Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Human and Technology Interaction (IJHaTI) is committed to publish papers that are most influential in the areas of human and technology interaction, and are engaging to both practicing managers and academics. The research that the journal intends to publish should therefore be interdisciplinary and include aspects from a wide variety of disciplines. These disciplines range from more technical such as engineering; exclusively to rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology, to non-technical descriptions of technology and human interaction from the point of view of sociology or philosophy.

Topics Covered / Tracks / Themes

All issues related to the interaction of humans and technology, either individually or socially; including but are not limited to:

  • Interaction and conversion between technologies and their impact on society
  • Human-machine interaction and cooperative systems
  • Mechanical devices used in therapeutic or supportive processes
  • Electrical and electronic devices; and sensors used in therapeutic or supportive processes
  • Information technologies in healthcare
  • Medical signal and image processing
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Technology in Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Engineering aspect of human development
  • Technology in Language and Technical Communication
  • Religion, Humanities and Technology
  • Technology in Community Development and Industry Relations
  • Technology in Education (and Learning disabilities)
  • Technology in Human Resource Development
  • Technology Management and Innovation Management for Human
  • Technology in Business and Entrepreneurship



Section Policies

Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biomedical Engineering

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

System Engineering

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technology in Management

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Humanities and Technology

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to International Journal of Human and Technology Interaction (IJHaTI) and during the review process.

The IJHaTI is a refereed journal and has a single-blind review. Any manuscript submitted for consideration in publication in the IJHaTI is reviewed by at least two reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area, are appointed by the editors. All peer assessment reports are sent electronically and anonymously to the participants via journal database. Names of reviewers are kept by the journal to preserve the integrity of the single-blind peer review process.

Editors appoint two experts in their fields to evaluate all the papers submitted for publication. If there is a conflict between the reviews of the reviewers, a third reviewer is appointed. After the author submits the final and corrected version of the article, it is reevaluated by the reviewers and the editor to decide whether to publish it.

The peer review process can be denoted in the flowchart as below :

IJHaTi Process Flow of Publication


Publication Ethics and Malpractice

IJHATI is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in the journal, the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the peer reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (UTeM Publisher). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

All articles sent to IJHaTI journal will be evaluated after the Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Program. The similarity rate for Turnitin is 30%. Standard templates used in statistics can hold high rates in similarity reports. Whether there is plagiarism in a paper is determined by the editor according to the plagiarism report. The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

Responsibilities of Authors

By submitting a manuscript to IJHaTI, the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted.

Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article.

Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the research should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in IJHaTI, the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license. This license allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions.

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution 4.0 International” license.

The authors’ names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.

Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in IJHaTI, he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

IJHaTI’s reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for IJHaTI must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available time frame. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified.

Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within one month. They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the IJHaTI Editor.

When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable.

Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.

Responsibilities of Editors

IJHaTI has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to IJHaTI should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by the IJHaTI editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions.

The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances the IJHaTI editorial board members, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since IJHaTI welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding research ethics and ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research.

The editors will be guided by CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing an expression of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in IJHaTI. They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with CORE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.


Price Policy

The IJHaTI is a non-profit journal and publication is completely free of charge.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Archiving Policy

This journal utilizes server at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. (See Archiving Policy)


Ownership and Management

The International Journal of Human and Technology Interaction (IJHaTI) is published by UTeM Press.

UTeM Press was established in October 2002 under the Chancellery Office’s administration known as Publishing Unit with the responsibility of producing graphic design and printed materials for the purpose of university’s promotional items. On November 2004, it was upgraded as a new office (PTj) and served as a centre for books publishing, graphic design products and multimedia products. It’s function expanded into university’s printing centre in 2017 untill now.

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