Call for papers on Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI)

The journal is calling for submissions to the thematic series ELSA and RRI - Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Emerging Sciences and Responsible Research & Innovation. Don't miss the opportunity to contribute to a lively debate over the state of the art of RRI both locally and globally, and to the further development of discussion and research. Read more

Discover thematic series and expand knowledge

Life Sciences, Society and Policy hosts thematic series on hot topics in the field of responsible research and innovation, bioethics, and applied ethics in emerging life sciences. Discover the articles and learn more about submitting your next article to these collections.


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Life Sciences, Society and Policy now indexed in MEDLINE

In addition to being available in PubMed Central (PMC) since almost 3 years, the journal has been recently added to MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine journal citation database. MEDLINE provides more than 22 million references to biomedical and life sciences journal articles back to 1946. Authors who publish on Life Sciences, Society and Policy can now greatly benefit from having their articles indexed in this prestigious and reputable database.

Aims and scope

Life Sciences, Society and Policy is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal devoted to fostering responsible innovation and sustainable development by providing an academic forum for engaged scholarship, interdisciplinary research, critical reflection and informed discussion concerning the ethical, social and legal dimensions of the life sciences, resulting in insights, tools and recommendations for civil society, policy, industry and education. Its aim is to analyze and assess the interrelatedness of emerging life sciences, society and policy.

Before transferring to SpringerOpen, Life Sciences, Society and Policy was known as Genomics, Society and Policy.

The journal covers a broad area of research and reflection, probing and questioning the meaning of new forms of knowledge concerning human beings, animals, plants and the environment. As these issues are addressed from a truly international and global perspective, the journal welcomes submissions from all countries around the globe on a broad range of subjects, ranging from normative or theoretical reflections up to quantitative or qualitative research and case studies and is keen on publishing themed sections as well.


This journal is indexed by

PubMed Central® (PMC)
Google Scholar
Summon by ProQuest

Partner affiliation

Thanks to the support of the Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, Radboud University, the Netherlands and Economic and Social Research Council, Genomics Network, UK, the publication costs for Life Sciences, Society and Policy are currently fully covered so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.