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Author Guidelines

  • Authors must be registered in the system in order to submit a manuscript.
  • Please consult the Author Guidelines to follow the genres of material we publish and the word quantity targets for each.
  • An abstract is required for all submissions. Please be sure to complete the text box for an abstract in the submission's metadata section.
  • Keep your formatting simple and use a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman), 12pt, double-spaced, with no special alignment or spacing, with a single space (one line) between paragraphs. Please use a maximum of two levels of headings that are clearly distinguishable (i.e. first bold, second italicized). 
  • All submissions should not have been published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.must be written in American English  [e.g., “analyze” (not “analyse”); “organize” (not “organize”); “center” (not “centre”) and so on].
  • Please use notes judiciously/sparingly,.  Use only FOOTNOTES.  NO ENDNOTES!!
  • Manuscripts should use Chicago style.

    When citing within the text, please use (Author date), as in: 

    ….history of technology (Bowker 1994; Hughes 1983).  

    Please attend to proper punctuation of quotations, as follows:  She said, “Always put the period inside the ending quotation mark, unless there is a citation at the end.”  Bibliographic references need to be accurate, complete and formatted as shown below.  Please include the DOI# when applicable.
  • For bibliographic references, please use the following formats:

    Articles: 

    Guston, David H., E. Fischer, A. Grunwald, R. Owen, T. Swierstra, and S. van der Burg. 2014. “Responsible Innovation: Motivations for a New Journal.” Journal of Responsible Innovation 1(1):1-8.

    Books:

    Mol, A. 2002. The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice.  Durham, NC & London: Duke University Press.

    Chapters in Edited Collections:

    Cussins, C. 1998 “Ontological Choreography: Agency for Women Patients in an Infertility Clinic.” In Differences in Medicine: Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies, edited by M. Berg and A. Mol, 166-202. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

    Online-only Sources: 

    Wheeler, T. 2015. “FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality.” Wired, February 4. Accessed 18 March 2015. http://www.wired.com/2015/02/fcc-chairman-wheeler-net-neutrality/.     

  • Submissions may include supplementary files such as graphs, pictures, images, or video and audio files to be stored on our server. Graphics should be in JPEG, GIF, PNG, or TIFF format. Audio segments should be in MP3, or AIFF, WAV (Windows Audio Wave) format. Video segments should be in Quicktime, MPEG, AVI (Video for Windows), or WMV (Windows Media Video) format. Other audio and video file formats may be acceptable; but please check with us before uploading them to confirm their compatibility with our software and our conversion programs. We encourage authors to obtain appropriate permissions to use materials originally produced by others, but do not require such permissions as long as the usage of such materials falls within the boundaries of Fair Use scroll down to learn more).            

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it with another journal for consideration.

  2. The submission is a Microsoft Word or RTF document file format and the manuscript is written in written in American English  [e.g., “analyze” (not “analyse”); “organize” (not “organize”); “center” (not “centre”) and so on].

  3. You have thoroughly checked over your bibliographic references to be sure that they are complete, accurate, reconciled with in-text references and formatted properly, according to Chicago Style. 

    • Please attend to proper punctuation of quotations, as follows:  She said, “Always put the period inside the ending quotation mark, unless there is a citation at the end.”  
    • Bibliographic references need to be accurate, complete and formatted as shown below.  Please include the DOI# when applicable.
    • For bibliographic references, please use the following formats:

      Articles: 

      Guston, David H., E. Fischer, A. Grunwald, R. Owen, T. Swierstra, and S. van der Burg. 2014. “Responsible Innovation: Motivations for a New Journal.” Journal of Responsible Innovation 1(1):1-8.

      Books:

      Mol, A. 2002. The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice.  Durham, NC & London: Duke University Press.

      Chapters in Edited Collections:

      Cussins, C. 1998 “Ontological Choreography: Agency for Women Patients in an Infertility Clinic.” In Differences in Medicine: Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies, edited by M. Berg and A. Mol, 166-202. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

      Online-only Sources: 

      Wheeler, T. 2015. “FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality.” Wired, February 4. Accessed 18 March 2015. http://www.wired.com/2015/02/fcc-chairman-wheeler-net-neutrality/.

       
  4. All URL addresses in the text are activated and ready to click (they will be colored if this is the case).

     
  5. The manuscript length generally adheres to the word limit targets as sepcified in the submission guidelines.

    • Standard Research Articles (9k words)
    • Critical Engagements (1k words)
    • Considering Concepts (2k words)
    • Debates/Interactions (5k words)
    • Review Essays (5k words)
    • Traces (6k words)
    • Thematic Collections/Spcecial Issues (9k words per article - same as for standard research articles)
  6. The text has had the authors' names removed. If an author of the submission is cited, please go like: (Author year).  The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.

  7. The manuscript is formatted in a simple way and uses a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman), 12pt, double-spaced, with no special alignment or spacing, with a single space (one line) between paragraphs.
  8. An Abstract has been submitted. The Abstract should be input in the metadata AND included in the main manuscript that is submitted.
  9. All notes are FOOTNOTES, NOT ENDNOTES.
 

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The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors. In accord with these provisions, Engaging Science, Technology, and Society believes in the vigorous assertion and defense of Fair Use by scholars engaged in academic research, teaching and non-commercial publishing. Thus, we view the inclusion of “quotations” from existing print, visual, audio and audio-visual texts to be appropriate examples of Fair Use, as are reproductions of visual images for the purpose of scholarly analysis. We encourage authors to obtain appropriate permissions to use materials originally produced by others, but do not require such permissions as long as the usage of such materials falls within the boundaries of Fair Use.

 

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