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Journal Call for Papers from Foresight

The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Futurists often remind us that the purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict what will happen but rather to consider alternatives. Although we cannot know the future, we can propose a range of alternative futures and make judgements about the assumptions that underpin them. Futures research provides a powerful framework and set of techniques that allow us to test the credibility of possible futures. Through a better understanding of what is likely to happen we should be able to make better decisions in the present.

Businesses, organizations and policy makers face real problems that require real solutions. Futurists should be at the forefront of discovering practical ways to manage 21st century life under growing complexity, providing a long-term perspective and greater clarity for decision-makers.

foresight provides a much-needed forum for sound thinking about the future and focuses on themes and issues which demand a strategic and long-term view. It draws upon the established tools, techniques and methodologies of futures studies (e.g. scenario planning, Delphi, environmental scanning etc) as well as those of other social science disciplines, and will be informed by systems thinking and theories of post-modernism and complexity.

Key Benefits
foresight is published six times a year. Key benefits to authors include:
  • Substantial and rigorous review of submissions.
  • Worldwide dissemination via Emerald Fulltext.
  • Liberal and evolving copyright policy which serves the best interests of authors
Your submission is now invited to foresight and should be made  using Manuscript Central, Emerald's online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at Full information and guidance on using Manuscript Central is available at the Emerald Manuscript Central Support Centre:

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