For further detail on how to submit please go to the Journal website.

The overall mission of this journal:

is to provide a practical and comprehensive forum for exchanging research ideas and down-to-earth practices which bridge the social and technical gap within organisations and society at large.

At the same time it will provide a forum for considering the ethical issues linked to organisational change and development.

It will encourage interdisciplinary texts that discuss current practices as well as demonstrating how the advances of - and changes within - technology affect the growth of society (and vice versa).

The aim of the journal is to bring together the expertise of people who have worked practically in a changing society across the world, for people in the field of organisational development and technology studies, including information systems development and implementation.

We look to:

  • To support sociotechnical philosophies for organisational change and development;
  • To advance the development and evolution of sociotechnical approaches in the context of changing technologies and organisations;
  • To provide an interdisciplinary outlet for information systems and organisational development papers;
  • To provide an outlet for qualitative and reflective papers;
  • To provide an overview of the developing field by publishing reviews of important books and papers.

To accomplish this goal, the journal encourages:

  • The exploration of social and technical artefacts as they apply to change and development;
  • Qualitative analyses of change and technical practices;
  • Interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Articles which describe new developments in sociotechnical thinking and practice;
  • Debate by publishing contentious articles and articles which wish to argue, or disagree with themes from prior issues.

Possible topics to be covered by this journal

Subject Coverage

This journal will look for practical sociotechnical approaches that can assist practitioners, academics, researchers, and students. A particular focus will be on new ideas and approaches including studies of their practical implementation.

Appropriate themes might thus include (but are not restricted to), a sociotechnical perspective on:

  • Knowledge management systems;
  • Systems failures;
  • Implementation issues of change and technology;
  • Design and technology development issues including requirements and stakeholder participation;
  • Innovation;
  • Knowledge sharing;
  • HRM issues for innovation and knowledge sharing;
  • Sociotechnical approaches in the context of complexity;
  • Technology and its role in society and organisations;
  • Culture and trust within organisations and their relevance to technological artefacts;
  • Critical success factors (and key performance indicators) for organisations and technological implementation;
  • Organisational change;
  • Performance and quality of working life;
  • Information systems development;
  • The influence of human factors on operational efficiency;
  • The relevance of the worker's perspective;
  • Empowerment and team development;
  • Managing organisational knowledge as a strategic asset;
  • Using knowledge management principles to solve organisational performance problems;
  • Learning organisations;
  • Humanistic redesign and technological politics in organisations;
  • Ethical issues for the researcher and practitioner;
  • Quality assessment of computer information systems;
  • Social aspects of automation;
  • Sociotechnical systems;
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change;
  • Technology in Society;
  • E-government and democracy as affected by technological change;
  • Applied Ergonomics.

This journal will normally be published Quarterly; but additional Special Editions may be added - if you have an idea for this please contact the Special Editions Editor:
Dr Jose Abdelnour-Nocera -

Submission and review

A submission should first go to the Editor-in-Chief, who would then allocate an Associate Editor to handle processes and the review.

According to topic it would be allocated to 3 members of the Editorial Board for double blind peer review.

Editor in Chief
Dr Elayne Coakes
Westminster Business School
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road
+44(0) 207 911 5000 x 3338