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  • Minerva

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A Review of Science, Learning and Policy

Editor-in-Chief: P. Weingart

ISSN: 0026-4695 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1871 (electronic version)



Minerva is one of the world's leading journals publishing work about issues of science policy and the organization and management of universities and scientific institutions. Beyond that, it is devoted to the study of ideas, traditions, cultures, and institutions in science, higher education, and research. It deals with historical as well as present practices and on local as well as global issues. The journal does not represent one single school of thought, but rather welcomes diversity within the rules of rational discourse.

The journal features peer-reviewed articles and essay reviews. In addition, special issues are periodically published on themes of topical importance.

Minerva was founded in 1962 by Edward Shils. The present Editor, Peter Weingart, has assumed editorship in 2008 and the journal was affiliated with the Institute for Science & Technology Studies (IWT) at Bielefeld University. When the I²SoS was founded in 2013 and succeeded the IWT, it became Minerva's new home institution. 


Peter Weingart, Professor em., Department of Sociology, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I²SoS), Bielefeld University and Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology, (CREST) Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Managing Editor

Marc Weingart, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I²SoS), Bielefeld University

Previous Editors

Roy MacLeod 2000-2008
Michael Shattock 1995-1999
Edward Shils 1962-1994

Editorial Board

Fernanda Beigel, INCIHUSA-CONICET, Centro de Estudios de la Circulación del Conocimiento (CECIC) Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina; Andrea Bonaccorsi, Department of Electrical Systems and Automation (DSEA), University of Pisa, Italy; Mark B. Brown, California State University Sacramento, CA, USA; Teresa Carvalho, Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal; David Demortain, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (LISIS), Marne-la-Vallée, France; Gili Drori, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; Diana Hicks, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA; Sheila Jasanoff, Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Philip Kitcher, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, NY, USA; Vincent Larivière, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, Canada; Sabine Maasen, Transfer Agentur, Universität Hamburg (UHH), Hamburg, Germany; John Meyer, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, CA, USA; Johann Mouton, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa; Christine Musselin, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO - CNRS), Paris, France; Roger Pielke Jr., Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR), Boulder, CO, USA; Arie Rip, Science, Technology, Health and Policy Studies (STeHPS), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Daniel Sarewitz, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University, AZ, USA; Andrew Stirling, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; Peter Scott, UCL Institute of Education, UK; Norton Wise, Department of History, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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