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The Journal of Assistive Technologies (JAT) is issuing a call for papers on the following general themes:

  • User focus on current and new assistive and enabling technologies
  • Telecare
  • E-inclusion

More information on the journal and full guidelines for contributing.

About the journal
JAT debates definitions and concepts and addresses ethics, policy, legislation and issues for day-to-day practice. Articles focus on how people use digital/electronic assistive and enabling technologies, rather than solely on the technology itself, with the aim of raising awareness of available technologies and their uses for a wide and varied readership. The users of such technology could be people with learning disabilities, older people, people undergoing medical treatment or children in schools. The journal does not seek to limit the areas from which it receives submissions, provided that the submitted article describes a use of assistive technology within health, support, care or education.

Journal of Assistive Technologies welcomes the submission of articles from researchers and users of assistive technologies. All articles should have a clear user focus. The target audience of professional practitioners, researchers and academics requires a wide view but the journal’s aim is to enable research to influence practice. Authors are asked to address this issue in their articles.

Articles will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Peer-reviewed articles (3,000-7,000 words in length)
  • Policy and debate pieces, case studies and project descriptions (c. 2,000 words in length)
  • Book/resource reviews (500-1,500 words in length)

Submission details
All submissions should be sent to the editor Dr Chris Abbott.

A call for papers for the “Engineering Technology & Applied Science Research” (ETASR) international journal has been launched. ETASR is a wide scope, peer-reviewed open access journal which aims to provide fast publication to scientists, researchers and engineers from both academia and industry, that wish to communicate recent developments, applications and parts of on-going research in their field.
Authors are invited to submit their work using the journal website, following the instructions and the live template provided.
A standard research article published in ETASR consists of six pages but no page limit is set. Colour figures and pictures are accepted providing that they are of good quality.
The ETASR journal is published bimonthly with the first issue of every year published in February. Final decision about each submitted paper will be reached within 4 weeks from submission.
ETASR is oriented towards publishing articles that communicate advances, interesting implementations and parts of on-going research in fields of interest. In addition, it offers a medium to authors for fast publishing individual parts of their work that are used as basis for diverse further research (e.g. a new software, a modification or an original measuring apparatus/technique), specific aspects of their research that are important but not closely linked with the rest of the work (e.g. a study for the economical aspect of a technical implementation) and individual parts of their work that can be later used as citations, allowing authors to comply with page limits set by other journals.
An added aim for ETASR is to offer a medium to authors for publishing and permanent referring papers that have been presented to international conferences that do not publish their proceedings, providing that the author still owns the copyrights of his paper.
Further, unlike most journals, ETASR accepts papers that describe negative findings and research failures, since it feels that publishing negative results is valuable and saves considerable time and effort for other scientists around the world. ETASR is fully committed to Open Access policy and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published. Open access provides a worldwide audience, increases the visibility of published work, enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content.