on the subjects of development, democracy, science and technology.
José Manuel Sánchez Ron (Spain)
Graduate degree in physical sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid (1971) and doctorate in physics from the University of London (1978). Since 1994, he has been a professor of history of science in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and previously (from 1983 to 1994) he was first associate professor and then head professor of theoretical physics at the same university. In March 2003, he was elected a member of the Spanish Royal Academy, in which he read his admission speech (“Elogio del mestizaje: historia, lenguaje y ciencia”) on October 19, 2003. He sits on chair “G” in the Academy and holds the Vice-director position since January 2016. In December 2006, he was elected corresponding academician of the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Madrid, and in 2006 corresponding member of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences of París, where he became a full member (membre effectif) in 2015. In 2001, he received the award José Ortega y Gasset de Ensayo y Humanidades de la Villa de Madrid for his book El Siglo de la Ciencia (Taurus, 2000). In 2004, he received the award Prisma de la Casa de las Ciencias de La Coruña for the best scientific paper published in 2003 on account of his article: “¿Para qué la ciencia?”, published in El País. In 2011, he received the award Premio Internacional de Ensayo Jovellanos for his manuscript La Nueva Ilustración: ciencia, tecnología y humanidades en un mundo interdisciplinar, which was later published (Ediciones Nobel, 2011), and in 2016 the Premio Nacional de Ensayo for his book El mundo después de la revolución. La física de la segunda mitad del siglo XX (Pasado & Presente, 2015). He has authored over 400 publications, including 45 books.
Judith Sutz (Uruguay)
Electrical engineer, Central University of Venezuela, 1979. Master’s degree in development planning, science and technology mention, Central University of Venezuela, 1981. Doctorate in socio-economy of development, economy mention, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 1984. Work field: science, technology, society, innovation and development. Primary lines: universities for the development, innovation and inequality in less developed countries, academic assessment. Institutional affiliation: academic coordinator, Sectorial Commission of Scientific Research, University of the Republic, Uruguay.
Jesús Vega Encabo (Spain)
Doctorate in philosophy from the University of Salamanca. Currently, he is professor of logic and philosophy of science at the Autonomous University of Madrid. His research interests are directed mainly towards epistemological problems and the analysis of the different epistemic cultures. He’s also specialized in philosophy of the mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of technology, where he has led several projects on scientific practices and devices.
Carlos Vogt (Brazil)
Poet and linguist, he has a post-graduate degree in theory of literature and compared literature from the University of São Paulo, master’s degree in general linguistics and French stylistics, from the University of Besançon, in France, and doctorate in science from the Estadual de Campinas University (Unicamp). In 2005, he received the commendation of the National Order of Scientific Merit, from the President of the Republic of Brazil, and the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, in France. From September 2011, he occupies chair 23 of the Academia Campinense de Letras. He is an emeritus professor of Unicamp and coordinator of the Laboratório de Estudos Avançados em Jornalismo, Labjor (Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism) of this university, where he was the rector from 1990 to 1994. He published several books and countless articles and essays in journals, magazines and specialized national and international agencies. He is the writing director of the popular science magazine ComCiência e Pré-Univesp. He was the editor in chief of Ciência e Cultura, SBPC’s magazine, from 2002 to 2007, and of Inovação magazine, from 2006 to 2007. He is the cultural coordinator of the Conrado Wessel Foundation, from 2007. He was the president of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – Fapesp, from 2002 to 2007, and secretary of Higher Education of the State of São Paulo, between 2009 and 2010. Since 31/10/2012, he is the president of the Fundação Universidade Virtual do Estado de São Paulo – Univesp.