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Science, Technology, & Human Values

Science, Technology, & Human Values

eISSN: 15528251 | ISSN: 01622439 | Current volume: 47 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Bi-monthly

For more than forty years Science, Technology, & Human Values has provided the forum for cutting-edge research and debate in the field of science and technology studies.

Fresh Perspecives

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. To fully cover the field and the vital issues that arise on an almost daily basis, the journal presents you with a variety of features including:

  • Articles...that report original empirical research or philosophical analyses that advance thinking in the field and provide you with provocative new insights and ideas.
  • Commentaries...that present you with fresh perspectives on major public issues involving science and technology, or respond to articles that have appeared in Science, Technology, & Human Values and are usually followed by a reply from the author.
  • Book Reviews...that summarize, analyze and provide context for new publications on science, technology and their relations with society and culture, keeping you current on important literature in the field. 

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

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
  • Philosophy

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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.

Edward J. Hackett Arizona State University, USA
Managing Editor
Editorial Board
Madeleine Akrich Ecole des Mines, France
Ruha Benjamin Princeton University, USA
Wiebe Bijker Maastricht University, Netherlands
Kean Birch York University, Canada
Daryl E. Chubin Independent Scholar
Sarah de Rijcke Leiden University, Netherlands
Gary Downey Virginia Tech, USA
Joseph Dumit University of California, Davis, USA
Steven Epstein University of California San Diego, USA
Rob Hagendijk University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Donna J Haraway University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Dale Jamieson New York University, USA
Sheila Jasanoff Harvard University, USA
Casper Brunn Jensen IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Karin Knorr-Cetina University of Bielefeld, Germany
Emma Kowal Deakin University, Australia
Sheldon Krimsky Tufts University, USA
Georg Krücken German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany
Sabina Leonelli University of Exeter, UK
Michael Lynch Cornell University, USA
Amade M'Charek University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Donald MacKenzie University of Edinburgh, UK
Kelly Moore Loyola University of Chicago, USA
Nelly Oudshoorn University of Twente, Netherlands
Annalisa Pelizza University of Bologna, Italy
Anne Pollock King's College, UK
Theodore Porter University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Raoni Rajão Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jennifer Reardon University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Joseph Rouse Wesleyan University, USA
Katie Shilton University of Maryland, USA
Wesley Shrum Louisiana State University, USA
Sergio Sismondo Queen's University, Canada
Ramesh Srinivasan Director, Digital Cultures Lab
Jane Summerton Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden
Albert Teich American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA
Sherry Turkle Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Judy Wajcman London School of Economics, London, UK
Steve Woolgar University of Oxford, UK
Sally Wyatt Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Book Review Editor
David Ribes University of Washington, USA
Former Editors
Susan Leigh Star University of Pittsburgh, USA
Geoffrey C. Bowker University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ulrike Felt University of Vienna, Austria
Ellsworth R. Fuhrman  
Olga Amsterdamska University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Susan E. Cozzens  
Marcel C. LaFollette Independent Scholar
Vivien B. Shelanski  
William A. Blanpied  
Joan Fujimura University of Wisconsin, Madison
Stephen Zehr University of Southern Indiana, USA
Paige Miller University of Wisconsin, River Falls, USA
Past Presidents
Kim Fortun University of California, Irvine, USA
Lucy Suchman Lancaster University, UK
Gary Downey Virginia Tech, USA
Trevor Pinch  
Judy Wajcman London School of Economics, London, UK
Michael Lynch  
Susan Leigh Star University of Pittsburgh, USA
Bruno Latour Sciences Po, France
Wiebe Bijker Maastricht University, Netherlands
Sheila Jasanoff Harvard University, USA
Karin Knorr-Cetina University of Bielefeld, Germany
Sal Restivo Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Harry M. Collins University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Harriet A. Zuckerman  
Arie Rip University of Twente, Netherlands
David Michel Callon Ecole des Mines, Paris, France
Nicholas C. Mullins  
Arnold Thackray  
Bernard Barber  
Dorothy Nelkin New York University, New York, USA
Warren O. Hagstrom  
Robert K. Merton International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
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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, including 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. If the manuscript includes complex figures or tables, please be prepared to send an additional print copy. 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. This year, the Call for Proposals will be issued publicly in early 2022 and will close in mid 2022. 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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