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Gender, Technology and Development

Gender, Technology and Development

Published in Association with Asian Institute of Technology

Joy Clancy Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente, Netherlands
Rebecca J Elmhirst School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, UK
Yukari Sawada Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Associate Editors
Philippe Doneys Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Kyoko Kusakabe Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Bernadette P Resurreccion Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Jonathan Shaw Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

eISSN: 09730656 | ISSN: 09718524 | Current volume: 20 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

An international, refereed journal, Gender, Technology and Development serves as a forum for exploring the linkages between changing gender relations and technological development. The diverse perspectives of the Asian region provide the main focus but dialogues along East-West and North-South lines are also an important aspect of the journal. The objective of the journal is to facilitate the recognition, promotion and coordination of opinions concerning the extended and shifting boundaries of meaning in gender, feminism, equality, technology and science for non-Western societies and cultures. Multi-disciplinary in nature, the journal links the activities of women and men to institutions or governments, on the basis of technology, social relations and management. It develops the theory and practice of gender and technological development and define policy and programmes in their political, economic and social context. In addition to articles from individuals or collectives, the journal publishes book reviews, NGO profiles and news bulletins relating to issues of gender and technology.

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Gender, Technology and Development is an international, multi-disciplinary, refereed journal serving as a forum for exploring the linkages among changing gender relations, technological change and developing societies. The journal's main focus is on the shifting boundaries and meanings of gender, technology and development, addressing transnational phenomena and engaging in dialogues that cut across geographical boundaries.

Gender, Technology and Development aims at:

- Providing a platform for debate and dissemination of research findings, conceptual developments and new research areas and techniques that promise to change analyses and perspectives on gender relations, technological change and developing societies;

- Disseminating and promoting research, good practice and innovation in all aspects of gender relations, technological change and developing societies to its main audiences, including educators, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and practitioners; and

- Encouraging international scientific cooperation and understanding, and enhancing multi-disciplinary research.

Managing Editors
Manraj Grewal Sharma Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
GTD Journal Coordinator
Julaikha B Hossain Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Editorial Office
Gender and Development Studies Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Advisory Board
Atsuko Aoyama Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan
Nirmala Banerjee Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India
Pilwha Chang Asian Centre for Women's Studies, Seoul, South Korea
Joyee Chatterjee Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Dawn Currie University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Sandra Harding University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Naila Kabeer Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK
Govind Kelkar UNIFEM-IFAD Gender Mainstreaming Programme, New Delhi, India
Ragnhild Lund Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Tondheim, Norway
Nina Lykke Linkoping University, Sweden
Swasti Mitter Independent Researcher, Oxford, UK
Maznah Mohamad Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Mari Osawa University of Tokyo, Japan
Thelma Paris International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines
Pasuk Pongpaichit Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Rhoda Reddock University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
James Scott Yale University, New Haven, USA
Gita Sen Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Dorothy E Smith Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada
Carolyn Sobritchea University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Padmini Swaminathan Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Lena Trojer Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden
Thanh-Dam Truong Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Brenda Yeoh National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore
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  • Submission Guidelines for Gender, Technology and Development

    Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editors, Gender, Technology and Development, Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology, PO. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand. E-mail: All submissions should be made electronically using Microsoft Word or other standard word processing software.

    The Guidelines: Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) must be followed.

    • Contributors must provide their affiliation, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and telephone numbers with their articles. In case there are two or more authors, then the corresponding author’s name and address details (postal as well as email) must be specified clearly.
    • It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript.
    • All articles sent for consideration should be unpublished and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
    • Articles should be no longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of abstract, references, notes, tables, and figures.
    • Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words.
    • The authors should provide five to eight keywords for their articles (for example: gender; technology; development; women; men; gender mainstreaming; gender perspective; gender roles; gender discrimination; gender relations; gender neutrality; gender implications; women’s participation; women’s rights).
    • All figures, i.e., diagrams, images and photographs, and tables should be provided separate from the text at the end and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. Location of the tables and figures should be indicated by number (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Each figure and table should have a heading, an explanatory caption, if necessary, and a source or reference in a separate file.
    • All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.
    • Notes should be numbered serially, the numbers embedded in the manuscript. The notes should be presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Limit the levels of heading within an article to two, or at most three. Avoid lengthy headings and do not number them.
    • Use American spellings rather than British throughout (“labor” not “labour,” “center” not “centre”; universal “-ize” and “-zation” of words). Use serial comma.
    • It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that their papers are written as per an acceptable international standard of English.
    • Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language.
    • When referring to social actors, “woman” should be used, not “female,” and “women” not “females,” unless the context requires otherwise. Similarly, “man” and “men” should be used, not “male” and “males.” “Female” and “male” should be used when referring to the construction of a social identity.
    • Use double quotes throughout. Single quotes should only be used within double quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with a line space above and below.
    • Use “nineteenth century,” “1980s.” Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 percent not %). Use thousands and millions (e.g., not lakhs and crores).
    • Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimized, but used consistently. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use it for book titles, journal names, and foreign words.
    • A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs, and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

    · Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

    · Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

    · Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., “The software industry in India”) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

    · Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).

    · Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

    • Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    In text citations:

    · One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or “Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..”.

    · One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..

    · One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].

    · Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).

    · Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).

    · Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (“Study finds”, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).

    If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

    · Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
    · Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
    · Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).


    · Books:
    Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

    · Edited Books:
    Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.

    · Translated books:
    Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

    · Book chapters:

    Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

    · Journal articles:
    Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

    · Newsletter article, no author:
    Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from

    · Newspaper article:
    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

    · In-press article:
    Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from
    [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

    · Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

    · Special issue or section in a journal:
    Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1-17.

    • Research Note: Research notes should be no longer than 2,000 words.

    • Book Reviews: Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages, and price.