عنوان مقاله [English]
The Journal of Science and Technology Policy is the first and the most reliable scientific journals, which exclusively deals with science and technology policy and management issues in Iran. This journal has been regularly published since 2008. By reviewing articles published from first volume that appeared in 2008 to Vol(5)- Number(4)- 2013,this article aims to provide an insight into the characteristics of the journal’s articles for researchers by investigating the knowledge flow including the main characters of journal through the contents of the published articles, examining the concepts involved ,the issues they deal with, and the research methods they use Analysis of the flow of knowledge throughout the articles in the Journal indicates that the most participation in publication of the Journal articles is 80% by male authors. Moreover, only 16.5% of articles submitted to the journal are accepted for publication. The results of this study indicate that a majority of articles published in this journal are authored by the faculty members from the universities located in Tehran . Additionally, the results of thematic profile of the Journal indicate that most published articles are related to policy making / science and technology, the economy, and management of technology. Finally, many articles are descriptive, involve survey, and have practical applications.