[Science, Technology, and Human Values]

Style Notes for Contributers

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & HUMAN VALUES is an international, multidisciplinary journal containing research and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, including their involvement in politics, society, and culture. As the official journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & HUMAN VALUES exists to foster the development of the field of science and technology studies.

Articles (no longer than 8000 words) reporting empirical research or discussing philosophical issues are welcome. Manuscripts should be submitted in QUINTUPLICATE: the original and three good, clear photocopies. Author names should be indicated only on a removable cover sheet to facilitate blind review.

Review criteria for contributions to SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & HUMAN VALUES include:

1. The originality of the paper, the importance of questions it raises, and the significance of the contribution it makes to its area of research

2. The quality and clarity of arguments presented in the paper

3. The soundness of the data, and its relevance to the arguments made by the author

4. The appropriateness of the paper for Science, Technology, & Human Values in terms of its interest for the wide spectrum (or a significant segment) of the journal's readers

Submissions and further questions should be sent to: Ellsworth R. Fuhrman, Editor, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN VALUES, 405 Femoyer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0137, USA

Manuscript Requirements for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & HUMAN VALUES

Text, Bibliography, and References:

1. The complete manuscript (including notes, references, lists, appendices, and extracts) must be typed, DOUBLE-SPACED on only one side of the paper. Single-spaced copy will be returned to the authors for reformatting: it is practically impossible for copy editors and typesetters to deal efficiently with single-spaced copy. Do not supply right-justified manuscript, nor pages with more than 1800 characters per page, and do not end a line with a hyphenated word.

2. A short biographical sketch and should be included with the manuscript. Each biosketch should be about 3-4 sentences long, and should include current job title and affiliation, address, research interests, recent publications, and the like.

3. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 150 words.

4. Acknowledgements are to be placed in an "AUTHOR'S NOTE." The note appears on the first page of the article and does not need to have a note number.

5. Section headings should not be numbered. First-level headings are to be capitalized, printed in bold and centered on a separate line; second level headings should be underlined (or printed in italics), capitalized and centered.

6. Each article must include an alphabetized bibliography. A sample of the format follows:
Bloor, David. 1983. Wittgenstein: A social theory of knowledge. New York: Columbia University Press.

--------. 1991 [1976] Knowledge and social imagery. 2nd edition. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Ben-David, Joseph, and Randall Collins. 1966. Social factors in the origins of a new science: The case of psychology. American Sociological Review 31:451-65.

Fruit growers pull commercials to protest report by CBS on Alar. 1989. New York Times, 9 May, 36.

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Papers. Accession 1411. Hagely Museum and Library. Wilmington, Delaware.

U.S. Congress. House. 1970. Committee on Government Operations. The British drug safety system. s Cong., 2nd sass. 20 March. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.

Weiss, C. 1982. Policy research in the context of diffuse decision-making. In Social science research and public policy-making--A reappraisal, edited by D. Kallen, G. Kosse, H. Wagenaar, J. Kloprogge, and M. Vorbeck, 288-314. Windsor: NFER- Nelson.

Zeiss, Walter. 1995. Personal interview with the author, 19 July.

. Please note in particular that all words in the titles of articles, books, and reports are in lower case, except proper names and the first words of the title and subtitle. Titles of journals and newspapers are capitalized.

For further information, consult the CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (13th edition: reference style B or 14th edition, "Documentation Two: Author-Date Citations and Reference Lists")

8. Cited works should be indicated in the text in author-date format. For example:
(Weiss 1982, 289)
(National Science Foundation 1975)
(Fruit growers pull commercials 1989, 36)

9. Substantive remarks should be made in numbered endnotes (do not use footnotes).

10. Please recheck works cited in text against your references before you send the manuscript to us. Queries caused by missing, or incomplete, references or discrepancies between in-text citations and reference lists can delay typesetting.

Tables and Figures:

1. Indicate placement of Tables/Figures within the article as follows:

Table 1 (Figure 1) about here

2. Tables (up to 14 columns wide) will be typeset by Sage Publications. All tables for an article should be grouped together at the end of the article, not interspersed in the text.

3. Figures (line art, graphs, photos, flow charts, drawings) must be sent to Sage in camera-ready form (with captions in a separate caption text, which will be typeset). Figures will not be created by the publisher; authors are responsible for providing figure art in its final form. Sage will simply photostat and size the art work sent to them. Thus, they need originals, not photocopies, for all figures (photostats, or glossies, of figure art are also acceptable). If figures are generated by computer, the art work must be done by laser printout, not dot matrix. Poor quality or unacceptable art work will be returned to the author.


1. Sage Publications needs a copy of the written permission from the original publisher in order to reprint:

a. large amounts of quoted material (more than 300 words from any single source, even if those words are spread throughout the chapter or book);

b. anything, even a phrase, quoted from a newspaper article, poem, or song (even a phrase may be a large enough percentage of such a work to require permission); or,

c. any table or figure reproduced from another work.

2. The borrowing author is responsible for obtaining permissions needed and for paying any associated fees. Work on obtaining permissions should be begun before you send us the manuscript, and copies of correspondence granting permissions should be forwarded to us as soon as you get them. If you are unsure of the form a request for permission should take, an example of a permission request letter is available upon request.

Jargon and Unusual Terms:

1. If your manuscript contains terms (newly coined or traditional within your field) that you are particularly concerned about in terms of their hyphenation, capitalization, spelling, or whatever, please provide a list of them for the copy editor.

Disk Copy

1. Diskettes do not need to be included when manuscripts are submitted for review. The authors will be asked to send diskettes when they return the copy-edited manuscript to the editor.

2. When submitting diskettes please follow the instructions supplied by the Publisher. In particular, please, do not use any endnote or footnote function of you word processor: endnotes should be included at the end of the file in a regular text format.


The authors receive a copy of the proofs for their final approval immediately prior to publication. For corrections to be included in the published version, the proofs must be returned on time.

Five copies of each manuscript (8,000 words or less) should be submitted. Author names and addresses should appear only on a removable cover sheet to facilitate double-blind review. Consult past issues (Volume 14 or later) for bibliography format and referencing options, or request a stylesheet by contacting

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