Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology (ASU/ABA) is seeking submissions for a special symposium issue edited by James Hodge on the Intersection of Law, Science, and Policy to Protect the Public’s Health, to be published in Spring 2013. Potential manuscripts may include:
- Examinations of how and why law, policy, and science either advance (or fail to advance) the public’s health;
- Assessments of the role of science in furthering legal and policy objectives to protect communal health;
- Strategies to advance public health initiatives through law or policy despite a lack of strong, scientific support or evidence;
- Strategies to make better use of existing legal or policy tools to achieve public health objectives.
Unlike some symposia, this issue is not focused solely on a specific public health topic. Rather, manuscripts may explore one or more core public health law topics like obesity prevention, chronic and infectious disease control, emergency preparedness, public health system reform, or tobacco prevention, among others, at the national or global level.
Original articles may range in length from 3,500 – 5,000 words (not including footnotes). Contributors may include scholars or practitioners in law, public health, science, or policy. Co-authored, cross-disciplinary manuscripts are also encouraged.
Contact James Hodge (james dot hodge dot 1 at asu dot edu) for more information, but initial brief abstracts are due to him by Friday, Sept. 28 (manuscripts will be due Nov. 15). He’s also seeking peer reviewers.