Social Studies of Science

(The TQCC of Social Studies of Science is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
The politics of scaling44
Caring for data: Value creation in a data-intensive research laboratory40
Incompleteness of urban infrastructures in transition: Scenarios from the mobile age in Nairobi38
Fuzzy boundaries: Simulation and expertise in bushfire prediction37
Imagining sustainable energy and mobility transitions: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in 38 visions of a low-carbon future33
Sociotechnical imaginaries of low-carbon waste-energy futures: UK techno-market fixes displacing public accountability30
Changing climate change: The carbon budget and the modifying-work of the IPCC28
The model crisis, or how to have critical promiscuity in the time of Covid-1928
Sociotechnical imaginaries: An accidental themed issue27
The attachments of ‘autonomous’ vehicles24
Atmospheres of science: Experiencing scientific mobility23
Relational agility: Visualizing near-real-time Arctic sea ice data as a proxy for climate change22
Constitutive invisibility: Exploring the work of staff advisers in political position-making19
Identification as translation: The art of choosing the right spokespersons at the securitized border19
SAGE advice and political decision-making: ‘Following the science’ in times of epistemic uncertainty18
Ethics in retrospect: Biomedical research, colonial violence, and Iñupiat sovereignty in the Alaskan Arctic17
Techno-social reconfigurations in diabetes (self-) care16
Science, technology, security: Towards critical collaboration16
E-Infrastructures and the divergent assetization of public health data: Expectations, uncertainties, and asymmetries15
Of robots and humans: Creating user representations in practice15
Self-correction in science: The diagnostic and integrative motives for replication14
Deregulatory science: Chemical risk analysis in Trump’s EPA13
Ignorance loops: How non-knowledge about bee-toxic agrochemicals is iteratively produced13
Impact, theory of change, and the horizons of scientific practice12
When citizen science is public relations12
Negotiating attachments to plastic11
The financial market of ideas: A theory of academic social media11
Reflexive expectations in innovation financing: An analysis of venture capital as a mode of valuation11
Strategies of stratification: Regulating market access in the era of personalized medicine10
Imaginaries of omniscience: Automating intelligence in the US Department of Defense10
London’s fatbergs and affective infrastructuring9
The bad expert9
Forensic DNA phenotyping and its politics of legitimation and contestation: Views of forensic geneticists in Europe9
Systemic failures and organizational risk management in algorithmic trading: Normal accidents and high reliability in financial markets8
Caring for robots: How care comes to matter in human-machine interfacing8
Beyond intersubjectivity in olfactory psychophysics I: Troubles with the Subject8
Making science international: Chilean journals and communities in the world of science8
Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age7
Making and managing medical anomalies: Exploring the classification of ‘medically unexplained symptoms’7
Co-production, multiplied: Enactments of sex as a biological variable in US biomedicine7
Between stability and change: Tensions in the Norwegian electric mobility transition7
Assembling airspace: The Single European Sky and contested transnationalities of European air traffic management7
The imagined scientist of science governance7
Privacy engineering and the techno-regulatory imaginary6
The history of seed banking and the hazards of backup6
The ‘enigma’ of Richard Schultes, Amazonian hallucinogenic plants, and the limits of ethnobotany6
Taking responsibility, making irresponsibility: Controversies in human gene editing6
In smell’s shadow: Materials and politics at the edge of perception6
The face as folded object: Race and the problems with ‘progress’ in forensic DNA phenotyping6
Imperfect diagnosis: The truncated legacies of Zika testing6
Cycles of invisibility: The limits of transparency in dealing with scientific misconduct6
Drum breach: Operational temporalities, error politics and WIPP’s kitty litter nuclear waste accident6