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SUNY Oswego To Host, Professor To Co-Edit Metascience Journal

OSWEGO — With the appointment of SUNY Oswego philosophy professor K. Brad Wray as co-editor, the journal Metascience now calls the college its headquarters.

A noted scholar in the philosophy of science, Wray has begun a five-year term as co-editor with Australian scholar Luciano Boschiero.

Metascience’s former editors, from Greece, invited Wray and Boschiero to take the helm of the journal, which publishes scholarly reviews of books in the fields of the philosophy, sociology and history of science.

Owned by academic publisher Springer, the three-times-yearly printed journal publishes about 40 book reviews per issue, made available for purchase individually, in advance, at the Metascience website, Wray said.

Boschiero and Wray wrote in a Metascience editorial, “We were greatly honoured but also overcome with trepidation. Metascience has become an important source for keeping abreast of the most recent books published in the history, sociology and philosophy of science. And the number of reviews published in the journal each year is prodigious. Further, it has been run with thoughtfulness and great care since its beginnings in 1984.”

In the past, Wray has done a book review for Metascience, and in 2012 published a special piece there on Thomas Kuhn, one of the 20th century’s most influential and revolutionary science philosophers.

Wray also authored the highly regarded book “Kuhn’s Evolutionary Social Epistemology.” In addition to his teaching and scholarly work, Wray is the college’s coordinator of assessment.

SUNY Oswego philosophy instructor David Lambie has taken the position of assistant editor of Metascience, Wray said.

Thanks to support from Provost Lorrie Clemo and philosophy chair Craig Delancey, the journal now calls SUNY Oswego its home, Wray said.

There is an editorial board of scholars around the world that provides advice on content, and the editors’ chief contacts at Springer are in the Netherlands.