International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)

International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)

Editors-in-Chief: Anabela Mesquita (ISCAP/IPP and Algoritmi Centre, University of Minho, Portugal) and Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2005.
ISSN: 1548-3908|EISSN: 1548-3916|DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI


An increasing amount of research is being done in the area where technology and humans meet. The success or failure of technologies, the question whether technology helps humans to fulfill their goals or whether it hinders them is in most cases not a technical one. Even though this problem has been recognized in many academic disciplines that deal with technology, we are still far from being able to present a set of theories that would allow us to understand the interaction of technology and humans and to put it to practical use. The International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI) aims to provide a platform for leading research that addresses issues of human and technology interaction. IJTHI seeks original contributions concerning any aspect of technology and human interaction dealing with the development, usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of them. The journal invites contributions from both scholars and practitioners involved in research, management, and the utilization of technology and human interaction.

Topics Covered

  • Adoption of online learning
  • All issues related to the interaction of technology and humans, either individually or socially
  • Anthropological consequences of technology use
  • Ethical aspects of particular technologies (e.g., e-teaching, ERP, etc.)
  • Experiential learning though the use of technology in organizations
  • HCI design for trust development
  • Influence of gender on the adoption and use of technology
  • Interaction and conversion between technologies and their impact on society
  • Intersection of humanities and sciences and its impact on technology use
  • Normative questions of the development and use of technology
  • Online Education
  • Perceptions and conceptualizations of technology
  • Phenomenology of e-government
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Questions of computer or information ethics
  • Relationship of theory and practice with regards to technology
  • Responsibility of artificial agents
  • Shaping of e-commerce through law and culture
  • Social impact of specific technologies (e.g., biometrics, SCM, PGP, etc.)
  • Social shaping of technology and human interaction research
  • Technological risks and their human basis
  • Technology assessment of software / hardware development
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Value of intellectual capital in knowledge management

Mission and Scope

The primary mission of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI) is to be instrumental in the improvement and development of the theory and practice of technology and human interaction, appealing to both practicing managers and academics. The research that the journal intends to publish should therefore be interdisciplinary and include aspects from a wide variety of disciplines. These disciplines range from more technical ones, such as computer science, engineering, or information systems, to non-technical descriptions of technology and human interaction from the point of view of sociology or philosophy. Apart from being interdisciplinary, the journal also aspires to provide a publication outlet for research questions and approaches that are novel and may find it difficult to be published in established journals following a rigid and exclusive structure. It is open to all research paradigms, be they empirical or conceptual, but requires that they be accessible and reflected. The journal also encourages the submission of high quality syntheses across research in different specialties that are interesting and comprehensible to all members of the IS community and related disciplines.

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Reviews and Testimonials

This journal fills a gap in the scholarly/scientific publications as it builds a bridge between different perspectives of the same problems, which will help to arise new ways of dealing with the challenges that will face us in this new century.

– Anabel Sarmento, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

As the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) becomes ubiquitous in daily life, increased usage of technology alters how people initiate and engage in social experiences. The International Journal of Technologies and Human Interaction is the only international journal focusing on the complexities of human and technology interaction, including several high-level, well reviewed papers by experts on the field.

– Anita Greenhill, The University of Manchester, UK

The cross-disciplinary field of technology and human interaction is a key research area to understand the profound changes that are taking place in a global information infrastructure. IJTHI has quickly established itself as a leading journal in this area, with original and well written articles.

– Bendik Bygstad, Norwegian School of Information Technology, Norway

The study of human interaction with regard to the use of information technologies is an evolving subject area. The International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction mainly embarks from the interdisciplinary perspective of the needs and characteristics of individuals, groups, and virtual organizations and explores how these are met via the development of innovative interactive computer-based systems. However, one of the most important contributions that IJTHI brings into the evolving field is the appreciation of the value of transdisciplinarity, offering a far more integrated approach of what is required by interested academics, researchers, and practitioners.

– Nik Bessis, University of Bedfordshire, UK


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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Anabela Mesquita is a professor at the Institute of Administration and Accountancy (ISCAP)/Polytechnic School of Porto (IPP), Portugal. She is also an invited researcher at the Algoritmi R & D Center, Information Systems Group, at the University of Minho (Portugal). She lectures courses related to business communication, information society, and digital storytelling. Dr. Mesquita's research interests include knowledge and innovation management, impact of information systems in organization, life long learning at higher education levels, and e-learning. She also has been involved in several European and national research projects.

Dr. Mesquita has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. She has been a member of the programme committee and scientific committee of several national and international conferences, in most cases also serving as referee. She serves as Member of the Editorial Board and referee for IGI Global. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Information Resources Management Journal. She serves as referee for the Journal of Cases of Information Technology. She has also been evaluator and reviewer for European commission projects.

Chia-Wen Tsai is a Professor in the Department of Information Management, Ming Chuan University (Taiwan). Dr. Tsai is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development and the International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy. He is interested in e-learning, knowledge management, electronic commerce, and service management. He has published his research in refereed journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Educational Technology and Society, the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, and the International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Derek Cherrington, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Johnny Matson, Louisiana State University, United States
Joseph Psotka, US Army Research Institute, United States
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies Limited, United Kingdom
Eric Stevens, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers, France
Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Brenda Wiederhold, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Belgium
Associate Editors
Ana Azevedo, Polytechnic Institute of Porto/ISCAP, Portugal
Qidong Cao, Winthrop University, United States
Selem Charfi, HD Technology, France
Arminda Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
Steve Love, The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom
Nina McGarry, George Washington University, United States
Isabel Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal
Wen-Lung Shiau, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Antonio Lucas Soares, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Guiwu Wei, Sichuan Normal University, China
Ying-Tien Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
Editorial Review Board
Khaled Al Omoush, Alzaytoonah University, Jordan
T. Amer,'s Company, United States
Carina Andrade, University of Minho, Portugal
Mohammad Abdul Awwal, Consultant, United States
Fernando Batista, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Jerome Beranger, Aix-Marseille University, France
Bendik Bygstad, Norwegian School of Information Technology, Norway
Cornélia Castro, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal
Chen-Chi Chang, National United University, Taiwan
Chun-Der Chen, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Rui Chen, Sichuan University, China
Yen-Shen Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Kun-Hung Cheng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Yu-Ta Chien, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shalu Chopra, IMT Ghaziabad, India
Nan-Shiun Chu, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
Tom Cockburn, The Leadership Alliance, Inc., Spain
Barbara Colombo, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Mariana Curado Malta, Universidad Nacional de Educación A Distancia - Facultad de Filologia, Spain
Tjerk de Greef, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Emel Dikbas Torun, Purdue University, United States
Luis Miguel Encarnacao, University of Iowa, United States
Susan Gasson, Drexel University, United States
Thomas Griffin, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Rugayah Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Kevin Kai Wing Ho, University of Guam, United States
Anis Khedhaouria, Montpellier Business School/Montpellier Research in Management, France
Hsien-Tang Ko, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Panayiotis Koutsabasis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Jesus Laborda, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Ryan Lange, Alvernia University, United States
Robert LaRose, Michigan State University, United States
Yu-Hao Lee, Michigan State University, United States
Xiaoming Li, Tennessee State University, United States
Chih-Chin Liang, National Farmosa University, Taiwan
Shu-Fang Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Dariusz Mikołajewski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland
Namana Murali Krishna, Andhra University, India
Elif Ozkaya, California State Polytechnic University, United States
Wei Peng, Michigan State University, United States
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Marco Porta, University of Pavia, Italy
Luis Rodrigues, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania
Anthony Scime, SUNY Brockport, United States
Jaymeen Shah, Texas State University, United States
James Tanoos, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, United States
Katarzyna Wac, Unige, Switzerland
Lars Wallgren, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Li-Jen Wang, National Central University, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Xu An Wang, Engineering University of CAPF, China
Xusheng Wang, Winthrop University, United States
Garry White, Texas State University - San Marcos, United States
Donghee Wohn, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States