American Journal of Life Sciences

Special Issue

Science, Society and Policy: Driving Towards Utopia or Dystopia?

  • Submission Deadline: 30 November 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Menizibeya Welcome Osain
About This Special Issue
The essence of science in the twenty first century, arguably, is to enhance human existence in continuing societal advancement. The driving force for continuous advancement of societys include the promotion and strengthening of scientific and technological progress; evidence-, analytics-based and citizen-centric approaches; flexible policies and effective implementation and management. Whether the present trend in human existence will worsen due to human activities (including environment degradation, public and private policies or attitudes) thereby, leading to Dystopia or continuous scientific and societal advancement with citizen-centric policies in line with evidence- and analytics-based policy and decision-making might lead to Utopia in the future will probably, evolve as a matter of increasing debate in the next decades. This special issue is aimed at promoting discussion bordering on all areas of science and society, how they affect policy, implementation, management or human existence, and provide solutions to the problems that hamper the present or future existence.

We solicit for papers (contemporary reviews, original papers, hypothesis, perspectives, views and opinion containing high-quality artwork and require the use of mechanistic summary diagrams) from researchers, scientists, lecturers from all around the world.

This special issue could serve as a background for policy change or review of policies, scientific methods and address issues that presently affect or will affect society in the future.

All papers will be indexed in international databases. High quality papers may have the possibility of been presented to supranatural organizations such as the United Nations. Review of manuscripts will be completed within one week after submission. Accepted manuscripts will be published as soon as authors pay the article processing fee.

Interested authors may write on the following topics or propose their topic for this issue:
1. History of Science, Society and Policy;
2. Essence of Science in Society, Human Existence;
3. Science: From Bench to Bedside or Vice Versa?
4. Evidence-Based Scientific Methods in Societal Advancement and Policy Making;
5. Evidence-Based Management for Societal Progress and Policy Making;
6. Analytics-Based Approach in Societal Advancement and Policy;
7. Problems and Prospects in Science, Society and Policy;
8. Scientific, Societal Intelligence and Surveillance in Policy making and Implementation;
9. Global Reconfiguration of Evidence, Analytics-Based Policy for Interstate and Intergenerational Co-Existence;
10. Philosophy of Existence: Will Continuous Progress Drive us Towards Utopia?
11. Preserving Human Integrity: Ethics in Scientific Methods and Research;
12. Futuristic Perspectives of Science, Society and Policy.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Menizibeya Welcome Osain

    Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Ihsan Abdul Raheem

    College of Education for Pure Science, Tikrit Uni., Iraq, Kirkuk, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Relationship between Household Income and Child Mortality in Nigeria

    Richardson Kojo Edeme , Innocent A. Ifelunini , Okereke Obinna S.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-4, December 2014
    Pages: 1-12
    Received: 11 November 2014
    Accepted: 28 November 2014
    Published: 7 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020604.11
    Abstract: To attain sustainable development goals, reduction in child mortality is necessary. However, a major challenge exists in the procurement of healthcare services by individuals which is determined to a large extent by their level of income. Adopting random effect and fixed effect methodology and using survey data from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surve... Show More