Focus and Scope

Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies (NJSTS) is an Open Access academic journal published at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture. NJSTS is committed to advancing multidisciplinary studies at the intersection of social science, the humanities and natural and technical sciences. It welcomes contributions that deal with the effects of technological and scientific change on societal organization, addressing both contemporary and historic perspectives, and employing theories taken from a diverse range of fields, including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, political science and media studies.

NJSTS is connected to the Nordic network of STS research, which connects researchers within the field from all Nordic countries. The journal provides research, analysis and commentary from established and emerging themes in the Nordic STS communities, such as research on sustainable energy and climate change, information and communication technologies, gender studies, game studies, research on biotechnology and reproductive technologies, media studies, research on popular representations of science and the history of science and technology.

The journal is separated into three sections: peer reviewed articles, book reviews and a miscellaneous section with dispatches, opinion pieces and other texts. Submissions to any and all three subsections are welcomed. All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed, and we aim to give first feedback to articles no later than 8 weeks after submission.

Peer Review Process

NJSTS uses a double-blind peer review process. A submission will typically be reviewed by two qualified peers with knowledge about the relevant theory and/or empirical situation described. Reviewers are asked to focus on the validity of the substantial arguments of the articles, rather than picking theoretical fights or discarding the arguments because of minor methodological gripes. We aim to have first editorial decision within two weeks after submission, and reviews done within 8-10 weeks after that - basically, to give you a peer review within two and a half months after you have submitted. We are lucky enough to have a large network of scholars with a wide area of expertise that we can go to recruit reviewers.

Publication Frequency

NJSTS publishes two issues a year, with occasional special issues.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All content in NJSTS is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. This means that anyone is free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) the material as they like, provided they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

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Of course, all authors of NJSTS retain the ownership to their work. Submitting an article to us only gives us the right to print the articles and keep them in print and open for all to read.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

As the journal is run on a volunteer basis without a funding source, we kindly request all published authors to apply to their universities/departments to cover an APC of 5500 NOK (≈565€). This is used to run the journal (graphical artist, web-hosting etc.) NJSTS is a non-profit journal, and no editors receive salary nor payment. Please contact the journals administrator tanja.plasil@ntnu.no for information.

 

Sources of Support

Published with the support of the Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.