Special Topic Editors

TATuP Special Topic

Submit your proposals for a TATuP Special Topic to redaktion@tatup.de by sending an abstract of c. 1.5 pages that provides information on

  • working title for the Special Topic,
  • names and institutional affiliations of cooperating Special Topic editors,
  • the relevance of the Special Topic for the journal’s TA profile (e.g. problem oriented research, interdisciplinarity, methods, international perspectives, policy advice etc.),
  • the central research questions,
  • the disciplines, or scientific communities addressed by the special topic.

Every issue of TATuP contains a “Special Topic” section with a focus on a specific theme with high significance for technology assessment, for example new technologies and their applications, theories, or methods of technology assessment. For each issue TATuP the editorial board appoints a team of external experts in a specific field of technology assessment to edit the "Special Topic" section.

The "Special Topic" section explores a specific field of technology assessment with around six peer-reviewed papers from different disciplinary perspectives. The editorial process begins about 10 months prior to publication with an open call for abstracts. The "Special Topic" features prominently on the journal’s cover, with a headline and an illustration.

"Special Topic" editors are qualified by their expertise in a specific field of technology assessment. They hold authority over the scientific content of the journal section “Special Topic” for one issue: this involves authoring the call for papers, evaluating submitted abstracts, selecting authors to submit a full paper and authoring an introductory chapter to the "Special Topic". In cooperation with the journal’s editorial team, they manage the editorial process and review process together with the external reviewers until the final acceptance/rejection decision.

Please check the archive for a list of past TATuP Special Topics!