Aims and scope
«Technology and Language» is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal. The manifold relations of technology and language are subject from the point of view of history, linguistics, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, literary and media studies.
Founder and publisher: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Periodicity of publication: 4 times a year.
In the field of philosophy and cultural studies of technology and engineering, the journal promotes research and reflection on the manifold relations of Technology and Language. These include the grammar of things, design principles, and the rules of composition for the creation of technological systems or devices. Like literature and art, technology and engineering express ideas of human nature and the good life. Language and technology intersect when cooking and building, writing and playing follow instructions or execute programs, also when games, narratives, or amusement parks are propelled by dramaturgical machinery. Technologies simultaneously make up and help navigate today‘s multilingual world by way of techniques and technologies that support language acquisition. The production of written text as well the subjects of science fiction bring new and old technologies into play. — On this wide range of issues, epistemological and ethical analysis complements empirical investigations from history and contemporary culture, from educational and engineering practice. The journal serves as a platform for an interdisciplinary community of researchers and their philosophical, cultural, historical explorations.
In “Technology and Language” we care about digital preservation policy. We understand the urgency of archiving and preservation of our journal content. We ensure the accessibility of our content by transferring full-texts and metadata to Russian Scientific Electronic Library (elibrary.ru), CyberLeninka, Russian State Library and Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University Electronic Library. In the latter, data safety is ensured by data back-up according to their own internal policy.
The journal is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR), the number of certificate EL No. FS 77 - 77604 dated 31.12.2019
Publication in the journal is open and free for all authors regardless of the affiliations.
All publishing expenses are covered by the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. There is no embargo period.
All articles are subject to compulsory single-blind review. Articles are reviewed by independent reviewers who are experts on the subject of the reviewed materials.
Articles are licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. In addition, authors will sign a license agreement with the Publisher, granting the rights to original publication in Technology and Language.
Main thematic areas covered in the journal:
- history and philosophy of technology
- art, literature, digital culture studies
- social relations in the technosphere
- semiotics, technology, and the order of things
- education and communication, professional culture
- anthropology and technology, human-machine interactions
- principles of construction and design
Chief editor: Natalia Chicherina
Content editor Alfred Nordmann e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Content editor Daria Bylieva e-mail Bylieva_ds@spbstu.ru
Assistant editor: Andrea Gentili
Scientific reviewer: Olga Shipunova
Technical reviewer I. P. Berezovskaya
Literary editor (English language): Anna Rubtsova
Literary editor (Russian language): Victoria Lobatyuk
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