TATuPDates 32/2 (2023): News from the editorial office/Meldungen aus der Redaktion

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TATuP 32/2 (2022), S. 70

32/3 (2023) will be published in December 2023 with the Special topic

“Assessing the (de)construction of technological hypes”

It is becoming increasingly difficult to do legitimate research, raise public awareness of scientific findings and foster academic and public debate without exaggerating the certainty of facts in alarmist or sensational narratives. Technology assessment (TA) has a strong sense for contexts and consequences of speculative communication. However, the question of how to responsively handle uncertain scenarios in TA studies without fueling hype remains unanswered.

This Special topic will address questions, such as: What features of language, context, discursive prominence, or consequences constitute hype? What kind of discourses and actors are highlighted or silenced? And what are the cultural underpinnings of technology hypes?

Special topic editors: Jascha Bareis (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Maximilian Roßmann (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University) and Frédérique Bordignon (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech & LISIS lab France).

TATuP now listed in Scopus

TATuP was accepted by Scopus in June. Within the next few weeks, content from the journal will appear in what is, according to Scopus, the largest abstract and index database for scientific, peer-reviewed literature. This achievement is a major milestone: increased visibility, global reach, confirmation of quality and compliance with funding conditions for authors.

Publishing in TATuP

Publish your research results in TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice. We welcome a variety of text types like reviews, meeting reports, short essays, replicas or artistic perspectives regarding the topic of technology assessment. We don’t charge author processing charges (APC).

Video-interviews available online

In the journal section ‘TA Focus: 5 questions to …’ TATuP interviews researchers and experts from fields like science communication, politics and journalism regarding their personal perspective on technology assessment. Detailed video recordings can be found online.


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