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Journal of Enabling Technologies

Journal of Enabling Technologies

ISSN: 2398-6263

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2020: 1.3
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Journal history

Previously published as Journal of Assistive Technologies
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Aims and scope

The Journal of Enabling Technologies (JET) seeks to provide a strong, insightful, international, and multi-disciplinary evidence-base in health, social care, and education.  This focus is applied to how technologies can be enabling for children, young people and adults in varied and different aspects of their lives.  The focus remains firmly on reporting innovations around how technologies are used and evaluated in practice, and the impact that they have on the people using them.  In addition, the journal has a keen focus on drawing out practical implications for users and how/why technology may have a positive impact.  This includes messages for users, practitioners, researchers, stakeholders and caregivers (in the broadest sense).  The impact of research in this arena is vital and therefore we are committed to publishing work that helps draw this out; thus providing implications for practice.    

JET aims to raise awareness of available and developing technologies and their uses in health, social care and education for a wide and varied readership. The areas in which technologies can be enabling for the scope of JET include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Learning
  • Independence and autonomy
  • Identity and culture
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Care and support
  • Wellbeing
  • Quality of life
  • Access to services

Digital technologies are increasingly being applied to assist and enable individuals in many different ways, and the range of papers submitted to the journal strongly represents this shift to the digital. Innovation in the development and application of enabling technologies is at the heart of this agenda and the journal strongly encourages papers that report and demonstrate the use, evaluation and discussion of (new) technologies in new contexts or for new purposes. The contexts of use could include schools, workplaces, homes, public spaces, clinics, hospitals, and transport. The users of these technologies could be people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, difficulties or differences, older people, or children and young people. 

Cutting across the contexts and nature of use of enabling technologies are major themes of ethics, participation, surveillance, and decision-making; in other words, responsible innovation within this field. Therefore, the journal encourages submissions from authors who wish to tackle these cross-cutting themes within the contexts noted above, which raise important questions that inform this research agenda.

JET publishes peer-reviewed papers, shorter accounts of projects or work in progress, and reviews of relevant websites and books. Peer-reviewed papers can be empirical reports or review articles, and use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodological approaches. Articles that consider user-centred design or perspectives will be particularly welcome. We also welcome proposals for special issue themes on timely and important topics.

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, CINAHL, CPA’s AgeInfo, CPA’s New Literature on Old Age, EBSCO Abstracts in Social Gerontology, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Social Care Online, Scopus 

This journal is ranked by:

Scopus and The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

Journal of Enabling Technologies is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection page.

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