We often get asked why Nature, a science journal, covers politics. Our editorial says why. Science and politics are inseparable. And now, when science is too often attacked or undermined by politicians, it's more important than ever to cover it.
"But why does a journal of science need to cover politics? It’s an important question that readers often ask." editors on the urgent problem of politicians ignoring, interfering with, or rejecting science.
The principle that the state will respect scholarly independence is one of the foundations underpinning modern research. As long as politicians break that covenant we will need to continue to cover politics
‘Nature cannot stand by in silence.’ A very welcome pledge by to intensify its coverage of the politics of science & research.
"Science and politics are inseparable." A new editorial makes me proud to be a part of this storied journal.
#Scipol klaxon: and we're planning to publish more news, commentary and primary research in science and politics, political science and related fields: . Especially including stories/writers from the global South. Please RT or DM
Joining and , makes a strong case for scientists taking a stance on politics
Editorial: The conventions that have guided the relationship between science and politics are under threat, and Nature cannot stand by in silence.
Why does a science journal cover politics? This is why
Why does a science journal need to cover politics? This is why
Science and politics are inseparable — and Nature will be publishing more news, comment and research on the topic in the coming weeks and months.
The prestigious journal Nature announces it will cover politics now more than ever — more politics news, comment and primary research. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Why Nature needs to cover politics now more than ever
“there is, rightly, intense worldwide interest in how political leaders are using science to guide their decisions — and how some are misunderstanding, misusing or suppressing it.”
Editorial from v welcome (thanks for sharing !) but I'd also emphasise need 4 health & science to get beyond 'Political Science' - if u just want the science bit u're going to miss a lot from Political Studies & International Relations
Interesting change , which will be diving more into political coverage I think it's a timely and positive move #scicomm
Timely! Really important! Why needs to cover politics now more than ever
Science and politics are inseparable — and Nature will be publishing more politics news, comment and primary research in the coming weeks and months. #nature #politics
Why Nature needs to cover politics now more than ever apparently, there are still people who think science and politics are and should be divided. I assume these are the same people who think science is objective and value free. .
"Science and politics are inseparable" 👏👏 "The principle that the state will respect scholarly independence [is foundational for] modern research. When politicians break that covenant, they endanger the health of people, the environment and societies."
A new target outlet for PolSci/IR publications: Nature to publish more "primary research in political science and related fields" Amid misinformation, interference, there's so much to work on. See also why COVID19 response needs IR:
Science and politics are intertwined. But currently not in a good way. ⁦⁦⁩ editors recognize the urgency of this problem for the public’s trust of both.
I really hope this doesn't reduce politics to mere electoral politics.
Why Nature needs to cover politics now more than ever
And from : "...The conventions that have guided the relationship between science and politics are under threat, and Nature cannot stand by in silence."
"The conventions that have guided the relationship between science and politics are under threat, and cannot stand by in silence."
Nothing has ever gone wrong when we've mixed science with political activism. Nothing at all.