New Technology, Work and Employment

Cover image for Vol. 31 Issue 2

Edited By: Debra Howcroft and Philip Taylor

Impact Factor: 1.281

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 7/16 (Ergonomics); 97/192 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1468-005X

Author Guidelines

Scope of the journal

The new technologies of one decade increasingly become commonplace by the next, so that technology is best understood as a process that continually throws up challenges in the workplace to both management and employees. It informs and is informed by organisational structure, job design, changing markets and competitive environments. New Technology Work and Employment presents analysis of the changing contours of technological and organisational systems and processes, to encourage an enhanced understanding of the many dimensions of technological change in the workplace. The journal welcomes comparative and international perspectives and aims to be eclectic and multi-disciplinary, inviting contributions from all the disciplines within social science and management. Its aim is to promote understanding by conceptual debate in the context of the research and analysis of current practice.

Themes that have been examined in recent issues have included: skill, autonomy and control at work; technology and gender; technology and quality initiatives; the technological component of new management initiatives; the future of work; teleworking; collective and individual form of employee resistance; employee health and safety; and technology and knowledge work.

Controversy and debate are encouraged but articles should be so written that they are intelligible to non-specialists as well as specialists.

Submission of Articles

New Technology, Work and Employment has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

• Quick and easy submission

• Administration centralised and reduced

• Significant decrease in peer review times

From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page.

If you cannot submit online, please contact Philip Taylor in the Editorial Office by telephone (01415483555) or by e-mail (

All articles should be accompanied by a 150 word abstract

Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words.  Large tables and diagrams should be counted as equivalent to 800 words.

Sub-headings should not be numbered.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Citations should be given in the text in a ‘Harvard’ style such as: (Sels and Huys, 1999).  A full list of references cited should be given at the back of the article in alpha order. Examples:

Besser, T. (1996), Team Toyota; Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky, Albany: State University of New York Press.
Kieser, A. (1993), `Die 'Zweite Revolution in der Autoindustrie' – Eine Vergleichende Analyse und ihre Schwaechen', in F. Meyer-Krahmer (ed), Innovations Oekonomie und Technologiepolitik. Forschungsansaetze und politische Konsequenzen, 103-34, Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag.
Sels, L. and R. Huys (1999), 'Towards a flexible future? The nature of organisational response in the clothing industry', New Technology, Work and Employment, 14, 2, 113-28.

Please try to avoid footnotes. Their content should either be incorporated in the text or, if absolutely necessary, given as an after-note at the end of the article, before the references.

Mathematical and econometric material
Algebraic equations and models should only be used where they clarify or advance the argument.

Authors must indicate if their articles have been published elsewhere, even in a different form. If subject to copyright, clearance must be obtained by the author and forwarded to the Editor. All articles published in NTWE are subject to the Journal’s copyright and may not be published elsewhere without the Journal’s consent.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Authors will be required to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the CTA is a condition of publication and papers will NOT be published unless a signed form has been received. After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the CTA for further details).
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
CTA Terms and Conditions For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license: Creative Commons Attribution License OAA To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit


OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.