GTD Journal

Gender, Technology and Development (GTD) Journal


gtd-bookGender, Technology and Development
is an international, multi-disciplinary, refereed journal serving as a forum for exploring and examining the linkages among changing gender relations, technological change and developing societies. The diverse perspectives of the Asian region are the focus of discussion, while dialogues along East-West and North-South lines are also an important aspect of the journal. The overwhelming changes brought about in our lives by the power of technology only serve to emphasize the need for a cutting-edge journal that focuses on the interface of gender, technology and development. This journal serves this crucial niche, thereby bringing issues of future concern to light and highlighting issues that deserve thought and concern in all fora.

The journal, started in the year 1997, is based in the Gender and Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. It is published by Sage Publications New Delhi, Thousand Oaks and London. NORAD/NMFA has supported the journal since its inception. At present, the journal is supported by both Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA), Norway and Rockefeller Foundation, USA and this support is gratefully acknowledged.

Multidisciplinary in nature, Gender, Technology and Development links the activities of women and men to institutions or governments, on the basis of technology, social relations and management. It develops the theory and practice of gender and technological development and defines policy and programs in their political, economic and social contexts. Gender, Technology and Development invites valuable contributions to this field of ever growing importance which the journal, with great pleasure, is committed to bring to the knowledge of the vast academic world. Over the years, the journal has pursued the following aims:

  • to provide a platform for debate and dissemination of research findings, conceptual developments and new research areas and techniques that promise to change analyses and perspectives on gender relations, technological change and developing societies;
  • to disseminate and promoting research, good practice and innovation in all aspects of gender relations, technological change and developing societies to its main audiences, including educators, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and practitioners;
  • to inform development and technology policy for sustainable development and contributing to research-for-development efforts; and
  • to encourage international scientific cooperation and understanding, and enhancing multi-disciplinary research.

Gender, Technology and Development (GTD) journal is entering its 18th year of publication now. The journal has become an important tool for the dissemination of practice-oriented research on gender, technology and development. The total number of articles submitted to GTD had tripled between 2004 and 2013. During the last five years, the full-text downloads have increased dramatically, from 3,591 in 2006 to over 20,000 in 2013. The journal has achieved a Number 2 rank among Norwegian universities in 2012, which is the highest rank of excellence appointed to internationally refereed journals in Norway. The gains made by the GTD journal, continue to project Gender and Development Studies field in AIT as a regional center of scholarship in gender and development in Asia. It is our view that the strengths of the journal should be sustained and strengthened.

The internationally-based members of the present editorial team of the journal are as follows:

Co-Editors:

Prof. Yukari Sawada, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan;

Dr. Rebecca Elmhirst, University of Brighton, UK;

Dr. Joy Clancy, Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, Netherlands.

Associate Editors:

Dr. Bernadette Resurreccion, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;

Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;

Dr. Philippe Doneys, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;

Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Managinge Editor: Ms. Manraj Grewal Sharma, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

GTD Journal Coordinator: Dr. Julaikha B. Hossain, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

The editors are supported by an international advisory board of experts and practitioners working in the field Gender, Technology and Development. Some of the eminent members of the journal’s Advisory Board are: Amartya Sen, Harvard University, Cambridge,USA; Sandra Harding, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Donna J Haraway, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA; Cecile Jackson, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK; Dorothy E Smith, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada; Dawn Currie, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Judy Wajcman, London School of Economics, London, UK; Brenda Yeoh, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore; Lena Trojer, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden; Yasuko Muramatsu, Tokyo Women`s Christian University, Tokyo, Japan; Thelma Paris, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, The Philippines; James Scott, Yale University, New Haven, USA; etc.

Gender, Technology and Development profile has grown from a forum of exchange of ideas and research results with a focus on Asia and developing countries; it has now expanded to focus on issues of ‘global-local’ interactions (going beyond a compartmentalized view of regions and nations) and employing an interdisciplinary approach to issues around gender and development in general. With this new profile, it is important to build a new editorial team willing and able to sustain the journal, as well as adequately support it to ensure even more effective contributions to professional and scientific knowledge and development practice in the field of gender and development.

Gender, Technology and Development is published three times a year (in March, July and November). Each issue carries five well-researched academic articles (from individuals or collectives) that are innovative and challenging, displaying scientificity, originality and accuracy, and embracing a diverse range of theoretical and political standpoints that provide a significant contribution to the field of gender, development and technology. It also carries research notes, book reviews, review articles, conference and workshop reports, NGO profiles, brief introductory write-ups on recent books, and news and events relating to issues of gender, technology and development.

All papers submitted are subject to strict blind peer reviews by its Editorial Board, and by anonymous international reviewers. Editorial policy is to invite the submission of manuscripts from academics, researchers, graduate students, policy-makers and practitioners. Gender, Technology and Development is particularly interested in articles about new trends and developments within different perspectives on gender relations, technological change and developing societies, and the application of new ideas and developments that are likely to affect these in the future.

Manuscripts published in Gender, Technology and Development should not have been published previously in any copyrighted form, either print or online. The general criteria for the acceptance of articles are:

  • Contribution to the promotion of scientific knowledge in the greater multi-disciplinary field of gender relations and technological development
  • A review of relevant literature that serves to adequately situate the research
  • A succinct statement of the methodology
  • Clarity of writing.
  • Quality of English language acceptable for publication.

Gender, Technology and Development regularly publish special issues on pioneering topics that promise to change analyses and perspectives on gender and technology in Asia. To date, 42 issues of the journal have been published, of which 11 have been special issues on issues of current debate. Its special issues include Women in National Politics in Asia: A Springboard for Gender Democracy? (2010); Emerging Sexualities in Asia (2010); Research as Praxis—Social and Gender Analysis in Natural Resource Management (2010); Trans-local Livelihoods and Connections: Embedding a Gender Perspective into Migration Studies (2008); Human Trafficking (2008); Gender and Environmental Governance (2006); Gender and Globalization: Local/Global Interfaces (2005); Gender in the Information Society (2004); Global and Local: Asian Connections (2003); Women and Digital Divide (2002); and Gender Relations in Forest Societies (2001).

A website has also been established for the journal and can be accessed at  http://gtd.sagepub.com/ . The Table of Contents and abstracts of research papers are online, along with the complete text of other columns such as review article, book review and people’s initiative.