These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Issues in Science and Technology a Pro-Science source based on the promotion of information that aligns with the consensus of science.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1996, Issues in Science and Technology is a policy journal published by the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and Arizona State University. According to their about page “The journal is a forum for discussion of public policy related to science and technology.”
The website provides a Masthead on their about page that indicates Daniel Sarewitz is the editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
Issues in Science and Technology is published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and copyrighted through Arizona State University. Revenue is derived through subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Issues is a forum for discussion of public policy related to science, technology, engineering, and medicine. There is the occasional use of loaded emotional wording in articles, such as this book review on climate change: Catastrophic Myopia. Regarding climate change, Issues hold pro-science positions that human-influenced climate change is occurring and is a threat.
The website also offers a section for news, current events, and trends such as this: Clear Talk Needed on New Coronavirus and this EPA Reducing Waterway Protection. Both of these news stories are properly sourced.
Editorially, Issues in Science and Technology covers politics as it relates to science and technology and with minimal bias such as this: Trump v. Reagan: Who Proposed Largest Cuts in Research Spending? Although they take left-leaning positions on climate change and conservation, they always promote pro-science information and are consistently factual.
Failed Fact Check
- None to date
Overall, we rate Issues in Science and Technology a Pro-Science source based on the promotion of information that aligns with the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 2/5/2020)