Author Guidelines

Contributions to TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice address topics from the interdisciplinary field of technology assessment, including related and overlapping fields of research such as systems analysis, risk assessment, practical ethics, sustainable development, innovation and technology analysis, or foresight.

TATuP's readership is inter- and transdisciplinary. Authors in TATuP adhere to scientific standards and present their topics in generally accessible language and style.

No fees are demanded for the peer review or the publication of papers. There are no APC (author pro-cessing charges). Papers published in TATuP are open access both online and in print.

Authors in TATuP are obliged to participate in a review process. Please pay attention to TATuP author guidelines and use the rubric specific TATuP style sheet from the download section!

Please submit all contributions to redaktion@tatup.de. In case of submissions with multiple authorship, the editorial team will always communicate with the corresponding author who has submitted the manuscript to the editorial team. General information for authors is summarised in this PDF download.

Please note that rubric...

SPECIAL TOPIC is peer reviewed and is edited with regards to content by external Special Topic editors. Authors submit their manuscript by answering to the current call for abstracts for rubric "Special Topic" and use the appropriate TATuP Word template. Manuscripts count max. 28.000 characters including blanks. You will find details on the editorial process for rubric "Special Topic" here.

RESEARCH is peer reviewed. Authors submit at any time and use the appropriate TATuP Word template. Manuscripts count max. 28.000 characters including blanks. You will find details on the editorial process for rubric "Research" here.

INTERVIEW is reviewed by the editorial team. Authors contact the editorial team before submission of a transcribed interview. Manuscripts count max. 18.000 characters including blanks. You will find details on the editorial process for rubric "Interview" here.

REFLEXIONS is reviewed by the editorial team. Authors submit at any time. Manuscripts count max. 10.000 characters including blanks for conference reports, or comments, and 7.500 characters including blanks for book reviews. Please use the appropriate TATuP Word template for conference reports and comments, or for book reviews. You will find details on the editorial processes here.

TA-FOKUS is not peer reviewed. Please send short news items with relevance for technology assessment to the editorial team at any time.

From the Network TA is exclusively for institutional members of the Network Technology Assessment who can increase their visibility by publishing information on e. g. research projects, publications or job offers, and support TATuP at the same time. Please find detailed information here.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The manuscript submitted for Publication in TATuP - Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice has not been published before, nor is it taking part in another publication process at the time of submission to TATuP.
  • All authors have contributed significantly to the research.
  • The editorial office communicates only with the author who submitted the abstract.
  • Authors have used the appropriate TATuP Word template, have duly filled in all the appropriate sections and have kept to the indicated maximum length for manuscripts (character count covers the entire document with all its components, including blanks).
  • Authors have considered the author guideline.
  • Authors have placed all illustrations, figures, and tables appropriately placed within the manuscript, including caption and source.
  • Authors have submitted any illustration and figures as an individual data file and in a format that allows to edit the elements of the illustration and figures (e. g. colors, font styles and sizes etc.).
  • Authors have edited any tables in the TATuP Word template with the appropriate function in MS Word. Tables have not been added to the TATuP Word template as graphic or image files.
  • Authors have added to their manuscript a list of the literature cited in the manuscript.
  • Authors have added to the manuscript the sources of financial support for their research, if applicable.
  • Authors have submitted their author portrait photo in print quality as a separate data file. If authors do not wish to have their author portrait published they have communicated this accordingly.
  • In the event of errors noted after publication, authors are obliged to provide corrections, which will be published as errata.
  • In the event of grave viologations of the journal's publication ethics (see Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement), authors are obliged to consent to the retraction of their article.