Aims & Scope
The primary objective is to serve the academic community with the highest quality and speed and non-profit one. It is published online thrice per year (January, May and September) in PDF electronic format (and printed if requested). It contains research and theoretical articles on cultural issues coupled with science or well documented scientific arguments, also on intangible & tangible heritage interest, and the culture as a whole, and written in English.
The SCIENTIFIC CULTURE stands upon the interdisciplinary aspects of Culture and Cultural Heritage which comprises the cultural legacy inherited from previous generations, often preserved and emerged in modern societies, a legacy which we often want to identify and preserve because it reinforces our cultural identity or sense of who we are as a people. Communities and nations are interested in celebrating and preserving their heritage, and governments have enacted laws to protect cultural resources. In today’s spirit of globalization the identification and documentation of past local or regional high development in material, technology and ideas stand alone as anticipated peaks of acme in human evolution that distinguish and recognize the difference between the similar.
Cultural Heritage law is absolutely vital to States, intergovernmental organizations and non-State actors. The most important international organization that deals with Cultural Heritage is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO has been charged with assisting States to develop legal instruments to better protect Cultural Heritage and to also help in updating and reforming cultural policies. SC enters the current scientific media having a global perspective, promoting key issues in the reconstruction of the past, identification of current reminiscent issues and decoding knowledge from materials but also restoring the ideas behind those that shaped the cultural evolution. Prominent tools are the use of science and technology, applied and innovative instrumentation, the documentation and dissemination of cultural assets. As an end product SC will publish original articles having a multipurpose aim in following categories: innovative research, applications, short correspondence papers, matters arising, news items, meeting reports, book reviews. While Subject categories include: landscapes & environment as cultural dimension, aesthetics, traditional heritage issues, conservation of antiquities, architectural cultural heritage, critical approaches in history of science, reviews of cultural issues with scientific relation, all related to arts & humanities, extended science, conservation science, archaeology, history.
The SCIENTIFIC CULTURE Journal of Applied Science & Technology to Arts & Cultural Issues intends to provide a floor for researchers who seek to publish papers that combine culture heritage issues integrated with STEM disciplines, yet promotes modern sociocultural aspects on a quantified nature.
At the initial issues the article submission and processing is free of charge. There will be a double blind peer review and content of articles will be judged for their innovative nature, either as research papers or applications, and short notes.
SCIENTIFIC CULTURE is a peer-reviewed, open access international scientific journal, an open information vehicle of academic community with a global coverage and issues touching local and regional interest; it is intended as a starting point for presenting research devoted in the broad field of diachronical Cultural Heritage. The journal provides a broader coverage of studying ancient cultures with natural sciences focused on specific topics of global interest. Amongst the published themes emphasis is given to: Ancient cultures; hidden information in art by symbolism; composition of artifacts; parallels in ancient and recent cultural issues; the role of liberal arts to cultural background; cultural development and the question of independent, autochthonous, interactive patterns; theoretical approaches: archetypal concept and globalization effects; inter-, intra-settlement and environmental interactions on cultural evolution; art and science, virtual culture, cognitive archaeology via positive sciences, sociocultural aspects etc. All these issues should contain a strict scientific approach from a simple statistics to a more complex scientific account. SCIENTIFIC CULTURE Journal of Applied Science & Technology to Arts & Cultural Issues is also a vehicle for STEM-AC (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics in Arts & Cultures).
- Conservation and restoration of cultural assets
- Comparative cultures
- Digital Cultural Heritage
- History of architectural heritage
- Traditional tangible & intangible Cultural heritage
- Archaeological issues
- Cultural dynamics via stochastic processes
- Cultural politics & technology
- Revealing parameters of Tangible Cultural Heritage (chronology, provenance, technology, characterization of monuments and artifacts, landscapes and sacred places)
- Unfolding ideas and scientific thought of the past of Intangible Cultural Heritage (timing to execute certain actions, archaeoacoustics, restoring oral histories, beliefs, practices, rituals, ceremonies, customs, crafts and other arts via modern science, digital technologies)
- Authenticity of material culture
- Promote the added value of modern science in cultural heritage that refer, in the broader sense, to humanities, i.e. use of the scientific data to social sensitization, social coherence and sustainable development
- Linking society, with modern technology, digital museums and economy
- Show up interrelated topics of conservation, restoration, management, connecting always the emerged value of cultural assets via scientific means.
- Linking anthropological reminiscent with the far past by reproduction and simulation of preserved pieces of history
- Connecting distant cultures either far apart or as close neighbors and explaining their difference
- Scientific measures and documented criteria to protect cultural resources
- Proper maintenance and guarantee for existence of World cultural sites
- Strategies with scientific tools to support and expand sites protected by UNESCO
- Neurolinguistic approach to cultural evolution
- Documenting the beginning of civilization (writing, settlement, food production, celestial guiding of everyday activities, movements etc.)
- Human Evolution through technological tools: implications, interpretations, modeling.
- Cognitive archaeology
- STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths