International Journal of Technoethics (IJT)
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International Journal of Technoethics (IJT)

Editors-in-Chief: Baha Abu-Shaqra (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Steven Umbrello (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, University of Turin, Italy)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), PsycINFO® and 11 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3451|EISSN: 1947-346X|DOI: 10.4018/IJT
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The International Journal of Technoethics (IJT) advances scholarship on the impact of ethics in technological advances and applications, both in established areas (e.g. computer ethics, engineering ethics, and biotech ethics) and new areas of research (e.g. nanoethics, artificial morality, and neuroethics). As a semi-annual journal that publishes empirical research, theoretical studies, innovative methodologies, practical applications, case studies, and book reviews, IJT provides moral and ethical aspects of technology in society.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial morality
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Biotech ethics
  • Codes of technoethics
  • Communication Ethics
  • Computer ethics
  • Cyber democracy
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Cybercrime and corruption
  • Cyberethics cyber pornography
  • Cyber-stalking
  • Digital Divide
  • Digital property ethics
  • E-business ethics
  • Educational technoethics
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Environmental technoethics
  • Ethics and autonomous agents
  • Ethics and cloning
  • Ethics and e-health
  • Ethics and e-learning
  • Ethics and genetic doping
  • Ethics and genetic programming
  • Ethics and technological systems
  • Ethics and telemedicine
  • Fertilization
  • Historical technoethics
  • Identity theft in vitro
  • Information ethics
  • Internet ethics
  • Inter-organizational technoethics
  • Laws of technoethics
  • Management technoethics
  • Media Ethics
  • Military technoethics
  • Nanoethics
  • Netiquette neuroethics
  • Nuclear ethics
  • Organizational technoethics
  • Privacy
  • Professional technoethics
  • Software piracy
  • Spam
  • Sport technoethics
  • Spyware
  • Technoethical theory
  • Technoethics and art
  • Technoethics and biometrics
  • Technoethics and cognitive studies
  • Technoethics and computer-mediated communication
  • Technoethics and culture
  • Technoethics and decision making
  • Technoethics and design
  • Technoethics and digital governance
  • Technoethics and globalization
  • Technoethics and human computer interaction
  • Technoethics and human rights
  • Technoethics and information systems
  • Technoethics and instructional systems
  • Technoethics and knowledge management
  • Technoethics and law
  • Technoethics and online communities
  • Technoethics and poverty
  • Technoethics and religion
  • Technoethics and science
  • Technoethics and security
  • Technoethics and social theory
  • Technoethics and society
  • Technoethics and technology studies
  • Technoethics and urban studies
  • Technoethics and work
  • Technoethics of war and violence
  • Technology abuse

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Technoethics (IJT) is to evolve technological relationships of humans with a focus on ethical implications for human life, social norms and values, education, work, and ecological impacts. This journal provides cutting- edge analysis of designs, developments, impacts, policies, theories, and methodologies related to ethical aspects of technology in society.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Rocci Luppicini, University of Ottawa, Canada
International Advisory Board
Burkhard Schafer, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Christoph Lütge, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Diaa Abu-Shaqra, Dakota State University, United States
Federica Lucivero, University of Oxford, United Kingdom ORCID
Managing Editor
Michele Loi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Associate Editors
Arthur So, University of Ottawa, Canada ORCID
Eman Walabe, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jibril Yahuza, University of Ottawa, Canada
José Galván, Pontifical University Holy Cross, Italy
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Maria Luce Lupetti, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ORCID
Maurizio Balistreri, University of Turin, Italy
Pablo Iannone, Central Connecticut State University, United States ORCID
Rocci Luppicini, University of Ottawa, Canada
Volha Litvinets, Sorbonne, France ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Alan Petersen, Monash University, Australia
Alexander Nejinski, University of Ottawa, Canada
Antonio Padovano, University of Calabria, Italy ORCID
Antonio Vetro', Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Bryan Mercurio, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines, United States ORCID
David Gunkel, Northern Illinois University, United States
David Koepsell, SUNY at Buffalo/ConsenSys Health, United States
Diane Michelfelder, Macalester College, United States
Edward Spence, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Erwin Rauch, Free University of Bolzano, Italy ORCID
Geoff Keeling, Stanford University, United States
Gert-Jan Lokhorst, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Govert Valkenburg, NTNU, Norway
Ibo van de Poel, Tu Delft, Netherlands ORCID
Jai Galliott, Australia
Janna van Grunsven, Technical University Delft, Netherlands
Jenn Mackay, Virginia Tech, United States
Joseph Pitt, Virginia Tech, United States
Juan Carlos De Martin, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy ORCID
Kenneth De Ville, East Carolina University, United States
Kristene Unsworth, Drexel University, United States
Langdon Winner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Linda MacDonald Glenn, Albany Medical Center, United States
Luciano Cavalcante Siebert, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ORCID
Marcello Chiaberge, Politecnico di Torino, Italy ORCID
Mark Coeckelbergh, University of Vienna, Austria
Mark Walker, New Mexico State University, United States
Maurizio Ferraris, University of Turin, Italy
Merlyna Lim, Carleton University, Canada
Michel Puech, Paris-Sorbonne University, France
Miwao Matsumoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nicola Liberati, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China ORCID
Niki Panteli, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Octavian Machidon, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania ORCID
Patrick Feng, University of Calgary, Canada
Peter-Paul Verbeek, University of Twente, Netherlands ORCID
Pieter Vermaas, TU Delft, Netherlands
Pippa Norris, Harvard University, United States
Sandip Nandi, Institute of Business Management & Research,Kolkata, India
Sergio Litewka, University of Miami, United States
Simone Arnaldi, University of Trieste, Italy
Stefan Sorgner, John Cabot University Rome, Italy
Stephen Clark, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Stephen Clarke, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Terrell Bynum, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Thomas Powers, University of Delaware, United States ORCID
Trevor Pinch, Cornell University, United States
Tsjallign Swierstra, University of Twente, Netherlands


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

Any author seeking to submit papers in the classification of "Discussion Notes" must contact Dr. Michele Loi, the Managing Editor of Discussion Notes for the International Journal of Technoethics (IJT). Please find their contact information with the Editor's Information below.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Steven Umbrello
Baha Abu-Shaqra

International Journal of Technoethics (IJT)
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Managing Editor of Discussion Notes:
Michele Loi
International Journal of Technoethics (IJT)

Award Winning Articles

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    Shaping the Ethics of an Emergent Field: Scientists' and Policymakers' Representations of NanotechnologiesIGI Global’s Fifth Annual Excellence in Research Journal AwardsHonoring outstanding scholarship and innovative research within IGI Global's prestigious journal collection, the Fifth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards brings attention to the scholars behind the best work from the 2012 copyright year.