Special Topic Editors


TATuP Special Topic

Every issue of TATuP contains a “Special Topic” section with a focus on a specific theme with high significance for technology assessment, for example new technologies and their applications, theories, or methods of technology assessment. For each issue the TATuP the editorial board appoints a team of external experts in a specific field of technology assessment to edit the "Special Topic" section in cooperation with the TATuP editorial team.

The "Special Topic" section explores a specific field of technology assessment with around six peer-reviewed papers from different disciplinary perspectives. The editorial process begins about nine months prior to publication with an open call for abstracts. The "Special Topic" features prominently on the journal’s cover, with a headline and an illustration.

"Special Topic" editors are qualified by their expertise in a specific field of technology assessment. They hold authority over the scientific content of the journal section “Special Topic” for one issue: this involves authoring the call for papers, evaluating submitted abstracts, selecting authors to submit a full paper and authoring an introductory chapter to the "Special Topic". In cooperation with the journal’s editorial team, they manage the editorial process and review process together with the external reviewers until the final acceptance/rejection decision.

Submit your proposals for a TATuP Special Topic to redaktion@tatup.de by sending an abstract that provides information on the title, on the relevance of the topic for the journal’s profile and on the disciplines addressed by the special topic.

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Recent TATuP Special Topics (see archive for complete overview)

Digitalization in the Global South (Vol 28 No 2 (2019))

Normativity in Technology Assessment (Vol 28 No 1 (2019))

Drones in military and civil applications (Vol 27 No 3 (2018))

Automated Driving - Curse or blessing for sustainable mobility? (Vol 27 No 2 (2018))

Theory of technology assessment reloaded (Vol 27 No 1 (2018))

Agent-based Modelling and Simulation (Vol 26 No 3 (2017))