International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation
International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)
Editor-in-Chief: Dr Arthur Tatnall
Victoria University, Australia
Published Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)
ISSN: 1942-535X, EISSN: 1942-5368
The International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) aims to provide a forum for both general discussion of actor-network theory (ANT), and examples of its use in offering explanations for socio-technical phenomena, particularly those related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In recent years the ICT research community has begun to discover the power of using ANT as an explanatory framework for many of the things in which it is interested. Implementation and use of information and communication technologies inevitably involves the interactions of both technology and people, and this is the area in which ANT is particularly useful. The main goal of this journal will be to facilitate international growth in the body of research investigating the value of using actor-network theory as a means of understanding socio-technical phenomena and technological innovation.
This journal will cover a range of topics related to actor-network theory (ANT). These topics will include the development of actor-network theory itself, as well as case studies of its use to assist in the explanation of various socio-technical phenomena. It will also include topics relating to technological innovation; both those using actor-network theory as an explanatory framework and those using other approaches. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
Analytical case studies of the use of ANT to investigate the implementation and use of Information and Communication Technologies.
Analytical case studies of the use of ANT for investigating technological applications in various other areas.
Descriptions of ANT research methods, and the conduct of ANT research.
Development, evaluations, criticisms and triumphs of ANT.
Proposals of analytical frameworks that build on, and go beyond ANT.
Innovation Translation as an approach to explaining Technological Innovation.
Other approaches to the explanation of Technological Innovation, including: Innovation Diffusion, the Technology Acceptance Model, and Ecological Models of Innovation.
Comparison of the various different approaches to framing Technological Innovation.
Case studies, involving ANT or other analytical frameworks, of Technological Innovation and the implementation and use of information and communication technologies.
Use of ANT in the investigation of historical examples of Technological Innovation.
Other papers relating to examples of modelling Technological Innovation.
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors should consult the journals guidelines for manuscript submissions at: www.igi-global.com/ journals/guidelines.html. All manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal for a double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision /rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to Arthur.Tatnall@vu.edu.au.
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