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Vol 1 No 1 (2017): The ORBIT Journal - An Online Journal for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT
Published: 2017-08-30

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About Orbit

De Montfort and Oxford Universities have pleasure in announcing that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have agreed to provide the necessary funding to create a new organisation to deliver Responsible Research and Innovation services.  This new entity will be called ORBIT, and will provide information and services to the ICT research and development communities to support them in undertaking their work responsibly. It will be a community resource allowing the exchange of information, networking and reflection on ICT research. By helping research stakeholders harness their creativity and imagination, it will contribute to better research processes and outcomes, thus ensuring that ICT research and innovation are socially desirable and acceptable.

Mission Statement

The Orbit Journal publishes papers dealing with all aspects of responsible research and innovation in information and communication technology and beyond. The mission of ORBIT is to help researchers and innovators reflect on their work to ensure it promotes the public good. The ORBIT journal provides a platform to exchange insights, experiences, good practice and theoretical considerations. Submissions should therefore be academically rigorous, but also accessible to a broad audience.

Why publish in the Orbit journal?

The Orbit journal offers the opportunity to publish original research and insights on RRI. It is linked to a community of interested scholars and therefore has a strong audience. Journal submissions are fully peer reviewed. Published papers will form part of the resources that are made available to the Orbit community, thus leading to higher visibility than other journal papers.

What does it cost to publish in the Orbit journal?

Orbit is an open access online journal. For the duration of EPSRC funding we will not charge Author Processing Fees. This may need to be revisited after EPSRC funding ceases. Papers published in Orbit will remain available without charge on the Orbit website.

Who holds the copyright to Orbit journal papers?

The copyright for any papers published in the Orbit journal remains with the authors. The authors grant the Orbit journal a non-exclusive licence to publish their papers under a Creative Commons licence.