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The Journal

About the journal

TATuP - Journal on Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice is the main publication medium for the interdisciplinary field of technology assessment. As such, TATuP goes beyond disciplinary borders to cover related and overlapping fields of research. This includes systems analysis, risk assessment, practical ethics, sustainable development research, innovation and technology analysis, foresight as well as related scientific disciplines ranging from the natural, technological, economic or social sciences to the humanities.

In addition to addressing scientists, TATuP aims to reach a broad range of readers from the political, economic and public sectors. Each issue of the journal focuses on a specific topic and includes sections dedicated to scientific contributions, recent news, conference reports, and reviews. TATuP has been published continuously since 1992. Starting in 2017, oekom verlag in Munich will be publishing the journal under its new name, TATuP - Journal on Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice, as an open access peer-reviewed journal.

Although a predominantly German-language journal, TATuP welcomes contributions in English. All scientific articles include English abstracts.

Publication frequency, subscription and fees

TATuP is published three times a year in print and electronic format. To subscribe to the free print issue please send an e-mail to tatup@oekom.de.

You can sign up to receive information about English-language content in TATuP by subscribing to the TATuP newsletter. Simply send an e-mail request to tatup@oekom.de

Beginning in Summer 2017, you'll find the current online issue and the TATuP archive here: www.tatup.de

Peer review

The scientific contributions in the Special Topic and Research sections are subject to a peer-review process.

Open access and licenses

As an open access journal, TATuP is freely accessible. If not otherwise indicated, all articles are published under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0.

According to this CC license, TATuP contributions may be reprinted or otherwise distributed as long as the authors are credited. The complete bibliographical data of TATuP contributions must also be indicated.

Please inform the editorial team about reprints or further distribution.


The institutional publisher is the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Board of publishers

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, KIT-ITAS, Karlsruhe (chairman)

Prof. Dr. Regine Kollek, Research Centre on Biotechnology, Society and the Environment, University of Hamburg

Dr. Stephan Lingner, EA European Academy, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Dr. Linda Nierling, KIT-ITAS, Karlsruhe

PD Dr. Mahshid Sotoudeh, ITA, Vienna Dr. Marcel Weil, KIT-ITAS, Karlsruhe

Dr. Marcel Weil, KIT-ITAS, Karlsruhe

Advisory committee

A scientific advisory committee accompanies the editorial work and provides feedback regarding the content of the journal.

Editorial team

The editorial team is based at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and includes Constanze Scherz (editor in chief), Julia Hahn, Jonas Moosmüller, and Ulrich Riehm.

The team can be contacted at redaktion@tatup.de.

Instructions for authors

Prior to submitting a manuscript, please contact the editorial team to discuss possible topics and the publication schedule (redaktion@tatup.de).

There are no author processing charges (APC).

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