Janet D. Stemwedel

Representative Publications:


“#overlyhonestmethods: Ethical implications when scientists joke with each other on public social media.” In Jean Goodwin, Michael F. Dahlstrom & Susanna Priest (eds.), Ethical issues in science communication: A theory-based approach. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2013; 287-298.


“The Saga of the Journal Comment.” In Marin Dacos (ed.), Read/Write Book. Marseille: Cléo (« Coll. Edition électronique »), 2010; 141-147.


“Research with Vulnerable Populations: Considering the Bucharest Early Intervention Project.” In Jennifer Rohn (ed.), The Open Laboratory: Best Science Writing on Blogs 2008. Chapel Hill, NC: Lulu, 2009; 153-160.

"Getting More with Less: Experimental Constraints and Stringent Tests of Model Mechanisms of Chemical Oscillators,” Philosophy of Science, 73(5): 743-754, 2006.


“Explanation, Unification, and What Chemistry Gets from Causation", Philosophy of Science, 71(5): 1060-1070, 2004.


“’Causes’ in chemical explanations.” In Joseph E. Earley, Sr. (ed.), Chemical Explanation: Characteristics, Development, Autonomy. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 998:217-226, 2003.


If you are looking for my writing directed at a less straightfowardly "academic" audience, my weblogs may provide what you seek:

Doing Good Science (hosted by Scientific American) -- considering the ethical dimensions of building knowledge, training new scientists, and sharing a world.

Adventures in Ethics and Science -- musings about responsible conduct of research, communication between scientists and non-scientists about issues that matter to both camps, and teaching science and ethics.