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International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)
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International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)

This journal converted to Gold Open Access on January 1, 2022
Editors-in-Chief: Anabela Mesquita (ISCAP/IPP and Algoritmi Centre, University of Minho, Portugal), Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)
Indexed In: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, PsycINFO®, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and 22 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1548-3908|EISSN: 1548-3916|DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI
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Published: Aug 18, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI.328578
Volume 19
Hugh Kellam, Clare Cook, Deborah L. Smith, Pam Haight
This study examines the instructional design, learning experiences, and outcomes of a virtual community of practice (VCoP). In 2019, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine launched a continuing... Show More
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Kellam, Hugh, et al. "The Virtual Community of Practice Facilitation Model: A Conceptual Framework for Healthcare Professional Education." vol.19, no.1 2023: pp.1-14.


Kellam, H., Cook, C., Smith, D. L., & Haight, P. (2023). The Virtual Community of Practice Facilitation Model: A Conceptual Framework for Healthcare Professional Education. , 19(1), 1-14.


Kellam, Hugh, et al. "The Virtual Community of Practice Facilitation Model: A Conceptual Framework for Healthcare Professional Education," 19, no.1: 1-14.

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Published: Aug 14, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI.328090
Volume 19
Ghazi A. Samawi, Luai Jraisat, Fadi Khlaif, Mohannad Jreissat, Mohammad Akram Ta'amnha, Samah Alomari, Ala'aldin Khawajah
This research evaluates e-commerce platforms (ECP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic and investigates the relationship between usability and user experience (UX) and e-commerce platforms performance (ECPP)... Show More
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Samawi, Ghazi A., et al. "Evaluating Usability and User Experience Amid COVID-19: The Case of Innovative Digital Retailers." vol.19, no.1 2023: pp.1-23.


Samawi, G. A., Jraisat, L., Khlaif, F., Jreissat, M., Ta'amnha, M. A., Alomari, S., & Khawajah, A. (2023). Evaluating Usability and User Experience Amid COVID-19: The Case of Innovative Digital Retailers. , 19(1), 1-23.


Samawi, Ghazi A., et al. "Evaluating Usability and User Experience Amid COVID-19: The Case of Innovative Digital Retailers," 19, no.1: 1-23.

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Published: Aug 9, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI.327949
Volume 19
Vishal Uppala, Prashant Palvia, Kalyani Ankem
Researchers have focused on leadership, often overlooking followership. The notion of followership was irreversibly transformed with the advent and societal adoption of followership systems, such as... Show More
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Uppala, Vishal, et al. "The Impact of Twitter Users' Characteristics on Behaviors: Insights Into the Role of Followers." vol.19, no.1 2023: pp.1-19.


Uppala, V., Palvia, P., & Ankem, K. (2023). The Impact of Twitter Users' Characteristics on Behaviors: Insights Into the Role of Followers. , 19(1), 1-19.


Uppala, Vishal, Prashant Palvia, and Kalyani Ankem. "The Impact of Twitter Users' Characteristics on Behaviors: Insights Into the Role of Followers," 19, no.1: 1-19.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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... Show More
Mission & 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... Show More
  • 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
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This journal is currently actively seeking new submissions. Interested authors should ensure that their article manuscript adheres to the journal's submission guidelines and before you write page, which include originality of the manuscript, APA formatting information and examples, manuscript requirements, and more. To submit an article for consideration, please begin the submission process below.
Reviews & Statements

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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