Since 1972, Science, Technology, & Human Values has provided a forum for cutting-edge research and debate in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). This is a collectively edited, peer-reviewed, transnational, interdisciplinary journal containing research, analyses and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, with a focus on their relationship to politics, economy, society and culture.

ST&HV publishes and seeks to foster work that is politically and ethically engaged from scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. It is committed to publishing both field-defining and field-extending work, expanding the purview of the field into new areas, and intervening in a common set of conceptual and topical conversations. The journal publishes work that contributes to STS and makes a contribution with STS, emphasising that theory, method and practice unfold in situated assemblages.

To find out more about the journal, read it, or submit your research for consideration, please visit the publisher‘s website.


Special Issues 

The editorial group of Science, Technology, & Human Values (Kari Lancaster, Courtney Addison, Timothy Neale and Matthew Kearnes) announces the journal’s annual Call for Proposals for Special Issues.

The process for this Call for Proposals for Special Issues is:

  1. Interested scholars should submit a proposal to sthvjournal@gmail.com by 25 May 2023. 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 and affiliations of 3-4 potential contributors. 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 July 2023, 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 September 2023. 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 February 2024. 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 2025.

All proposals and general inquiries should be sent in the first instance to Carolina Caliaba (Managing Editor) at sthvjournal@gmail.com. Please submit your proposal by 25 May 2023.

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?



Recent Publications

Citizen Science in News Media: Boundary Mediation of Public Participation in Health Expertise

E. Carolina Mayes

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 49, Issue 2, Page 211-237, March 2024.
In this article, I examine how scientific boundary work describes or represents citizen science as credible forms of expertise. Citizen science...

Approximations: On Some Ways to Listen to a Building “in the Making”

Brett Mommersteeg

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 49, Issue 2, Page 238-262, March 2024.
What sounds and noises does a future building make? How do architectural acousticians listen to a building in the making? How do you measure...

Science Estranged: Power and Inequity in Laboratory Life during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Melanie Jeske

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 49, Issue 2, Page 263-293, March 2024.
In March 2020, academic research laboratories across the world shut down in response to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. As labs began...

African Experiments in Health and Healing: Science from the Home and Homestead

Abigail H. Neely

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 49, Issue 2, Page 294-317, March 2024.
Through five ethnographic stories, this article rethinks science from the African home and homestead. Focused on our interlocutors’ efforts...

Robot Drama: Investigating Frictions between Vision and Demonstration in Care Robotics

Benjamin Lipp

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 49, Issue 2, Page 318-343, March 2024.
Roboticists are faced with a striking discrepancy between vision and demonstration of care with robots. On the one hand, research funders,...