ITH - Centre for Information Technology
Studies as a Human Science and
Center for Collaborative Innovation at the University College of Borås
Manuscripts and Submissions
Human IT welcomes contributions in the form of
articles, essays, literature reviews, reports from conferences/seminars,
presentations of ongoing projects, etc.
SUBMISSION Manuscripts should
be submitted as attachments to an e-mail to
The manuscript should be in RTF format or MS
Word with minimal formatting. For manuscripts that are to be
considered for peer review, two versions should be
submitted; one that is suitable for anonymous peer review
(i.e. without direct references that make the author
identifiable), one which contains
all the information. In
addition, one (1) hard copy with intended formatting
should be sent by mail to
Högskolan i Borås
SE-501 90 Borås
The text should be in Times
New Roman or another standard font.
On the manuscript
should be clearly stated the author'/s' name, address, phone
number, e-mail address,
and, if applicable, web site address and
- PEER REVIEW Human IT accepts
material for three sections: the Refereed Section,
the Open Section, and the section
People & Opinions.
Whenever it is deemed feasible, Human IT uses a
"double blind" referee system, i.e. both the author
and the referee are anonymous to each
other. This is an attempt to
guarantee, as far as possible, that the articles are
reviewed based on quality and not on the
authors' earlier merits (or lack thereof).
When submitting the article, the author should state
whether the article is intended for the
Refereed Section, the Open Section,
or People & Opinions. Articles that have
been refereed are expected to be revised in accordance
with the instructions provided by the editors. The decision to publish resides with the editors.
Open Section: Material submitted to
the Open Section will be subject to review by the editors.
Suitable material for this section is essays, book/media
reviews and conference reports, reports on ongoing research,
People & Opinions:
In this section is published
material which is not primarily scholarly in nature, such as
interviews, (descriptions of) artwork, etc.
- PREVIOUS PUBLISHING
In the letter accompanying the article
submission, the author should state if the manuscript has
been previously published elsewhere or if it has been
submitted to another publisher. The article should not be
submitted to another publisher while it is being processed
by Human IT. Material published in the Refereed section has
usually not been previously published. Publication on the
author's own web site is not a problem as such, but it
should be stated since it may influence for instance the
anonymity in the review process.
- ILLUSTRATIONS Illustrations
(incl. tables and diagrams) should be submitted separately
from the digital manuscript, with an indication in the
text of where they are to be inserted. However, the
illustrations should be inserted in their proper place in
the hard copy.
- ABSTRACT An abstract in
English (approx. 150 words) should be submitted.
It should provide an independent summary of the content of
the article and not constitute an introduction or
background to the article.
- KEYWORDS Five or six
keywords in English describing the content of the article should be
- AUTHOR PRESENTATION The
submission should also include a short
author presentation (approx. 50 words), incl.
institutional/corporate affiliation, if any, and research
interests. The presentation should be
in the language of the article and include an e-mail address to the author/s
and a URL, if applicable.
- NOTES All notes should be in
the form of endnotes. References should preferably be
placed within parentheses in the body text.
See specific reference guide
- LANGUAGE Human IT publishes
articles in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and English.
- COPYRIGHT Copyright for all
articles rests with the author/s. The editors reserve the
right to edit articles.
Contributors are responsible for acquiring all permissions
from the copyright owners for the
use of quotations,
illustrations, tables, etc.
- LICENCE TO PUBLISH
Once the article has been accepted for
publication, the first author should download the "Licence to
publish", sign it and fax or post it to the editorial office.
The editors will be happy to answer questions concerning the
The licence we use is a slightly revised version of the
general licence which has been produced by the project
The Copyright Toolbox.
Licence to publish
as an RTF file
Licence to publish as a PDF file
Human IT / ITH
501 90 Borås
Fax. 033-435 40 05
College of Borås
Human IT / ITH
SE-501 90 Borås, Sweden
Phone. +46 33 435 44 21 (editor)
Fax. +46 33
435 40 05
Published with support from
University College of Borås and
Nordic board for periodicals in the
humanities and social sciences