Publications by faculty and students in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society can be found in the online library on the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes’ website.

Series and Journals

Please peruse the following publications produced with collaboration of SFIS faculty:

The Rightful Place of Science

A new book series, The Rightful Place of Science, presents paperback originals on topics that reflect the signature interests of our intellectual communities. These volumes are brief, clear, and to-the-point, while at the same time tackling urgent topics across a range of complex techno-scientific subjects. The overall aim is to deliver thought-provoking contributions that explore the complex interactions among science, technology, politics, and the human condition.

The series is edited by G. Pascal Zachary. Volumes available are:

  • Science on the Verge
  • Politics
  • Biofuels
  • Disasters & Climate Change
  • Government & Energy Innovation
  • Creative Nonfiction

Find out more.

Issues in Science & Technology

“Issues in Science & Technology” is a forum for discussion of public policy related to science, engineering, and medicine where researchers, government officials, business leaders, and others with a stake in public policy can share ideas and offer specific suggestions. This includes policy for science (how we nurture the health of the research enterprise) and science for policy (how we use knowledge more effectively to achieve social goals), with emphasis on the latter. With editor, Daniel Sarewitz, the journal’s purpose is to improve the effectiveness of public and private policy in making a better world and to raise the level of debate and mutual respect among all those who appreciate the critical contributions of science and technology. Visit “Issues in Science & Technology” online.

Creative NonFiction

“Creative NonFiction” is a quarterly magazine edited by SFIS’ Lee Gutkind. Its objectives are to provide a venue, for high quality nonfiction prose (memoir, literary journalism, personal essay); to serve as the singular strongest voice of the genre defining the ethics and parameters of the field; and to broaden the genre’s impact in the literary arena. Content has reflection blended with reportage, style with substance, insight and inspiration. Visit the Creative Nonfiction Foundation.

Journal of Responsible Innovation

Scholars and practitioners in the emerging interdisciplinary field known as “responsible innovation” now have a new place to publish their work. Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief, Erik Fisher, the “Journal of Responsible Innovation” (JRI) offers an opportunity to articulate, strengthen and critique perspectives about the role of responsibility in the research and development process. The journal also provides a forum for discussions of ethical, social and governance issues that arise in a society that places a great emphasis on innovation. Read more about the “Journal of Responsible Innovation.”


With Lori Hidinger as Editor-in-Chief, “Rangelands” is a full-color publication of the Society for Range Management and is published six times per year in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Each peer-reviewed issue of “Rangelands” features articles on the state of rangeland science (quantitative and qualitative), art, management, technology, policy, economics, education (formal and informal), society and culture; along with book reviews, highlights from the relevant scientific literature, and society news.