In addition to providing a new venue for peer-review publication, the journal also includes opportunities for commentary by Duke students in one issue of the commentary section per volume. If you are interested in publishing on a dynamic topic in science and society, contact Rosa Castro, LLM, PhD, the managing editor.
JLB takes a broad and interdisciplinary view of the intersection of law and the biosciences. It publishes articles on topics such as the ethical, legal, and social implications of reproductive technologies, genetics, stem cell research, neuroscience, and human biological enhancement. The journal also serves as a home for discussions about legal issues where the biosciences can be involved, such as food and drug regulation, biosciences patent law, scientific evidence, and criminal responsibility.
Nita Farahany, Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Professor of Law and Philosophy, is one of the three founding co-editors in chief of JLB, with I. Glenn Cohen from Harvard and Hank Greely from Stanford. JLB is published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The JLB editorial board is composed of nearly thirty leading scholars working in law, bioethics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, and other disciplines.
The Review of Policy Research (RPR) is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of research and analysis examining the politics and policy of science and technology. These may include issues of science policy, environment, resource management, information networks, cultural industries, biotechnology, security and surveillance, privacy, globalization, education, research and innovation, development, intellectual property, health and demographics. The journal encompasses research and analysis on politics and the outcomes and consequences of policy change in domestic and comparative contexts.
The audience for RPR comprises members of the academic community, as well as members of the policy community, including government officials, NGOs and advocacy groups, research institutes and policy analysts.
Nita Farahany, Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Professor of Law and Philosophy, is one of the three co-editors in chief of RPR, with Tim Profeta and Kenneth Rogerson, also from Duke University. Sarah Rispin Sedlak, a Lead Policy Analyst for Duke SciPol.org, is the managing editor of RPR.