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The Editorial Board of Human Technology comprises academics and practitioners from the multidisciplinary scientific world who share an earnest and ongoing interest in developing discourse on human technology. Board members actively support a vision of building an open access resource for research on the role of humans within the technological advances of the present time.

Outstanding researchers in the multidisciplinary field of human technology are invited for renewable 4-year terms. Human Technology seeks diversity in research interests and geographic location in selecting individuals to invite to serve on the Board. Editorial Board members are active in supporting the ongoing development of Human Technology through multiple activities.

The editorial staff of Human Technology work collaboratively with reviewers and guest editors in evaluating each manuscript submitted for publication consideration and with authors in preparing accepted manuscripts for publishing.

Editors in Chief

Founding Editor in Chief

  • Pertti Saariluoma
    Ph.D., Professor, Cognitive Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2005-2011

Former Editors in Chief

  • Barbara J. Crawford ORCID logo
    M. A., managing editor, the Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2005-2021)
  • Jukka Jouhki ORCID logo
    Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2018-2021)
  • Pertti Hurme
    Ph.D., retired, Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2015-2018)
  • Päivi Häkkinen
    Ph.D. Professor, Educational Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, (2012-2014)

Board of Editors

Board Requirements

The editorial board of Human Technology plays a crucial role in the ongoing development of this journal. They support Human Technology in three key areas.

  1. The editorial board members serve as ambassadors for Human Technology by
    1. introducing the journal to colleagues and students, and at conferences, both as a publication outlet for quality research and as an additional resource during literature reviews; and
    2. informing colleagues preparing grant applications in the many areas of human technology research that Human Technology can partner with them as an open access dissemination outlet for the research generated within the research project.
  2. Board members support the ongoing quality of the journal by
    1. identifying potential guest editors and topics suitable for thematic issues in Human Technology;
    2. surfacing qualified individuals to serve as reviewers from within their knowledge of their field; and
    3. assisting the editor in chief, as requested, in evaluating the readiness for peer review of a manuscript within their area of expertise.
  3. Open Access journals serve an essential role in the academic research world. Board members engage the academic community regarding the value of and need for such journals, as well for small-but-growing journals, such as Human Technology, which contribute significantly to the research corpora in the many fields investigating human–technology interaction.