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This project has been in the works for a while. My colleague  Michael and I have been contemplating a cross/inter-disciplinary journal to examine technology intersections with various other fields. We finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Tulane University to host the journal, and are launching the call for papers and a call for reviewers. Most of the information can be found on the journal website, but the CFP/CFR information is reproduced below:

TechnoCommonality (TC) is a cross-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal which examines the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies on society through the lens of impacted disciplines. Thanks to support from the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Tulane University, TechnoCommonality is a fully open-access, free-to-publish journal licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and compatible with the free culture movement. TC uses a continuous publication with electronic distribution model with a finalized volume of published articles produced at the end of each calendar year.

TechnoCommonality cordially invites authors to submit papers for its inaugural edition. Full author guidelines and submission information can be found at Submissions should be works of original scholarship of approximately 5000-8000 words in length; because TC uses a digital publication platform, we do not enforce a hard limit on manuscript length, but cannot guarantee timely review of any work in excess of 15,000 words.

Topics of Interest (Non-Exhaustive)

  • Cryptography and its socio-political implications
  • Philosophical models applied to technology (the metaphysics of information, Wikipedia and social epistemology, etc)
  • Ownership theory applied to privacy, virtual goods, or information
  • Autonomy, Protection from unreasonable search and seizure, and the Right to be Forgotten
  • Information theory
  • The impact of emerging or disruptive technologies on law, public policy, or economics
  • Private ownership of quasi-public forums (e.g. Facebook, Google+, Twitter)
  • Social and Distributive Justice: Technology as an empowering or enabling factor
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyberwar
  • Balancing Rights and Duties in the Digital Age

Important Dates:

  • August 1, 2013 – Deadline for submissions guaranteed review
  • November 1, 2013 – Author notification / final decision deadline
  • December 31, 2013 – Final volume: December 31, 2013

TC is also presently seeking PhD or PhD equivalent reviewers in fields key to our cross-disciplinary approach to technology related issues.

Example Fields of Interest:

  • Computer Science and other related Mathematic disciplines
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Information Theory

Please email Brian Roux ( or Michael Falgoust ( with your interest and field(s) of expertise and/or general interest. More information can be found on the journal website.

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