How Do Futurists View Time?


As a descendant of World Future Society Bulletin, the journal, World Futures Review, aims to be the source for information about futures studies as an academic and applied discipline.

The editorial team of WFR is interested in anything that identifies and problematizes the intellectual roots of futures studies, not only in terms of other futurists, but more generally: what scholars, schools of thought, ideologies, cosmologies, ontologies, ethical concerns, social theories, methods, underlay what the early futurists thought and wrote? What now? What should underlie them?

In the most recent issue from March 2017, Editor Dr. James Dator offers an editorial focusing on Time and Future Studies. The article is currently free to read for a limited time. Below is an excerpt from the editorial illustrating how there is more research to be done for futurists:

To determine how futurists today view time, and use the concept in their work, I sent out a call for papers on that subject. This issue of WFR is the first of what may be two or more issues of WFR devoted to a consideration of time and futures studies.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration in WFR should:

  • discuss the theoretical, philosophical, ethical, academic bases of futures work
  • demonstrate how these bases are exemplified in applied futures work, such as research, publications, teaching, and consulting
  • point the way for the preferred futures of futures studies

To submit a manuscript to WFR, please visit the manuscript submission portal. You can find the full Submission Guidelines here.

This entry was posted in Call for Papers, Call for Proposals, Innovation by Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing. Bookmark the permalink.

About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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