Call for Proposals for Special Issues: STHV

Special Issues 
The editorial group of Science, Technology, & Human Values announces the journal’s 2024 Call for Proposals for Special Issues. The process for this Call for Proposals is:
  1. Interested scholars should submit a proposal using the Google form by 21 June 2024. All proposals should include a working title for the Special Issue; names, affiliations, and short biographies of guest editors (100 words each); a 800-word outline of the proposed Special Issue theme (approx. 400 words) and its significant contribution to the field of STS (approx. 400 words); and, the names, affiliations, and short abstracts for 3-4 potential contributions. Proposals will be selected on the basis of: a) overall quality; b) the extent to which they represent a field-defining intervention in STS; c) their potential to attract a diverse range of contributions from scholars internationally. 
  2. In August 2024, the editors of ST&HV will choose one Special Issue proposal to proceed. The editors may also select and invite other proposals to proceed as shorter Thematic Collections if suitable. 
  3. The editors of the selected Special Issue proposal(s) will issue an open call for further proposed articles on their theme, closing no earlier than 1 October 2024. A Special Issue will typically contain 7-8 research articles. Diversity of contributions from scholars internationally, and at different career stages, is encouraged.
  4. The guest editors of the selected Special Issue proposal(s) will submit the full Special Issue for peer review no later than 1 March 2025. Individual manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words including endnotes and references. Articles that are accepted through peer review will subsequently appear OnlineFirst as ready before the publication of the Special Issue in full, anticipated in 2026.
Please submit your proposal using the Google form by 21 June 2024. All general inquiries should be sent in the first instance to Carolina Caliaba (Managing Editor) at

You can find out more about ST&HV’s current submission requirements and style guide. For more on what constitutes a contribution to the field of STS, see the editor’s recent editorial: What is an STS Contribution Now?

Published: 03/07/2024