Editorial Information

Submissions AUTHOR GUIDELINES Issues in Science and Technology is the quarterly policy journal of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Arizona State University. We publish articles that analyze current topics in science, technology, and health policy and recommend actions by government, industry, […]


Fisheries Management Improving In “Where Have All the Fishes Gone?” (Issues, Spring 1994), I documented how overfishing and poor management had devastated the U.S. commercial fishing industry, and I called for a major overhaul of the 1976 Magnuson Act, the federal legislation that guides fisheries management. In the fall of 1996, Congress passed and the […]


Mathew Brady photograph, from the Archives of the Academy, courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Edison (who would be 150 this year if he had also invited a longevity device) was invited to exhibit his phonograph and his modification of the telephone […]

From the Hill

House, Senate endorse big increases in FY 1990 R&D budgets In the wake of the balanced budget agreement, this summer both the House and Senate endorsed big increases in the FY 1990 budgets of federal R&D agencies. However, no final decisions on appropriations had been made as Issues went to press in early September, and […]