Focus & Scope

INFLUENCE: International Journal of Science Review is a globally-oriented, trans-disciplinary refereed journal. Its mission is to develop high-quality, future-oriented research and thinking, based on the evolving knowledge base of Futures Studies / Foresight. The Journal’s approach is:

- Trans-disciplinary;
- Epistemologically diverse, seeking articles from empirical, interpretative, critical and action learning research traditions, and;
- Multi-methods based, including, for example, methods such as emerging issues analysis, scenario and alternative futures development and analysis, age-cohort analysis, causal layered analysis, visioning and backcasting.

As well as refereed articles, the Journal publishes essays, book reviews, symposia, and art on the following topics:

- Epistemologically focused futures studies on the construction of possible, probable and preferable futures;
- Methodological innovation in futures studies, including not only integrated, layered, and critical approaches, but also empirical, interpretive, or action-learning based approaches;
- Applied Futures (for example, case studies in using and practicing futures thinking for organizational change, development, and transformation);
- Alternative futures on a variety of subjects (see topic categories below).


INFLUENCE: International Journal of Science Review, Futures, Foresight, Technological Forecasting, and Social Change, The European Journal of Futures Research, World Future Review, On the Horizon) as well as futures material contained in books, monographs, other field related journals, including visual resources and web resources. Editors strongly advise authors to cite at least two or more works in the futures field:

  • Social sciences
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Marine
  • Agriculture
  • Materials
  • Life sciences
  • Education
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Power
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Atmosphere
  • Mechanics
  • Geology
  • Technology
  • Applied sciences