Dr Gordon Sammut, Department of Psychology, was recently invited by China’s National Academy of Innovation Strategy (NAIS) in Beijing to contribute to a seminar on ‘Science and Common-Sense’, organised under the auspices of China’s Association for Science & Technology (CAST). Dr Sammut’s invited presentation concerned the human ability for perspective-taking when divergent perspectives are underpinned by contrasting worldviews.
Dr Sammut was further appointed to the editorial board of ‘Cultures of Science’. ‘Cultures of Science’ is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, English-language, open-access, international journal that is being published by NAIS on the SageOpen platform and that is funded by the Chinese Research Institute for Science Popularisation (CRISP).
The journal, which is due to launch in March 2018, aims to publish articles concerning scientific practices in a comparative, global perspective along with articles concerning science communication, the public understanding of science, public trust and engagement with science, and similar topics. Article Processing Charges for papers published in Cultures of Science are fully borne by NAIS.
To suggest a topic for guest-editing a special thematic section in the journal, please contact Dr Sammut on firstname.lastname@example.org.