Monthly Archives: April 2017

A new category of human rights: neurorights


Neuroscience provides us with an insight into the mental processes underpinning human behavior: thanks to rapid advances in neurotechnology it is possible to record, monitor, decode and modulate the neural correlates of mental processes with ever more accuracy. In this rapidly evolving technological scenario, a new paper, published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy, advocates for reconceptualizing and even creating new human rights: the right to cognitive liberty, mental privacy, mental integrity, and psychological continuity.

Engaging and Educating the Public on Environmental Science

Earth Day: Environmental & Climate Literacy

We are delighted to have Dr Srimathy Sriskantharajah, the Associate Publisher of Life Sciences, and Chris McEntee, Journal Development Editor, to wrap up the Earth Week 2017 by telling us how important engaging and educating the community is when it comes to protecting our environment.

Environmental Sciences: Open Access for an Open Issue

Earth Day: Environmental & Climate Literacy

Paola Teti, our Journal Development Manager, Roberto Garbero and Jan Margulies, our Journal Development Editors tell us how open access helps promote environmental literacy by disseminating sustainability and environmental science research to the public.

Unlocking Sustainability Literacy: the Contribution of the Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology


Sustainability literacy is the basis for building a global concept for a sustainable world. In this blog, Professor Walter Leal Filho, founding Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour, Deputy Editor, and Dr. Vinicius Amorim Sobreiro, member of the Editorial Advisory Board, from the Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology tell us how important sustainability literacy is in moving sustainable development goals forward.

Empowering Climate Literacy by Open Access to Research Results

Earth Day: Environmental & Climate Literacy

Tomorrow is the Earth Day (22 April), and we dedicate the last day of the Earth Week 2017 to the official theme of the day, “Environment and Climate Literacy”. To kick start the day, Georgii Alexandrov, the Editor-in-Chief of Carbon Balance and Management tells us how researchers empower us with knowledge about environmental protection.

Latin American Economic Review on Air Pollution

Earth Day: Pollution

Air pollution in Mexico City is a continuing concern for citizens, health experts and environmentalists alike. In this blog, Erica Gordon-Mallin, our Journal Development Editor, tells us how Mexicans are handling this environmental issue and how much they are willing to pay to tackle this problem.