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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 2017: 1.04
CiteScoreTracker 2018: 0.42 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as Journal of Assistive Technologies
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Aims and scope

The Journal of Enabling Technologies (JET) is the new name for the Journal of Assistive Technologies (from 2017). This new name emphasises the main aim of the journal which has always been to provide a strong, insightful, international, and multi-disciplinary evidence base in health, social care, and education about how technologies can be enabling for children, young people and adults in many different aspects of their lives. Although the name is changing, the focus remains firmly on reporting innovations about how technologies are used and evaluated in practice, and the impact that they have on the people using them.

JET aims to raise awareness of available technologies and their uses in health, social care and education for a wide and varied readership. The areas in which technologies can be enabling 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

Since the journal was launched in 2007, technology has continued to develop at a rapid pace and the change of name also reflects this. 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 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 such technology 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 the major themes of ethics, participation, surveillance, and decision-making; in other words, responsible innovation within this field. The journal very much encourages submissions from authors who wish to tackle these cross-cutting themes and raise important questions that inform the 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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