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Science, Technology, & Human Values

Science, Technology, & Human Values

eISSN: 15528251 | ISSN: 01622439 | Current volume: 49 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Since 1972, Science, Technology, & Human Values has provided a forum for cutting-edge research and debate in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). This is a collectively edited, peer-reviewed, transnational, interdisciplinary journal containing research, analyses and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, with a focus on their relationship to politics, economy, society and culture.

ST&HV publishes and seeks to foster work that is politically and ethically engaged from scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. It is committed to publishing both field-defining and field-extending work, expanding the purview of the field into new areas, and intervening in a common set of conceptual and topical conversations. The journal publishes work that contributes to STS and makes a contribution with STS, emphasising that theory, method and practice unfold in situated assemblages.

We strongly encourage submissions from scholars from a range of career stages and disciplinary backgrounds, including those located outside Global North institutions and locations.

The journal publishes a variety of formats including:

  • Articles that report original empirical research or conceptual analyses that advance thinking in the field of STS and provide provocative new insights and ideas.
  • Commentaries that present fresh perspectives on major public issues involving science and technology, or that respond to articles published in the journal, and are usually followed by a reply from the author.
  • Review Essays that synthesise, analyze and provide context for multiple new publications on science, technology and their relations with society and culture.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and an official journal of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).

As scientific advances improve our lives, they also complicate how we live and react to the new technologies. More and more, human values come into conflict with scientific advancement as we deal with important issues such as nuclear power, environmental degradation and information technology. Science, Technology, & Human Values is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary journal containing research, analyses and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, including their relationship to politics, society and culture. The journal provides you with work from scholars in a diverse range of disciplines across the social sciences. Among the disciplines you will find in Science, Technology, & Human Values are: political science, sociology, environmental studies, anthropology, literature, history, economics, and philosophy.

Courtney Addison Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington
Matthew Kearnes University of New South Wales
Kari Lancaster Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Timothy Neale Deakin University
Managing Editor
Editorial Board
Sulfikar Amir Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kean Birch York University, Canada
Candis Callison University of British Columbia, Canada
Gail Davies University of Exeter, UK
Sarah Davies University of Vienna, Austria
Joan Donovan Boston College, USA
Rachel Douglas-Jones IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Des Fitzgerald University College Cork
Emma Frow Arizona State University, USA
Yuko Fujigaki University of Tokyo, Japan
Danya Glabau New York University, USA
Anthony Ryan Hatch Wesleyan University, USA
Fleur Johns University of New South Wales, Australia
Aalok Khandehar Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Tamara Kneese Data & Society
Brice Laurent Mines Paris - PSL Research University, France
Tess Lea Macquarie University, Australia
Jessica Lehman Durham University, UK
Javier Lezaun Oxford University, UK
David Moats University of Helsinki, Finland
Tiago Moreira Durham University, UK
Michelle Murphy University of Toronto, Canada
Marama Muru Lanning University of Auckland, New Zealand
Eli Nelson Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Nicole C. Nelson University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Safiya Umoja Noble University of California Los Angeles, USA
Jorge Núñez University of Cuenca, Ecuador
Tolu Odumosu James Madison University, USA
Tom Özden-Schilling National University of Singapore
Shobita Parthasarathy University of Michigan, USA
Thao Phan Monash University, Australia
Martyn Pickersgill University of Edinburgh, UK
Kane Race University of Sydney
Jenny Reardon University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Celia Roberts Australian National University
Martin Savransky Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Nick Seaver Tufts University, USA
Nayantara Sheoran Appleton Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Hallam Stevens James Cook University, Australia
Jack Stilgoe University College London, UK
Maka Suárez University of Oslo, Norway
Wakana Suzuki Osaka University, Japan
Noah Tamarkin Cornell University, USA
Wen-Ling Tu National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Sebastián Ureta Universidad Católica de Chile
Natasha Vally University of Cape Town, South Africa
Sonja Van Wichelen University of Sydney, Australia
Chitra Venkataramani National University of Singapore
Claire Waterton Lancaster University, UK
Sally Wyatt Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Tuen Zuiderent-Jerak Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Former Editors
Anne Pollock King’s College London
Past Presidents
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  • ST&HV is committed to science and technology studies scholarship of every sort: conceptual and empirical, analytic and normative, qualitative and quantitative, fundamental and use-driven, provided that it is original, rigorous, logical, and lucid. We welcome work that couples analysis with ideas for action, that promotes dialogue and synthesis among diverse specialties and sectors, and that extends the purview of STS into new areas. ST&HV welcomes scholarship that crosses cultural borders, addresses global challenges, or explores emerging fields of science or technology. The scholarship in our field has attracted broad interdisciplinary interest, and in response ST&HV is committed to remaining an accessible, ecumenical, and readable journal. The motivation and implications of a paper must be clear, its conceptual language must use terms that are widely understood or clearly defined, and its empirical material and methods must be sound and described in sufficient detail.


    Manuscript Preparation Guideline

    Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of no more than 8,000 words, excluding abstract, endnotes and references. Please submit manuscripts electronically at as an MS Word file. ST&HV uses the Chicago style for referencing, and we prefer in-text referencing (the author-date approach) and endnotes for extended elaborations/qualifications etc. to the main text. Please be prepared to provide an Abstract as well as five keywords with your manuscript. Author names and addresses should only appear on a removable cover page to facilitate double-blind review. Send all other correspondence to sthv no space journal no space at gmail

    1.1. Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Please include an abstract of no more than 200 words. Endnotes and references should follow the text, with tables and figures following on separate pages. To facilitate anonymous review, the name, affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of each author should appear in a separate title page that is not included in the main document of a submitted paper. Please also list four to six keywords and any acknowledgments on the title page

    1.2. Maximizing online discoverability: The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting Sage’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on how to Help Readers Find Your Article online.

    1.3. Author names, affiliations and corresponding author: Where the family name or surname may be ambiguous (e.g., a multiword name), please indicate this clearly. Author affiliations should only reflect the institution(s) where the research was done and will not be changed post publication. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages, and the corresponding author should list a permanent email address (which is not related to his/her institution) so that readers can reach the corresponding author after any future job/institution shifts.

    1.4. Prepare manuscripts according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. Double-space all material, including the abstract, endnotes, references, quotations, appendixes, and tables. Each table and figure should appear at the end of the document file.

    Please make sure to take care of the following areas while preparing the content:


    · Page numbers should be mentioned for quoted material in the text.
    · Abbreviations must be spelled out in first occurrence per CMS style
    · References should be complete—volume, issue, page numbers (for journal-type references) and publisher name and location (Book-type references)· Accessed dates should be provided for online references

    When formatting text and references, please ensure you check the Chicago style (16th ed) for ST&HV. Here is the quick link to the Chicago style:

    Chicago Manual of Style

    Sage Language Services: Leave the editing to the experts

    Sage Language Services can help authors with editing, translation, and formatting of the manuscript prior to journal submission. An author's use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author. For further information, we encourage the authors to visit the Sage Languageservices link.

    Manuscript Review Process

    Upon receiving a new submission the Editors read papers carefully to determine their appropriateness for the journal – a process that takes about one month. Those submissions deemed appropriate are moved into a double-blind review process – a process that may take up to 6 months. Accepted papers are published ahead of print in OnLine First, and slated for print publication as soon as possible thereafter.

    Book Review Essays

    Instead of “Book Reviews” ST&HV publishes “Review Essays” (no more than 5,000 words) that cover emerging themes within STS as catalyzed by recently published books in the field. Unlike traditional book reviews, these lengthier essays lend perspective by setting the books’ themes in the wider context of intellectual and methodological achievements, position those books within current debates and research trajectories, and indicate what conceptual and empirical work remains to be done. Review essays will be peer reviewed and otherwise treated as regular article publications, rather than as book reviews. Please let us know if you are interested in undertaking a review essay for ST&HV. Queries should be sent to: 

    Special Issues

    ST&HV regularly publishes Special Issues edited by guest editors. The journal is now implementing a new process involving an annual Call for Proposals for Special Issues. Each year, the Call for Proposals will be issued publicly in March-April and will close in June-July. Please look out for the Call for Proposals in due course as it will be publicised in a number of places including the 4S newsletter “Technoscience”. In the meantime, queries should be sent to:


    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

    ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    We encourage all authors and co-authors to link their ORCIDs to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. We collect ORCID iDs during the manuscript submission process and your ORCID iD then becomes part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.


    ST&HV may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.

    If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

    Visit the Sage Journals and Preprints page for more details about preprints.

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