Art And Science Vol.2

These ideas collected here have been shared by many people. The artist Luke Jerram, for example, said: “scientists and artists begin to ask similar questions about the natural world, ending with completely different answers” (Boustead, 2009). Lisa Randall, a physicist and composer at Harvard, said that a similar curiosity pushes both artists and scientists: «I met many other people in creative fields, and it is interesting to see how they handle the same things: feel that something is missing, what else is there to do, to know »(Cline, 2009). Anne Goodyear, curator of the Smithsonian, commented in her thesis on the intersection of art, science and technology: “the same kind of imagination that allowed Michelangelo to create the supreme achievement of his era helped NASA engineers build their lunar ships »(Goodyear, 2002). John Latham, principal investigator of the National Center for Atmospheric Research sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and professor emeritus of the University of Manchester, an award-winning playwright also, novelist and poet, a man of the “Neo-Renaissance”), wrote :

«I have many friends who are creative artists. They are often surprised, at first, if I suggest that scientific research has much in common with poetry writing or painting. However, on both sides of the division there is an idea, an objective and techniques to achieve it. It is often a tortuous journey, with dead ends and fog. And the goal may change as we get closer »(Hauser, 2010).

Researchers Robert and Michelle Root-Bernstein, in their book “Sparks of Genius”, offer us a deep look at the skills and lifestyles of successful people in the arts, humanities, sciences and technology to understand what it does. that think creatively, innovate and succeed inside, and even outside, of their disciplines. They discovered that those people who had been the subject of their study, both “artists like Picasso or physicists like Richard Feynman,” exhibited the same set of imaginative skills.

That said, there is always a need to find the right balance in combination with profound disciplinary experience. Our reflection today is not intended to argue whether there are only superficial differences between the arts and sciences, as there are important features, methodologies and lines of questions – that are intrinsic and exclusive to each discipline – that must be recognized, appreciated and respected. However, disciplinary straitjackets, that is, the imposition of a rigid thought about what is or is not a discipline, can lead to unnecessary misunderstandings and limitations:

“The worst and deepest stereotypes generate a particularly strong gap between art (seen as an ineffably” creative “activity, based on personal idiosyncrasy and subject only to hermeneutic interpretation) and science (seen as a universal and rational enterprise, based on factual and analytical coherence affirmation) »(Shearer and Gould, 1999).

The ideas we want to share with you, are only an attempt to get away from a simplistic binary grouping of activities and reasoning, thus approaching the concept of the museums of the future, those where art informs about science and this about art.

Art and Science

Art cannot be separated from science, despite which there is still a large gap in addressing both manifestations of the human intellect. In today’s technological society, the separation between the two cultures is still very valid: the humanistic and the scientific (letters and sciences), the bridges between them still being scarce. For the majority of the population, science is not part of what is understood by culture. Works of art are considered countless paintings, buildings, sculptures, classical music pieces, poems, novels … but not Newton’s laws, Maxwell’s equations or Einstein’s theory of relativity.

In this Summer Course, art and science will go hand in hand, offering very original visions of numerous works of art, through different scientific disciplines. Learn how the weather of the past has behaved and many meteorological concepts thanks to the paintings, know the mathematical relationships that are hidden in an endless number of artistic manifestations, the orientation of many monuments and their reason for being astronomical, or the science underlying the passage of time in the works of art, are some of the issues that will be addressed in this multidisciplinary course, taught by a group of specialists in different branches of science, who have directed part of their research to the artistic world and that have a great experience as scientific disseminators.

Explorar las potencialidades que ofrece el arte en sus múltiples manifestaciones como herramienta de trabajo en la divulgación científica.

Dar a conocer las múltiples conexiones existentes entre el arte y la ciencia, mediante el análisis detallado de numerosos ejemplos artísticos.

Entender las obras de arte desde un punto de vista científico, desde el propio proceso de creación de las mismas, hasta los propios materiales utilizados.

Some people tend to classify, categorize and organize disciplines based on knowledge or information to make their assimilation easier. Artists process that information and knowledge differently from scientists. In general, they tend to be more open and less motivated by the desire to find an answer or solution to life.

Science studies who can perceive blue and other neuro-biological sensations; who may or may not feel them and why this difference. Art, however, conveys feelings and emotions, without demanding in return a rational understanding of them. In other words, while science explains and reasons feelings, art transfers them (Wilson, 1998).

Art and science are necessarily different from the point of view of study and the dissemination of “knowledge.” Science tries to understand the world from knowledge accumulated over time, based on reproducible results and demonstrable and proven facts; strives to seek objectivity. The humanities, academic disciplines that observe the human condition, use mainly analytical, critical and speculative methods. The performing, visual and literary arts express the world from idiosyncratic experiences, intuition, movement and metaphors. Artists are often inspired by the past, but the “truth” of a work of art is not found through systematic research that leads to cumulative and reproducible facts; it is often a matter of subjective and sensory.

Evalutaion Methology

Evalutaion Methology

The methodology of evaluation of scientific journals

Science Impact Factor (SIF) is an international indexing service which provides indexing and citation calculation services to all fields of journals. Science Impact Factor (SIF) follows comprehensive criteria for journal indexing and impact factor calculation on the following basis.

Characteristics evaluated criteria:

Scientific Quality

Regularity and stability

Editorial quality

Technical Quality



Print and website score

Scientific Quality

Evaluated the following parameters:

  • Percentage of original papers published in last year
  • Scientific papers published in last year
  • Indexation shown in the list of databases

Regularity and stability


  • The regularity of appearance journals, which is an important factor of stability and is one of the key parameters for the assessment of other international indexing databases
  • Journals appearing irregularly, late, or in releases combined receive a lower score
  • Age of journal.

Editorial quality

  • The first page of the cover
    This list would find in a readable form , all of the following items: title , ISSN , frequency of publication , volume / number / part number, month / year
  • Title page of journal
    This list would find all of the following details : title , ISSN , frequency of publication , volume / number / part number, month / year
  • Editorial information including a list of members of the Editorial Board with information on the country of origin and the functions they perform, including the editors of thematic, statistical and linguistic and complete list of reviewers with the country of origin
  • The disclosed information about the institutions that finance and support the journal
  • Contact the editor and publisher (postal address, telephone, e -mail, contact person )
  • Information (instructions) for authors
    They should be included in each issue of the journal and should include details of editorial and technical specifications for the preparation of the manuscript (instructions for authors on the structure of the article, the preparation of photos and illustrations, preparation of literature, postal address and electronic to submit articles)
  • Uniform system of published papers and compliance with the instructions given by the publishing house for their preparation by the authors . Following parameters were evaluated: the designation of the corresponding author and contact details (postal address, telephone, e -mail); affiliations of the authors, the submission/acceptance data, keywords in original language and English, which should not be a repetition of the work’s title
  • Uniform structure of the article
  • The language of publication: English is preferred

Technical quality


  • Correct page numbers and spelling in the document
  • Checking text and page numbers in table of contents
  • Checking and Ensuring tables, figures, references, etc. cited in text
  • Checking lists, paragraphs, figures, etc., numbered or lettered consecutively
  • Ensuring that there are no duplicate tables and figure titles
  • Checking hyperlinks to references
  • Reviewing sentences for spelling and grammatical mistakes
  • Checking style, size, and typeface for headings, titles, bullets etc
  • Checking of Insertion of appropriate page breaks
  • Ensuring consistent justification for text, callouts, cautions, warnings etc.
  • Choosing correct size and layout of pages
  • Ensuring consistent use of capitalization and spelling
  • Applying proper numbering mechanics in the article
  • Checking format for bibliographic references, i.e. according to any of Citation Style
  • Using punctuation consistently.


  • Language of the titles and abstracts of articles;
  • Language of published articles;
  • International Editorial Board;
  • Long-term cooperation with foreign reviewers
  • Degree of popularity of the journal for the international market


  • Procedures for reviewing;
  • Statements about the originality of the article
  • legal ownership of published content, copyright transfer, etc.

Print and website score

  • Quality of photos and illustrations, graphs and tables, as well as the ability to print in color and quality of the paper.

About US

Science Impact Factor (SIF) is an international, specialized platform for promoting scientific achievements, as well as supporting national and international collaboration between scientists,  publishers of scientific journals and scientific entities

The Science Impact Factor (SIF) server provides indexing of major international journals and proceedings. Author can get information about international journal impact factor, proceedings (research papers) and information on upcoming events. All the journal pages have pointers to Web pages of the publishers which are integrated into the SIF stream pages.

Science Impact Factor (SIF) provides quantitative and qualitative tool for ranking, evaluating and categorizing the journals for academic evaluation and excellence. This factor is used for evaluating the prestige of journals. The evaluation is carried out by considering the factors like Scientific Quality, Regularity and stability, Editorial quality, Technical Quality, Internationalization, Standards and Print and website score

The purpose is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. If your journal is indexed & got validated stamp from Science Impact Factor , you can request for the calculation of impact factor for your journal.