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 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 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

Thank you to our reviewers for 2021 and 2022

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 48, Issue 2, Page 237-242, March 2023.

Between the Lab and the Field: Plants and the Affective Atmospheres of Southern Science

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 48, Issue 2, Page 243-271, March 2023.
In view of persistent global inequalities in scientific knowledge production with clear centers and peripheries, this paper examines a lingering...

Transfer or Translation? Rethinking Traveling Technologies from the Global South

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 48, Issue 2, Page 272-294, March 2023.
Technology flows are becoming increasingly diverse in the twenty-first century, calling for an update of concepts and frameworks. Reflecting...

Diversifying the Deliberative Turn: Toward an Agonistic RRI

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 48, Issue 2, Page 295-318, March 2023.
In its “deliberative turn,” the field of science and technology studies (STS) has strongly advocated opening up decision-making processes...

Data Echoes: Sound, Evidence, and Acoustic Methods in Energy Landscapes

Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 48, Issue 2, Page 319-342, March 2023.
This paper explores an informal acoustic method developed by a group of industrial geologists working in geothermal energy landscapes in the...