Editorial Board

Profile, tasks and responsibilities

Members of TATuP’s editorial board are appointed by the chairman (see below) by virtue of their internationally recognized expertise in the interdisciplinary field of technology assessment and systems analysis. Members of the editorial board

  • serve a period of three years with an option for renewed appointment upon consensual decision of the editorial board. In the event of a tie the chairman makes the final decision;
  • define the journal's general thematic and editorial guidelines at regular meetings;
  • appoint the members of the scientific advisory board;
  • evaluate and select themes for the journal section "Special Topic" (dedicated in each issue to a different specific topic relevant to technology assessment in theory and practice);
  • appoint external scientific experts to serve as "Special Topic" editors for one issue of the journal;
  • assure the quality of calls for papers for the journal section "Special Topic";
  • decide on the rejection of manuscripts in the journal section "Research" upon suggestions from the editorial team, and may be consulted by "Special Topic" editors regarding the rejection of manuscripts in the journal section "Special Topic";
  • counsel the editorial team and act, if necessary, as arbitrators in all matters of conflict between the editorial team, "Special Topic" editors, authors, reviewers and readers;
  • support the journal in gaining a profile in the field of technology assessment and renown in the fields of politics, business and civil society.

The chairman of the editorial board

  • is the director of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT);
  • acts as first ombudsperson in cases of conflict or appeals between anyone involved in the journal's editorial process;
  • may name one or more co-ombudsperson(s) from the editorial board to contribute to a solution in cases of conflict or appeals from anyone involved or appeals from anyone involved in the journal's editorial process;
  • appoints the members of the editorial board and the editorial team.

Members

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald (chairman), Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Regine Kollek, Research Centre for Biotechnology, Society and the Environment (BIOGUM), University Hamburg
Dr. Stephan Lingner, Institut für qualifizierende Innovationsforschung & -beratung (IQIB), Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Dr. Linda Nierling, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe
PD Dr. Mahshid Sotoudeh, Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences , Vienna
Dr. Marcel Weil, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe