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International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2005.
ISSN: 1548-3908|EISSN: 1548-3916|DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI|
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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.


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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.


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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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

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 an assistant 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, Cheltenham, UK
Johnny Matson, Louisiana State University, USA
Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Brenda K. Wiederhold, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Belgium
Joseph Psotka, US Army Research Institute, USA
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies Limited, UK

Associate Editors
Ana Azevedo, ISCAP/IPP, Portugal
Qidong Cao, Winthrop University, USA
Steve Love, Brunel University, UK
Nina McGary, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Isabel Ramos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Wen-Lung Shiau, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
António Lucas Soares, University of Porto and INESC Porto, Portugal
Bernd Stahl, De Montfort University, UK
Ying-Tien Wu, National Central University, Taiwan

International Editorial Review Board
Khaled Al Omoush, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
T. S. Amer, Northern Arizona University, USA
Mohammad Abdul Awwal, Consultant, USA
Jerome Beranger, Aix-Marseille University, France
Bendik Bygstad, Norwegian School of Information Technology, Norway
Cornélia Garrido Sousa Castro, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal
Chen-Chi Chang, National United University, Taiwan
Selem Charfi, University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambresis, France
Chun-Der Chen, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Rui Chen, Sichuan University, China
Yu-Ta Chien, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shalu Chopra, HIRANANDANI, India
Nan-Shiun Chu, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
Barbara Colombo, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Tjerk de Greef, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Luis Miguel Encarnacao, University of Iowa, USA
Susan Gasson, Drexel University, USA
Thomas E. Griffin, Southeastern University, USA
Rugayah Gy Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Kevin K.W. Ho, University of Guam, Guam
Anis Khedhaouria, Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, 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
Xiaoming Li, Tennessee State University, USA
Chih-Chin Liang, National Farmosa University, Taiwan
Namana Murali Krishna, Andhra University, USA
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Marco Porta, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies Limited, UK
Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania
Jaymeen Shah, Texas State University, USA
James J. Tanoos, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, USA
Lars Göran Wallgren, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Li-Jen Wang, National Central University, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Xusheng Wang, University of St. Thomas, USA
Guiwu Wei, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, China
Garry L White, Texas State University, USA
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