Technology Science is an open access forum for any original material dealing primarily with a social,
personal, or organizational benefit or adverse consequence of technology. Studies that characterize a
technology-society clash or
present an approach to better harmonize technology and society are especially welcomed. Papers can come from
anywhere in the world.
Technology Science is interested in reviews of research, experiments, surveys, tutorials, and analyses.
may propose solutions or describe unsolved problems. Technology Science may also publish letters, short
communications, and relevant
news items. All submissions are peer-reviewed.
The scientific study of technology-society clashes is a cross-disciplinary pursuit, so papers in Technology
may come from any of many possible disciplinary traditions, including but not limited to social science,
political science, law, economics, policy, or statistics.
The Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University publishes Technology Science and its affiliated subset of papers
the Journal of Technology Science and maintains them online at
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continue to be offered online at no charge.
Organization of Technology Science
Three groups administer Technology Science. They are: the Editors (consisting of the Editor-in-Chief and
Managing Editors), an Editorial Board, and an Advisory Board.
The daily operation of Technology Science is in the hands of the editors. They are responsible for
management of Technology Science, maintenance of its website, and ensuring that peer review and copy editing
is adequately performed. The editors retain sole editorial control of Technology Science.
The Editorial Board is responsible for inviting and reviewing papers. No refereed paper will be published
without at least one of the members of the Editorial Board transmitting approval to the Editors. The Editorial Board
of Technology Science consists of top-ranked researchers in technology science and faculty members teaching undergraduate or
graduate courses in technology science or a closely related area. Any faculty member teaching such a course may apply
for membership to the Editorial Board of Technology Science. Members of the Editorial Board serve for renewable terms, normally
three years. At least one member of the Editorial Board must invite and accept a paper in order for the paper to
appear in Technology Science though the Editors reserve the right not to publish or to discontinue publishing any paper. A primary reason for this emphasis on those teaching or conducting research is to take advantage of early insights into
technology-society clashes that may first appear as term papers or early research, and conversely, to keep technology science instruction and research and public interest communities informed of the latest cross-disciplinary developments as they unfold .
Future papers should build on those already published in Technology Science.
A paper identified as being in the Journal of Technology Science will be published with at least
three of the members of the Editorial Board transmitting approval to the Editors. The paper first appears, in part or
whole, in Technology Science. An Editor or a member of the Editorial Board may request the Editors to seek subsequent review of
the paper by two additional members of the Editorial Board. No paper achieving the status of being in the
Journal of Technology Science will be published without at least three of the members of the Editorial Board transmitting approval to the Editors.
The Advisory Board of Technology Science provides guidance to the Editors concerning the mission, relevance
and quality of Technology Science and the Journal of Technology Science. The Advisory Board is composed of
respected researchers in a field of technology science. It receives reports from the Editors on the activities of Technology Science and the Journal of Technology Science and relevant statistics and makes recommendations to the Editors. The Advisory Board
members do not participate directly in inviting, reviewing or editing submissions. Members of the Advisory Board of Technology Science serve for renewable terms, normally two or three years.
Submissions And Editorial Process
Papers must be submitted as a “package” of the paper itself and the separate original image files (not
screenshots) for all images/plots/tables that are in the paper. The actual paper should be a Google Document with
the formatting that is specified in this Formatting Guide. Please also make sure sharing privileges are
extended to anyone with the link.
The “paper package” must be emailed as attachments or zip file from the approving member of the Editorial
Board (not the authors). Technology Science has no obligation to review or process submissions in other formats or
submissions provided by anyone except a member of the Editorial Board.
A single author or point of contact must be designated for the approved submission to receive further
correspondence. When an accepted paper is received, its receipt is acknowledged. It is examined by the
Editors for general suitability and conformance to editorial policy. Publication occurs about 7 days after final editing of the manuscript for typographical errors, formatting, correct citations, and the like. Normally, accepted submissions appear
online within days.
All references appearing in a submission must be archivable in keeping with Technology Science's mission as
an archived publication of record. Therefore, URLs and references to other publications may appear in a final
published paper only if a persistent version of the URL or reference is archivable or unless permission has been secured by the author for Technology Science to retain an online copy of the referenced content in perpetuity.
Any data or analytic sub-products relied on in deriving conclusions in a submission must also be archived in
keeping with Technology Science's mission of academic reproducibility. Authors must upload replication files
to the Technology Science Dataverse on the Harvard Dataverse
Network. This policy guarantees that materials will be available for all Technology Science articles
(or at least those using empirical data) in a single, easily accessible location. Authors will be able to share
data respecting various levels of sensitivity needs. In rare cases, authors may receive a waiver from the Editors
to be exempt from the data archive requirement. The data submission is an additional publication attributed to the
author (s). Links to the archived data and analytic sub-products appear with the paper publication.
Publication is rolling in the sense that accepted submissions are published about 7 days after peer and
editorial reviews and publication preparation. Technology Science does not have separate volumes and issues in the
traditional sense. Articles will be numbered by date of publication in the format YYYYMMDDXX, where XX is a sequence number. For
example, 2015060203 indicates the third research paper published on June 2, 2015.
The author(s) retain any copyright in submitted material. Technology Science receives only a non-exclusive
for the term of any copyright, to reproduce, distribute, perform, index, archive and display publicly any
online, in print or in any other form. Technology Science neither receives nor pays any fee for submitted
articles, regardless of whether they are eventually published.
By submitting an article, the author(s) certify (1) that they have the right to submit the article for
and to grant the above License to Technology Science; and (2) except as may be noted in writing accompanying
the article has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. In general, Technology Science
accept suitable papers that may have appeared previously as technical reports or in other non-archival
will not publish articles
that have been published in archival journals.
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