About the Journal

Serial title

Superhero Science and Technology

Focus and Scope

Superhero Science and Technology (SST) is multi-disciplinary journal that considers new research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and ethics motivated and presented using the superhero genre.

The superhero genre has become one of the most popular in modern cinema. Since the 2000 film X-Men, numerous superhero-themed films based on characters from Marvel Comics and DC Comics have been released. Films such as The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War have all earned in excess of $1 billion dollars at the box office, thus demonstrating their relevance in modern society and popular culture.

Of particular interest for Superhero Science and Technology are articles that motivate new research by using the platform of superheroes, supervillains, their superpowers, superhero/supervillain exploits in Hollywood blockbuster films or superhero/supervillain adventures from comic books. Articles should be written in a manner so that they are accessible to both the academic community and the interested non-scientist i.e. general public, given the popularity of the superhero genre.

Dissemination of content using this approach provides a potential for the researcher to communicate their work to a larger audience, thus increasing their visibility and outreach within and outside of the academic domain.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:

  • Genetic editing approaches;
  • Innovations in the field of robotics;
  • New and advanced materials;
  • Additive Manufacturing i.e. 3D printing, for both bio and non-bio applications;
  • Advancements in bio-chemical processing;
  • Biomimicry technologies;
  • Space physics, astrophysical and cosmological research;
  • Developments in propulsion systems;
  • Responsible innovation;
  • Ethical issues pertaining to technologies and their use for human enhancement or augmentation.

Open Access Policy

SST is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. You are free to use the work, but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article is to use the HOWTO CITE tool that you'll find alongside each article in the right sidebar.


SST grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Review Process

  1. All papers will be subject to at least two reviewers.At least one reviewer will have a relevant scientific/engineering/technological/ethical background for the paper in question. The second reviewer will focus on the validity of the connection of the content to popular culture, in particular the superhero genre.
  2. All papers will be blind peer-reviewed; the referee will not know the identity of the author and the author will not know the identity of the referee.
  3. All reviewers will be experts in their field of expertise.


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