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 was published by Sage Publications between 1997 and 2016, and since 2017 by Taylor and Francis (Routledge). NORAD/NMFA has supported the journal for many years as well as the 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) 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 journal is now indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). 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.