Comparative Technology Transfer and Society 1.2 (2003) 241-242
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Call for Papers and Book Reviews
Call for Papers
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society (CTTS) solicits articles on all aspects of technology transfer (TT). Primary consideration will be given to multidisciplinary research or case studies that focus on the process of technology transfer or innovation adoption. To be considered, works should be readable by a broad audience, including informed researchers and practitioners outside the particular discipline. Possible topics include:
- Biomedical TT
- Case studies highlighting TT issues
- Critical success factors for TT
- Culture, language, and TT
- Environmental issues and TT
- Ethics and values involved with TT
- Globalization and TT
- History of TT
- Knowledge management (intra-organizational TT)
- Legal and regulatory issues related to TT
- Organizational structure and culture for TT
- Role of government and nongovernmental organizations in TT
- TT and economic development
- TT in international settings
Call for Book Reviews
As critical as identifying books for review is, it is just as important to identify reviewers to review them. Thus, with the journal's inauguration we are [End Page 241] creating a list of reviewers. We are particularly eager to include reviewers from both inside and outside the United States. The attributes we seek in a reviewer are up-to-date expertise in a specialized field of technology transfer, familiarity with the literature of that field and related fields, and a clear, lively prose style. We also seek reviewers who recognize the value of reviewing books as a contribution not only to the development of the scholarship within their discipline, but also to the scholarship of integrating the research of others into the larger intellectual patterns of the field. We are also seeking practitioners and independent scholars, as well as younger scholars new to academic publishing.
The books reviewed in Comparative Technology Transfer and Society will reflect the editorial mission of the journal. The journal has two major international audiences: the interdisciplinary technology transfer research community and the practitioners who adopt and implement technology or who deal with the physical, social, or cultural impact of technology adoption. Although reviews will reflect the disciplinary background of the reviewer, each review will also reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this journal by assessing the books' potential interdisciplinary contributions. Reviews will also assess the readability and accessibility of a submission to a multidisciplinary and international audience.
In addition to the appropriate subject content of the book, additional criteria for selecting a title for review will include originality, perspective, scholarship, broad significance, timeliness, and format. As a general rule, nonbooks (videos, web pages, and software), textbooks, edited collections, reference works, and popular books reviewed in the mainstream press will not be reviewed in CTTS.
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society will publish five to seven appropriate book reviews per issue. Reviews will be approximately 700 words in length; longer if multiple titles are reviewed. Consult the book review editor for deviations from this practice. Reviews are generally by invitation only. Persons interested in writing reviews are encouraged to contact the book review editor, indicate their area (or areas) of special competence and interest, and provide a current CV and a writing sample (preferably a previous book review). Reviewers are sent detailed instructions when the reviews are assigned. Electronic versions of reviews may be submitted by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and hard copies by regular mail or fax. Publishers should send book announcements directly to the book review editor. Two copies of each published review will be forwarded to the book's publisher.