[Air-L] CFP: Human Technology's themed issue on Aging and Technology

Taipale, Sakari sakari.taipale at jyu.fi
Tue Feb 20 07:11:09 PST 2018

CFP: Human Technology's themed issue on Aging and Technology

A facet of all societies is that members are continually aging; moreover, that segment of society typically needs different approaches to living well than do younger members. In the past, special technologies have been devised to support these individuals. In contemporary society, however, many of the growing aging population are already technology users in daily life. As a result, new practical and social needs for technology use are emerging. Additionally, continual evolution and innovation in research and design approaches to technology utilization need to recognize and address the simultaneous decline in motivation and cognitive and motoric abilities brought on by aging bodies and minds.

Human Technology, an interdisciplinary, open access scholarly journal, is preparing a themed issue to publish research that strengthens the knowledge base of aging and technology. The scope of the themed issue, in the spirit of Human Technology's goal of shedding an interdisciplinary light on important human-centered aspects of technology, would encompass multiple approaches toward and methods of investigating the human aspect of technology use (and nonuse) in later life. Such research can involve technologies ranging from ordinary ICTs and social media to assistive technology and robotic solutions. The emphasis, however, is explicitly on the human implications and outcomes of these technologies. This themed issue is being organized in conjunction with ongoing research through the University of Jyväskylä's Center of Excellence on Aging and Care (2018-2025) and will be published in November 2018.

Interested authors should submit an abstract indicating the focus of the proposed submission to Human Technology no later than 1 March 2018. Full papers are to be submitted by the corresponding  author via Human Technology's journal management system by 31 May 2018. The full schedule of dates and appropriate links are provided below.

All submitted papers (minimum of 7,500 words) will be evaluated for originality of texts, suitability within the scope of the thematic issue, and readiness for peer review. Papers meeting the above criteria will be subjected to double-blind review by at least two experts in the topic area of the manuscript.

Papers accepted for publication in Human Technology must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Authors should consult information on submission provided at http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi/submit/

Important Dates
1 March 2018: Abstract for proposed submission emailed to humantechnology-eic at jyu.fi<mailto:humantechnology-eic at jyu.fi>
31 May 2018: Full manuscript submitted to humantechnologypublishing.jyu.fi
June-July 2018: Review process
August - September 2018: Author revisions
1 October 2018: Acceptance of paper by HT's editor in chief
October-November 2018: Copy editing, layout, and final approvals
30 November 2018: Publication of the themed issue on Aging and Technology

This themed issue will edited within the oversight of Human Technology's Associate Editor, Dr. Sakari Taipale, Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä's Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy and adjunct professor at the University of Eastern Finland.

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