Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Superhero Science and Technology is multi-disciplinary journal that considers new research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and ethics motivated and presented using the superhero genre.

The superhero genre has become one of the most popular in modern cinema. Since the 2000 film X-Men, numerous superhero-themed films based on characters from Marvel Comics and DC Comics have been released. Films such as The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War have all earned in excess of $1 billion dollars at the box office, thus demonstrating their relevance in modern society and popular culture.

Of particular interest for Superhero Science and Technology are articles that motivate new research by using the platform of superheroes, supervillains, their superpowers, superhero/supervillain exploits in Hollywood blockbuster films or superhero/supervillain adventures from comic books. Articles should be written in a manner so that they are accessible to both the academic community and the interested non-scientist i.e. general public, given the popularity of the superhero genre.

Dissemination of content using this approach provides a potential for the researcher to communicate their work to a larger audience, thus increasing their visibility and outreach within and outside of the academic domain.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:

  • Genetic editing approaches;
  • Innovations in the field of robotics;
  • New and advanced materials;
  • Additive Manufacturing i.e. 3D printing, for both bio and non-bio applications;
  • Advancements in bio-chemical processing;
  • Biomimicry technologies;
  • Space physics, astrophysical and cosmological research;
  • Developments in propulsion systems;
  • Responsible innovation;
  • Ethical issues pertaining to technologies and their use for human enhancement or augmentation.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

1. All papers will be subject to at least two reviewers.At least one reviewer will have a relevant scientific/engineering/technological/ethical background for the paper in question. The second reviewer will focus on the validity of the connection of the content to popular culture, in particular the superhero genre.

2. All papers will be double blind peer-reviewed; the referee will not know the identity of the author and the author will not know the identity of the referee.

3. All reviewers will be experts in their field of expertise.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

There will be no fee for the authors or the readers of the journal. 


License and copyright agreement

The following license and copyright agreement is valid for any article published in the Journal of Integrated Security Science

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

The license means that anyone is free

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under the following conditions:

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  • For any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are.
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if the copyright holders give permission.
  • Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.

The full legal code of this license.