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Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Cutter, Anthony Mark

1 Issue per year

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.218
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.431
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 1.000

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    Your benefits:
    • Imperative topics related to the emerging technologies and their multifaceted impacts
    • Novel combinations of conceptual analysis and normative deliberations
    • Cutting-edge solutions that foster academic debates and development of policy decisions
    • Interdisciplinary research
    • International and renowned editorial board

    Aims and Scope

    Technological advances provide opportunities and challenges that require a policy response. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology seeks high quality work that explores the synergy between law and ethics and provides a robust response to these opportunities and challenges. More specifically, the journal focuses on technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment, society, and/or humanity.

    • Biotechnologies
    • Nanotechnologies
    • Neurotechnologies
    • Information Technologies
    • Weapons and Security Technology
    • Energy and Fuel Technology
    • Space Based Technologies
    • New Media and Communication Technologies

    Article formats
    Editorial, Articles, Book reviews, Comments, Essays, Discussions

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    Content available since 2007 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

    Abstracting & Indexing

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    Editorial Information


    Anthony Mark Cutter, University of Central Lancashire United Kingdom

    Associate Editors

    Jens Clausen, Tuebingen University, Germany
    David Grinspoon, Denver Museum of Nature & Science / University of Colorado, United States
    David Hunter, Keele University, United Kingdom
    Patrick Lin, The Nanoethics Group, United States
    Andy Miah, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
    John Paterson, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Thomas Ploug, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Michael Selgelid, CAPPE at Australian National University, Australia
    Kush Wadhwa, Global Security Intelligence, United States

    Book Reviews Editor

    David Resnik, National Institutes of Health, United States

    International Advisory Board

    Ruth Chadwick, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
    Thomas Douglas, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Henk ten Have, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, United States
    Matti Häyry ,University of Finland, Finland
    Richard Hull, University of Galway, Republic of Ireland
    Alastair Kent, Genetics Interest Group, United Kingdom
    Darryl Macer, UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand
    Alex Mauron, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, Switzerland
    Ellen McGee, The Long Island Center for Ethics, United States
    Thomas Pogge, Australian National University, Australia
    James Tansey, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Fuel and Energy Technology
    Michael Epperson, California State University, Sacramento, United States
    Leonard Evans, Science Serving Society, United States
    Abhik Gupta, Assam University, India

    Information Technology
    Olson Decourcey Alleyne, Barrister-at-Law, Barbados
    Philip Brey, University of Twente, The Netherlands
    Rafael Capurro, International Center for Information Ethics, Germany
    Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law, United States
    Alan Gillies, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Jeffrey H. Matsuura, Alliance Law Group, United States
    Sabine Roeser, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    John Sullins, Sonoma State University, United States
    Herman Tavani, Rivier College, United States
    Anton H. Vedder, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, The Netherlands

    Fritz Allhoff, Western Michigan University, United States
    Davis Baird, University of South Carolina, United States
    Nigel M. de S. Cameron, llinois Institute of Technology, United States
    Robert A. Freitas Jr., Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, United States
    Armin Grunwald, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    Gary E. Marchant, Arizona State University, United States
    Thomas M. Powers, University of Delaware, United States
    Joachim Schummer, HYLE, Germany
    Roger Strand, University of Bergen, Norway
    James Wilsden, DEMOS, United Kingdom
    Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary, Canada

    Alena Buyx, University of Münster, Germany
    Anjan Chatterjee, University of Pennsylvannia, United States
    James Giordano, Georgetown University Medical Center, United States
    Walter Glannon, University of Calgary, Canada
    Adam Kolber, University of San Diego, School of Law, United States
    Neil Levy, Centre for Applied Public Policy and Ethics, Australia
    Glen McGee, Bioethics Education Network, United States
    Georg Northoff, University of Magdeburg, Germany
    Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark

    New Media and Communication Technology
    Charlie Gere, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
    Fred Turner, Stanford University, United States
    T. Sibley Verbeck, The Electric Sheep Company, United States
    Catherine Waldby, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Duncan Webb, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Joanna Zylinska Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

    Space Based Technology
    Tare Brisibe, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria
    Monica Konrad, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Rene Oosterlinck, European Space Agency, France
    Mark Williamson, Independent Space Consultant, United Kingdom

    Weapons and Security Technology
    Malcolm Dando, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
    Sohail H. Hashmi, Mount Holyoke College, United States
    Karen Maschke, Hastings Centre, United States
    Roy McLeod, MINERVA, United Kingdom
    Emillio Mordini, Centre for Science and Society, Italy
    Niall Scott, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Jean Pascal Zanders, The BioWeapons Prevention Project, Switzerland

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