SPT v11n1 - Editorial Statement

Number 1
Fall 2007
Volume 11

Techné: Research in Philosophy & Technology proudly announces a new editorial staff, consisting of Joseph C. Pitt of Virginia Tech as Editor-in-Chief, Pieter Vermaas of Delft University of Technology and Peter-Paul Verbeek of University of Twente as Editors, Tom Staley of Virginia Tech as Book Review Editor and Ashley Shew of Virginia Tech as Managing Editor. The Editors welcome submissions of all styles and approaches in philosophy of technology and look forward to expanding the scope of the journal while increasing standards of the work published.

Techné welcomes all philosophical perspectives and styles. The editorial stance of Techné is ideologically neutral. There is, however, a unifying theme: a focus on technology, particular technologies, modern or traditional, worldwide, or on social and ethical problems associated with particular technologies. Techné aims at being the platform for presenting novel developments and results in academic research on this theme. We therefore seek rigorous, seminal, interesting, creative work and eagerly solicit work from those in fields outside philosophy as long as they offer philosophical perspective.

Submissions will be blind refereed by at least two readers. It is our expectation that authors will be provided with critiques, where, in the judgment of the editors they are deemed helpful. We also seek to have a turn-around time of two months, although this is subject to the cooperation of our referees.

We construe philosophy of technology broadly, and we are dedicated to fostering the highest standards in what is becoming a diverse field of study. We hope you will consider submitting your work to Techné . Submissions and questions can be directed by email to technejournal@gmail.com . If you would like to read past issues of Techné , please visit our Ejournal page, http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/ .