About the Journal

TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice is peer reviewed and diamond open access, both online and in print. It covers the interdisciplinary scientific field of technology assessment and neighboring fields of research, such as sustainable development, risk assessment, digitalization, practical ethics, systems analysis, innovation and socio-technical technology analysis, or foresight. Technology assessment is a widespread approach in Western Europe to studying dynamic relations between technology development and society, which also seeks to give policy recommendations. Since new technologies evolve and create social impact in complex global constellations, technology assessment always has an international claim.

TATuP is owned, funded, managed, and edited by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), the world’s largest institution for technology assessment located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The journal addresses authors who seek to publish peer-reviewed research findings from the field of technology assessment.

TATuP addresses readers in central Europe and beyond by publishing articles in both German and English language and by providing English-language abstracts for all peer reviewed papers. The journal is highly relevant for international scholars by providing insights into discourses and research findings from the field of technology assessment in some of the world’s most industrialized countries.

TATuP creates public outreach by communicating research findings and policy recommendations also to transdisciplinary stakeholders. The concise form of peer-reviewed articles as well as the journal’s open access policy, web design, and print layout are fitted to this purpose. Editorial materials in the journal cater primarily to the regional community of technology assessment researchers in central Europe.

TATuP is published at regular intervals three times a year in printed and electronic form by the publishing house oekom verlag GmbH in Munich.

Journal history: TATuP has been published continuously since 1992, first as “TA-Datenbank-Nachrichten” (ISSN 0943-8249), between 2002 and 2016 as “Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis (TATuP)” (ISSN 1619-7623, eISSN 2199-9201). Beginning with issue 2017/1-2, the journal has been relaunched under its new name “TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice” as a peer-reviewed open access journal.

ISSN: 2568-020X (Print), 2567-8833 (Online)

Copyright notice: TATuP is an open access journal. If not otherwise indicated, all articles are published under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0. According to this CC license, TATuP contributions may be reprinted or otherwise distributed as long as the authors are credited and the complete bibliographical data are cited. Authors agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0 by giving their approval for publication in TATuP.

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